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Ciheb at IAS 2021 (Virtual)

The 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science hosted by the International AIDS Society will be held through July 18-21, 2021. The conference, which will be held virtually, will feature a broad range of HIV scientists, leaders, policy makers, researchers, and advocates who will explore the most pressing topics in HIV. The four main tracks of the conference include basic science, clinical science, prevention science, and social, behavioral and implementation science.

IAS 2021 Conference Program

Ciheb is proud to participate in IAS 2021. We have provided a preview to some of our sessions below. Learn more about the conference and register here.

Oral Presentation in Satellite Sessions


The Community HIV Epidemic Control Model: a community-based intervention to achieve 90-90-90 via comprehensive HIV differentiated service delivery in rural communities in Zambia

Presenter: Cassidy Claassen

Authors: Cassidy Claassen, Ina Kafunda, Linah Mwango, Steven Shiyanda, Nzali Kancheya, Keith Mweembo, Annie Mwila, Lottie Hachaambwa, Robert Sheneberger

Poster Sessions


Demographic factors associated with continuation of oral anti-retroviral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis at one and three months in Nairobi, Kenya

Patrick Eshikumo, Doris Muriungi, Habib Omari, Faith Kiruthi, Caroline Ng'eno, Rebecca Wangusi 

Impact of enhanced adherence counselling on viral re-suppression among adolescents and young persons with persistent high viremia in selected health facilities in Kisii and Migori county, Western Kenya

Anne Wasilwa, Amadi Emmanuel, Habib Omari Ramadhani, Angela Ndaga, Violet Makokha, Kepha Abuya, Daniel Oneya, Lennah Omoto Nyabiage, Caroline Ng'eno

Viral suppression among adolescents and young adults on ART before and after structured transition to adult care in rural Western Kenya

Violet Makokha, Emmanuel Amadi, Habib Omari Ramadhani, Duncan Obunge, Florence Ogero, Daniel Oneya, Lennah Omoto Nyabiage, Caroline Ng'eno

High rates of acceptance and viral re-suppression among children and adolescents (0-19 years) receiving virtual enhanced adherence counselling and synchronous medication reminders in Nairobi, Kenya

Rebecca Wangusi, Javies Ngui, Emmah Momanyi, Gerald Thiong'o, Robert Mulwa, Immaculate Mutisya, Marie-Claude Lavoie, Caroline Ng'eno

Impact of a family-centered care model on viral suppression among HIV-infected children in Migori, Kenya

David Ogiti, Emmanuel Amadi, Roseline Oyuga, Vivian Ousso, D. Onea, Lennah Omoto Nyabiage, Caroline Ng'eno, Emily Koech, Natalia Blanco, Marie-Claude Lavoie


Community-based prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission increases engagement in antenatal care for women and infants in Zambia: results from the SMACHT project

Ina Kafunda, Linah Mwango, Natalia Blanco, Marie-Claude Lavoie, Steven Shiyanda, Keith Mweembo, Annie Mwila, Lottie Hachaambwa, Robert Sheneberger, Cassidy Claassen

Community-based prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission is perceived as effective and trusted in rural Zambia: Qualitative results from the SMACHT project

Kirsten Stoebenau, Linah Mwango, Ina Kafunda, Marie-Claude Lavoie, Steven Shiyanda, K. Mweembo, Annie Mwila, Lottie Hachaambwa, Robert Sheneberger, Cassidy Claassen

Maintaining high-yield HIV testing activities in Zambia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Natalia Blanco, Kalima Tembo, Linah Mwango, Alpha Banda, Richard Lubinda, Everess Fundulu, Betty Zulu, Kennedy Nkwemu, Annie Mwila, Marie-Claude Lavoie, Cassidy Claassen

PrEP initiation in community safe spaces increases PrEP access among key and priority populations in Zambia

Linah Mwango, Ina Kafunda, Richard Lubinda, Henry Kabombo, Everess Fundulu, Julian Chipukuma, Henry Sakala, Nasho Nyirongo, Beauty Phiri, Siphiwe Malupande, Marcqueline Zulu, Kalima Tembo, Morley Mujansi, Steven Shiyanda, Adebayo Adebayo, Robert Sheneberger, Lottie Hachaambwa, Brianna Lindsay, Cassidy Claassen

Initial implementation of PrEP in Zambian correctional facilities demonstrates high uptake among incarcerated people

Nasho Nyirongo, Linah Mwango, Carol. Masumba, James-Paul Litongola, James Sikanyika, Henery Kabombo, Martin Moyo, Steven Siachibila, James Mudenda, Kalima Tembo, Pawel Olowski, Adebayo Adebayo, E. Muchimba, Bupe Musonda, Clement Nchimunya Moonga, Michael Herce, Brianna Lindsay, Cassidy Claassen



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