The 22nd International AIDS Conference

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The 22nd International AIDS Conference

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Amsterdam, Netherlands

We are excited to announce that researchers and scientists from the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA) are participating in multiple sessions at the 22nd International AIDS Conference: A symposium on July 23rd, six poster sessions, and two oral presentations. The Regional Director of GHRCCA will be participating in a press conference with Sir Elton John and others on July 24th -- read about each session below.

SIG and GHRCCA at AIDS 2018

Symposium: July 23rd

This symposium highlights the work of SIG and the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA), presenting lessons learned over ten years of GHRCCA's work in the region including a number of multi-level evidence-based HIV interventions conducted among key populations in Kazakhstan in Central Asia. These include Project Renaissance, Project Nova, the UNI Project, and Project BRIDGE.

 

  • Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Title: Innovative multi-level HIV interventions with key populations in Kazakhstan and Central Asia: From efficacy to implementation research
  • Presenters (in order of presentations): Louisa Gilbert, Assel Terlikbayeva, Nabila El-Bassel, Elwin Wu, Tara McCrimmon, and Timothy Hunt
  • Room: E102

Learn more about the symposium and research to be presented.

Official Press Conference featuring Sir Elton John: July 24th

    • Time: 2:15 - 3:00 pm
    • Topic: Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    • Location: PCR1, G106-107
    • Participant: Assel Terlikbayeva, Regional Director, Global Health Research Centre of Central Asia

Press Conference: Chris Beyrer (Press Conference Chair) Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins University Sir Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation David Furnish, Chairman, Elton John AIDS Foundation Lambert Grijns, Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & HIV/AIDS, Government of the Netherlands Assel Terlikbayeva, Regional Director, Global Health Research Centre of Central Asia Alexey Lahov, Project Coordinator, Humanitarian Action Biljana Vidovic, Project Leader, aidsfonds

Poster Sessions: July 24th

This poster discussion is part of the session entitled "#UsToo: Violence against key populations."

  • Time: 1 - 2 pm
  • Title: Partner violence: A significant part of a syndemic among Black men who have sex with men
  • Presenter: Elwin Wu
  • Room: Hall 11A

Learn more about this poster discussion session.

  • Time: TBA
  • Title: Deconstructing the relationship between non-fatal opioid overdose and HIV/HCV risks among PWID in Kazakhstan
  • Presenter: Louisa Gilbert
  • Room: TBA

Learn more about this poster session.

Poster Sessions: July 25th

  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Title: Female sex workers who use drugs and HIV/STI risk in Kazakhstan: Implications for HIV prevention
  • Presenter: Tara McCrimmon
  • Room: Poster Exhibition area, Hall 1

Learn more about this poster session.

  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Title: Attitudes towards PrEP among drug-involved men under community supervision with their female partners in New York City
  • Presenter: Dawn Goddard-Eckrich
  • Room: Poster Exhibition area, Hall 1

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  • Time: TBA
  • Title: Spreading WINGS (Women Initiating New Goals of Safety): Cross-cultural adaptation, feasibility and preliminary effects of an intervention to address gender-based violence among women who use drugs in India
  • Presenter: Pemu Bhutia
  • Room: TBA

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  • Time: TBA
  • Title: Sexual partnership patterns and HIV risks among male migrant market workers from Central Asian countries in Kazakhstan
  • Presenter: Gaukhar Mergenova
  • Room: TBA

Learn more about this poster session.

 

Oral Presentations: July 26th

This oral presentation is part of the session entitled "Confronting violence against women."

  • Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
  • Title: WINGS of hope: Evaluating effects of integrating a brief gender-based violence prevention intervention with HIV counseling and testing among women who use drugs in Kyrgyzstan
  • Presenter: Tatiana Musagalieva
  • Room: Elicium 1

Learn more about this oral presentation session.

This oral presentation is part of the session entitled "Dignity has no nationality: HIV and migrants' rights."

  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Title: Criminal justice involvement as a social determinant of sexual risk among male migrant and non-migrant market vendors in Kazakhstan: Implications for HIV prevention and human rights
  • Presenter: Philip Marotta
  • Room: G102-103

Learn more about this oral presentation session.

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