RECORDED: Thursday, July 1, 2021, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. ET
On Thursday, July 1, 2021, ICAP at Columbia University hosted a webinar to discuss population surveys and how their findings provide critical information on the status of the HIV epidemic and help inform the way forward.
This webinar considered approaches to survey methodology, challenges in reaching men through HIV programs, and insights from measuring population community viral load. Survey adaptations for the COVID-19 pandemic and community mobilization were also explored.
This webinar being held in conjunction with the launch of the upcoming August 1st JAIDS supplement on the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys. The PHIA Project is funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with surveys led by Ministries of Health with support from CDC and ICAP.
– Introduction and Opening Remarks: Jessica Justman, ICAP
– PHIA Methodology: Stephen Delgado, ICAP and Hetal Patel, CDC
– Men and the 1st 90: Christine West, CDC
– Population Viral Load and Viral Load Suppression at the Enumeration Area Level, Correlation of HIV Incidence: Mansoor Farahani, ICAP
– Moderator: Laura Porter, CDC
– Panelists: George Bello, Ministry of Health – Malawi; Rejoice Nkambule, Ministry of Health – Eswatini; Sabin Nsanzimana, Rwanda Biomedical Centre; Bright Phiri, ICAP
– Drew Voetsch, CDC