RTI International to Host Conference to Discuss HIV/AIDS Prevention in Triangle

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International will host and cosponsor a conference of more than 100 community members, clinicians and researchers to discuss evidence-based practices surrounding HIV/AIDS prevention in the Triangle, Feb. 17.

The event will share practices in addition to outcomes to translate and disseminate recent HIV findings to each other and community practitioners in the Triangle area as well as discuss the implications of new developments on the future of HIV research and practice.

RTI is working with the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, FHI 360, the LinCS 2 Durham project, and Duke and UNC Centers for AIDS Research to put together the one-day conference.

The event will include community leaders, organizers, advocates, researchers, clinicians, health care providers and public health professionals throughout Wake, Durham and Orange counties.

Featured topics of discussion include:

  • Advances in biomedical HIV prevention research
  • Global research and implications for research in the Triangle
  • Prevention, treatment and care in the Triangle
  • Importance of research conducted with communities
  • Establishing successful HIV partnerships
  • National HIV/AIDS strategy and local implications for prevention and treatment