Stakeholder Engagement Community of Practice June Round Up

June 29, 2016

AIDS 2016 is quickly approaching and the virtual network has been filled with webinars and resources preparing advocates and educators for the conference! This year the Global Village will feature a Research Literacy Networking Zone! AVAC is helping to coordinate the zone, and we would love to highlight the informational-educational-communication materials you use for your research literacy work! Please consider sharing any tools you use to educate your communities about HIV clinical trials.

And if you will be in Durban, please let us know and be sure to come by the Zone! Email Jessica Salzwedel ( with your materials and questions!

Keep reading to see what you may have missed on the virtual network!

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The Lancet
Preparing for AIDS 2016 the Lancet HIV has just released a special issue focused on HIV prevention. A line from the editorial article summarizes the tone of the whole issue. “As we continue to scale up treatment to achieve the 90-90-90 targets, other approaches to reducing new infections must not be forgotten. We can do much with existing interventions, but as the papers in this issue show evolution of programmes and technology will be needed to have the greatest effect.”
Access all of the articles here.

A Gender Responsive Toolkit for HIV Prevention
The Office on Women’s Health and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy have designed a new gender responsive toolkit for HIV prevention. Designed to be used by health departments, clinical staff, program planners, managers and community providers so they can address gender issues and inequalities within existing prevention programs.
To learn more and download the toolkit click here!


CUREiculum Webinar Series
Whether you’re going to Durban or not this webinar series will introduce you to the essential information of HIV cure research. Join Wednesday, June 29th at 10am ET||4pm SA to discuss the ethical questions concerning the HIV cure field.
Register here!

HealthHIV Webinar: Social Determinants of Health Impacting Women of Color
The webinar is designed for current and emerging leaders in AIDS service organizations to learn practical strategies to address the impact of HIV and improve health outcomes for women of color.
June 30th at 12:30-1:30pm
To learn more and register click here!


Public/community engagement in health research with men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and opportunities
A new article from CoP members in Kenya on the role community engagement can and should play in overcoming the challenges of stigma and discrimination faced by key populations.
Access the article here!

If you’re not part of the Stakeholder Engagement virtual network please email to sign up!