Thanks to a massive global effort that has been going on for decades, many people living with HIV are surviving and thriving. We also have ways to prevent transmission. And researchers around the world are working on exciting new prevention methods like drug-releasing implants, 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 and AIDS epidemic.
We already have available methods that prevent people from getting HIV, and researchers are working hard to develop more. With more options, people will have choice in preventing HIV in ways that make sense for their lives.
The need for HIV prevention research remains urgent. Worldwide, more than 37 million people are living with HIV, and approximately 1.5 million acquire HIV each year. That’s over 4,000 people every day.
The future of HIV prevention research depends on all of us working together. Most importantly, it depends on the understanding, trust, support, and participation of all communities. Learn more about community members like you who are working together to Be the Generation to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
“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 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?"
"I hope I can give give my kids a world where HIV is very low threat to them, but I am planning to give them a world where they can know a community that is whole and vibrant..."
“HIV has no name, no color, no race, and we need people to understand that we have to protect ourselves first. We can not depend on the permissions of another for us to be safe.”
There is currently no cure to end the HIV epidemic. Finding safe and effective methods to prevent the spread of HIV is our best hope. Be the Generation stands proudly as a bridge between the researchers striving to end the HIV epidemic and the communities most affected by the disease. Managed by the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination and funded by the National Institutes of Health, our mission is to promote community awareness, understanding, and support for HIV prevention research.
Working together, we will Be the Generation to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
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