Preventing HIV: new resource launched this week!

Zoe Smith
Published: 24 June 2011

Preventing HIV is a newly launched, online hub summarising key evidence on HIV prevention.

In the last year, NAM/aidsmap has reported on the big and exciting developments in PrEP, microbicides and HIV treatment as prevention. In this rapidly changing field, there is increasing pressure for HIV prevention programmes to show that they are informed by the latest developments and are using the most effective evidence-based approaches.

Preventing HIV is timely and invaluable. It reviews existing approaches and looks at technologies and innovations still being investigated such as circumcision, microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis. It has been updated to reflect the latest information on treatment as prevention and the outcomes of the FEM-PrEP study. 

Sections include:

Whether working at a global, national or community level, it is essential everyone involved in HIV prevention has access to up-to-date, high quality, evidence-based information to help shape effective strategies and prevention projects. NAM is well placed to deliver this resource. Over the years our editorial team has been collating, distilling and summarising studies that focus on HIV prevention, as Keith Alcorn, NAM’s senior editor, states:

As ARVs become more important as a component part of prevention strategies, NAM’s pre-eminent expertise in the field of treatment information is brought to bear to help you understand these new developments in the prevention field.


The NAM/aidsmap e-resource on HIV prevention and microbicides provides a wealth of information in an easily useable format. It is a 'must read' for those seeking to understand microbicides for HIV prevention. Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, Director: CAPRISA - Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

Spread the word

This resource is free, and we want to let as many people know about it as possible. It would be wonderful if you could help us promote this resource widely, by emailing this link o colleagues, friends and networks:

  • You could tweet this link:  'Preventing HIV: NAM/aidsmap’s new online hub, summarising key evidence on HIV prevention'
  • or post a link on your Facebook page.

Feedback and comments

If you have any feedback or comments about this online hub, do get in touch. We are keen to hear from you and are committed to updating and developing this resource so that it effectively supports your work and is a useful tool for all those working in HIV prevention.

Keeping up with HIV prevention news

You might also be interested in our news stream, dedicated to reporting research and developments in HIV prevention, as well as hosting news from NAM/aidsmap, we also aggregate news from credible sources all over the world.

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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