Legacy and Vision: FHI 360 at IAS 2021

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July 18-21, 2021
Virtual conference

From FHI 360’s early days proving that HIV drugs could be distributed in low-resource settings to proving they could still be delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud of the legacy of progress made in the fight again HIV and AIDS and how we can continue to serve. Our experts are sharing a robust body of research and findings at IAS 2021. We invite you to learn more by exploring our presentations and work to advance the science and practices needed in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

FHI 360 technical presence

Below are highlights of FHI 360's technical presence at IAS 2021. To see the full list of IAS presentations, visit the official conference program.

Satellite Session

Sunday
July 18, 2021
Innovative clinical trial designs to accelerate increase in PrEP choices 21:00-22:30 CEST
Organizer: Forum for Collaborative Research, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
FHI 360 presenter: Kate MacQueen

Oral sessions On-demand

Going online to ensure uninterrupted HIV services during COVID-19 in Nepal Lead author: Kiran Bam, FHI 360, Nepal
Increasing efficiency in HIV testing services for prison inmates through the use of risk assessment: Experience from EpiC Nigeria Lead author: Chidubem Oraelosi, FHI 360, Nigeria
Key population lay providers can successfully link clients to care after diagnosing sexually transmitted infections in community-based organizations in Thailand Lead author: Narukjaporn Thammajaruk, IHRI, Thailand
FHI 360 authors: Matt Avery, FHI 360, Thailand; Stephen Mills, FHI 360, Thailand
Acceptability and satisfaction of self-collection for chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing among transgender women in the Tangerine Clinic in Thailand: Shifting towards new normal Lead author: Akarin Hiransuthikul, IHRI, Thailand
FHI 360 authors: Matt Avery, FHI 360, Thailand; Stephen Mills, FHI 360, Thailand
Hormone levels among transgender women and transgender men in a transgender-led, integrated, gender-affirming care and sexual health service at Tangerine Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand: A real-world analysis Lead author: Akarin Hiransuthikul, IHRI, Thailand
FHI 360 authors: Matt Avery, FHI 360, Thailand; Stephen Mills, FHI 360, Thailand
Preference of long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis among transgender women clients of the Tangerine Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand Lead author: Linrada Himma, IHRI, Thailand
FHI 360 authors: Matt Avery, FHI 360, Thailand; Stephen Mills, FHI 360, Thailand

E-posters On-demand

PrEP increases demand for HIV services among higher-risk key populations in Ghana Lead author: Tiffany Lillie, FHI 360, Ghana
Improving viral load testing and suppression through implementation of differentiated service delivery models during COVID-19 in five counties in Kenya Lead author: Catherine Bonde, FHI 360, Kenya
Health outcomes of operation triple zero for adolescents and young persons living with HIV in selected high-volume sites in Kajiado County, Kenya Lead author: Wilson Opundo, FHI 360, Kenya
Profiling the case characteristics of individuals with recent HIV infection among those newly confirmed HIV-positive in Vietnam Lead author: Ha Pham, FHI 360, Vietnam
Quality and effectiveness of index testing among individuals with recent HIV infection in Vietnam Lead author: Van Nguyen, FHI 360, Vietnam
“I achieved, have you?” A surge campaign to close viral load testing gaps among key populations in Zambia Lead author: Sunni Wenson, FHI 360, Zambia
Unassisted and assisted HIV self-testing among female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and priority populations before and during COVID-19 and political conflict in Mali Lead author: Salif Diarra, FHI 360, Mali
Use of male champions to improve male involvement in HIV testing: Malawi EMPOWER’s experience Lead author: Nennie Lungu, FHI 360, Malawi
Provision of antiretroviral therapy during flexible clinic hours and an enhanced package of services increases treatment initiation in Dominican Republic Lead author: Molly Goggin-Kehm, FHI 360, Dominican Republic
Results of HIV testing strategies to increase case detection among Haitian migrants and their descendants in Dominican Republic Lead author: Molly Goggin-Kehm, FHI 360, Dominican Republic
Rapid scale-up of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations: Experience from the PEPFAR/USAID-funded EpiC project Lead author: Christopher Akolo, FHI 360, United States
Designing a peer-led comprehensive HIV program for transgender persons in Bayelsa State, Nigeria: Early lessons from EpiC Nigeria Lead author: Adaobi Lisa Olisa, FHI 360, Nigeria
How task shifting improved HIV index testing performance in Liberia Lead author: Gift Kamanga, FHI 360, Liberia
A multipronged strategy to improve viral load testing coverage in Liberia Lead author: Michael Odo, FHI 360, Liberia
Results from two biobehavioral surveillance surveys among older MSM in Eswatini Lead author: Bheki Sithole, FHI 360, Eswatini
Finding out myself: Using community-based HIV self-testing to reach underserved men and women in Botswana, 2020 Lead author: Chada Pheko, FHI 360, Botswana
High burden of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among young men who have sex with men and transgender women in Thailand Lead author: Narukjaporn Thammajaruk, IHRI, Thailand
FHI 360 authors: Matt Avery, FHI 360, Thailand; Stephen Mills, FHI 360, Thailand
Prevalence of depression among postpartum women on Isoniazid-Preventive Therapy and Efavirenz-based treatment for HIV'an exploratory objective of the IMPAACT P1078 randomized trial Lead author: Kristin Baltrusaitis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States
FHI 360 author: Katie McCarthy, FHI 360, United States
Making the case for joint decision-making: the influence of partner preferences on future dual prevention product use Lead author: Miriam Hartmann, RTI, United States
FHI 360 author: Nicole Macagna, FHI 360, United States
Couples' preferences for a dual-purpose product to prevent both HIV and pregnancy: results of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) in Uganda and Zimbabwe Lead author: Alexandra Minnis, RTI, United States
FHI 360 author: Nicole Macagna, FHI 360, United States
Acceptability of the dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV-1 prevention among women who engaged in transactional sex Lead author: Erica Browne, RTI, United States
FHI 360 author: Kristine Torjesen, FHI 360, United States

Media Inquiries

For any questions about the event, reach out to our FHI 360 media contact.
Allison Bozniak
Associate Director, Corporate and Regional Communications
Lead photo credit: FHI 360/LINKAGES Nepal