New Podcast Series from AVAC: Check out Px Pulse

October 12, 2017

Dear Advocates,

AVAC is testing a new way to bring you information and updates! Today we are introducing a podcast, Px Pulse, where advocates, researchers, policy makers and community stakeholders can hear from each other about HIV prevention research.

In a cue from the treatment field where “Tx” is widely understood, AVAC uses “Px” as shorthand for “prevention”. In line with our Px Wire quarterly newsletter, Px Pulse will deepen your knowledge of prevention research and help you regularly “check the pulse” of this fast-paced field through compelling audio coverage including interviews, first-person accounts and robust discussion.

Initial Px Pulse offerings explore issues including what it takes for adolescent-focused research to be effective; and what factors led researchers to change the design of HPTN 084, a trial of long-acting injectable PrEP. Future episodes will explore the impact of media coverage on recent trials; a progress report on the introduction of new prevention options; and one advocate’s take on oral PrEP rollout today and the PrEP of tomorrow.

This project is a pilot—we want to know what you think! We will use your feedback to explore further formats, content, and voices.

We offer Px Pulse in a number of ways, all downloadable on our Px Pulse page:

Px Pulse

The full Px Pulse podcast offers longer form, downloadable programs available soon on iTunes and now on If you want to go in-depth on the topic, we encourage you to add Px Pulse to your regular podcast line-up and listen at your favorite time!

Px Pulse Highlights

Check out highlights from the full-length podcast for quick explanations of important concepts and statements on the issues.

Px Pulse Quick Takes

Quick Takes offers short and unscripted voices from the field and their take on issues facing HIV prevention.

Tell us what you think as we create this new content. We can’t wait to hear your feedback!

Happy listening,