International AIDS Conference 2015

July 19-22, 2015 | Vancouver, Canada

The 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) will be held July 19 through 22, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This biennial forum, organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Division of AIDS, is the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS related issues and is expected to gather some 6,000 delegates from across the globe.

IAS 2015 will be a unique opportunity for all those involved in the global response to HIV, including scientists, clinicians, public health experts, community leaders, and media professionals, to meet and examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research, and explore how such developments can be realistically applied in implementation programs. At IAS 2015, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will take part in these important discussions will exhibit a variety of educational abstract-driven posters presentations. Please find details about our presence at IAS 2015 below.

Meetings with EGPAF representation at the 7th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics – July 17-18

The Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Round Table Discussion: HIV Testing at Birth: Potential Benefits, Risks and Feasibility
Date: Saturday, July 18 at 8:30

Moderator: Ellen Chadwick, MD - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
Overview Lecture on Pros and Cons: Lynne Mofenson, MD - EGPAF
Panel members: Natella Rakhmanina, MD, PhD - Children’s National Medical Center, USA, Rangsima Lolekha, MD - CDC/Global AIDS Program/Asia Regional Office, Thailand, Mark Cotton, MD - Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Appolinaire Tiam, MBChB, DipHIVMan, MMed - EGPAF-Lesotho, Ted Ruel, MD - University of California, San Francisco, USA, Martina Penazzato, MD, DTMH, MSc, PhD - WHO,B UK

Poster Presentations

Abstract Title: Addressing barriers to managing treatment failure and advanced ART for children and adolescents: informing health system strengthening through the New Horizons initiative
Presenter: Bethany Corrigan
Date/Time and Location: Poster Viewing - Session 1 (Friday, July 17 from 13:30 to 14:30)

Abstract Title: HIV-free survival at six weeks in a cohort of children born to HIV-positive mothers enrolled in Option B+ in Kigali: The Kabeho Study
Presenter: Lynne Mofenson
Date/Time and Location: Poster Viewing - Session 2 (Saturday, July 18 from 13:30 to 14:00) 

Press Releases

More Women, Children Now on Lifesaving HIV Treatment Worldwide

Prioritizing Ending AIDS in Children at IAS 2015

'Treatment for All' Must Prioritize Treatment for Children Living with HIV

Oral Abstract Sessions

PMTCT Gaps and Next Steps

Monday, July 20, 2015 from 15:30-17:00 | Ballroom A
Presenter: Lynne Mofenson co-chairing

EGPAF Senior HIV Technical Advisor Lynne Mofenson will be co-chairing this oral presentation.

Optimizing PMTCT Programme Implementation

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 14:30 to 16:00 | Ballroom B
Presenter: Reuben Musarandega

Using the critical path for rapid expansion and optimization of a PMTCT program towards elimination of new HIV infections in children.

Optimizing PMTCT Programme Implementation

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 14:30 to 16:00 | Ballroom B
Presenter: Mary Pat Kieffer

Improving early ANC attendance through community engagement and dialogue: project ACCLAIM in three African countries

Implementation and Measurement to Improve Health Systems

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 14:30 to 16:00 | Ballroom B
Presenter: Yogesh Rajkotia

Has performance-based financing (PBF) accelerated progress towards controlling the HIV epidemic? An impact evaluation of Mozambique's HIV-focused PBF program.

Abstracts

Factors associated with HIV-related stigma in three African countries

By Woelk G, Kieffer MP, Mpofu D, Herrera N, Walker D, Hoffman H and the ACCLAIM Study Group.

Increasing ART retention in Cote d'Ivoire through active monitoring and follow-up

By Diby C, Kouadio JP, Ngoran M, Joseph E, Pango J, Fassinou P, Noba V

Decentralizing HIV care and treatment to primary health centers as a strategy to improve retention on treatment

By Tiam A, Isavwa A, Thompson A, Letsie M, Foso M, Putsoane M, Mokone M, Tsoeu M, Khang M, Oluwatimilehin I, Akintade O, Makhohlisa M,Koppenhaver T, Ndagije F

Clinical outcomes of patients in 10 years of national antiretroviral therapy scale-up in Lesotho: results from a national patient file audit

By Tiam T, Ndagije F, Thompson A, Isavwa A, Letsie M, Putsoane M, Mokone M, Tsoeu M, Khang M, Nyabela M, Oluwatimilehin I, Akintade P, Koppenhaver T

Evaluation of ART Program Outcomes: A comparison of Public and Private ART Facilities in Maseru District

By Tiam T, Ndagije F, Thompson A, Isavwa A, Letsie M, Putsoane M, Mokone M, Tsoeu M, Khang M, Nyabela M, Oluwatimilehin I, Akintade P, Koppenhaver T

