AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention (February 19, 2015).
Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention (AVAC) issued its 2015 annual report in February 2015. The first part of the report provides in-depth information on the current state of global targets in HIV prevention, including an in-depth discussion on global targets and a call for advocates to work together to ensure that strategic targets are in place across the spectrum of prevention options. The second part explores resources and actions required to meet these targets. Specifically, the report identifies three recommendations for action:
- Align high-impact strategies with human rights and realities
- Invest in a paradigm shift driven by pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
- Demand short-term results on the path to long-term goals
The report also provides concise updates and calls to action on key prevention interventions, including HIV vaccines, voluntary medical male circumcision, microbicides, PrEP, and hormonal contraceptive use and HIV risk. This document is intended for use as a roadmap and a basis for discussion about how to advance comprehensive combination prevention—deploying existing tools, demonstrating the potential of emerging strategies, and discovering novel interventions such as an effective HIV vaccine.