At this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, ICAP presented research on HIV related topics from its work in Kenya, Swaziland, Rwanda, South Africa and elsewhere. Presentations addressed a range of issues from gender difference in loss to follow up care in older adults on ART to pregnancy intentions among HIV infected women seeking antenatal care.

ICAP’s research draws from current and emerging scientific evidence and best practices and seeks to improve on-the-ground technical assistance and, ultimately, programmatic outcomes. Conducted in close collaboration with in-country partners, ICAP research fosters opportunities for new approaches and innovations in the global response to HIV.

Read summaries of selected abstracts from CROI 2014 in “ICAP’s March Journal Club”:https://icap.columbia.edu/news-events/detail/icap-journal-club, a monthly publication from the Clinical and Training Unit.

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A New Paradigm for Evaluating the HIV Care Cascade
Margaret L. McNairy, Matthew Lamb, Batya Elul, Elaine Abrams, Wafaa El-Sadr

“CD4 Cell Decline and Time to Reaching ART Eligibility in HIV Patients From Rwanda”:http://croiconference.org/sites/all/abstracts/1054.pdf
Chloe A. Teasdale, Allison Zerbe, Veronicah Mugisha, Ruben Sahabo, Elaine Abrams, Wafaa M. El-Sadr

“Timeliness of ART Initiation Among HIV Infected Patients with TB in Sub-Saharan Africa”:http://croiconference.org/sites/all/abstracts/832.pdf
Suzue Saito, Wafaa El-Sadr, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Faiz A. Khan, Veronicah Mugisha, Zulmira de Silva, Batya Elul, Andrea Howard

“Gender Differences in Loss to Follow-up and Mortality in Older Adults on ART in Sub-Saharan Africa “:http://croiconference.org/sites/all/abstracts/1059.pdf
Mansi Agarwal, Matthew Lamb, Veronicah Mugisha, Davies Kimanga, Bonita Kilama, Andrea Howard, Elaine Abrams, Wafaa M. El-Sadr, Batya Elul

Loss to Follow-up: Determining Outcomes for Adults Enrolled in HIV Services in Kenya”:http://croiconference.org/sites/all/abstracts/1061.pdf
William Reidy, Mansi Agarwal, Matthew Lamb, Mark Hawken, Duncan Chege, Batya Elul, Elaine Abrams, Elvin Geng

“Potential Impact of Viral Load on ART Eligibility Criteria in Swaziland”:http://croiconference.org/sites/all/abstracts/999.pdf
Naomi Bock, Ruth Emerson, Charles Azih, Deborah Donnell, George Bicego, Velephi Okello, Neena Philip, Rejoice Nkambule, Yen Duong, Jessica Justman

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