9th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence


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The 9th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence was jointly sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The conference was co-chaired by K. Rivet Amico, PhD (University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA) and Michael J. Mugavero, MD, MHSc (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 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., 9th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, June 8-10, 2014, Miami).


SUNDAY, June 8, 2014


Networking: Adherence Update from the International HIV Networks
Jeffrey T. Schouten, MD, JD
Michele Peake Andrasik, PhD
Steven A. Safren, PhD, ABPP
Ariane van der Straten, PhD, MPH
Betsy Tolley, PhD, MA

Increasing PrEP Awareness in the US: The Development and Implementation of Five Resources
K. Rivet Amico, PhD
Megan Canon, MPH
Dazon Dixon Diallo, MPH
Sybil Hosek, PhD
Alan McCord
Jim Pickett

Conference Welcome
José m. Zuniga, PhD, MPH
K. Rivet Amico, PhD
Michael J. Mugavero, MD, MHSc

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

PANEL – Patient Perspectives on Treatment as Prevention
Moderator: Phill Wilson
Panelists: Patrick Buzzell; Maria T. Mejía; Rob Newells; Kenly Sikwese; Christian Stanley; Anna Zakowicz, MPH, MA


MONDAY, June 9, 20114

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Treating Stigma: When a Pill Isn’t Enough
Sean Strub

PANEL – Optimizing Our Response: Placing Adherence within the Continuum of Care Contex
Papa Salif Sow, MD, MS
Julio S.G. Montaner, MD
Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, FAAN
James Scott, PharmD, Med
Jane M. Simoni, PhD



Linkage and Retention – Measurement and Epidemiology

287 – Patterns of HIV Service Use and HIV Viral Suppression among Patients Treated in an Academic Infectious Diseases Clinic in North Carolina
Anton Palma presenting

427 – Antiretroviral Refill Adherence is an Early Predictor of Retention in HIV Care
Robert Gross presenting

444 – Public Health Campaigns as a Vehicle for Quality Improvement in HIV Services
Michael Hager presenting


Adherence – Measurement and Epidemiology

315 – Changing Trend in Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study and the AIDS Linked to Intravenous Experience
Shilpa Viswanathan presenting

345 – Development of an Evidence-Based Alert for Risk of ART Failure within an Electronic Medical Record in Haiti
Nancy Puttkammer presenting

414 – Comparing Adherence Items of Missed Doses with Different Timeframes and their Associations with Viral Load in Routine Clinical Care
Heidi Crane presenting

443 – Using the Visual Analogue Scale to Measure Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: A Meta-Analysis
David Finitsis presenting


Engagement in Care – Measurement and Epidemiology

330 – 2014 Federal Recommendations about HIV Prevention Services for Persons with HIV: Promoting Synergies between Clinicians, Community-Based Organizations, and Health Departments
Amrita Tailor presenting

436 – Examining Clinic-Based and Public Health Approaches to Ascertainment of HIV Care Status
Katerina Christopoulos presenting

441 – in+care Campaign: Improving Retention in HIV Care
Michael Hager presenting

448 – Comparison of Engagement in Care Measures Using Self-Report and Clinical Records Data
Amanda Castel presenting


Biobehavioral Prevention – Measurement and Epidemiology

275 – DNA and Protein Biomarkers Offer Increased Accuracy for Assessing Vaginal Microbicide Gel Adherence
Andrea Thurman presenting

297 – What Do We Really Mean By ‘Adherence’ in Vaginal Microbicide Trials? A Comparative Study
Lori Miller presenting

366 – FEM-PrEP: Participant Explanations for Study Product Adherence
Amy Corneli presenting

382 – Daily Short Message Service Surveys Detect Greater HIV Risk Behavior than Monthly Clinic Questionnaires in Kenya
Kathryn Curran presenting


PANEL: Early ART Initiation: Caveats, Challenges, and Opportunities
Mitchell Warren
Amanda Castel, MD, MPH
Kenly Sikwese



Biobehavioral Prevention – Correlates and Methods

347 – Why Do People Come Back for Follow-up? A Prospective Study of Post-Sexual Exposition Prophylaxis
Nima Machouf presenting

374 – Patterns and Correlates of PrEP Drug Detection among MSM and Transgender Women in the Global iPrEx Study
Albert Liu presenting

396 – Sexual Relationships Outside Primary Partnerships and Abstinence are Associated with Lower Adherence and Adherence Gaps: Data from the Partners PrEP Ancillary Adherence Study
Alexander Kintu presenting

440 – To Take or Not to Take PrEP: Perspectives from Participants Enrolled in the iPrEx Open Label Extension (OLE) in the United States
Hailey Gilmore presenting


Linkage and Retention – Measurement and Epidemiology

303 – Time of HIV Diagnosis and Engagement in Prenatal Care Impact Outcomes in Pregnant Women with HIV
Florence Momplaisir presenting

