IAVI advocates for the scientific, public health, political and financial responses required to ensure the development of safe, effective and accessible HIV vaccines and to address the human toll taken by the AIDS pandemic. The organization continues to work with partners from the community to the global level to mobilize a comprehensive response to HIV and to address issues of central importance to the development of new prevention technologies.
IAVI and its partners have, for example, successfully advocated for the inclusion of language in the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS that stresses the need for research into both HIV vaccines and a cure for AIDS, as well as the deployment of all new prevention tools and strategies in the global response to the pandemic. The organization also recently worked with partners to develop guidelines to protect the rights and dignity of men who have sex with men (MSM) in HIV research, and to address their particular needs in such efforts. IAVI also works with several leading HIV prevention organizations on policy projects that support mobilization, such as collecting data on global resources dedicated to the research and development of new biomedical tools for HIV prevention.