Registration for the “Men & HIV Forum” is now open. The forum will be held on July 20 in Mexico City prior to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).
For more information visit the Men & HIV Forum and to register visit the IAS Website
There is also a call for abstracts proposing research articles for a supplement of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), titled “Men & HIV”, to be published in July 2020 in conjunction with the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). More information can be found here
PBS NewsHour published a great report about the ongoing work and legacy of CCASAnet and IeDEA collaborator Dr. Pape in Haiti. The full coverage and interview can be found here
The 3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence will take place on October 2-4 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Researchers, healthcare professionals and programmers from all over the world are invited to submit their abstracts on the following topics:
- Intervention and Service Delivery approaches (from community to facility, across the entire HIV cascade)
- Scaling up interventions: improving the quality and sustainability of programs (including the use of programmatic data and implementation science)
- Youth leadership, engagement and advocacy (including youth-led and youth serving organizations and initiatives)
- Biomedical interventions and clinical management (across the entire HIV cascade including prevention strategies and treatment options)
- Communications and behavior change: interpersonal to mass media (including the role of Mhealth and new technologies)
- Mental health and psychosocial support (including understanding needs and interventions to support)
- Structural and systematic barriers (understanding the barriers and how to address them)
Abstract submission deadline is June 28 2019.
For more information visit the website or submit your abstract here
IWHOD 2019 was held in Athens from 28th – 30th March.
We thank our regional investigators for supporting a successful workshop and IeDEA pre-meetings:
This workshop has taken place in the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia on 23rd March 2019. IeDEA-EA co-PI Constantin Yiannoutsos participated in the Panel Discussion.
The workshop brought together statisticians and HIV/AIDS topic matter experts and was organized as a pre-conference workshop, to occur in affiliation with Eastern North America Region (ENAR) 2019 for which it is anticipated that many statisticians working in HIV-AIDS would be attending in order to build interest and attendance in this workshop.
IeDEA-related speaker abstracts and biographies:
“Nonparametric and semiparametric inference for the cascade of HIV care under incomplete death ascertainment” by Giorgos Bakoyannis, Ph.D.
“Errors in multiple variables in HIV cohort and electronic health record data: statistical challenges and opportunities” by Bryan Shepherd, Ph.D.
For more information visit the conference website and check out the agenda
Adolescents are developmentally at a difficult crossroad, which makes it challenging to attract and sustain adolescents’ focus on maintaining their health. Every effort must be made to engage and retain adolescents in care so they can improve and maintain their health for the long term.
The 9th SA AIDS Conference will be held at the Durban ICC from June 11 – 14 2019.
This is a biannual conference hosted by Dira Sengwe and organised by The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) who also serve as the Conference Secretariat for the Conference Committee Structures.
This conference is the second largest HIV conference in the world, attended by over 3,000 people, 25% of which are from countries other than South Africa.
The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day was “Live life positively – know your HIV status”. Visit the UNAIDS website and read some of the World AIDS Day 2018 statements
Nearly all countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have adopted national polices for universal HIV treatment, regardless of CD4 cell count or clinical stage. Evidence to date from SSA suggests that, once linked to care, timely ART initiation with retention and viral suppression is the norm. However, ART initiation in SSA usually occurs late in the course of infection, driving up mortality and new infection rates. With 10.3 million people untreated and a projected 1.2M new infections per year in SSA, the universal treatment era presents strategic opportunities for health systems to substantially reduce AIDS-related mortality and HIV incidence. This special issue of the Journal of Virus Eradication, with contributing authors from the African regions of the IeDEA consortium and the World Health Organization (WHO), contains an editorial and eight articles focused on issues critical to ensuring the success and impact of universal treatment implementation in SSA.
For the complete edition and all articles click here
The 13th INTEREST CONFERENCE will be held in Accra, Ghana from May 14 to 17, 2019.
Known as the “African CROI” the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa.
For more information and to register please go to INTEREST Conference