ADVOCATING FOR HIV VACCINES. A communications framework
In your opinion, does HIV prevention work or not? Figures show that the epidemic will become even worse than the current annual pace of 5 million people contracting HIV and other 3 million dying due to AIDS (UNAIDS, 2003). Given the fact that redressing the social determinants of HIV/AIDS has been showing critical deficiencies to halt this epidemic, a highly effective and affordable HIV vaccine is the biggest hope we have to stop the spread of HIV. Based on this rationale, the question is: what can communicators do to accelerate the development of this vaccine?