New Px Wire — 2018: Countdowns and counting what matters

February 16, 2018

The first issue of AVAC’s quarterly newsletter for 2018 is here! It’s designed to help you mark your calendars and make your advocacy plans for critical events in the next 12 months. These include:

  • The upcoming country deadlines for creating roadmaps to implement the priorities laid out by the UNAIDS’ Global Prevention Coalition. This work is supposed to jump-start primary prevention and bring down the rate of new diagnoses by 75 percent by 2020. Will it? Only if you get involved!
  • In the coming weeks, PEPFAR and many stakeholders will gather to develop targets, service delivery approaches and comprehensive plans for testing, prevention, treatment and virologic suppression in PEPFAR countries. It’s a key process for civil society to track. Find out how!
  • In 2019, the ECHO trial is expected to release its results on whether three different contraceptive methods impact women’s risk of HIV—but preparation for these trial results is starting now! Get involved!
  • Seven major efficacy trials of biomedical prevention tools are currently underway—read on to find out where, what and how to learn more.

This issue of Px Wire also includes a detailed infographic showing the status of oral PrEP rollout in the countries where trial sites are located. And don’t miss the infographic explaining the demographics of Africa’s “youth bulge” and its implications for the global response.

Find the full issue of Px Wire and the archive of past issues at