Advocacy and activism have been a linchpin in the history of HIV treatment and prevention. The visionary work of passionate advocates has resulted in hard-fought global gains against HIV.
AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention. We mobilize to ensure programs, products and policies are evidence-based, inclusive and effective. With our partner network, we identify critical needs and develop strategic campaigns to advance HIV prevention, with a focus on ensuring a rich pipeline of options move through research and development, and rollout effectively to reach the communities who need them most.
Our advocacy takes place:
- Where funders, policies and programs come together.
- At the point of service delivery, where options from the pipeline must become choices in people’s lives.
- At Parliaments, State Houses, Ministries of Health, National legislatures, and international bodies,to press for global and country accountability.
- In the hands of robust and sophisticated coalitions of African-led civil society organizations.
Upcoming Events & Webinars
DoxyPEP Implementation – All Systems Go?
Foundations of HIV Cure Research
Phase 1 mRNA HIV Vaccine Trials
A Legacy of Impact: The power and reach of AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows
For more than a decade, alumni from AVAC’s Advocacy Fellows program have been expanding the reach of HIV prevention and advancing global health equity around the world. They are influencing research and strengthening healthcare to become more effective and equitable across the continent of Africa and beyond.
Advocacy and Action for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention
Accelerating the development and delivery of STI prevention.
Coalition to build Momentum, Power, Activism, Strategy & Solidarity (COMPASS) Africa
Using data for smarter advocacy and high-impact campaigns.
Coalition to Accelerate & Support Prevention Research (CASPR)
Developing an Africa-centered network dedicated to accelerating HIV prevention research, and advancing equitable access to proven HIV prevention products.