New Resources on and

April 15, 2020

On the heels of our spotlight last week looking at the intersection of COVID-19 and HIV, this edition of the Advocates Network features new resources for HIV prevention research and advocacy, work that’s as important today as ever before. Both HIV and COVID-19 are urgent matters of public health, demanding a sustained commitment. Use these tools to stay informed and connected, and scroll down for COVID-19 materials.

PrEP Use Today

  • Our infographic, PrEP Initiations By Country World Wide, updates the global number of people initiating PrEP to date. We are monitoring this data particularly closely to see the impact of COVID-19 on PrEP use, so stay tuned for next quarter’s update and all things PrEP at

Three Weeks of Activism in Action: PEPFAR COPs 2020

Every year, country teams from more than 50 countries work with the US Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to make plans and set targets for the year ahead. Over three weeks, civil society and advocates are in meeting rooms fighting for better policies and winning important gains. Check out this year’s wins:

Px Pulse: Understanding HVTN 702

The latest installment of AVAC’s podcast, Px Pulse, talks about what’s next for HVTN 702 (also known as Uhambo). Data show the vaccine tested is safe, but offers no protection against HIV.

COVID-19 & HIV’s dedicated page to COVID-19 and HIV provides essential resources to support an advocacy agenda on the combined impact of COVID-19 and HIV.