Looking Back, Looking Ahead and Sending our Best Wishes

December 21, 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, AVAC extends gratitude to all HIV prevention advocates—those we work with, those whose names we do not know—for the hope and fierce commitment that you bring to the work every day.

This year, perhaps the best news was also the most sobering: UNAIDS finally fully acknowledged that there is a prevention crisis, which must be resolved for the epidemic to controlled. A global view hides sites of hope: there are places where there is progress. Our fervent wish for next year is that this progress spreads, as it can and must when we stand together demanding human rights, prevention options and programs built on a foundation of informed choice for all bodies and all lives.

Fighting for justice is only possible when we find time to restore ourselves and connect with our loved ones and communities. We wish you rest and joy—and hope to see you in 2019 for the work that still needs to be done. Want to preview what’s going to require close attention? Check out:

  • The current issue of Px Wire, which offers our list of the top 10 questions that need to be answered in 2019.
  • The latest episode of Px Pulse, which features a gripping, tripartite conversation among prevention research advocates on the changes in store for trial design and what it means for community engagement.
  • AVAC Report 2018: No Prevention No End, which has urgent action items for 2019—and beyond.

With tremendous gratitude, we wish you happy holidays and our very best for the New Year.