HIV Prevention on the Line

December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day brought commemorations of those lost, recognition of those still fighting and celebration of those who are living and thriving with HIV.

In advance of World AIDS Day, AVAC developed a briefing paper, HIV Prevention on the Line, and associated advocacy tools that frame key issues for HIV prevention advocates. The resources provide messages and recommendations that address the fact that today HIV prevention is at a crucial moment. It is indispensable and advancing in leaps and bounds. Yet it is also in jeopardy.

HIV Prevention on the Line puts the current discussion about global targets for ending AIDS in context. What makes a good target? What targets have worked in the past—and why? What is the state of HIV prevention targets and plans today? We summarize key points now and will bring out a complete analysis in the full AVAC Report 2014/15, early in the new year.

We have also developed a slide set for advocates who may be preparing for World AIDS Day events or talks. Also check out a video of AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren’s take on the state of HIV prevention this World AIDS Day.

What are you doing or thinking for World AIDS Day? We would love to post blogs, pictures and statements from our partners. Please share them with us at or post them to our Facebook or Twitter pages. And as usual, we’re eager to hear your input on advocacy messages, strategies and priorities.