Post AIDS 2014 Webinars: Experts, issues, answers—and more!

October 10, 2014

The special set of post-AIDS 2014 webinars concluded on Wednesday, October 8. As part of the ongoing Research & Reality series, these webinars gave advocates a chance to talk to leaders from various fields about issues including cure and prevention research, new global targets and more—all of which were raised at the recent International AIDS Conference.

See below for information on and links to slides and recordings from each of the AIDS 2014 webinars. And stay tuned for updates on future installments in the Research & Reality series.

UNAIDS, Targets and Civil Society
In Melbourne, UNAIDS launched a new initiative known as “90-90-90”, which lays out new targets for testing, treatment and virologic suppression. Where did these targets come from, what do they mean—and where does prevention fit in? Chris Collins, Chief of the Community Mobilization Division at UNAIDS addressed these questions and more.
October 8 — Animation: Flash, Audio: MP3, Slides: PDF

Data and Uncertainty: Understanding updates on hormonal contraceptives and HIV
AIDS 2014 featured analyses of data on the potential relationship between hormonal contraceptives and risk of HIV infection. Researchers Charles Morrison (FHI 360) and Kristin Wall (Emory University), and Mary Lyn Gaffield from the WHO discussed the newest findings and guidance.
October 1 — Animation: Flash, Audio: MP3, Slides: PDF

Results of the iPrEx open-label extension (iPrEx OLE): PrEP uptake, sexual practices and HIV incidence
Get details on the iPrEx OLE study from principal investigator Robert Grant, who presented the data at AIDS 2014. The first open-label PrEP study to publish results, these data from iPrEx OLE begin to answer a number of questions on PrEP use in the “real world”.
September 24 — Animation: Flash, Audio: MP3, Slides: PDF

Latest developments in VMMC research and implementation
AIDS 2014 brought more updates on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) including new data on risk behaviors in circumcised men, the impact of cash transfers as part of VMMC programming and more. Kenyan researcher and implementer Kawango Agot reviewed the latest findings.
September 17, 2014; — Slides: PDF

State of the Art HIV Cure: Where are we now and where are we going?
The field of cure research is evolving and expanding, with various proposed trials that require informed engagement from many stakeholders. Get an update, discuss research and hear questions answered by plenary speaker Jintanat Ananworanich.
September 3, 2014 — Animation: Flash, Audio: MP3, Slides: PDF

As always, questions or comments are most welcome