383 – Factors Associated with Intervals between Women’s Visits to HIV Outpatient Clinics
Fiona Burns presenting

408 – Time to Retention among Persons Linked to HIV Care in BC, Canada, from 2000-2012
Lillian Lourenco presenting

428 – Postpartum Retention in HIV Care among HIV-Infected Women in the South
Mirjam-Colette Kempf presenting


Adherence – Intervention

273 – Acceptability and Feasibility of a Cell Phone Support Intervention for Youth Living with HIV Nonadherent to Antiretroviral Therapy
Marvin Belzer presenting

301 – First Findings of a Novel, Variable, Rewards-Based Adherence Intervention in Uganda
Sebastian Linnemayr presenting

370 – Impact of a Self-Management Telephone Support Program for Older People Living with HIV on Antiretroviral Adherence and Quality of Life
Sheryl Catz presenting

397 – A Tablet-Computer Clinical Intervention to Support Antiretroviral Adherence: Initial Results of the MedCHEC Randomized Trial
Allen Gifford presenting


Engagement in Care – Continua of Care and Correlates

334 – Engagement in Outpatient Care for Patients Living with HIV
Christine Oramasionwu presenting

337 – Engagement in the Continuum of HIV Care in Estonia
Kaja-Triin Laisaar presenting

375 – Factors Associated with Loss to Clinic in a Large HIV Care Center of New York City
Rituparna Pati presenting

402 – Population-Based Estimates of Engagement in the Continuum of HIV Care in Western Kenya: From HIV Testing to Retention
Becky Genberg presenting



Structural and Health Systems Approaches Across the Care Continuum

482 – Pulling the Network Together: A Novel Social Network Intervention for Promoting Engagement in HIV Care on Mfangano Island, Kenya
Matt Hickey presenting

483 – Geospatial Patterns Predict Linkage to Care, Retention in Care, and Viral Suppression: A New Method for Monitoring the HIV Care Continuum
Kathleen Brady presenting


ART Adherence – Toolkits and Technology

473 – Every Dose Every Day: A Peek into CDC’s New e-Learning Training Toolkit to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment
Rhondette Jones presenting

490 – The Impact on 5-Year Mortality and the Cost-Effectiveness of Proven Text-Messaging Programs for Improving Antiretroviral Adherence in Kenya
Anik Patel presenting

493 – The China Adherence through Technology Study: The Effect of Real-Time Feedback on Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy
Lora Sabin presenting


ART Adherence – Correlates and Consequences

471 – Association between Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and HIV Viral Load among AIDS Clinical Trials Group Study Participants
Parya Saberi presenting

472 – Adherence and HIV RNA Suppression in the Current Era – Results from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study
Shilpa Viswanathan presenting

486 – Health Literacy is Related to HIV-Positive Persons Medication Adherence Motivations
Marcia Holstad presenting


PLENARY – Adherence Monitoring – State of the Science and Future Innovations
Jessica E. Haberer, MD, MS

PLENARY – Digital Adherence Interventions – A Review of CDC Investments in IT-Based Technologies
Kathleen Green, PhD and Linda J. Koenig, PhD, MS

PLENARY – Three Top-Rated Oral Abstracts
José M. Zuniga, PhD, MPH

283 – Gender Disparities in Viral Suppression and Antiretroviral Therapy Use by Racial and Ethnic Group – Medical Monitoring Project, 2009
Linda Beer presenting

377 – Implementation of PrEP in STD and Community Health Clinics: High Uptake and Drug Concentrations among MSM in the Demo Project
Albert Liu presenting

395 – Linkage to Care Demonstration Project: A Practice-Advised Intervention to Facilitate Emotional and Cognitive Responses for Rapid Linkage to HIV Care
Robert Bolan presenting


TUESDAY, June 10, 2014

PANEL – PrEP – State of the Science, Uptake Challenges, and Other Barriers to Scale Up
Kenneth Mayer, MD
Patrick Buzzell
Robert M. Grant, MD, PhD
Sybil G. Hosek, PhD
Jim Pickett



Engagement in Care – Interventions and Correlates

363 – Robust Short-Term Effectiveness of a Comprehensive HIV Care Coordination Program in New York City
Stephanie Chamberlin presenting

372 – A Qualitative Investigation of Patients Transitional States of Engagement in HIV-Related Medical Care
Stephanie Koch presenting

430 – Six-Month Outcomes from a Medical Care Coordination Program at Safety Net HIV Clinics in Los Angeles County
Rhodri Dierst-Davies presenting

431 – Engagement in HIV Care Following Release from Jail
Janet Myers presenting


Adherence – Technology

266 – An iPhone App/Game to Improve ART Adherence
Laura Whiteley presenting

276 – The Effectiveness of a New Smartphone App Using Personalized Health-Related Visual Imagery in Improving Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy
Keith Petrie presenting

323 – Feedback of HIV Medication Adherence Data to Patients: Assessment of Presentation Formats
Robert Gross presenting

