August 27, 2019
Reporting on Global HIV Prevention
Check out these reports—recently published by AVAC and partners—for updates on funding trends in prevention and cure R&D, as well as a fresh look at places that have beaten back HIV with existing interventions:
- Translating Progress into Success to End the AIDS Epidemic offers an analysis of the interventions that succeeded in reducing HIV diagnoses and AIDS-related deaths in six places around world. The response in each location was tailored to its context and epidemic, but there are common elements that can be adapted anywhere.
- HIV Prevention Research & Development Investments: Investing to end the epidemic reports on overall 2018 investment in HIV prevention R&D and looks at funding trends. Findings include: 1.2 percent increased investment after five consecutive years of decline, investment in PrEP, female condoms and prevention of vertical transmission saw increases, while investment in voluntary medical male circumcision, preventive vaccines, microbicides, and treatment as prevention lost ground.
- Global Investment in HIV Cure Research and Development in 2018 estimates total funding for HIV cure-related research and looks at the drivers behind a 12 percent increase from 2017 to 2018.
These articles and tools support advocates, implementers and decision-makers working on PrEP rollout today with an eye on future interventions tomorrow:
- Reaching and Targeting More Effectivley: The application of market segmentation to improve HIV prevention programmes, by AVAC’s Anabel Gomez and others, and published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society, explores how to leverage the power of market segmentation for the promotion and uptake of primary prevention.
- Just updated in July, AVAC’s Global PrEP Tracker on PrEPWatch.org provides the latest data on programs, number of enrollments by country, regulatory status and more.
- A User’s Guide to PrEP Tools offers a handy table to navigate the many tools produced by different organizations to support policy makers, implementers, providers and others on PrEP access, uptake and continuation. Use this table to learn more about these tools, who they’re designed for, and when to use them.
- The PrEP4Youth video series of public service announcements encourages adolescent girls and young women in South Africa to consider PrEP as an HIV prevention method. Created by the OPTIONS Consortium in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health, these videos feature popular actresses and put young women at the center with short empowering messages.
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