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The Advocacy Fellows

HIV prevention that works depends on programs and research that are fundamentally grounded in the needs and priorities of people who need prevention most. Passionate, skilled community advocates are the lynchpin to this process. They explain the science, define priorities, hold stakeholders accountable and influence the field.

The AVAC Advocacy Fellows Program, launched in 2009, fosters a network of deeply-informed, skilled and confident advocates to strengthen and expand advocacy for HIV prevention locally, regionally and globally. Their voices accelerate ethical research and equitable access, and their oversight demands accountability so that interventions that work reach those who need them most.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Fellows

Reflecting on a decade of the Fellows Program

There have been 85 Advocacy Fellows from 14 different countries
The vast majority of Fellows have been selected from East and Southern Africa
The 3 countries with the most Alumni Fellows are Kenya, South and Zimbabwe

Application Materials

AVAC is not currently accepting applications for the Advocacy Fellows program. If you are an emerging or mid-career advocate interested in HIV prevention, sign up to AVAC's Advocates' Network mailing list for the latest updates. We expect to begin accepting new applications in 2023. To learn more about the program, hear from alumni Fellows, review materials and learn about the application process — click the button below.

Latest News and Resources by and about Fellows and Alumni

Keep an eye on this section for the latest news about, articles written by and resources created by the Advocacy Fellows.