March 20, 2017
We’ve posted several new resources on AVAC.org that you won’t want to miss.
1) The WHO’s recently released guidance on the use of hormonal contraceptives in women at risk of HIV has prompted a great deal of interest from advocates working in HIV prevention and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. We have several new resources that address this complex issue.
- Check out the recording of our webinar, Hormonal contraception and HIV: Putting new developments in context, to learn about the WHO grading system for family planning methods. This discussion covers what impact a change in classification for DMPA and NET-EN has for women, programs and research, and what needs to happen next.
- Go to our blog, WHO Updates Guidance on Hormonal Contraception and HIV, for a quick overview and links to a plain-language fact sheet on the grading system, WHO FAQs and more.
2) Advocates continue to work to understand the difference between the US CDC and WHO recommendations about the number of doses that new users of daily oral PrEP need to take to achieve reliable protection. In our webinar, Time to Protection for PrEP, pharmacologists take you through their data. Check out the recording as prelude to our upcoming webinar, Time to Protection Part 2, which follows up on this issue on Tuesday, April 4, 9am US ET / 3pm CET. Tune in to hear representatives from the CDC and WHO review current PrEP guidelines.
3) And on our blog, P-Values, don’t miss Micheal Ighodaro’s post, Building Solidarity Between African American Gay Men and African Gay Men Through PrEP.