Mapping Pathways is a multi-national project to develop and nurture a research-driven, community-led global understanding of the emerging evidence base around the adoption of antiretroviral-based prevention strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evidence base is more than results from clinical trials - it must include stakeholder and community perspectives as well.

10 April 2012

AVAC Updates: Newest Issue of Px Wire and M2012 Road Map are Now Available!


This update provides a summary of and link to download the newest issue of Px Wire, as well as a roadmap for advocacy and communications-related sessions at the upcoming International Microbicides Conference (M2012).

Px Wire

Download the current issue of Px Wire (Volume 5, Issue 2), a quarterly update on biomedical HIV prevention research worldwide.

In this issue of Px Wire, we are excited to showcase a new ARV-based prevention timeline graphic, just in time for M2012. The timeline shows estimated efficacy trial end-dates, related confirmatory studies and dates of possible regulatory submission for a range of prevention options including oral PrEP with TDF, oral PrEP with TDF/FTC, vaginal and rectal formulations of tenofovir gel and the dapivirine-containing vaginal ring.

We also hope you enjoy reading the feature story in Px Wire where we describe the ongoing work of advocates who are working to influence PEPFAR Country Operating Plans.

Other highlights in this issue of Px Wire include:

• Information on how advocates can contribute their voices to the US FDA’s May 10 public meeting on Gilead Science’s submission for TDF/FTC (Truvada) as PrEP for HIV-negative adults

• Summaries of new AVAC resources: PrEP Using Daily Oral TDF/FTC or TDF in Women (and Men) — What the science tells us in March 2012, and new advocacy resources for voluntary medical male circumcision

• Upcoming events

2012 International Microbicides Conference (M2012)

Next week advocates, policy makers, researchers and funders will meet at the 2012 International Microbicides Conference taking place April 15-18 in Sydney, Australia. Building on past conferences, M2012 is a platform to discuss the latest in microbicides, PrEP and other ARV-based prevention research, as well as the basic science, structural, social and community issues that affect research and eventual rollout of these new tools. M2012 will feature several sessions that focus on advocacy and the role community advocacy and communication plays in the field. Our online conference “roadmap highlights a number of these sessions. If you will be attending the conference, we invite you to join us at these events. Please visit the AVAC M2012 page for updates on these activities.

If you are not able to participate in M2012 in Sydney, please watch out for information on special AVAC post-M2012 webinars covering critical issues that emerge at the conference. For key updates during the conference visit NAM/AIDSMAP.

As always, if you have any questions please contact us at

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