FHI 360 at IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science

Two young people seated next each other smile while reviewing brochures

July 23–26, 2023
Brisbane, Australia

In-person and online
A young man receives counseling on HIV services, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), from a staff member at a social enterprise supported by the EpiC project in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Run by members of key populations, this social enterprise uses virtual and in-person platforms to share information about HIV services and provides free HIV testing and PrEP in collaboration with a local clinic. Credit: Vu Ngoc Dung for FHI 360

HIV experts, researchers and policymakers from around the world will convene this month at the IAS Conference, where the latest HIV research and its applications to policy and practice will be shared. FHI 360 will share its unique contributions to expanding the evidence base in HIV prevention and treatment in three satellite sessions, two oral abstract presentations, four in-person poster exhibitions, and 21 e-posters.


We invite you to visit FHI 360’s booth in Brisbane and to follow FHI 360 on social media to learn about how our research and programs are putting HIV services within reach.

FHI 360 technical presence

Below are highlights of FHI 360’s technical presence at IAS 2023. To view the full conference schedule, see the link below:

Full IAS 2023 schedule  

Satellites In-person and online

Sunday, July 23
7:30–9 a.m. AEST
Mezzanine Level (M3)/Channel 5
Harnessing the power of health data and digital interventions to improve care and treatment outcomes in low resource settings
Organizers: FHI 360, EpiC, World Health Organization, DataFi/Palladium, Pendulum
FHI 360 Presenters: Navindra Persaud, United States; Hally Mahler, United States
Sunday, July 23
1–2:30 p.m. AEST
Boulevard Auditorium/Channel 7
More than money: How equitable financing strategies support differentiation and sustainability in a country-led HIV response
Organizer: EpiC
FHI 360 Presenters: Daniel Levitt, Viet Nam; Stephen Mills, Thailand; Amita Mehrotra, United States; Hally Mahler, United States
Sunday, July 23
3–4:30 p.m. AEST
Boulevard Auditorium/Channel 7
Preparing for the introduction of injectable cabotegravir for HIV prevention in Asia
Organizers: EpiC, MOSAIC, Institute of HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI), World Health Organization, UNAIDS
FHI 360 Presenters: Hally Mahler, United States; Kristine Torjesen, United States; Stephen Mills, Thailand

Oral abstract sessions In-person and online

Wednesday, July 26
10:30–11:30 a.m. AEST
Great Hall/Channel 1
Acceptability of CAB-LA in cisgender female adolescents in South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe (HPTN 084-01)FHI 360 Presenter: Erica Hamilton, United States
Wednesday, July 26
12–1 p.m. AEST
Plaza Ballroom/Channel 3
Differentiated online-to-offline (O2O) interventions for HIV services: impacts on HIV testing and case finding among key populations in Thailand, Nepal and the PhilippinesFHI 360 Co-authors: Yuba Sapkota, Nepal; Anuradha Sharma, Nepal; Stephen Mills, Thailand; Amornrat Arunmanakul, Thailand

Poster exhibitions In-person

Monday, July 24
12–1 p.m. AEST
Poster exhibition area
Social network strategy to reach people with living with HIV in two Vietnamese provincesFHI 360 Presenter: Van Nguyen, Viet Nam
Tuesday, July 25
12–1 p.m. AEST
Poster exhibition area
Increased dolutegravir coverage is associated with increase in viral load coverage and suppression among children living with HIV in TogoFHI 360 Presenter: Yéma Kossi D’Almeida, Togo
Tuesday, July 25
12–1 p.m. AEST
Poster exhibition area
Labor Market Assessment: unpacking opportunities for Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS free, Mentored and Safe program beneficiaries in ever-changing contexts in Zimbabwe, 2022FHI 360 Presenter: Rudo Makandwa, Zimbabwe
Tuesday, July 25
12–1 p.m. AEST
Poster exhibition area
Lessons learnt from an HIV continuity-of-treatment surge initiative to alleviate the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on HIV care in National Capital District, Papua New GuineaFHI 360 Presenter: Vanessa Kapus, Papua New Guinea

E-posters Online only

Designing a peer-led comprehensive HIV program for transgender people in Bayelsa State, Nigeria: Early lessons from EpiC Nigeria FHI 360 Lead Author: Adaobi Lisa Olisa, Nigeria
Identifying the differentiating characteristics of HIV treatment clients with advanced HIV disease in Kyrgyzstan FHI 360 Lead Author: Talgat Mambetov, Kyrgyzstan
Differentiated service delivery model preferences among clients enrolled in decentralized delivery of ARVs in Lesotho FHI 360 Lead Author: Lirica Nishimoto, United States
Comparing online and traditional service use models among key populations in Liberia FHI 360 Lead Author: Tocqueville Dolo, Liberia
Scale-up of routine viral load testing among key populations in Eswatini FHI 360 Lead Author: Makhosazana Matsebula, Eswatini
Clinical outcomes of adult clients enrolled in two differentiated antiretroviral refill models in Democratic Republic of the Congo FHI 360 Lead Author: Lirica Nishimoto, United States
Dedicated Sunday service hours at government-run HIV treatment facilities boosts HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis enrollment in Vietnam FHI 360 Lead Author: Thu A.T. Vuong, Viet Nam
Integrating mental health screening into HIV care: a steppingstone to holistic health in Vietnam FHI 360 Lead Author: Thu A.T. Vuong, Viet Nam
Implementation of online reservation application to reach the unreached at high-risk of HIV during the COVID-19-imposed lockdown in Nepal FHI 360 Lead Author: Anuradha Sharma, Nepal
Factors associated with non-viral load suppression in Togo FHI 360 Lead Author: Danyol Mipam, Togo
Machine learning for identifying treatment interruption among people living with HIV in Nigeria: challenges and lessons FHI 360 Lead Author: Navindra Persaud, United States
New modalities to fill gaps in new case finding among high-risk key populations during COVID-19 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia FHI 360 Lead Author: Sopha Nith, Cambodia
The National Prevention Database (NPD) helps drive HIV prevention and case finding in Cambodia FHI 360 Lead Author: Channara Rin, Cambodia
A rapid coverage survey (RCS) for evaluating key population programs at local level FHI 360 Lead Author: Navindra Persaud, United States
Unpacking gender equality and social inclusion across districts implementing the determined, resilient, empowered, AIDS-free, mentored and safe program in Zimbabwe; evidence for informed implementation strategy development, 2022 FHI 360 Lead Author: Charity Rugube, Zimbabwe
Barriers and facilitators to pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake and continuation: a qualitative study of high-risk adolescent girls and young women 15-24 years in clubs in two districts of Malawi FHI 360 Lead Author: Maria Mkandawire, Malawi
Factors associated with retention of adolescents, girls, and young women in an HIV prevention program in South Africa FHI 360 Lead Author: Hillary Mukudu, South Africa
Predictors of exiting without graduation in an orphans, vulnerable children and youth program in South Africa FHI 360 Lead Author: Hillary Mukudu, South Africa
Using HIV platform to improve COVID-19 vaccination uptake through a combination intervention approaches in Eastern Province, Zambia FHI 360 Lead Author: Thierry Malebe, Zambia
Improving retention in ART care through client experience: A snapshot from Petauke District Hospital, Zambia FHI 360 Lead Author: Gabriel Kibombwe, Zambia
Optimizing HIV case finding in Burundi: do characteristics of index clients influence case-finding rates? FHI 360 Lead Author: Gina Etheredge, United States

Media Inquiries

For questions about the event, please reach out to:
Jennifer Garcia
Media Relations Manager, FHI 360