Advocacy-for-Cure Academy
1 – 11 February 2022 | Virtual

IAS in partnership with AVAC, will organize the 2021 Advocacy-for-Cure Academy virtually from 1 to 11 February 2022.

The Advocacy-for-Cure Academy will award fellowships to 30 successful applicants who are working in the HIV field in countries with limited resources for HIV cure research and who are interested in HIV cure-related advocacy to participate in a series of interactive workshops on HIV cure advocacy.

The Academy will provide the tools and resources for fellows to develop their research literacy in HIV cure and reinforce their advocacy and engagement skills in line with the recommendations of the Global Scientific Strategy: Research priorities for an HIV cure which will be released on World AIDS Day 2021.

Applications are now open: Deadline Monday 13 December 2021, 23:59 CET


  • Provide training and skills building on current HIV cure research strategies, barriers to a cure, and communicating scientific results accurately, especially to communities.
  • Develop translational tools to disseminate information to the wider community, including policy makers, the media and programme managers.
  • Create opportunities to interact with leading researchers and advocates in the field with a view to expanding the network of advocates working in HIV cure.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to participate, applicants should:

  • Have sufficient proficiency in English.
  • Be an advocate or peer educator in the HIV field.
  • Be affiliated with HIV associations, groups or committees in a resource-constrained setting.
  • Be interested in the latest research developments towards an HIV cure.

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