October 20, 2014
The new issue of Px Wire, AVAC’s quarterly newsletter on HIV prevention research and implementation, is now available.
This issue goes to press as global stakeholders in the HIV prevention field are preparing for the HIV Research for Prevention (R4P) conference in Cape Town. HIV R4P is the first-ever meeting to bring together researchers, implementers, policy makers and advocates from across biomedical prevention, including vaccines, microbicides, PrEP, voluntary medical male circumcision, cure and ART in HIV-positive people.
In this issue of Px Wire, we offer a selective “state of the union” update on various areas of the prevention field—highlighting key developments, messages and areas of work that warrant particular joint attention in Cape Town and beyond.
Our centerspread looks at the targets UNAIDS announced at AIDS 2014 in Melbourne—“90- 90-90” targets calling for 90 percent of people with HIV to know their status, get initiated on ART and achieve virologic suppression. Goals such as 90-90-90 help focus the field, and treatment is crucial in ending the epidemic—but this view is incomplete. The field must have the same attention and clear objectives in preventing HIV.
The full issue of Px Wire, as well as our archive of old issues and information on ordering print copies, can be found at www.avac.org/pxwire.