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CALLING ALL ADVOCATES! Let's get ready for HVAD 2013

Check out the HVAD 2013 Advocacy Toolkit: Turning complex science into clear messages by AVAC!

Posted by Rachel Jescola on Sun, 12 May 2013


Failure of latest HIV vaccine test: A 'huge disappointment'

The largest current study of an AIDS vaccine, involving 2,500 people, is being stopped. After an oversight committee took a preliminary peek at the results this past Monday, they concluded there was no way would show that the vaccine prevents HIV infection.

Posted by Rachel Jescola on Tue, 30 Apr 2013


AVAC’s April 2013 New Issue of P-Values Now Available …

“P-value” is a statistical term for the probability that a trial result is a real finding and not the result of chance. As the world faces new challenges and opportunities in prevention research, the global advocacy community isn’t leaving anything to chance. P-Values tracks HIV work on country- and community-level engagement in trials, preparing for results and implementation of new findings.

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Posted by Rachel Jescola on Sat, 27 Apr 2013


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The Future: Be the Generation Bridge

Be The Generation logoBe The Generation was created by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)  to to maintain and establish relationships with communities most impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in order to promote awareness, understanding, dialogue, and support for biomedical prevention research, including HIV vaccine research, microbicide research, and pre-exposure prophylaxis research. The initiative is supported by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS), part of NIAID at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information visit:  http://bethegeneration.nih.gov/

What is Biomedical HIV Prevention Research (BHPR)?

BHPR are new advancements in research that help to prevent or reduce the risk for HIV infection. Biomedical HIV prevention research is essential for fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.It includes:

HIV Vaccines:
A vaccine helps your body learn how to fight infections, such as HIV. An HIV vaccine would help your body protect itself from HIV infection. No major epidemic caused by a virus has been stopped without a vaccine. Right now, there is no vaccine to prevent HIV, and there is still no cure for AIDS. For more information, go to Be the Generation – HIV Vaccines!

Microbicides: Microbicides are products to help prevent or reduce the risk for HIV infection, which may be used vaginally or rectally to help protect people from sexual transmission of HIV and potentially other sexually transmitted diseases.Microbicides are currently in development and tested in several forms including gels, creams, films, suppositories, or as a sponge or ring that releases the active ingredients over time.For more information, go to Be the Generation –Microbicides!

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): PrEP is an HIV prevention approach that uses anti-HIV drugs on HIV negative individuals as a method to prevent HIV infection. For more information, go to Be the Generation –PrEP!

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