• Date: May 9-12, 2023
  • Location: Maputo, Mozambique

The annual INTEREST Conference is the premier scientific conference for HIV in Africa and brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research from around the world. The conference will showcase cutting-edge knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and the prevention of the HIV-1 infection. Additionally, it will continue to foster building a community of African physicians and scientists to facilitate the implementation of local solutions for the management of patients living with HIV-1 infection and for the prevention of HIV transmission.

INTEREST 2023 will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, from May 9-12, 2023.  and the program will consist of invited lectures, oral abstract presentations, a debate, skill-building sessions, panel discussions, and sponsored symposia. Find the 2023 program here.

The following ICAP abstracts will be represented at the INTEREST conference:

HIV Diagnosis, Treatment, and Viral Load Suppression in Adults in Mozambique: Results From the 2021 Population-based HIV Impact Assessment Survey (INSIDA 2021)

Authors: Erika Fazito, Ângelo Augusto, Peter Wesley Young, Katia Ngale, Makini Boothe, Guita Amane, K Carter McCabe, Divya Patel, Acacio Sabonete, Stephen McCracken, Eduardo Samo Gudo

Presentation Type: Poster

Applicability and Acceptability of Differentiated HIV Service Delivery Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Kenya: A Qualitative Study

Authors: Jennifer Zech, Silvano Tabbu, Ava Mrima, Enzi Pascal, Oliver Muindi, Lucas Mainya, Manas Migot, Jeffrey Walimbwa

Presentation Type: Poster

Differentiated HIV Service Delivery for Fisherfolk in Sierra Leone: A Formative Assessment

Authors: Jennifer M. Zech, Oliver Eleeza, Martin Msukwa, Haja Bah, Henry Sandy, Amari Vandi, Tsitsi Masvawure, Sheka H. Kargbo, Victoria Kamara, Kemoh Mansara, Salem Gugsa, Mame Toure, Miriam Rabkin

Presentation Type: Poster

Rate of and Factors Associated with of High Viral Load After Enhanced Adherence Counselling among HIV-positive Recipients of Care in Five Nigerian States

Authors: Prince Obinna Anyanwu; Chinyerem Immanuel, Franklin Emerenini, Timothy Yakubu, Remi Oladigbolu, Zaman Misari, Aneke Chibuzor George, Adetunji Adedokun, Mukthar Ijaiya, Ben Gbenga Obasa, Babafemi Dare, Maureen Syowai Kathuku, Atuma Emmanuel, Akinjeji Adewale, Ruby Fayorsey

Presentation Type: Poster

Introducing HPV Vaccination in Adolescents Living with HIV in Eswatini: No Safety Concerns After First Dose

Authors: Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Xolisile Dlamini, Bhekhumusa Lukhele, Florence Anabwani-Richter, Ritha Ncube-Sihlongonyane, Allison Buba-Zerbe, Jennifer M Zech, Sonto Mkatshwa, Thulile Mhlanga, Siphesihle Shongwe, Ndumiso Msimeto Dlamini, Allison Hsu, Njabuliso Michael Lukhele, Ruben Sahabo, Rejoice Nkambule, Elaine Abrams on behalf of the HPV Vaccine Study Team

Presentation Type: Poster

Improving Access to Viral Load Results by Supporting Interoperability between a HIV Patient-level Database and Laboratory Database (DISA-Link) in Nampula, Mozambique

Authors: Chirindzana, Jorge; Mutemba, Hamilton; Moiane, Stelio; Langa, Bina; Sacur, Abdul; Januario, Felizardo; Ferreira, Thais; Wells, Cassia; Saito, Suzue; Kamiru, Harrison; Pimentel de Gusmao, Eduarda; El-Sadr, Wafaa

Presentation Type: Poster

Active Linkage to Care Outcomes in the Mozambique Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (INSIDA 2021)

Authors: Albert Nicolau, Erika Fazito, Ângelo Augusto, Acacio Sabonete, Kátia Ngale, Makini Boothe, Melissa Metz, Shannon. M. Farley, K Carter McCabe, Guita Amane, Eduardo Samo Gudo

Presentation Type: Poster

Implementation of Novel Tools to Improve Partner Identification Through Index Case Testing Strategy in Nampula, Mozambique

Authors: Sérgio Chiale, André Mandambwe, Dercio Manuel, Thais Ferreira, Hamilton Mutemba, Cassia Wells, Vera Silva, Eduarda Pimentel de Gusmao

Presentation Type: Poster

Introduction of Near Point of Care Testing Platform for Early Infant HIV Diagnosis in Nigeria

Authors: Timothy Nathaniel Yakubu, Franklin Emerenini, Chidiebere Ihesiaba, Friday Abbah, Ezekiel Musa Shabi, Caroline Andrew, Richard Fayomade, Oluwafunmike Olude, Prince Anyanwu, Ughweroghene Omo-Emmanuel, Isa Iyortim, Emmanuel Atuma, Adewale Akinjeji, Molly Strachan, Ruby Fayorsey

Presentation Type: Poster

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