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AIDS 2012

July 22, 2012
See a listing of MHRP-related activities at this year's conference in Washington, D.C.

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:

Satellite Session

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)

Global Village

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

Oral Presentations

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 

Helen Ngeno

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

Exhibition Hall

U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Booth: 44

Conference Coverage

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.

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