The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at IAS 2013
The 2013 International AIDS Society conference begins June 30, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference is organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with the Centre for Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) at the University of Malaysia. This year, more than 5,000 delegates, including the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts, and community leaders, will come together to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can – in very practical ways – inform the global response to HIV/AIDS.
Topics related to eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS and preventing mother-to-child transmission will be front and center, with experts from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) providing various oral presentations, moderating conference events, and exhibiting a variety of educational posters and abstracts.
EGPAF sessions and poster presentations include:
- Research Presentation: Towards getting more HIV-positive infants on lifesaving treatment: Assessing turnaround times for early infant diagnosis in Lesotho, presented by Appolinaire Tiam, Country Director, Lesotho,
- Moderated Panel Discussion: Integration and its Discontents, moderated by Laura Guay, Vice President of Research
- Poster Session: Increasing Availability and Access to HIV Treatment in Nyanza province, Kenya by Dave Muthama
- Poster Session: Experiences implementing a peer facilitator program to increase demand uptake for PMTCT services in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe by Chadambuka Addmore
- Poster Session: Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation for Treatment-Eligible HIV-Positive Pregnant Women in Swaziland by Kwashie Kubiado
- Poster Session: Presumptive diagnosis of severe HIV disease: the cornerstone to saving HIV-exposed infants' lives in Lesotho by Appolinaire Tiam
- Poster Session: Identifying facilitators and barriers to optimal data-use for Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) in Zambia: A qualitative assessment by Ruth Nswana
For more details on each session, including date, time, and location, visit EGPAF’s IAS 2013 landing page and be sure to stay tuned to the EGPAF blog for exciting news and updates from the conference next week!
Johanna Harvey is Senior Communications Officer for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.