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The CTN at AIDS 2020: Virtual

By July 2, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

AIDS 2020: Virtual is almost here. Across July 6-10, you can access 12 prime sessions, 27 workshops, 50 symposia, 62 abstract sessions, 10 pre-conferences, and over 70 satellite sessions, each showcasing some of the latest science, policy, and research in the HIV field. 

Below, we summarize some of the sessions that CTN Investigators are involved in.* 

For the full conference programme, visit www.aids2020.org

 

Symposia and Bridging Sessions On-Demand

BS08 – Leveraging by doing: Research to advance the HIV response

Moderators: Sharmistha Mishra, St. Michael’s Hospital, Jason Farley, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Session Description: This session will explore advances in HIV-related implementation research methods. It will include real-world examples to showcase the utility of these methods in optimizing the impact of HIV prevention and treatment responses. Topics that will be covered include implementation strategies for marginalized communities, methods such as behavioural economics, and implementation case studies from diverse settings.

BS12 – Stigma kills: Time for change

Session Description: This session will provoke discussion on the various modes and structures that contribute to HIV-related stigma and discrimination. It will share information that will empower communities and enhances individual and community efforts to increase awareness of U=U as one strategy to address stigma and discrimination.

Intersectional stigma and health impacts: An example from women living with HIV in Canada
Speaker: Carmen Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

SS07 – Stamping out stigma: Innovative interventions for key populations

Session Description: This session is designed to highlight innovative interventions that have been implemented globally to address stigma on individual, societal, structural and policy levels. It will showcase that stigma towards a person living with HIV undermines access to diagnosis, treatment and successful health outcomes.

Innovative community-level interventions to reduce stigma among sex workers: What works
Speaker: Kate Shannon, University of British Columbia

Oral Abstracts and Poster Sessions On-Demand

OAD06 – PrEP 360: PrEP around the world

OAD0602 – Prevalence, trends, and correlates of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use during sexual events by sexual minority men in Canada’s three largest metropolitan areas
Speaker: Nathan Lachowsky, University of Victoria

PDD03 – Sexual concurrency and sexual networks

PDD0303 – Longitudinal associations between place of sex work, depression and HIV vulnerabilities among sex workers in Baltimore, Maryland: A social geography of sex work approach to guide HIV prevention cascade optimization
Speaker: Carmen Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

PDE03 – From faith to MTV: Expanding the reach of HIV services

PDE0301 – Introduction
Speaker: Carmen Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Conclusion
Speaker: Carmen Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

PDF02 – Rights are Right: Ensuring rights based approaches

PDF0206 – Global perspectives toward a rights-based approach to self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and HIV: Implications for advancing universal health coverage
Speaker: Carmen Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

* If you are a CTN Investigator presenting at AIDS 2020 and would like to be featured, please email details of your presentation to hbranch@cheos.ubc.ca.

 

Canada Pavilion

The Canada Pavilion 2020 is an opportunity to showcase the contributions of Canadian researchers, community-based organizations, public health and healthcare providers, and governments as well as to promote Canadian best practices and achievements related to HIV and STBBIs.

Please ‘stop by’ the CTN’s exhibit. Community Advisory Committee members Muluba Habanyama, Michael Parsons, and Christian Hui will be available for one to ones and group chats, and we will be premiering a video to celebrate our 30th anniversary!

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