This month, I-TECH staff from several country offices have packed their suitcases, given their posters and presentations one last check, and boarded flights for Washington, DC, where they’ll join global colleagues for the 19th annual International AIDS Conference, 22-27 July. The conference brings together HIV experts, scholars, policy makers, activists, and people living with HIV for a week of intense discussion, education, and collaboration.
This year, UW and UCSF faculty and I-TECH staff will be at the conference sharing presentations and posters on research and programs in Angola, Botswana, Haiti, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and the United States.
You are also welcome to peruse a sample of I-TECH’s 2012 IAS posters; full-size PDFs of just a few of our posters may be accessed at the links below. If you’d like to be put in touch with any of our authors, email l I-TECH at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- Use of an electronic medical record to implement, monitor, and improve HEALTHQUAL clinical care indicator performance rates
- Standards-based facility assessment of two public departmental hospitals in Haiti: A health systems strengthening approach to sustainable integrated HIV/AIDS services
- Prevalence and predictor of cervical intraepithelial neoplasias among HIV-infected women in northern Namibia
- A practical approach to HIV disclosure to children with HIV in Namibia
- Effect of primary isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis incidence rate among HIV-infected adults enrolled in HIV care in northern Namibia
- Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection among HIV-infected children in northern Namibia; using baseline ALT<2 x ULN as an indicator of immune tolerant phase of chronic HBV infection and purposeful selection of a lamivudine-sparing ART regimen
- Evaluation of a well-established task shifting initiative: the lay counselor cadre in Botswana (2002–2010)
- Improving efficiency in project implementation through a PEPFAR-funded initiative to strengthen governance of Ministry of Health programs
- Building the HIV Health Workforce: Innovations from the United States (and Abroad through the Health Resources and Services Administration AIDS Education and Training Centers and the International Training and Education Center for Health
About the Conference:
“The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.
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. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking. ” Read more at the conference website, www.aids2012.org