369 – Real-Time Antiretroviral Treatment Monitoring among HIV-Positive Individuals in Southern China: Early Experiences with ‘Wisepill’
Lora Sabin presenting


Linkage and Retention – Interventions

248 – Community HIV Support Worker Program in Rural Ethiopia: Client Attitudes and Outcomes after 1 Year
Alan Lifson presenting

387 – Impact of a Peer Intervention on Engagement in Prevention and Care Services among HIV-Infected Persons Not Yet on Antiretroviral Therapy: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Randomized Trial in Rakai, Uganda
April Monroe presenting

437 – Evaluating the Development and Implementation of Linkage and Retention Interventions for People Living with HIV: The HRSA/SPNS Systems Linkage and Access to Care Initiative
Kimberly Koester presenting

456 – Seek, Test, Treat and Retain for People Who Inject Drugs in Kenya: Findings from the First Intervention Period of a Stepped Wedge Study
John Lizcano presenting


Biobehavioral Prevention – Interventions and Demonstration Projects

317 – Adherence to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the Partners Demonstration Project: Preliminary Findings
Jessica Haberer presenting

339 – Acceptability of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis at Varying Levels of Effectiveness among Low SES Black Gay and Bisexual Men in Los Angeles: Implications for PrEP Dissemination
Ronald Brooks presenting

350 – Real Time Plasma TFV Levels to Support Adherence in a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Demonstration Project
Ryan Kofron presenting

409 – Developing and Implementing a PrEP Demonstration/Implementation Hybrid in a Community-Based Health Center
Sarit Golub presenting



Patient-Provider Communication
Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH

Sean Strub

Health Literacy
Anna Zakowicz, MPH, MA

PANEL – Patient-Provider Teams: Some Times the “Care Relationship” is the Intervention
Ira B. Wilson, MD
Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS
Ruth DeRamus
Thomas P. Giordano, MD, MPH
Deborah Konkle-Parker, PhD, FNP
Robert H. Remien, PhD




260 – Facilitators and Challenges to ART Adherence among Men who have Sex with Men in Coastal Kenya
Susan Graham presenting

350 – Roles of Medication Responsibility, Executive and Adaptive Functioning in Adherence for Youth with Perinatal HIV
Patricia Garvie presenting

371 – Active Methamphetamine Use is Associated with Antiretroviral Medication Non-Adherence
David Moore presenting

379 – Symptomatic HIV Disease or Perceived Side Effects of Medication Associated with Lower Antiretroviral Adherence among MACH14 Patients
Yan Wang presenting


Engagement in Care – Interventions

274 – Identification of Evidence-Based Interventions for Promoting Linkage to, Retention, and Re-Engagement in HIV Medical Care: Findings from a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials, 1996-2012
Darrel Higa presenting

322 – Bridging the Gaps: The Use of Health Information Technology and Bridge Counseling to Improve Retention in Care in North Carolina
Jennifer Keller presenting

400 – The Navigation Program: An Innovative Method for Finding and Re-Engaging Lost HIV Clinic Patients
Rhodri Dierst-Davies presenting

413 – Positive Links: Smart Phones and Support for Successful Linkage to HIV Care in Rural Virginia
Rebecca Dillingham presenting


Linkage and Retention – Correlates of Linkage and Retention

255 – Who are They? Identifying Risk Factors of Loss to Follow Up among HIV-Positive Patients on Care and Treatment in Dar es Salaam
Lameck Machumi presenting

264 – Location Matters: Site of HIV Diagnosis Strongly Associated with Linkage to Care
Baligh Yehia presenting

381 – Linking Key Populations to HIV Care Services in Kampala, Uganda
Stephen Alege presenting

389 – Correlates of Not Receiving HIV Care among HIV-Infected Women Enrolling in a HRSA SPNS Multi-Site Initiative
Oni Blackstock presenting


Biobehavioral Prevention – Perspectives: Consumers, Prescribers, and Communities

270 – New England Healthcare Providers’ Perceptions, Knowledge, and Practices Regarding the Use of Antiretrovirals for Prevention
Douglas Krakower presenting

329 – Choosing Prevention: The Case for Involving Users in Early Microbicide Development
Kathleen Morrow presenting

386 – PrEP Audio Visual Representation (PrEP REP) Project: Development and Pilot of a PrEP Education Video
K. Rivet Amico presenting

416 – Houston Primary Care Providers’ Perceptions of and Willingness to Prescribe HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Charlene Flash presenting



Public Health Approaches
Julie Myers, MD

Food Insecurity
Sheri Weiser, MD, MA, MPH

Health Systems in Transition
Theresa Wolters, MA

CLOSING PANEL – Slaying the Hydra: Examining Universal ART’s Acceptability, Adherence, Affordability, Accessibility, and Accountability Challenges
K. Rivet Amico, PhD
Michael J. Mugavero, MD, MHSc
Christopher M. Gordon, PhD
Alan Whiteside, DEcon


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