The Science of Choice: The future of HIV prevention research

Apr 06, 2019, 06:33 PM

In this episode of Px Pulse, hear DAIDS leader Carl Dieffenbach and colleague Director Sheryl Zwerski address the position of non-systemic strategies of prevention at the January AIDS Research Advisory Committee meeting, where funding priorities were presented. (Non-systemic strategies such as topical microbicides do not provide protection throughout the body.) A major leader in HIV prevention science, South African researcher Linda-Gail Bekker talks about an ideal future pipeline, a research agenda she calls the “science of choice”. And hear AVACer Manju Chatani-Gada's discussion with two young women advocates from Zimbabwe, Maximina Jokonya of Africaid and Audrey Nosenga of Zimbabwe Young Positives. They talk about the limits of prevention today and why more choices will mean greater empowerment.