HIV R4P Conference Charts Way Forward for Biomedical Prevention

November 7, 2014

Last month, nearly 1,400 researchers, advocates, policy makers and journalists gathered in Cape Town for HIV Research for Prevention (HIV R4P)—the first meeting to gather all the fields of biomedical prevention research under one roof. From broadly-neutralizing antibodies to building trust between trial participants and research teams—R4P had it all.

As part of the continuing coverage of and discussion of key issues and questions raised at HIV R4P, AVAC hosted a webinar, “The State of the HIV Prevention Union: The Road from R4P” on November 6. On it, advocates and researchers alike proposed, explored and debated some of the areas where prevention research and implementation is well coordinated—and places where more union is needed. Missed the conversation? Download the slides and recording here.

Looking to read up on the conference highlights? AVAC covered many of the sessions of interest to advocates in daily “snapshot” summaries from Cape Town.

There is also a lot of great coverage on WhatsUpHIV, a “live blog” set up to report developments from the conference. Over 50 entries were published from advocates, community journalists and researchers—check out the posts here.

These various summaries make reference to webcasts of sessions—all of which are now available on the conference website.

And save the date for HIV R4P 2016, which will take place 18-21 October, 2016 in Chicago!