AVAC Commemorates World AIDS Day

December 1, 2023

This World AIDS Day we at AVAC are reflecting on remarkable gains and increasing threats to progress against AIDS. Our latest issue of PxWire, tracking trends in research, development and delivery of HIV prevention options, speaks to this important progress: 

However, as we look to 2024, all these gains could be imperiled by political and financial choices facing leaders today.

The answers to these questions will require donors and political leaders to do the right thing, and it will depend on us, a global movement of advocates with a track record of world-changing achievements, to stay the course and build the road to reach everyone one of these goals. Below are a few key resources to support your work. 

From the Lab to the Jab

A series of advocates guides on key issues to ensure equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable vaccines.

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Call to Action for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

A report on next steps to advance the role of VMMC in ending the epidemic.

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Good Participatory Practice: Body of Evidence

An online package of resources to support advocacy for GPP as an international standard for clinical trials.

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The HIV Prevention Choice Manifesto

A historic milestone in the power of community-led leadership and prioritization of choice in HIV prevention.  

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Progress Against HIV and AIDS is Fragile

POZ Magazine’s interview with Mitchell Warren, with a comprehensive look at the status of the fight against HIV/AIDS and the scientific breakthroughs to date and still needed to end the epidemic.

Read more.

The Anti-HIV Jab is Coming to South Africa

Bhekisisa’s Mia Malan and AVAC’s Mitchell Warren breakdown what it will take to get injectable CAB for PrEP to everyone who needs it.

Listen here.

A Call to Action: Scale Up HPV Vaccination in People Living with HIV

In a new call to action, Mitchell Warren and Heather White, executive director of TogetHER for Health, argue that the time is now to invest in efforts to ensure that people living with HIV can live their lives without the threat of cervical cancer.

Read more.

At AVAC, we believe it’s up to all of us to make sure the world does not squander another decade in slow, fragmented rollout of life-saving innovation in HIV prevention or risk underfunding research and development. If we work together to build equity into the rollout of options that exist already and support the promise of expanding choices in the near future, the world will at long last bend the curve of HIV.