8th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence

The 8th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence was jointly sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The conference was co-chaired by José M. Zuniga, PhD, MPH (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Washington, DC, USA) and Christopher M. Gordon, PhD (National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA).

The conference provided a forum where the state-of-the-science for HIV treatment and biomedical prevention adherence research was presented, discussed, and translated into evidence-based approaches. The 2.5-day program allowed healthcare and human service professionals to examine scientifically sound and practical strategies to enhance adherence to HIV treatment and biomedical prevention interventions in a variety of domestic and international settings.

Following are conference presentations. The conference organizers request that any use of these presentations should include citations to both their presenting authors and relevant conference information (e.g., 8th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, June 2-4, 2013, Miami).

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) is pleased to make available online archived webcast sessions from the 8th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence (Adherence 2013). Click here to register to view the archived webcast sessions. Registration is free-of-charge.


SUNDAY, June 2, 2013


Public Health Systems Approaches for Linkage and Retention in HIV Care
Evelyn P. Tomaszewski, MSW

Julie Dombrowski, MD

Blayne Cutler, MD, PhD

Abraham Feingold, PsyD

Affordable Care Act Implementation (2013-2015) and its Implications for HIV Service Delivery at Specialty and Primary Care Levels
Michael A. Horberg, MD, MAS

Daniel Montoya

Amy Killelea, JD

Jennifer Kates, PhD

Andrea Weddle, MSW

Novel Technologies and Assays for Adherence Assessment and Support
Jeffrey Schouten, MD

Jane M. Simoni, PhD

Ariane van der Straten, PhD

Donn Dennis, MD

Maya Petersen, PhD

Wendy Nilsen, PhD

Conference Welcome
José m. Zuniga, PhD, MPH
Christopher M. Gordeon, PhD

Introduction to the Gary S. Reiter, MD, and Andrew Kaplan, MD, Memorial Lecture
Christopher M. Gordon, PhD

MEMORIAL LECTURE – Turning Points in HIV Treatment Adherence Research
David R. Bangsberg, MD, MPH

Patient Perspectives on Adherence
Moderator: Robert H. Remien, PhD
Panelists: Juan Carlos; Allam García; Maria T. Mejía; Emmanuel Murray; Quintara Lady Queen-Lane; Kathleen Reed-Cabrera


MONDAY, June 3, 2013

Pharmacist Support for Medication Adherence

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD

The AHRQ CERTS Initiative on Medication Management
Anne Trontell, MD

An Orientation to the MAPS Problem-Solving Counseling Intervention to Promote ART Adherence
Robert Gross, MD, MSCE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – A Call to Action to Treat 15 Million by 2015
Badara Samb, MD, PhD

PLENARY – Call Me Maybe? Text Messaging to Strengthen ART Adherence and Retention in Care in Global Settings

Richard Lester, MD



85 – Are Missed- and Kept-Visits-Based Measures Capturing Different Aspects of Retention
David Batey presenting

86 – Impact of HIV Disease Severity on Retention in Care and Viral Load Suppression
Baligh Yehia presenting

137 – Retention in HIV Care Predicts Subsequent Retention and Predicts Survival Well After the First Year of Care: A National Study of US Veterans
Thomas P. Giordano presenting

149 – Sustaining Adherence and Retention in Care for Improved Health Outcomes in Community-Level HIV and AIDS Services in Swaziland
Gloria Ekpo presenting



68 – Factors Influencing Adherence Behavior for Daily and Intermittent Regimens of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Kenya
Jessica Haberer presenting

107 – HIV Providers’ Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Clinical Settings: A Qualitative Study
Douglas Krakower presenting

125 – Impact of PrEP Messaging Factors on Comprehension, Adherence Motivation, and Risk Compensation Intentions
Sarit Golub presenting

144 – Assessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Knowledge, Attitudes, and Potential Uptake among Adolescents and Young Adults at High-Risk for HIV in Washington, DC
Amanda Castel presenting


THEMATIC ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION – Interventions and Adherence Effects

127 – Changes in HIV Outcomes Following Depression Care in a Resource-Limited Setting: Results from a Pilot Study in Bamenda, Cameroon
Bradley Gaynes presenting

