Px Pulse

Tune in for a podcast from AVAC!

Px Pulse is a project of AVAC and our partners in the Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research. Each month this podcast, hosted and produced by Jeanne Baron, uses interviews, discussion and first-person reflections to explore vital topics confronting the field of HIV prevention research.

Px Pulse features in-depth conversations with voices across the field. For a quick take, listen to highlighted selections from those interviews. Subscribe to the podcast on AppleSpotifyGoogle or wherever you listen to podcasts!

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Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating People in HIV Research: What you need to know (34:28)
November 7, 2023
In this episode of Px Pulse, AVAC’s Manju Chatani-Gada takes us through conversations with a trial participant who became pregnant, researchers, policymakers and donors to understand why this population gets excluded, the impact it has and what to do about it.

PEPFAR at 20: Keeping the promise (23:16)
September 6, 2023
Considered one of the greatest US foreign policy and global development achievements of the century, the program has saved upwards of 25 million lives since it launched in 2003. But PEPFAR is marking its 20th anniversary while fighting for its future.

Evolving Strategies for an HIV Vaccine: One researcher explains where the field is going and why? (21:23)
May 17, 2023
In this episode of our Px Pulse podcast, Evolving Strategies for an HIV Vaccine: One researcher explains where the field is going and why?, Dr. Katy Stephenson explores the implications of recent trial results, the big questions driving next generation vaccine development, and new strategies underway in early phase research.

LGBTQIA+ Advocacy in Uganda: Facing down fear and fighting for justice (24:19)
April 11, 2023
In March 2023, the Ugandan Parliament moved forward broad-reaching legislation to further criminalize LGBTQIA+ people. This podcast features Ugandan advocates and AVAC partners discussing the specifics of how these attacks have gained momentum and their ties to US-based religious extremists. The advocates discuss what needs to happen next.

PPPR Advocacy 101: Find out what it means to you (19:05)
March 28, 2023
Over the coming months, global leaders will make key decisions about several initiatives to prepare for the next pandemic. What they commit to and how much they will spend, and how well these plans incorporate equity as a principle across all of these agreements, is in question.

The Shape of Pandemic Preparedness is Being Decided. Now is the Time for Collective Action (15:14)
March 2, 2023
Health leaders around the world are in the midst of creating a new architecture to deal with pandemics. In this episode of Px Pulse, Chris Collins, the CEO and President at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, talks about what’s at stake, which policy-makers get it already, why this year matters so much, and what advocates can do about it.

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