HIV-free survival at six weeks in a cohort of children born to HIV-positive mothers enrolled in Option B+ in Kigali: The Kabeho Study

By Ndayisaba G, Bobrow E, Mugwaneza P, Ndatiman D, Gill M, Hoffman H, Baribwira C, Adair L, Guay L, Asiimwe A, the Kabeho Study Team

"Health care workers have changed their bad language": When the patient's voice is heard

By Mbita G, Kiwale1 T, Ally R, Mshana E, Shirima A, Kimario C, Macha J, Ntogwisangu AB, Mtambalike T, Antelman G, Van de Ven R

"You care about us": Exploring use of mobile phones to improve retention in care and facility delivery in Tabora, Tanzania

By Bobrow E, Mbita G, Antelman G, Gill M, Van de Ven R, Woelk R

Integrating direct provision of ART into TB services to increase ART uptake among TB-HIV co-infected clients in south west Uganda (2010-2014)

By Natumanja E, Bitarakwate E, Seclen-Palacin J

Scaling up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV prevention in south western region of Uganda

By Mera M, Natumanja E, Bitarakwate E, Seclen-Palacin J

Trends in Early Infant HIV Diagnosis and Treatment (EIDT) Services in Rural Southwest Uganda (2011-2014)

By Seclen-Palacin J, Natumanja E, Bitarakwate E

Using clinical mentorship to increase confidence of Zimbabwean nurses to initiate ART

By Tafara M, Tembinkosi N, Mutede B, Tichaona N

Fleet Management System-a useful tool in the improvement of efficiency and effectiveness in PMTCT and Paediatric ART service support in the districts: a case of EGPAF in Zimbabwe

By Shonhe J, Magoronga A, Ndooro T

Are women enrolled in the PMTCT program breastfeeding their infants? - Findings from a PMTCT electronic database in Zimbabwe

By Tumbare E, Tachiwenyika E, Mabuku J, Muchuchuti C, Musandega R, Mahomva A, Mahachi N

Completeness and accuracy of data in Zimbabwe's national PMTCT program health facility registers: Findings from a patient level data quality audit

By Tachiwenyika E, Musarandega R, Murandu M, Chideme M, Mutede B, Muchuchuti C, Abbas I, Cathcart R, Mahomva A

Supporting Policy-level action for improved health outcomes in Zimbabwe

By Zinyemba C, Mushavi A, Tumbare E, Mahomva A

Exploring the delays in Turnaround Time for HIV Early Infant Diagnosis in Selected Health Facilities in the Zimbabwe PMTCT Program

By Musarandega R, Mutede B.R, Muchedzi A, Moga T, Muchuchuti C, Chadambuka A, Ncomanzi T, Nyamundaya T , Maeka K

Facilitating Community led action for optimal uptake of PMTCT of HIV services in vulnerable communities: EGPAF-Zimbabwe Community engagement program

By Zinyemba C, Chinake E, Gutuza T, Ushamba W, Kupara L, Tumbare E, Mahomva A

What factors are critical in improving client satisfaction with PMTCT services in Zimbabwe? - Findings from a client satisfaction survey

By Mutede B.R, Tachiwenyika E, Musarandega R, Khabo B, Mhangara M, Tumbare E

Improving six month Retention of Mothers and Children on ART: A quality improvement Approach

By Mutede B.R

Improving early ANC attendance through community engagement and dialogue: project ACCLAIM in three African countries

By ACCLAIM study team

Has Performance-Based Financing (PBF) Accelerated Progress Towards Controlling the HIV epidemic? An Impact Evaluation of Mozambique's HIV-Focused PBF Program

By Rajkotia Y, Nguimkeu P, Zang O, Djurovic I

Using the Critical Path for rapid expansion and optimization of a PMTCT program towards elimination of new HIV infections in children

By Musarandega R, Mahomva A, Robinson J, Nyamundaya T, Tumbare E, Dave P, Hakobyan A, Mushavi A

Duration and Outcomes of the First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in a Cohort of Pediatric HIV-Infected Patients in Yekaterinburg, Russia

By Maria Volinskaya, MD, Anzhelika Podymova, MD, Natella Rakhmanina, MD, PhD

Poster Presentations

Scaling up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV prevention in south western region of Uganda

By Mera M, Natumanja E, Bitarakwate E, Seclen-Palacin J | July 20, 2015

Completeness and accuracy of data in Zimbabwe's national PMTCT program health facility registers: Findings from a patient level data quality audit

By Tachiwenyika E, Musarandega R, Murandu M, Chideme M, Mutede B.R, Muchuchuti C, Abbas I, Cathcart R, Mahomva A | July 20, 2015

