May 16, 2015
Ugandan advocate, Sylvia Nakasi joined the rest of the world to commemorate HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18 by writing a thoughtful opinion piece in the New Vision. In her piece, Sylvia highlights how far HIV vaccine research and devlopment has come and calls for the need for continued investments in the search for an effective HIV vaccine. Sylvia also underscores the need to ensure that the options that are currently available – including treatment, voluntary counseling and testing, voluntary medical male circumcision, male and female condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) etc – reach the people who need them the most. Sylvia is a Policy and Advocacy Officer at Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations (UNASO) and was an AVAC Advocacy Fellow in 2011.