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From July 22-27, the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) will convene more than 20,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries in Washington, D.C.
The AIDS 2012 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. Below is a list of MHRP-related activities:
Title: The Role of Vaccines in Ending the Pandemic
Date: Tuesday July 24
Time: 6:30—8:30 p.m.
Location: Mini Room 6
Details: This session will explore how research to develop an AIDS vaccine is a critical part of a comprehensive approach to addressing and ultimately ending the pandemic, including efforts to maximize the potential of existing and recently proven prevention methods.
Sponsors: African AIDS Vaccine Partnership, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, Be the Generation Bridge, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI), Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), IAVI, US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI), UNAIDS, US Agency for International Development (USAID), US HIV Military Research Program (MHRP), World Health Organization (WHO)
Title: Walter Reed Uganda Male Circumcision Program
Booth Number: 628
Details: The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) in Uganda booth will provide a learning point for Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) for program directors, providers, and others by showcasing MUWRP’s achievements. MUWRP will be offering an example of a multi-pronged approach to MMC provision through the use of static and mobile services as well as a national MMC training centre located in Kayunga, Uganda. Information about the safe provision of MMC services and a solution for providing MMC services to rural, most-at risk-populations via a mobile surgical clinic will be displayed, described, and disseminated.
Organizer: Walter Reed Uganda Male Circumcision Services, Uganda
Title: Service Delivery for Women and Their Children
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 4:30—6:00 p.m.
Location: Session Room 5
Abstract: Success in reaching national pediatric uptake targets and similar adult retention rates in pediatric HIV clinics in the rural Southern Rift Valley (SRV) province of Kenya
Presenter: Argwings Miruka
Authors: R. Achieng, A. Aoko, J. Tarus, C. Sigei, P. Yegon, J. Maswai, F. Sawe, D. Shaffer, K. Crawford
Title: Primary HIV Infection: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Mini Room 7
Abstract: Prospective detection and description of acute HIV infection in a high risk cohort of women in resource-limited settings: identifying factors that contribute to the continued spread of HIV
Presenter: Kathleen Rono,
Authors: H. Kibuuka, L. Maganga, J. Kosgei, A. Sekiziyivu, E. Sanga, E. Ngetich, A. Bolen Valenzuela, N. Michael, M. Robb
Title: 20 Years Later: Epidemiologic and Clinical Features of HIV in Romania
Date: Monday, July 23
Presenter: Julie Ake
Title: Early success with "men as partners in HIV prevention" (MAPP) in transforming peer educator gender norms, attitudes, and myths in rural villages of Kenya's Southern Rift Valley
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Presenter: Norah Talam
Title: Evaluation of the Fourth Generation GS HIV Combo Ag/Ab EIA on low and high prevalence populations
Presenter: Mark Manak
Title: Incident Tuberculosis After Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Rural Kericho, Kenya
Presenter: L. Momanyi
Title: Prevalent Low Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Patients with Advanced HIV Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and Risks of Subsequent Hospitalization and Mortality: the Kericho IRIS Study
Title: Non-Disclosure of HIV Status Among Patients With Advanced HIV Starting Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is Associated With Virologic Failure: the Kericho IRIS Study
Presenter: Helen Ngeno
U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
MHRP's Dr. Morgane Rolland will be serving as an assistant rapporteur where she will help with daily reports and a final overall summary of the sessions in Track A (Basic Science) with an emphasis on material that is new or particularly interesting.