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Webinar: The multipurpose prevention role of condoms in the context of SRH/HIV linkages

The male and female latex condom is the single, most efficient, available technology to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and prevent unintended pregnancy. The search for new preventive and treatment technologies such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV vaccines, microbicides and male hormonal contraceptives continue to make progress, but condoms will remain a key component of combination prevention strategies individuals can choose at different times in their lives to reduce their risks of sexual exposure to HIV and prevent unintended pregnancy.

The Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) is pleased to convene this webinar exploring the multipurpose prevention role of condoms in the context of these SRH/HIV linkages.

Register here.

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Breaking Regulatory Barriers for Greater Female Condom Access

A variety of safe and effective female condoms currently exist. However, regulatory hurdles limit new products from entering consumer markets. With the pipeline of new receptive-partner initiated condoms growing, advocates must understand how regulatory issues determine product introduction and approval in their country.

Join the National Female Condom Coalition June 3 at 11:00am EST to learn about:

  • Receptive partner-initiated condoms in development
  • Link between regulatory environment and female condom access
  • Current regulatory issues and obstacles
  • Unique advocacy opportunity to break barriers to existing female condoms and pave the way for emerging internal condoms

Panelists will include:

  • Mags Beksinska, Director, MatCH Research
  • Coco Jervis, Program Director, National Women’s Health Network
  • Jessica Terlikowski, Director of Prevention Technology Education, AIDS Foundation of Chicago & National Female Condom Coalition

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Exploring the Pipeline: Lubes, Rings, Films, Fibers, and Shots 4 HIV Prevention

AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Jim Pickett and Jessica Terlikowski, presented Project Ready, Set, PrEP Plus (RSP+), a webinar on the research and development pipeline of new HIV prevention tools. New forms of PrEP were discussed – from lubricants and gels to injections, films, fibers, rectal douches and rings.

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Women and HIV Prevention Research: Designing, testing and marketing products to improve adherence

The fourth webinar in AVAC’s Research & Reality series, a year-long dialogue about prevention research and advocacy, this call provided a forum to learn about and discuss key issues around women and the HIV prevention agenda, including challenges around marketing of and adherence to new prevention options.

View the full webinar here.

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Next Generation Condoms: European research and perpectives

The sixth webinar in our series addressing a range of topics in HIV prevention research, hosted jointly by NAM and AVAC, will focus on the next generation of male and female condoms being introduced to meet specific HIV prevention needs.

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Women Deliver: Third Global Conference

Over 7,000 participants from around the world, including government leaders, policy makers, healthcare professionals, NGO representatives, corporate leaders and global media outlets met in Kuala Lumpur for Women Deliver 2013 (WD2013) . Billed as the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women, Women Deliver 2013 was a global platform for ensuring that the health and rights of girls and women remain top priorities now, and for decades to come.

AVAC and many of its partners participating in and presented at the conference. A number of sessions are still available for viewing and some tools and resources remain relevant:

Women Deliver 2013 Roadmap: There was a wide range of great sessions planned for WD2013 (full program available here ), and we pulled together a roadmap of select sessions focused on HIV-related issues — see below.

Watch the Conference: Much of Women Deliver 2013 was webcast. Click here to see available sessions to view.

Partner Tools: A number of our partners have also created roadmaps for the conference: CHANGE , PATH, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, CAMI and the International Partnership for Microbicides.

Graphics: Women Deliver logos and graphics are available as well.

Women Deliver 2013 Roadmap: Below please see a roadmap of selected sessions that highlight HIV-related issues and linkages.

Monday, May 27

  • Side-event: Global Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention, (9:00-17:00), click here for more information
  • Side-event: HIV Treatment Optimization and Women’s Rights and Empowerment: Making the Connection, (14:00-17:00) Rooms 307, 308, 309

Tuesday, May 28

  • Side-event: Getting to FP2020: Evidence Gaps and Research Priorities, (7:00–8:30)
  • More Than Mothers: Upholding the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women in the Global Plan, (11:30 – 13:00) Grand Ballroom 2
  • Health and Community Systems Strengthening: An Integrated Response to Improve the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Living with and Affected by HIV, (11:30 – 13:00) Conference Hall 1
  • Maximising Access to Treatment for Women and Girls: What Will It Take?, (14:45 – 16:15) Room 310
  • Female Condoms Are _______ Film Festival, (18:30-20:30) Exhibit Hall 2, Hospitality Suite 2

Wednesday, May 29

  • Sexual Health, Rights, and Staying Safe: Are Women at Higher Risk of HIV Getting the Best from Their Health Services?, (11:00 – 13:00) Room 310
  • Plenary Lunch: The Challenges and Benefits of Partnership, (1315 – 1430) Grand Ballroom 2
  • Claiming Our Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health: How Political Commitments to End AIDS Can Drive Improvements in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, (14:45 – 16:15) Room 307

Thursday, May 30

  • Multi-purpose Prevention Technologies for Girls and Women, (11:00 – 13:00) Room 402
  • Plenary Lunch: Twenty Years Ago… What’s Missing in the 1990’s Programmes of Action: Moving Forward from the MDGs, (13:15-14:45) Grand Ballroom 2
  • Sexuality and Fertility—Choices and Challenges for Women Living with or at Risk for HIV, (15:00 – 16:00) Room 401


The most up-to-date and comprehensive field-wide estimates for HIV prevention and R&D globally.

In its 16th annual report, the Resource Tracking for HIV Prevention Research & Development Working Group documents research and development spending for the calendar year 2020 and analyzes funding trends spanning twenty years.

The HIV Prevention Pipeline

This graphic shows currently available options for HIV prevention, newly approved and recommended treatment, and those in development.

Current trends for investment in HIV prevention R&D by technology


Affordable, accessible condoms are fundamental to HIV and STI prevention