August 23, 2022
Yesterday we heard that Dr. Anthony Fauci will step down from his role leading the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) after a half a century of public service. His vision, passion and commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic and advancing global health equity has been an inspiration to AVAC and to so many. As we contemplate the huge leadership gap Dr. Fauci leaves, we look forward to working with him and all stakeholders to ensure that hard fought gains in public health under his leadership are not lost and are further built upon.
This August reading (and listening) list is a great place to start building on the legacy of Dr. Fauci and taking charge of the work ahead. As Dr. Fauci reminds us: “much accomplished; much still to do”.
- Where are we with an HIV vaccine and cure — this podcast episode from Conversations with CEI (Clinical Education Initiative) features conversations on HIV vaccine and cure research with Marina Caskey from the Rockefeller University, the REACH Cure Collaboratory and the AVAC Board, and Mitchell Warren, AVAC’s executive director.
- An Advocate’s Guide to Research in Pregnant and Lactating Populations — background on the need for research in PLP and how advocates can advance inclusion. Also check out this four point action plan on the issue.
- PxWire, April-June 2022 issue — A quarterly update covering the latest in biomedical advances in HIV prevention R&D and delivery.
- A Look Back at AIDS 2022 in Montreal — AVAC’s highlights from the AIDS 2022 conference.
- HIV Prevention 2025 Road Map — A global coalition of stakeholders and community groups breakdown an ambitious set of HIV prevention targets.
- AVAC’s Plan for Accelerating Access and Introduction of Injectable CAB for PrEP — a comprehensive overview of the parts involved in delivering this new PrEP option and priorities for swift and ethical delivery. Summary document also available, and check out Stop squandering opportunities to end AIDS: be responsive to the needs of HIV prevention users, a commentary from Linda-Gail Bekker, from the Desmond Tutu Heath Foundation and AVAC’s board and Mitchell Warren.
- The Choice Agenda — This global forum for advocacy on the latest in HIV prevention research has convened a series of webinars on key topics, including lessons from the field of contraception and improving rollout of proven products, with more to come. Check out the archive and sign up for upcoming webinars.