151 – SPIRIT: Switching to Rilpivirine/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir DF Single-Tablet Regimen from Boosted Protease Inhibitor Demonstrated High Adherence and High Rates of Virologic Suppression
Elizabeth Elbert presenting

165 – Developing and Implementing a Mobile Health (mHealth) Adherence Support System for HIV-Uninfected Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): The iText Study
Albert Liu presenting

229 – Household Food Aid and Nutrition Education Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Honduras
Kartika Palar presenting


PROVIDER PANEL – Tips for Addressing Adherence with Patients
Ira B. Wilson, MD
Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH
Thomas P. Giordano, MD, MPH
Robert Gross, MD, MSCE
Mary Jane Nettles, ACRN



21 – Using a Health System and Patient-Centered Approach to Link Individuals Living with HIV Infection into Primary Medical Care in Louisiana
Russell Brewer presenting

135 – Linkage to Care Impacts Survival with HIV Infection, but the Entire Spectrum of Care Determines Survival: A National Study of US Veterans
Thomas Giordano presenting

182 – Expanded HIV Testing Coverage is Ecologically Associated with Decreases in the Number of Late HIV Diagnoses, New York City, 2001-2010
Denis Nash presenting

245 – Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care (X-TLC) in Healthcare Settings on the South Side of Chicago
Nanette Benbow presenting


THEMATIC ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION – Mental Health, Resilience, and Friendships

56 – Resilience in Women with HIV: Relationships with Abuse History, Medication Adherence, and HIV Viral Load
Sannisha K. Dale presenting

66 – Relational Orientations and Viral Suppression among Serodiscordant Same-Sex Male Couples
Kristi Gamarel presenting

113 – Psychiatric Disorder Symptoms are Associated with Longitudinal Changes in Antiretroviral (ARV) Non-Adherence in Perinatally HIV Infected Youth in the United States: Results from IMPAACT P1055
Deborah Kacanek presenting

124 – Psychiatric Comorbidity in Depressed HIV-Positive Individuals: Common and Clinically Consequential
Bradley Gaynes presenting



22 – Adherence to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Non-Forcible Sexual Exposure to HIV: A Meta-Analysis
Catherine Oldenburg presenting

95 – Predictors and Correlates of Adherence to Combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART) for Chronic HIV Infection: A Meta-Analysis
Pythia Nieuwkerk presenting

210 – Text Message Reminders Promote Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Trials
David Finitsis presenting

225 – Impact of HIV-Related Stigma and Serostatus Disclosure on HIV Treatment Adherence: Meta-Synthesis and Systematic Review
Ingrid Katz presenting



28 – HIV Treatment Adherence Counseling Interventions for People Living with HIV and Limited Health Literacy
Seth Kalichman presenting

43 – Barriers and Facilitators to Oral and Topical (Vaginal Gel) PrEP Use in Johannesburg, South Africa: The VOICE-C Study
Ariane van der Straten presenting

116 – The Contribution of Missed Clinic Visits to Disparities in HIV Viral Load Outcomes
Anne Zinski presenting


TUESDAY, June 4, 2013

Use of EHR Systems to Integrate Engagement in Care Interventions into Routine Clinical Practice in Primary Care Settings

Benjamin Young, MD, PhD

Brief Orientation to Motivational Interviewing and Resources for Further Training
Jeffrey Parsons, PhD

The “Script Your Future” Campaign to Improve Patient Medication Adherence Across Multiple Chronic Conditions
Rebecca Burkholder, JD

PLENARY – Disparities in HIV Treatment Engagement, Adherence, and Outcomes
Gregorio Millett, MPH

PLENARY – Clinical Pharmacology of Antiretrovirals for HIV Prevention: Implications for PrEP Adherence and Effectiveness
Craig Hendrix, MD


THEMATIC ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION – Methodologies for Prevention and Adherence

44 – Evaluation of Three Methods for Assessing Daily Vaginal Microbicide Gel Use
Ariane van der Straten presenting

55 – Field Testing of a New Set of Medication Adherence Self-Report Items for HIV Care
Ira B. Wilson presenting

99 – Accounting for Variable Adherence and Sexual Risk Behaviors in the Design and Analysis of PrEP Trials and When Modeling the Impact of PrEP Implementation
Marijn de Bruin presenting

