• Date: March 4-7, 2018
  • Start Time: 9:00 am
    End Time: 3:30 pm
  • Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts 


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    Sunday, March 4

    9:00 a.m.
    Program Committee Workshops for New Investigators and Trainees
    Room: Ballroom BC


    • Serena S. Spudich, Yale University
    • John W. Mellors, University of Pittsburgh


    • Animation of the HIV Life Cycle
      Janet Iwasa, University of Utah
    • Advances in Molecular Virology
      Frank Kirchhoff, Ulm University Medical Center
    • Advances in Immunology
      Alexandra Trkola, University of Zurich
    • Advances in Tuberculosis Treatment and Prevention
      Richard E. Chaisson, The Johns Hopkins University
    • Advances in HIV Prevention
      Wafaa M. El-Sadr, ICAP at Columbia University
    • Advances in HIV Cure
      Huldrych F. Günthard, University of Zurich

    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    [CROI Affiliated Event] Tackling advanced HIV disease: evidence for action
    Room: Back Bay Ballroom A at the Sheraton Boston Hotel

    This symposium will summarize the key evidence informing WHO guidelines on advanced HIV disease, which will be published as part of a special supplement on advanced HIVdisease in Clinical Infectious Diseases on 4th March.


    • Burden of Advanced Disease: Data from a Nationwide Laboratory Cohort in South Africa
      Sergio Carmona, NHLS
    • Burden of Advanced HIV Disease: Operational Experience from DRC and Kenya
      Janet Ousley, MSF
    • Timing and Causes of Mortality among Patients with Advanced HIV Disease
      Di Gibb for the REALITY Trial Team
    • Differentiated Care to Support Advanced HIV Disease
      Miriam Rabkin, ICAP at Columbia University
    • New Evidence and WHO Guidance to Respond to Cryptococcal Meningitis
      Graeme Meintjes, UCT
    • Update on Market Shortcomings and Interventions for Package of Advanced HIVDisease
      Wale Ajose, UNITAID

    2:00 p.m.
    Concurrent Workshops: Clinical Trial Design and Analysis Workshop
    Room: Ballroom A


    • Susan P. Buchbinder, San Francisco Department of Public Health
    • Richard E. Chaisson, The Johns Hopkins University


    • Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Using Phylogenetics to Impact the Epidemic
      Susan J. Little, University of California San Diego
    • Measuring Population-Level Impact of Interventions
      Jessica E. Justman, Columbia University
    • Pragmatic Trials
      Alison Grant, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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    Monday, March 5

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Poster Presentations

    • Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) with Advanced HIV Disease: Need for Novel Care Models
      Presented by: Chloe Teasdale (Poster #898)
    • High Mortality among PLHIV with TB in Lesotho Despite High ART Uptake
      Presented by: Andrea Howard (Poster #899)
    • Integrated vs Referred Management of CVD Risk Factors for HIV+ Patients in Swaziland
      Presented by: Miriam Rabkin (Poster #710)
    • Quantifying Visit Adherence in Pregnant Women Initiating ART in Swaziland
      Presented by: Nontokozo Langwenya (UCT) (Poster #817)
    • Milestones and Outcomes of Young Adults with Perinatal HIV Infection or Exposure
      Presented by: Elaine Abrams (Poster #846)
    • Tuberculosis Disease and Isoniazid Use in South African Children Living with HIV
      Presented by: Chloe Teasdale (Poster #839)
    • Early Clinical Events after ART Initiation in Pregnancy Influence Viral Load Outcomes
      Presented by: Jasantha Odayar (Poster #815 – MCHART-4)

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    Tuesday, March 6 – UPDATED

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Oral Presentation
    Room: Ballroom C

    • High HIV Burden among Children in Lesotho: Findings from a Population-Based Survey
      Presented by: Kyaw Thin (Ref: Poster #824)

    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Themed Discussion
    Room: Ballroom B

    • Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) with Advanced HIV Disease: Need for Novel Care Models
      Presented by: Chloe Teasdale (Ref: Poster #898)

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Poster Presentations

    • HIV-Positivity among HIV-Exposed Infants in Lesotho in the Era of Option B+
      Presented by: Tiffany Harris (Poster #823)
    • High HIV Burden among Children in Lesotho: Findings from a Population-Based Survey
      Presented by: Kyaw Thin (Poster #824)
    • Effect of Undisclosed HIV+ Status on Linkage to and Retention in Care
      Presented by: Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha (Poster #1077)
    • Better Treatment Outcomes for Rwandan Children after “Treat All”
      Presented by: Stephen Arpadi (Poster #854)
    • Prevalence and Predictors of Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coinfection, Zambia 2016
      Presented by: Suzue Saito (Poster #614)
    • Postpartum Mobility and Transfer of Care among HIV+ Women on ART in South Africa
      Presented by: Tammy Phillips (Poster #1088 – MCHART-4)

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    Wednesday, March 7

    11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Oral Presentation
    Room: Ballroom C

    • ART Detection and Resistance During Viraemic Episodes in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
      Presented by: Landon Myer (Poster #140 – MCHART-4)

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Poster Presentations

    • Engagement in Care and Infant HIV Testing among Lost to Follow-Up Option B+ Patients
      Presented by: Bill Reidy (Poster #884)
    • Barriers to HIV Testing in Swaziland: Effect of Family Support and Travel Time
      Presented by: Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha (Poster #986)
    • Durability of Financial Incentives Effect on Viral Suppression and Continuity in Care
      Presented by: Wafaa El-Sadr (Poster #1145)
    • The Effects of HIV Treatment on Uptake of TB and NCD Treatment by Household Members
      Presented by: Suzue Saito (Poster #1114)
    • Comparing Self-Reported Viral Load with Home-Collected HIVRNA among High-Risk MSM
      Presented by: Richard Teran (T32) (Poster #997)
    • HIV Viraemia in Pregnancy and Neurodevelopment of HIV-Exposed Uninfected Children
      Presented by: Landon Myer (Poster #875 – MCHART-4)

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