Thanks to a massive global effort that has been going on for decades, HIV is now a manageable disease. We also have ways to prevent transmission. And researchers around the world are working steadily on exciting new prevention methods like drug-releasing implants, injectables, microbicides, and vaccines.
How can you help? Know the facts, spread the word, volunteer for a study, join a community advisory board. Working together, we will be the generation to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
We already have approved methods that prevent people from getting HIV, and researchers are working hard to develop more. With more variety of options, people will have choice in preventing HIV in ways that make sense for their lives.
“I think some people know about the biomedical field, but we want people to know, hey, people are working on a vaccine, and have you ever heard of something like microbicides?”
"We’ll always have male and female condoms. But how wonderful it would be if we could have a lubricant or a gel that would have anti-HIV properties, a vaccine, a shot?"
“Involvement in the gay community, the Latino community, the immigrant community, the African American community—not one particular community but all communities—is very essential.”
“The question is how is this information getting to communities of color—specifically African American, Latino, and Latina. Why? Because those groups have the highest incidence and prevalence in the US.”