AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2009)|
AVAC is a New York City-based international non-profit community- and consumer-based organization working to accelerate ethical development and delivery of AIDS vaccines and other HIV prevention options to populations throughout the world. Founded in 1995, AVAC uses public education, policy analysis, advocacy and Community Mobilization to accelerate a comprehensive response to the pandemic.
AVAC works to provide independent analysis, policy advocacy, public education and mobilisation to enhance AIDS vaccine research and development. A key channel for these efforts is the AVAC website, which is designed to support a network of individuals by sharing research, policy alerts, and strategies for action. Various links and resources designed to inform and engage vaccine advocates are offered.
Funders include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Until There's a Cure Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Gill Foundation, and the Overbrook Foundation.