The New Px Pulse is Up — Check out “The Science of Choice”

April 8, 2019

Now up on our Px Pulse page, and available on your favorite podcast platform, is our latest episode of Px Pulse: “The Science of Choice — The future of HIV prevention research”.

This episode features unmissable conversations about some of the challenges associated with today’s HIV prevention options, and analysis about what should be in the research pipeline of the future.

The field of HIV prevention has been buzzing about the US Government’s National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) since it was published in January 2019. The FOA is the latest development once again bringing the topic of choice to the lips of advocates, researchers, funders and community members—and hear why in this episode of Px Pulse.

NIH’s Division of AIDS (DAIDS) leader Carl Dieffenbach and his colleague, Director Sheryl Zwerski—speaking at a January meeting of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee meeting—address the portfolio of prevention strategies that sets the stage for this episode. Linda-Gail Bekker, former President of the International AIDS Society and a leader at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, shares her agenda for the “science of choice”. And AVAC’s Manju Chatani-Gada talks to two young women advocates from Zimbabwe, Maximina Jokonya of Africaid, and Audrey Nosenga of Young Positives. These young women explain the limits of prevention today and why more choices will mean greater empowerment.

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