136 – Accuracy in Predicting Daily Anal Intercourse with Casual Partners and its Relevance for Intermittent PrEP: An Online Diary Analysis of Highly Sexually Active Gay and Bisexual Men
Jonathon Rendina presenting


THEMATIC ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION – Adherence and Retention in African Settings

83 – Text Message Reminders Prior to HIV Clinic Appointments do not Improve Retention in Care when Added to Weekly Text Message Reminders Supporting Adherence to ART in Rural Sierra Leone: A Randomized Controlled Trial
John Kelly presenting

162 – Anticipated Experiences of and Barriers to Enrolling in HIV Care: Are There Gender Differences among Newly Diagnosed South Africans?
Susie Hoffman presenting

175 – The Value of Pharmacy-Based Adherence Measurement in Predicting Virologic Outcomes among HIV-Infected Adults in Jos, North Central Nigeria
Isaac Abah presenting

233 – Routine Viral Load Monitoring for Targeted Adherence Support among Antiretroviral Therapy Patients in a Resource-Limited Setting, Swaziland
Charles Azih presenting


THEMATIC ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION – Adherence Analyses Derived from Large Datasets

33 – Nationally Representative Estimates of Self-Reported Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in the United States – Medical Monitoring Project, 2009
Linda Beer presenting

157 – Dose-Timing Errors Do Not Impact Viral Rebound among HIV-RNA Suppressed Patients
Becky Genberg presenting

164 – Modeling Treatment Outcomes Using Rich Adherence Data and Antiretroviral Pharmacometrics
Daniel Rosenbloom presenting

215 – Repeated Measures Analysis of the Relationship between Genotypic Sensitivity and MEMS Adherence with Viral Suppression
Honghu Liu presenting



67 – Pilot Controlled Trial of the Adherence Readiness Program: An Intervention to Assess and Sustain HIV Antiretroviral Adherence Readiness
Glenn Wagner presenting

74 – Reasons for Lack of ART Usage among Well-Engaged, ART-Eligible Clinic Patients
Katerina Christopoulos presenting

91 – Using Community Expert Clients to Improve Adherence to Clinic Appointments in Swaziland
Bindza Ginindza presenting

205 – Provider-Delivered Reminder Calls Improve Clinic Attendance by Patients with a History of Poor Engagement in Semi-Rural Virginia
Erin Wispelwey presenting


THEMATIC ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION – Engagement and Retention in Care

75 – Characterizing Persons Living with HIV who are Linked to Care but Not Retained
Baligh Yehia presenting

123 – Factors Associated with Achieving Clinical Core Indicators among Patients Newly Initiating HIV Care
Gillian Greer presenting

163 – Large-Scale, Rapid Transfer of HIV-Infected Patients from Hospital-Based to Primary Health Clinics in South Africa: An Assessment of Self-Reported Linkage to Care
Ingrid Bassett presenting

195 – Baseline HIV Drug Resistance Testing Upon Linkage to Care: A Common Practice in San Francisco Even Prior to National Guidelines Revisions
Hong-Ha Truong presenting


THEMATIC ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION – Understanding Racial Disparities

58 – Relationships of HIV- and Race-Based Discrimination to Antiretroviral Treatment Use and Retention in Care among African Americans with HIV
Laura Bogart presenting

102 – Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy and Disparities in Viral Suppression among US Black and White Men who have Sex with Men – Medical Monitoring Project, 2009
Linda Beer presenting

106 – Medical Mistrust Predicts Lower Longitudinal Medication Adherence among African-American Men
Sannisha K. Dale presenting

121 – A Computer-Delivered IMB-Based Health Literacy Intervention Reduces Racial Disparities in HIV Information
Raymond Ownby presenting



PrEP: State of the Science
Kenneth Mayer, MD

Behavioral Economics Approaches to Incentivize Adherence
Sebastian Linnemayr, PhD

Aging and HIV Comorbidities: A Challenge for Engagement in Care
Maria L. Alcaide, MD


CLOSING PLENARY – Multisectoral Perspectives on HIV Treatment Adherence: Connecting the Dots
José M. Zuniga, PhD, MPH
Christopher M. Gordon, PhD
Gregorio Millett, MPH
Blayne Cutler, MD, PhD
Michael A. Horberg, MD, MAS
John Pottage, MD
Wendy Nilsen, PhD


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