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Advocates’ Guide to DoxyPEP

Doxycycline is relatively inexpensive, easily tolerated, and widely available. It’s a promising tool to prevent bacterial STIs, including chlamydia and syphilis. However, many questions remain, including how DoxyPEP should be implemented equitably, if it is effective among cisgender women, and how it might impact the STI rates in low- and middle-income countries.

June 2024


Advocates’ Guide to Doxycycline to Prevent Bacterial STIs (DoxyPEP)

DoxyPEP is a post-exposure prophylaxis used to prevent the acquisition of some bacterial STIs after sex. DoxyPEP is inexpensive, easily tolerated, and widely available. However, questions remain regarding who will benefit most from DoxyPEP and how to implement this strategy broadly to ensure equitable access.

June 2024


The Pandemic Accord

As the World Health Assembly concluded the 2024 session in Geneva last week, member states failed to reach an agreement on the Pandemic Accord. Aimed at formalizing global agreements that would improve pandemic preparedness, prevention and response (PPPR), negotiations for the Pandemic Accord faltered around commitments to key equity measures. Member States agreed to extend the negotiations through 2024.

June 2024


Advocates’ Guide for PPPR

If you’re having trouble making sense of all of the initiatives around pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response (PPPR) this year, don’t worry—you’re not alone! This Advocates Guide provides a reference for the relevant information all in one place. The contents explain the major initiatives, key dates for involvement, how to get involved and make sure your priorities are heard by decision makers.

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June 2024




Pride and a Transnational Anti-LGBTQ+ Reaction

For five decades LGBTQ+ communities and their allies have come together in June to celebrate Pride, to demand recognition of our human rights, and to honor Queer lives. It was movement that ignited out of a climate of fear and ignorance, one that de-humanized trans people and same-gender loving people and made possible their continual persecution.

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June 2024


PxPulse: The Advocacy Chronicles with SMUG’s Allan Mwasa

In this episode, we’re speaking with Nsubuga Allan Mwasa, a Ugandan activist, clinical psychologist and an advocate for mental health and LGBTQ+ rights. Allan serves as Strategic Initiatives Manager at Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), which has been at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ rights.

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June 2024


Announcing the Next Class of Advocacy Navigators

We are thrilled to announce AVAC’s 3rd class of Advocacy Navigators! This group of 12 emerging advocates from nine countries was selected from 100s of interested applicants. They will be paired with six mentors, seasoned advocates who are alumni of AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows program. These mentors provide support and guidance as the Navigators strengthen and expand their skills in HIV prevention advocacy.

June 2024


Announcing the Next Class of Advocacy Navigators

This group of 12 emerging advocates from nine countries was selected from 100s of interested applicants. They will be paired with six mentors, seasoned advocates who are alumni of AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows program.

June 2024


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