Category Archives: AVAC

  1. Meet Virginia – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Virginia Zalazar, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Virginia is one of six new bios just posted a few days ago, including individuals from Kenya, Thailand, the UK, India and the US.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can Read More >>

    AVAC, hiv prevention, HIV/AIDS, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, Microbicides 2012, PrEP, rectal microbicide
  2. Meet Rebekah – A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate

    Check out this interesting mini-bio of Rebekah Webb, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here.  Rebekah is one of six new bios just posted a few days ago, including individuals from Kenya, Thailand, the US, and Argentina.  Each will be featured on the blog, and you can read Read More >>

    AVAC, Global Campaign for Microbicides, HIV, hiv prevention, IRMA, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, rectal microbicide, STI
  3. And in the Beginning, There Were Rectal Microbicides: An Update on the CHARM Program

    Please Register for this Teleconference!  Please join IRMA, AVAC and Ian McGowan, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network and Principal Investigator of CHARM (the Combination HIV Antiretroviral Rectal Microbicide Program) for a thoroughly CHARMing teleconference update on what is happening with this innovative program. Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2009, CHARM is Read More >>

    AVAC, CHARM, Dr. Ian McGowan, IRMA, Microbicide Trials Network, Microbicides, MTN, rectal microbicide, teleconference
  4. AVAC Presents A Research Literacy Database as a Resource for HIV Prevention

    AVAC is pleased today to launch the Research Literacy Database at www.avac.org/researchliteracy, an important new resource for the biomedical HIV prevention field. The Research Literacy Database is the first central portal for educational resources on biomedical HIV prevention including: • Global and country-specific materials; • Resources specific to given prevention interventions including AIDS vaccines, ARV-based prevention and Read More >>

    ARV, AVAC, education, HIV, prevention, research
  5. The Shamless Plug!

    REGISTER FOR THIS CALL! Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt uncomfortable talking about anal sex and anal health. Have you noticed that people sometimes tend to cringe from embarrassment when the word “rectal” is uttered? Or that they may laugh a little too much, or try to change the subject too quickly? If you can identify Read More >>

    anal health, anal sex, AVAC, Fenway community healthhiv prevention, IRMA, rectal microbicide, Vanessa Marquez
  6. Join IRMA and Partners for Dynamic Microbicides 2012 Advocates’ Pre-conference!

    Please join us for this dynamic pre-conference…. Advocacy in a New Prevention Landscape: BUILDING OUR KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY AROUND HIV PREVENTION RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION Timing: Sunday 15 April 2012, 0830 to 1600Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney   M2012 offers new opportunities and challenges to advocates across the world involved and/or Read More >>

    advocacy, Australia, AVAC, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA, M2012, Microbicides, Microbicides 2012, research, Sydney, UK African Microbicides Working Group
  7. Open Letter to FDA Urging Immediate PrEP Review

    via AIDS Foundation of Chicago This is an open letter to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the priority review of the drug Truvada for use in PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). The AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 25 other organizations signed this letter to counter the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s protest of the FDA regarding this review. To read Read More >>

    AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AVAC, FDA, Gilead, PrEP, Truvada
  8. “The End?” AVAC’s 2011 Science-Based Agenda to End the Epidemic

    via AVAC This AVAC report presents a three-part agenda for ending the AIDS epidemic. It is intended as a vision and a challenge to the field, and a first step in holding all of us—civil society, researchers, governments, and funders—accountable for progress. Each of the major priorities below demands action now—but the dividends will come in the Read More >>

    AVAC, circumcision, Microbicides, new prevention technologies, PrEP
  9. Announcing the 2012 Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy

    Five years ago on October 5 2006, we lost our brother and colleague Omololu Falobi. Those who knew Omololu professionally will remember him, among many other things – as a talented journalist on HIV, as an activist for social justice, as an advocate for prevention research and as a son of Africa in his zeal to ensure Read More >>

    advocacy, Africa, AVAC, community, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA Nigeria, Nigeria, research
  10. Whatever Happened to the AIDS Vaccine?

    via the Huffington Post, by Michael Warren “Now is exactly the time to maintain commitment. Now is exactly the time to hold a steady course in funding for basic science, clinical trials and product development. It’s good business sense: Our investments are paying off — and the dividend, in the form of an effective vaccine, would have Read More >>

    AVAC, Bangkok, HIV/AIDS, Thailand, vaccine