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Treatment Action Group (TAG) recognizes the importance of intentionally engaging the community broadly in our advocacy efforts, and we believe that the community should always be at the forefront of advocacy and research. Meaningful community engagement builds trust and fosters open dialogue between the community, researchers, and policymakers. Without community involvement, our scientific and advocacy efforts will be in vain. Among TAG’s extensive community efforts, TAG facilitates robust community engagement in domestic HIV research through our partnerships with the Black AIDS Institute (BAI)  and the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC), with support from Fred Hutch. These partnerships have allowed us to assist in developing future HIV prevention advocates through We The People Research Cohort, which addresses the lack of minority representation within research protocol development and participation and meets the need for the development of HIV advocacy training by centering the needs of Black and Brown people.

We understand that the U.S. communities most impacted by HIV are geographically located in the Southern region of the United States. Our goal is to provide factual and accessible information to the community through the resources developed for the We The People Research Cohort.

May 7, 2024
Empowering Health, Parts 1 and 2
Webinar / Presentation
On May 7 and 21, TAG celebrated Pride season by hosting for an essential webinar that addressed the unique health concerns of the LGBTQ+ community, focusing on engaging LGBTQ patients.

March 14, 2024
Navigating Change: Implementing Long-Lasting Injectable PrEP Treatment and the Evolution of Clinical Protocols
Webinar / Presentation
On March 26, 2024, TAG presented this webinar that discusses implementing long-lasting injectable PrEP treatments and the evolving landscape of HIV prevention.

March 2, 2024
2024 Pre-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop
Webinar / Presentation
The 2024 Pre-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop took place on Saturday, March 2nd in Denver. This year’s workshop had a shorter format than in the past, but we plan to return to an all-day event in the future.

February 16, 2024
Effective Approaches to Engaging HIV Positive Homeless Populations
Webinar / Presentation
On February 27, 2024, TAG explored innovative strategies and successful interventions for addressing the unique challenges faced by people living with HIV who are experiencing homelessness.

January 30, 2024
Health Activist Groups: Defunding UNRWA in Gaza Is an Act of Depravity and Enables a Genocide
Statement / Press
We are appalled. As organisations that have historically worked on issues of health justice and access to medicines for millions of people around the world, for decades, focusing on HIV/AIDS, TB, cancer, and COVID, we share the urgent concern and outrage of aid organizations (NGOs) that the sudden decision by global north…

August 8, 2023
TAG Mourns the Loss of Dr. Stephaun Elite Wallace
Statement / Press
TAG extends our deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Stephaun Elite Wallace, PhD, MS. Dr. Wallace was a treasure to all who knew and worked with him, and his legacy of mentorship and community engagement in the HIV research landscape will be felt for generations.

June 6, 2023
Treatment Action Group Welcomes Moe Ari Brown as Newest Board Member
Statement / Press
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is pleased to announce the election of Moe Ari Brown to our Board of Directors.

February 10, 2023
2023 Pre-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop
Webinar / Presentation
The 2023 Pre-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 18th in the Sequoia Glacier Room at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1113 – 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

December 15, 2022
Risk of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections and Disease in Vaccinated People with HIV
This fact sheet on breakthrough COVID-19 infections among people living with HIV was co-produced by TAG and our partners the Black AIDS Institute, Southern AIDS Coalition and the COVID-19 Prevention Network.

August 24, 2022
Pathways Forward to End HIV: How HIV Cure Research is Helping to Advance HIV Vaccine Research
Webinar / Presentation
On September 20, please join Treatment Action Group, Dr. Shelly Karuna, and Dr. Karine Dubé for a webinar on the next generation of bnAbs trial design and ethics related to ATIs in HIV vaccine and cure research.

May 19, 2022
Let’s Talk! HIV Vaccines 101
Webinar / Presentation
On May 18, 2022, Treatment Action Group (TAG), the Black AIDS Institute (BAI), and the Southern AIDS Coalition  (SAC) participated in this fun and informative Instagram Live discussion commemorating HIV Vaccine Awareness. Day.

