10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019)

The IAS Conference on HIV Science is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications. This biennial conference presents the critical advances in basic, clinical and operational research that moves science into policy and practice. Through its open and inclusive programme development, the meeting sets the gold standard of HIV research featuring highly diverse and cutting-edge studies.

21-24 July 2019

Mexico City
Mexico

www.ias2019.org/

Population Council Speakers

Saturday, 20 July

Pre-conference Meeting    |   8:00 am–5:30 pm | Fiesta Americana México Toreo

Julie Pulerwitz Program Director, HIV and AIDS

Men & HIV Forum (more)

Sunday, 21 July

Oral Presentation    |   8:00–10:00 am | Palacio de Iturbide 1 y 2

Lung Vu Associate

  • "Community-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) to improve ART initiation and retention among female sex workers in Tanzania" (9:00 am)

    Satellite Session SUSA01—"Sticky linkage": Latest evidence and new strategies
Satellite Session    |   2:45–4:45 pm | Casa Montejo 1

Project SOAR/Population Council

Moderator: Isabel Vieitez

Council presenters: Eileen Yam, Lung Vu, and Sanyukta Mathur

Session SUSA17—Making evidence accessible and usable: Meaningful engagement of communities, programmes, and policymakers in HIV implementation science (more)

Monday, 22 July

Poster Sessions    |   12:30–2:30 pm | Exhibition Hall, Sala B

Julie Pulerwitz Program Director, HIV and AIDS

  • "Promising shifts in HIV risk factors and service uptake among young men in Eswatini" (Abstract no. MOPEC379)
  • "Effects of the community responses program on HIV testing and treatment for men and women: Findings from a randomized controlled trial in informal settlements in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa" (Abstract no. MOPED571)

Neeharika Verma

  • "Estradiol inhibits HIV-1_BaL infection and induces expression of CFL1 and LSP1 in endocervical mucosa and in peripheral blood mononuclear cells" (Abstract no. LBPEA07)
Oral Presentation    |   4:30–6:00 pm | Palacio de Valparaíso 1

Sangram Kishor Patel

  • "Are community-led organizations the drivers for enhancing financial security among female sex workers? Lessons from a large-scale HIV intervention in India" (Abstract no. MOAD0401)

    Oral Abstract Session MOAD04—Big, bold and effective: Multi-level strategies that work

Tuesday, 23 July

Poster Sessions    |   12:30–2:30 pm | Exhibition Hall, Sala B

Julie Pulerwitz Program Director, HIV and AIDS

  • "Childhood and adulthood exposure to violence linked to HIV risk behaviors among men in Eswatini" (Abstract no. TUPED769)

Sangram Kishor Patel

  • "Redressing violence among female sex workers through crisis response system: Experience from a community-led HIV prevention intervention in India" (Abstract no. TUPED773)
Oral Presentation    |   2:30–4:00 pm | Palacio de Valparaíso 2

Sanyukta Mathur Associate II and DREAMS Implementation Science Project Director

  • "What is the effect of layered prevention interventions on HIV risk among adolescent girls in Zambia?" (Abstract no. TUAC0204)

    Oral Abstract Session TUAC02—Upping the ante: Prevention for impact

Wednesday, 24 July

Poster Sessions    |   12:30–2:30 pm | Exhibition Hall, Sala B

Sanyukta Mathur Associate II and DREAMS Implementation Science Project Director

  • "Effect of DREAMS interventions on HIV risk among out-of-school adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) with higher and lower HIV vulnerability: Results from Malawi" (Abstract no. WEPEC500)
  • "Shifts in HIV-risk outcomes among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Kenya" (Abstract no. WEPEC514)

Sangram Kishor Patel

  • "Sustaining safe sex behavior among female sex workers by addressing their vulnerabilities and strengthening community-led organizations in India" (Abstract no. WEPEC523)

Lung Vu Associate

  • "Depression among HIV-positive female sex workers in Malawi is associated with prior treatment default, experience of violence, and low income" (Abstract no. WEPEC504)
  • "Differences in ART provider expectations and client knowledge about viral load testing in northern Namibia: A qualitative assessment" (Abstract no. WEPED852)
  • "Impact of a community-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery program for female sex workers (FSWs) in Tanzania—Results of a quasi-experimental study" (Abstract no. WEPED879)
Oral Presentation    |   2:30–4:00 pm | Casa del Diezmo 1 y 2

Julie Pulerwitz Program Director, HIV and AIDS

  • "Transforming evidence in HIV policies and practice: Lessons from implementation science" (Abstract no. WESY0802)

    Symposia Session WESY08—Stop worrying about the definition and get to work! Implementation science for policy and programme application at scale