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IAS 2017: New insights for efficient HIV program implementation

July 19, 2017 —

The 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) will take place in Paris, France, July 23-26, 2017. FHI 360 will be participating in this important scientific gathering, as IAS 2017 is a crucial point when the scientific advances within the HIV response are center stage. The focus at IAS 2017 will be on new insights that will enable programs to efficiently implement prevention, treatment, care and support services with impact on epidemic control at the forefront.

FHI 360’S COMMITMENT TO KEY AND PRIORITY POPULATIONS

The flagship Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project, with support from PEPFAR and USAID, is hosting two satellites sessions:

We are also pleased to be a major contributor to YouthPower Action’s AIDS supplement, Achieving 90’s: Young People, HIV Testing Services and Linkages to Treatment, being launched at the conference. This important publication will be presented at the satellite session, Mind the Gap: Filling Knowledge Gaps in Paediatric and Adolescent HIV for an AIDS FREE Generation.

FHI 360’S TECHNICAL PRESENCE AT #IAS2017

Through our networks and projects, FHI 360’s work can be accessed throughout the conference in the form of several oral presentations and more than 20 poster presentations. A full list of our technical presence at the conference is available. Key sessions include: 

Unlocking the Epidemic with Key Populations, Monday, July 24

  • Effectiveness of comprehensive HIV and stimulant use prevention intervention with Cambodian female entertainment and sex workers
  • Don't get lost: how peer navigation can link HIV-positive key populations to care and treatment and re-engage those lost to follow-up

Updates from PrEP Clinical Trial, Tuesday, July 25

  • Safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of long-acting injectable cabotegravir in low-risk HIV-uninfected women and men: HPTN 07

Prevention and Adolescents, Tuesday, July 25

  • Safety and acceptability trial of the Dapivirine vaginal ring in U.S. adolescents

HPTN Modelling Centre Symposium: Recent Advances in Mathematical Modelling to Inform HIV Prevention Research Activities and Directions, Tuesday, July 25

  HPTN, LINKAGES logo

KEEP UP WITH CONFERENCE DETAILS ON THE DIGITAL HUB

Emerging content and conference-related news is available in one central location, the IAS 2017 Digital Hub. We invite the entire international development community to follow the digital conversation at #IAS2017 and submit your blogs, videos, research, toolkits and other resources to the hub (subject to editorial review). Key sessions will be live streamed, so be sure to tune to IAS 2017 Live starting July 23.