Fostering HIV Innovation through Community Engagement

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Fostering HIV Innovation through Community Engagement

The “Community Voices & Preparedness for New Treatment Innovations” project, spearheaded by the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), is a pivotal initiative seeking to facilitate a constructive dialogue between HIV treatment innovators and communities living with HIV.

The continuous challenge of persistent HIV transmissions and difficulties in achieving viral suppression among certain vulnerable groups underscores the critical need for ongoing innovation in treatment modalities.

At the forefront of these efforts, long-acting injectables (LAIs) are on the path to unlocking improvements in both prevention and treatment. This report provides a high-level summary of three community dialogues conducted at the end of 2023 in Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa by ITPC in partnership with BONELA, Dream Alive, and NACOSA respectively. The dialogues emphasize the role of community leaders in shaping the narrative around LAIs and the broader HIV treatment landscape.

This is also available in French (Francais).