FHI 360 at AIDS 2020

Resilience. The theme for the 23rd International AIDS Conference initially referenced the global fight against HIV and AIDS. But, with COVID-19 and the move to a virtual format, the conference also underscored the need for the AIDS 2020 community to pivot, transition and adapt. FHI 360 was pleased to present many examples of our research, findings and vision for moving the global HIV and AIDS fight forward.


Through the virtual conference, there are now more ways to learn about FHI 360’s efforts to fight HIV stigma, advance research and improve standards of HIV prevention and care. Meet the individuals behind oral poster presentations, check out our satellite and workshops sessions and review our exciting poster gallery — all part of our AIDS 2020 presence.

FHI 360 technical presence

Here are highlights of FHI 360's technical presence at AIDS 2020. Links to presentations will be embargoed until they are delivered, at which time links and viewing will be available to attendees. To view the full conference schedule, see the link below:

Full AIDS 2020 schedule  

Satellites and workshops

Monday, July 6
8:00am EDT
The power of peers: Training HIV prevention ambassadors to support PrEP use in their communities Organizer: OPTIONS Consortium, led by FHI 360
Monday, July 6
9:00am EDT
PrEParing providers to address partner dynamics and violence in PrEP services Organizers: FHI 360, World Health Organization, U.S. Agency for International Development and RTI International
FHI 360 Presenter: Michele Lanham, Technical Advisor, OPTIONS Consortium and CHARISMA Project
Monday, July 6
12:00pm EDT
Time to move beyond HIV: Planning for a person-centered approach to health among key populations Organizer: World Health Organization
FHI 360 Presenter: Hally Mahler, Director, HIV Programs and Project Director, LINKAGES Project
Tuesday, July 7
9:00am EDT
Differentiated service delivery in 2020: Responding to the needs of people living with HIV before, during and after COVID‑19 Organizer: International AIDS Society
FHI 360 Presenter: Chris Akolo, Technical Director, LINKAGES Project
Tuesday, July 7
2:00pm EDT
Scaling access to 2+1+1 PrEP: Early experiences in rolling out event-driven PrEP in lower- and middle-income countries Organizers: World Health Organization and PATH
FHI 360 Presenter: Didier Kamali, Project Director, EpiC Project
Wednesday, July 8
2:00pm EDT
HPTN Scholars Program: The next generation of emerging leaders of color in the HIV prevention landscape Organizer: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)
Thursday, July 9
9:00am EDT
HIV, Self-Care, and COVID-19: Lessons for the future of the HIV response Organizers: Self-Care Trailblazer’s Group, Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Population Services International, International Planned Parenthood Federation, PATH, FHI 360, Jhpiego and Aidsfonds
Moderator: Benjamin Eveslage, Technical Advisor, LINKAGES Project
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Film screening:
Addressing sexual health needs and challenging cultural norms toward HIV and marginalized communities in the age of social media
Organizers: AIDS 2020 Global Village and Youth Programme
FHI 360 Presenter: Ratana Sopha, Technical Advisor, LINKAGES Project
On-demand HIV Phylogenetics in a Global Health Setting Organizer: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

Oral Sessions On-demand starting July 5 for conference attendees

Approach to scale and optimize case finding to minimize the gap in UNAIDS’ first 90 target in Nepal FHI 360 Presenter: Pradeep Kumar Thakur, LINKAGES Project
Low proportion and retention rates among Thai men who have sex with men using event-driven PrEP Presenter: Tanat Chinbunchorn, Thai Red Cross
Programs shaping policies: How partnerships and program data were used to transform the policy environment for key populations FHI 360 Presenter: Rose Wilcher, Director, Knowledge Management, LINKAGES and EpiC Projects
Factors Encouraging Men to Test for HIV For the First Time in HPTN 071 (PopART) Communities in Zambia FHI 360 Presenter: Mwelwa Muleba Phiri, University of Zambia
Impact of Universal Testing and Treatment on Sexual Risk Behaviour and HSV-2: Evidence from The HPTN 071 (PopART) Trial in Zambia and South Africa FHI 360 Presenter: Ethan Wilson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
HPTN 083 Interim Results: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Containing Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir (CAB-LA) Is Safe and Highly Effective for Cisgender Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex with Men (MSM, TGW) FHI 360 Presenter: Raphael Landovitz, UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research & Education
HPTN 083 Interim Results: Efficacy of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Containing Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir (CAB-LA) is Maintained Across Regions and Key Populations FHI 360 Presenter: Beatriz Grinsztejn, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
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Allison Bozniak
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Lead photo credit: Jessica Scranton/FHI 360
Virtual poster galley photos: (left) Instants/Getty Images, (middle) Instants/Getty Images, (right) Yannick Tylle/Getty Images