July 23, 2017 - July 26, 2017

The Ninth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science 2017

Conference Location: Paris, France

The Ninth International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) will be held 23-26 July 2017 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France. This biennial gathering is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS related issues – bringing together a broad cross-section of more than 6,000 professionals from around the world to meet and examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research with a focus on moving science into practice and policy.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will be in attendance to share and learn at this event. EGPAF has been awarded the honor of three oral and 10 poster presentations (please see below, and feel free to click on the title of each to read our full abstracts). We will be hosting two satellite sessions at IAS 2017; one focusing on delivering uninterrupted services to adolescents and young adults and one on point-of-care early infant testing in resource-limited settings (please see below information on when and where these will be held). Please visit us at any and all of these presentations and events. We also invite you to stop by our booth in the exhibition center to learn more about our work in 6,000 sites across 19 countries.

Satellites and Workshops

Nonstop Journey: Delivering an Uninterrupted Continuum of HIV Services to Adolescents
Date: July 23, 2017 | 14:45-16:45
Location: Havana Amphitheater
Host(s): EGPAF
Summary:

Please join EGPAF, other global experts on adolescent health and a panel of youth advocates for a discussion on best approaches to deliver an uninterrupted continuum of comprehensive services to young people living with HIV.  The goal of this satellite is to raise awareness and facilitate discourse on adolescent-specific needs as  part of a comprehensive national HIV/AIDS care and treatment package. Experts from EGPAF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition, International AIDS Society and adolescent and youth advocates will review successes and challenges in testing, linkage to and retention in care and treatment from programmatic and adolescent perspectives.

Bringing the Test to the Patient: Results from the Early Routine Use of Point-of-Care HIV Testing in Resource-Limited Settings
Date: July 25, 2017 | 18:30-20:30
Location: Room 242
Host(s): EGPAF, CHAI, UNICEF, ASLM, with Unitaid funding
Summary:

With the availability of effective point-of-care (POC) molecular technology for diagnostics, ministries of health, along with partners, have begun to implement routine POC testing in an effort to optimize laboratory networks and improve clinical outcomes. This satellite session will feature presentations by ministry of health officials and partners. Topics covered will include deployment strategies, multiplexed POC testing devices to maximize throughput capacity, implementing routine POC testing to enhance early infant diagnosis (EID), the projected potential impacts of implementing World Health Organization recommendations for POC EID testing, and the use of connectivity for remote monitoring of decentralized testing networks.

International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, 2017: Panel discussion
Date: July 22, 2017 | 16:00-17:30
Location: Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center, 17 Boulevard Saint Jacques, Paris 75014
Host(s): EGPAF
Speaker(s): Josephine Nabukenya, Dr. Lynne Mofenson
Summary:

EGPAF ambassador Josephine Kabukenya will be speaking. Dr. Lynne Mofenson, Senior HIV Technical Advisor of EGPAF’s Research Division is organizing this session.

Oral Abstract Sessions

Trends in pediatric HIV testing across six African countries
Date: July 26, 2017 | 11:00 – 12:30
Location: Maillot Room
Presenter(s): Theresa Wolters
The clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of incorporating point-of-care assays into early infant HIV diagnosis programs at six weeks of age in Zimbabwe
Date: July 26, 2017 | 11:00 – 12:30
Location: Maillot Room
A community-based, household survey to determine mother-to-child HIV transmission rates and HIV-free survival in Swaziland
Date: July 26, 2017 | 14:30 – 16:00
Presenter(s): Caspian Chouraya
International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, 2017: Oral Presentation
Date: July 21, 2017 | 10:45 – 12:15
Location: Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center, 17 Boulevard Saint Jacques, Paris 75014
Presenter(s): Flavia Bianchi
Summary:

Comparing conventional to point-of-care early infant diagnosis: pre- and post-intervention data from a multi-country evaluation.

Poster Presentations

“The co-authors of pregnancy”: leveraging men’s sense of responsibility and other factors to tailor male involvement interventions in antenatal and pregnancy-related services in Kinshasa
Date: July 24, 2017
Author(s): M Gill, J Ditekemena, A Loando, V Ilunga, N Mbonze, F Fwamba
Level and predictors of receiving essential prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Tanzania -- maternal antiretroviral treatment adherence, infant antiretroviral prophylaxis, and early
Date: July 24, 2017
Author(s): G Antelman, B Mbita, T Machalo, et al |
Risk factors for loss-to-follow-up before delivery: Identifying those most in need of retention interventions
Date: July 24, 2017
Author(s): G Antelman, L Mutasingwa, G Mbita, et al
Evaluation of a prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission program in a resource-constrained setting: Are we near virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV?
Date: July 24, 2017
Shifting dynamics of HIV transmission timing among infants in the era of Option B+ and implications for infant testing
Date: July 25, 2017
Author(s): A Tiam, S Kassaye, R Machekano, et al
Piloting very early infant diagnosis of HIV in Lesotho: acceptability and feasibility among mothers, health workers, and laboratory personnel
Date: July 25, 2017
Author(s): M Gill, M Mokone, V Tukei, et al
Profiling adolescents and youth in HIV care in Tanzania by age, sex, pregnancy status, antiretroviral treatment initiation and retention
Date: July 25, 2017
Author(s): G Antelman, G Somi, M Mukaminega, J van‘t Pad Bosch, P Njau, R van de Ven
An evaluation of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation-supported quality improvement program in Zimbabwe, 2016
Date: July 25, 2017
Author(s): B Mutede, R Chivanga, S Balachandra, et al
Institutional barriers to post-exposure prophylaxis access and related services among survivors of sexual violence in Gaza Province in Mozambique: A qualitative study
Date: July 26, 2017
Author(s): M Sitoe, A Monteiro, M Posse, C Fonseca
Epidemiology and early childhood outcomes of HIV-infected children in Zimbabwe: A secondary data set analysis, 2015
Date: July 26, 2017
Author(s): T Nyamundaya, B Mutede, A Mahomva, N Gombe
International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, 2017: Poster Presentation
Date: July 14, 2017
Author(s): Dr. Natella Rakhmanina
Summary:

Safety and efficacy of E/C/F/TAF in virologically suppressed, HIV-infected children through 48 weeks.

International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, 2017: Poster Presentation
Date: July 22, 2017
Author(s): Dr. Laura Guay
Summary:

Shifting dynamics of HIV transmission timing among infants in the era of option B+ and implications for infant testing.

International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, 2017: Poster Presentation
Date: July 22, 2017
Author(s): Dr. Natella Rakhmanina
Summary:

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in an urban area of the USA: are we doing too much?

International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, 2017: Poster Presentation
Date: July 22, 2017
Author(s): Dr. Natella Rakhmanina
Summary:

Use of digital gaming and Wisepill dispenser technology to measure adherence among HIV-infected adolescents and young adults.