"You care about us": Exploring use of mobile phones to improve retention in care and facility delivery in Tabora, Tanzania

By Bobrow E, Mbita G, Antelman G, Gill M, Van de Ven R, Woelk R | July 20, 2015

Increasing ART retention in Cote d'Ivoire through active monitoring and follow-up

By Diby C, Kouadio JP, Ngoran M, Joseph E, Pango J, Fassinou P, Noba V | July 21, 2015

"Health care workers have changed their bad language": When the patient's voice is heard

By Mbita G, Kiwale T, Ally R, Mshana E, Shirima A, Kimario C, Macha J, Ntogwisangu AB, Mtambalike T, Antelman G, Van de Ven R | July 21, 2015

Integrating direct provision of ART into TB services to increase ART uptake among TB-HIV co-infected clients in south west Uganda (2010-2014)

By Natumanja E, Bitarakwate E, Seclen-Palacin J | July 21, 2015

Trends in early infant HIV diagnosis and treatment (EIDT) services in rural southwest Uganda (2011-2014)

By Seclen-Palacin J, Natumanja E, Bitarakwate E | July 21, 2015

Using clinical mentorship to increase confidence of Zimbabwean nurses to initiate ART

By Tafara M, Tembinkosi N, Mutede B, Tichaona N | July 21, 2015

Are women enrolled in the PMTCT program breastfeeding their infants? - Findings from a PMTCT electronic database in Zimbabwe

By Tumbare E, Tachiwenyika E, Mabuku J, Muchuchuti C, Musandega R, Mahomva A, Mahachi N | July 21, 2015

Supporting policy-level action for improved health outcomes in Zimbabwe

By Zinyemba C, Mushavi A, Tumbare E, Mahomva A | July 21, 2015

Facilitating community led action for optimal uptake of PMTCT of HIV services in vulnerable communities: EGPAF-Zimbabwe Community engagement program

By Zinyemba C, Chinake E, Gutuza T, Ushamba W, Kupara L, Tumbare E, Mahomva A | July 21, 2015

What factors are critical in improving client satisfaction with PMTCT services in Zimbabwe? - Findings from a client satisfaction survey

By Mutede B, Tachiwenyika E, Musarandega R, Khabo B, Mhangara M, Tumbare E | July 21, 2015

Decentralizing HIV care and treatment to primary health centers as a strategy to improve retention on treatment

By Tiam A, Isavwa A, Thompson A, Letsie M, Foso M, Putsoane M, Mokone M, Tsoeu M, Khang M, Oluwatimilehin I, Akintade O, Makhohlisa M,Koppenhaver T, Ndagije F | July 22, 2015

Evaluation of ART Program Outcomes: A comparison of Public and Private ART Facilities in Maseru District

By Tiam T, Ndagije F, Thompson A, Isavwa A, Letsie M, Putsoane M, Mokone M, Tsoeu M, Khang M, Nyabela M, Oluwatimilehin I, Akintade P, Koppenhaver T | July 22, 2015

Fleet management system - a useful tool in the improvement of efficiency and effectiveness in PMTCT and pediatric ART service support in the districts: a case of EGPAF in Zimbabwe

By Shonhe J, Magoronga A, Ndooro T | July 22, 2015

Exploring the delays in turnaround time for HIV early infant diagnosis in selected health facilities in the Zimbabwe PMTCT Program

By Musarandega R, Blessing Mutede, Muchedzi A, Moga T, Muchuchuti C, Chadambuka A, Ncomanzi T, Nyamundaya T , Maeka K | July 22, 2015

Improving six months retention of mothers and children on ART: A quality improvement approach

By Mutede B.R | July 22, 2015

Factors associated with HIV-related stigma in three African countries

By Woelk G, Kieffer MP, Mpofu D, Herrera N, Walker D, Hoffman H and the ACCLAIM Study Group | July 22, 2015

Clinical outcomes of patients in 10 years of national antiretroviral therapy scale-up in Lesotho: results from a national patient file audit

By Tiam T, Ndagije F, Thompson A, Isavwa A, Letsie M, Putsoane M, Mokone M, Tsoeu M, Khang M, Nyabela M, Oluwatimilehin I, Akintade P, Koppenhaver T | July 22, 2015

HIV-free survival at six weeks in a cohort of children born to HIV-positive mothers enrolled in Option B+ in Kigali: The Kabeho Study

By Ndayisaba G, Bobrow E, Mugwaneza P, Ndatiman D, Gill M, Hoffman H, Baribwira C, Adair L, Guay L, Asiimwe A, the Kabeho Study Team | July 22, 2015