RTI at AIDS 2012: International AIDS Conference

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RTI International showcased its diverse capabilities and experience working in HIV at the 19th International AIDS Conference, July 22-27, 2012, in Washington, DC.

The world's largest HIV conference provides an international, open, and independent forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and research that will inform HIV programs and strengthen prevention, treatment, and care efforts worldwide.

Additional information about AIDS 2012 is available at www.aids2012.org/.

RTI-Sponsored Sessions

Saturday, July 21 (Pre-Conference Event)


Sunday, July 22

  • No "Getting to Zero AIDS" Without Scale-Up of Stigma Reduction
    The National Institute of Mental Health at NIH is co-sponsoring this satellite session, which addresses the urgent need to reduce stigma and discrimination in order to improve access and retention in prevention, care, and treatment programs; uphold human rights; and improve the lives of people affected by HIV.
  • Women Need Focus: Global Efforts for a Next Generation Response to the Intersecting Risks of Substance Abuse, Sexual Behavior, and Gender-Based Violence
    This satellite session will interactively examine the structural and cultural barriers and opportunities for effective interventions, including those related to gender equity and access to HIV prevention, treatment, and other services, for at-risk women and their partners.


RTI Events, Posters, and Presentations (printable PDF)

Monday, July 23

  • Age differences among HIV-positive children receiving care at IeDEA-Central Africa clinics in Cameroon, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo
    N. Kamgaing, M.-T. Obama, J. Newman, M. Nduwimana, H. Bukuru, P. Kariyo, T. Niyongabo, M. Mbaya, H. Mukumbi5 W. Akam, J. Iriondo-Perez, J. Atibu, I. Azinyue, M. Kiumbu, J. Hemingway-Foday
  • Beyond prescientific reasoning: Community-based participatory research with sex workers [Poster]
    Alix Lutnick, D. Cohan
  • Body weight evolution in HIV-positive patients over two years of antiretroviral treatment; a multiregional analysis of the IeDEA collaboration
    D. Huis in 't Veld, E. Balestre, J. Menten, A. Jaquet, D. Cooper, F. Dabis, C. Yiannoutsos, M. Egger, J. Hemingway, R. Colebunders
  • Characteristics of patients lost-to-care (LTC) prior to initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) in IeDEA HIV clinics in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cameroon and Burundi [Poster]
    K. Stolka, J. Hemingway-Foday, J. Iriondo-Perez, M. Kiumbu, J. Atibu, I. Azinyue, W. Akam, A. Balimba, L. Kalenga, M. Mbaya, B. Mfangam Molu, H. Mukumbi, T. Niyongabo, C. Twizere
  • Clinical and immunological characteristics of children receiving HIV care over time in IeDEA-Central Africa clinics in Burundi, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo
    M. Nduwimana, J. Newman, H. Bukuru, P. Kariyo, S. Bahimanga, D. Niyungeko, T. Niyongabo, N. Kamgaing, M.-T. Obama, M. Mbaya, H. Mukumbi, W. Akam, J. Iriondo-Perez, J. Atibu, I. Azinyue, M. Kiumbu, J. Hemingway-Foday

Tuesday, July 24

  • Characteristics of HIV-infected adults with hypertension and diabetes in IeDEA-Central Africa clinics in Burundi, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo
    M. Kiumbu, A. Freeman, J. Hemingway-Foday, J. Atibu, I. Azinyue, W. Akam, A. Balimba, L. Kalenga, M. Mbaya, B. Mfangam Molu, H. Mukumbi, T. Niyongabo, C. Twizere, J. Iriondo-Perez, K. Stolka, J. Newman
  • Community-level intervention for HIV testing and prevention in the Republic of Georgia [Poster]
    Tea Tsagareli, Tamara Sirbiladze, Iaini McLellan, Tamuna Kasrashvili, Mamuka Djibuti
  • HIV and sexually transmitted infections among women who use methamphetamine in San Francisco, USA [Presentation]
    Jennifer Lorvick, Alix Lutnick
  • Interactive activities to raise awareness of risk behaviors for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, among Georgian youth [Poster]
    Nino Kakubava, Keti Chachava, Tamar Gelashvili, Mamuka Djibuti
  • The effectiveness of a school-based intervention to increase knowledge on health topics among secondary school students in the Republic of Georgia [Poster]
    Tamar Kasrashvili, Zurab Japaridze, Brad Kerner, Victoria Scott, Mamuka Djibuti

Wednesday, July 25

  • Disclosure status of HIV-positive children receiving care at IeDEA-Central Africa clinics in Burundi, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo
    J. Newman, H. Bukuru, P. Kariyo, M. Nduwimana, T. Niyongabo M. Mbaya, H. Mukumbi, N. Kamgaing, M.-T. Obama, W. Akam, J. Iriondo-Perez, J. Atibu, I. Azinyue, M. Kiumbu, J. Hemingway-Foday
  • Reducing stigma and discrimination: The missing strategy for elimination of child HIV infections by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive
    Laura Nyblade (moderator), Vanessa Johnson, Agness Mkweu, Patrick Oyaro, Sohail Rana, Janet Turan
  • Stigma as a barrier to the elimination of vertical HIV transmission: Model projections from an urban Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programme in South Africa
    Laura Nyblade, H.J. Prudden, N. Dzialowy, A.M. Foss, V. Black, H. Stöckl, N. Wallace, P. Monfiston, C. Zimmerman, C.H. Watts
  • When worlds collide: Differential concerns of IRBs reviewing a "buy study" protocol
    Alix Lutnick, Z. Lazzarini, P. Case, , J. Gaggin, N. Zaller

Thursday, July 26

  • A brief computer-assisted tailored HIV/STI counseling and testing intervention for high-risk populations
    Curt Coomes, Bill Zule, Winona Poulton, Wendee Wechsberg
  • Empowerment of young people in sex trades, while recognizing the complexity of their situations, as best practice for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
    Alix Lutnick, D. Hickey, D. McKinney, K. Dorsey
  • High-risk sexual behaviors among HIV knowledgeable adolescents living in military families in Uganda [Poster]
    Hilda Tibenderana Bukajumbe, John Ddamulira, Abdual Sessolo, Benjamin Lutimba, M. Wanzusi, R. Tinka, Cassette Wamundu, Godfrey Bwire, Erin Smith, Stephen Kusasira
  • Measuring HIV stigma and discrimination among three target populations: Best practices for PLHIV, the general population and health care workers
    Laura Nyblade, Anne Stangl, Laurel Sprague, Susan Timberlake, Nelson Varas-Diaz
  • Patient outcomes in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo after disruption in HIV care and treatment due to decreased Global Fund appropriations [Poster]
    A. Freeman, M. Kiumbu, B. Mwamba, J. Atibu, L. Kalenga, H. Mukumbi, T. Ntambwe, R. Ramazani, J. Mafutamingi, C. Mwepu, B. Kalindula, V. Mbuya, L. Mwila, C. Cummiskey, K. Stolka, J. Newman, J. Hemingway-Foday
  • Stigma and discrimination as barriers to PMTCT and HIV care and treatment for maternal, paternal, and infant health [Poster]
    Laura Nyblade, J. Turan, P. Monfiston
  • Switching people who inject drugs from high dead space to low dead space syringes as a structural intervention to prevent injection-related HIV epidemics [Presentation]
    Bill Zule, Harry Cross

Friday, July 27

  • Getting to zero excuses: Understanding and addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination
    Laura Nyblade


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