Partnerships to Promote Effective HIV Prevention Policy

Working with global partners to advance policy priorities


Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and a policy environment that supports and adequately finances equitable access to HIV prevention research, services, interventions, and products with communities at the center. Nearly four decades of HIV advocacy has shown us the power and potential of a strong ecosystem of partners in creating and sustaining effective local, national and international policies.

About the Project

AVAC and partners founded the Global AIDS Policy Partnership (GAPP) and the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP) to create diverse coalitions of organizations who are committed to maintaining and expanding well-resourced, evidence-based HIV treatment and prevention programming and funding at the US and international levels. Through these coalitions, AVAC brings diverse perspectives and expertise to identify policy priorities and support the creation of campaigns to advance them.

The Global AIDS Policy Partnership
As a co-chair of the Global AIDS Policy Partnership (GAPP), AVAC helps the 70-member coalition expand and improve US global HIV/AIDS programming through PEPFAR and the Global Fund. The GAPP is comprised of more than 70 US organizations—including advocates, civil society and faith-based organizations, philanthropy, implementers, professional membership organizations, and NGOs.

Federal AIDS Policy Partnership
AVAC is also a member and a co-convener of the Research Working Group of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP), a national coalition of more than 120+ local, regional, and national organizations advocating for federal funding, legislation and policy to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Much of FAPP’s policy and advocacy work is accomplished through seven FAPP-affiliated working groups. The Research Working Group works to advance the HIV research agenda through relationship building with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other HIV research funders, identifying gaps in HIV research, educating policy makers on the value of HIV research (for the field, but also for the broader research enterprise), and increasing federal funding through advocacy and coalition building.

Global Health Technologies Coalition
AVAC co-founded and participates in the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), a coalition of more than 40 organizations and institutions advocating for US and multilateral policymakers to enact policies and investments to accelerate development of health technologies that are affordable and accessible to the communities who need them.