March 3, 2022
Talk About It with TAG: The Impact of Long COVID on People Living With HIV
Webinar / Presentation
On March 3, 2022, we presented the first “Talk About It with TAG” webinar. This series addresses the needs of community members by having open discussions with researchers and community experts on issues related to COVID-19 and HIV biomedical research.

February 28, 2022
2022 Pre- and Post-CROI Community HIV Cure Research Workshop
Webinar / Presentation
The 2022 Community HIV Cure Research Workshop took place virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There were two sessions, the first on Tuesday February 8th and the second on Tuesday March 1st.

February 23, 2022
Mourning Paul Farmer, Honoring His Legacy
Statement / Press
TAG’s staff and board of directors are filled with grief at the premature death of Dr. Paul Farmer, who illuminated and changed our world with his combination of passion, intelligence, solidarity with the poor, and determined will for social justice.

November 11, 2021
Update on HIV Vaccine Research
Developing an HIV vaccine is a difficult scientific challenge, but remains a critical priority. This handout provides an update on HIV vaccine research and a summary of results from the efficacy trials that have been conducted to date, and it was developed in collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute, HIV…

October 26, 2021
HIV Research Advocacy Fact Sheet
HIV advocacy laid the foundation for much of the work we do today. This handout was developed in collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, and Southern AIDS Coalition. The handout provides a summary of the history of HIV research advocacy and updates on new HIV advocacy…

October 26, 2021
New HIV Prevention Research Fact Sheet
HIV prevention research continues to rapidly evolve. The availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has necessitated the development of new approaches to testing the efficacy of additional biomedical HIV prevention options. This handout was developed in collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, and Southern AIDS Coalition. The…

October 26, 2021
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies for HIV Prevention Fact Sheet
HIV-specific broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) could have a role in treating, preventing, or even curing HIV. Some HIV-specific bNAbs are already being tested in clinical trials, both for prevention and treatment. This handout was developed in collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, and Southern AIDS Coalition.…

October 26, 2021
What’s on the Horizon for Long-Acting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)? Fact Sheet
Long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will be a groundbreaking HIV prevention tool. The approach provides an option to receive intermittent doses of PrEP instead of taking daily pills. This handout provides an update on the development of long-acting PrEP and future prospects for the approach. The handout was developed in collaboration…

October 26, 2021
HIV Science Fact Sheet
HIV science can be difficult to understand. This handout explains some of the unique scientific challenges presented by HIV. The handout was developed in collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, and Southern AIDS Coalition.

October 19, 2021
TAG and COVID-19 Prevention Network Fact Sheets
These three fact sheets were developed by TAG in partnership with the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) and the Black AIDS Institute (BAI), and they aim to foster community understanding of COVID-19 vaccine research and development, as well as highlight community perspectives on the topic.

September 14, 2021
The Future of HIV Biomedical Prevention Research
Webinar / Presentation
Abraham Johnson, TAG’s Community Engagement Officer, presented this webinar with Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), where he provided an update on the future of biomedical HIV prevention research.

March 5, 2021
How Lessons Learned from the HIV Epidemic Can Inform Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Through a Racial Equity Lens
Webinar / Presentation
Join us on March 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST for this free webinar, which will discuss a variety of issues concerning disenfranchised communities being disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

January 26, 2021
TAG/COVID-19 Prevention Network: HIV, COVID-19 Outcomes and Implications for COVID-19 Vaccines
Webinar / Presentation
Join TAG and COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) On Tuesday February 2nd at 4pm ET / 1pm PT, at a webinar for community advocates on COVID-19 outcomes in people living with HIV and implications for COVID-19 vaccines.

March 6, 2020
The Future of Biomedical HIV Prevention Trials: Researcher Viewpoints and Community Survey
This report aims to make more accessible to community advocates discussions around ethical conduct of biomedical prevention trials in the era of PrEP. In early 2019, TAG, along with Black AIDS Institute and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network developed an online survey, asking for diverse community input on existing and…

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