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The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)

Experts from CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB will participate in the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, Netherlands from July 23-27, 2018. AIDS 2018 is the world’s largest conference on any global health issue – where scientists and influencers come together to build momentum around the latest developments in HIV-related research. With the theme, “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges,” AIDS 2018 serves as a platform to highlight innovative, data-driven approaches to accelerate reaching those at greatest risk for HIV with treatment and prevention. As the primary public health agency for the United States, CDC plays a crucial role in measuring and advancing progress towards controlling the HIV epidemic. CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB leaders, experts, and partners will present over 70 oral and poster abstracts that highlight their latest work as part of these efforts.

CDC will co-host a satellite session on Sunday, July 22 with Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx, MD and representatives from ICAP at Columbia University, UNAIDS, and Ministries of Health who will discuss preliminary results from the HIV population-based surveys in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, and South Africa, and the implications for HIV epidemic control efforts. Additionally, CDC and partners will present several abstract-driven presentations on various topics, including the Namibia HIV population-based survey results, expanding HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among key populations, and strategies to help more people learn their HIV-positive status and link them to treatment.

Below are a few key highlights:

ORAL ABSTRACTS
Title Date/Time/Venue Presenter(s)
Home-based testing identifies more previously undiagnosed older men than mobile testing in Botswana Wed July 25
11:00-12:30
Hall 11A
Michelle Roland (CDC Botswana)
Review of national guidelines in 16 sub-Saharan African countries for inclusion of the adolescent HIV care continuum Wed July 25
16:30-18:00
Elicium 2
Jepkoech Kottutt
(CDC US)
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission and early infant diagnosis in Malawi: Accomplishments of a mature Option B+ program in a resource-limited setting Thu July 26
14:30-16:00
G102-103
Nellie Wadonda-Kabondo (CDC Malawi)
Rapid ART initiation and index client testing outcomes of CommLink, a community-based, HIV testing, mobile HIV care, and peer-delivered, linkage case management program Swaziland, 2017 Thu July 26
16:00-18:00
Forum
Daniel Williams (CDC US)
Fast-track ART initiation in Botswana is associated with high rates Of ART initiation, retention in care and virological suppression Thu July 26
16:30-18:00
Forum
Refeletswe Lebelonyane (CDC Botswana)
Progress toward HIV epidemic control: Results from the 2017 Namibia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment Thu July 26
16:30-18:00
Forum
Honourable Minister Bernard Hafiku (Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services)
POSTER DISCUSSION ABSTRACTS
Title Date/Time/Venue Presenter(s)
Expansion of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among key populations in PEPFAR’s global program data, fiscal year 2016-2017 Tue July 24
13:00-14:00
Hall 11B
Gaston Djomand (CDC US)
Where are the HIV positives in Kenya? Unmasking testing yield in a spatial context, 2016 Tue July 24
13:00-14:00
E102
Anthony Waruru (CDC Kenya)
Home-based testing identifies more previously undiagnosed older men than mobile testing in Botswana Wed July 25
13:00-14:00
G104-105
Andres Berruti (CDC Mozambique)
SATELLITE SESSIONS
Title Date/Time/Venue Presenter(s)
HIV Population-based Surveys: Updates and insights Sun July 22
15:30-18:00
GV Session Room 2
Ambassador Deborah Birx (OGAC), Anne Bissek (Cameroon MOH), Wafaa El-Sadr (ICAP), Honourable Minister Bernard Haufiku (Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services), David Hoos (ICAP), Jessica Justman (ICAP), Quarraisha Abdool Karim (Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa), Mary Mahy (UNAIDS), Alain Manouan (Int’l Treatment Preparedness Coalition), Samuel Ohouo (Cote d’Ivoire MOH), Bharat Parekh (CDC US), Laura Porter (CDC US), Elizabeth Radin (ICAP), Leickness Simbayi (HRSC)
Catalyzing Thailand and regional initiatives and building bridges towards global compact to end HIV-related stigma and discrimination Mon July 23
10:15-12:15
Elicium 2
Hank Tomlinson (CDC US)
Research to guide practice: Enhancing HIV/AIDS platform to address non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa Mon July 23
10:15-12:15
G104-105
Pragna Patel (CDC US)
Diagnose, treat, innovate: A paradigm shift for ending pediatric AIDS Mon July 23
12:30-14:30
Hall 11B
 

Surbhi Modi (CDC US)

TB preventive treatment among people living with HIV: Time for action Tue July 24
18:00-19:30
E102
Ambassador Deborah Birx (OGAC),
Hank Tomlinson (CDC US)
Beyond early infant diagnosis: Changing the approach to HIV-exposed infants Wed July 25
7:00-8:00
E102
Subhi Modi (CDC US)
Remaining gaps and future directions for key population programming to achieve epidemic control Thu July 26
18:30-20:00
E105-108
Trista Bingham (CDC US)
Adolescent HIV prevention and treatment implementation science Thu July 26
7:00-8:30
G102-103
Pragna Patel (CDC US)

CDC RESOURCES

For more information about CDC’s participation in AIDS 2018 and ongoing efforts to address the HIV and TB epidemics, please see the following resources:

CDC AIDS 2018 Participation An overview of CDC’s role in AIDS 2018, including pre-conference activities, satellite sessions, and presentations of key research
Press Release Outlines key findings from the Namibia study and the global impact of population-based surveys
PEPFAR Fact Sheet A summary of progress towards controlling the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa
CDC’s Global HIV Overview A historical look at CDC’s leadership, reach, innovation and impact in the global fight against HIV
Global HIV Fact Sheet Shows the burden of HIV worldwide and CDC’s efforts to address the epidemic
Pathway to HIV and TB Epidemic Control Highlights the latest data toward CDC’s efforts to control HIV and end TB globally
Summary Sheets An overview of HIV Population-Based Surveys from various countries

CONFERENCE RESOURCES

For general information about AIDS 2018, please see the following resources:

Conference Website Link to online conference program
Live Stream Link to live coverage of opening and closing sessions, plenary sessions and press conferences

 

 

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