Be the Generation

We can be the generation to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic! And you can be part of the movement.

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.

Seamos la generación que detenga la epidemia del VIH.

Did you know…..

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.

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PrEP & TasP

PrEP & TasP are two methods that prevent HIV using medicines that fight the virus. Millions of people worldwide are already using PrEP and TasP. Longer-acting drugs are the wave of the future...

A vaginal ring laced with an antiviral drug known as dapivirine.


Microbicides are products applied in the vagina or the rectum to prevent HIV.  A vaginal ring was the first microbicide to be approved, and more are being developed in the lab and tested around the world in clinical trials...

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Vaccines teach the immune system to fight disease. There is no vaccine for HIV, but researchers around the globe are working hard to develop one...

Over 35,000 people in the US contract HIV every year. Worldwide, about 1.5 million people contract HIV every year. That is unacceptable. That’s why we need more HIV prevention options.

HIV advocates Brenda, Lisa and Luis are committed to promoting HIV awareness and understanding.
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Community members join Brian Minalga (left) at a meeting to share information.

Our Communities Can Make a Difference

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?"

Lisa N.

"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.”

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Who We Are

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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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Our Latest News

Infectious disease scientists look beyond the pandemic A symposium about protecting people with weakened immune systems from microbial threats May 9, 2023
Eight Fred Hutch teams win Evergreen Fund awards Research projects with commercial partnership potential receive grants of up to $200K December 13, 2022
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Fauci visits Fred Hutch, discusses pandemics, vaccines and scientific misinformation NIAID director’s determined spirit recognized with honorary Hutch Award August 10, 2022

Contact Be the Generation

Brian Minalga, Project Manager