The Architecture for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, & Response (PPPR): Views from Civil Society Leaders on the UN High Level Meetings (Guest Essay)

AVAC’s Executive Director along with partners from the Coalition of Advocates for Global Health and Pandemic Preparedness penned an essay to make the case of meaningful investment in Pandemic Preparedness while referencing continued failures of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full essay here.

Px Wire May 2023

Volume 13, Number 2

PrEP Tracker data, preparing for new products, the HIV prevention pipeline and our prevention playlist. All that and more in the latest issue of PxWire.

PEPFAR at 20: Keeping the promise

2023 is a big year for PEPFAR. Considered one of the greatest US foreign policy and global development achievements of the century, the program has saved upwards of 25 million lives since it launched in 2003. But PEPFAR is marking its 20th anniversary while fighting for its future.  

Its authorization expires September 30. Until a couple of months ago, most expected smooth sailing in the US Congress for a five-year reauthorization of the program. PEPFAR has enjoyed deep and broad bipartisan support since its founding. Evangelical Christians, staunch conservatives, DC Democrats, progressive HIV activists, and public health leaders have championed PEPFAR, year in and year out. But a handful of Republicans, including past PEPFAR allies, are pulling reauthorization into high-stakes partisan politics. 

In this episode, Px Pulse talks to some of the people who put PEPFAR dollars into action and to global health leaders who explain why PEPFAR’s approach has been so effective, and what’s at stake in this debate. 

Tune in to hear:

  • Ilda Kuleba from Mothers 2 Mothers talks about the impact of their work across 10 countries, training and employing HIV positive mothers as peer healthcare workers.
  • Dr. James Mukabi of World Vision’s Kenya program talks about how this Christian relief organization has changed the lives of thousands of orphans and other populations who are vulnerable to HIV. 
  • Tom Hart, President of the One Campaign, which was founded by the rock star Bono, to be an early champion of PEPFAR and other poverty fighting efforts talks about PEPFAR’s accomplishments at the global level and what’s next as congress debates reauthorizing the program.


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Sexually Transmitted Infections

An Introductory Fact Sheet

This factsheet provides basic information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and a snapshot on the global status of STIs in the context of HIV prevention and global health equity.

PrEP Initiations by Country Worldwide

AVAC tracks global PrEP use by conducting quarterly surveys of ongoing oral PrEP demonstration and implementation projects, and collecting data from manufacturers and government agencies. This graphic shows data on PrEP initiations around the globe. For more trends in oral PrEP uptake, visit PrEPWatch.

AVAC Advocacy Fellows Program Instructions and Forms

This packet contains application instructions and forms for prospective applicants of the Fellows Program. This file is available as a PDF and as a Word document. For more information on the Advocacy Fellows program, visit

Advocacy Fellows Program Information Packet

This information packet contains general information regarding the Fellows Program. For more information visit

AVAC Advocacy Fellows Host Commitment Form

The Host Organization Commitment Form is designed to help specify the commitments of prospective applicants and their host organization if selected for the Advocacy Fellows Program. Download as a PDF or Word document.

For more information visit

Call for Applications for AVAC Advocacy Fellows

A flyer to share with your networks encouraging qualified applicants to reach out. More information about the AVAC Advocacy Fellows program available at

Resources & Recommended Reading for Prospective 2022 Applicants for the Fellows Program

This resource package directs prospective applicants of the Fellows Program to online resources on HIV prevention research and general information on HIV and AIDS. For more information on the Fellows program, visit