12th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence

June 4-6, 2017
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

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Adherence 2017 is sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). The conference’s Co-Chairs are K. Rivet Amico, PhD (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA) and Michael J. Mugavero, MD, MHSc (University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA). The conference Track Chairs are Thomas P. Giordano, MD, MPH (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA); Jean-Jacques Parienti, MD, PhD (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Caen, France); and Jane M. Simoni, PhD (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA).

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., 12th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, June 4-6, 2017, Miami).

Adherence 2017 is made possible through educational grants from Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Merck & Co., as well as sponsorship support from ViiV Healthcare.


SUNDAY, June 4, 2017

PRE-CONFERENCE 1: Measuring HIV Care Continua – Re-Examining the Basics of Monitoring the AIDS Response
Moderator: Nikos Dedes
Discussants: Bruce Agins Presentation
Reuben Granich Presentation
Irene Hall Presentation
Ana Roberta Pati Pascom Presentation
Sarah Rowan Presentation
Gretchen Weiss Presentation

PRE-CONFERENCE 2: Improving the HIV Youth Prevention and Care Continuums: The New Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

Introduction to ATN 4 and Cascades
Patrick Sullivan

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

Lisa Hightow-Weidman

Scale It Up
Sylvie Naar-King and Jeffrey Parsons

Individual Projects (Original and New from RFP)
Sonia Lee

Questions and Discussion
Sylvie Naar-King

K. Rivet Amico and Michael Mugavero

PLENARY ADDRESS: Fast-Tracking the AIDS Response – Are We on Track?
César Núñez

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Network Approaches to Eliminating New HIV Transmission
John Schneider

PANEL DISCUSSION: Leaving No One Behind – Protecting Affected Communities from Shifting Political Winds
Moderator: Robert Remien
Panelists: Nikos Dedes
Arianna Lint
Greg Millett


163 – Short Message Service (SMS) reminders improve patient on-time pill pick-up of their antiretroviral medicines in Namibia
Samson Mwinga

220 – Effects of a real-time reminder intervention on retention in HIV treatment among pregnant and postpartum women in a low-resource setting: The Uganda WiseMama
Lora Sabin

275 – SMS Support Increases PrEP Retention and Adherence among Young MSM and Transgender Women in Chicago
Albert Liu



MONDAY, June 5, 2017

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP 1: Actioning the Data for Real-World Application – Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities
Bruce Agins Presentations

PLENARY ADDRESS: Why Are There Still Such Large Gaps in Coverage in the Test and Treat Era?
Mark Nelson

GARY S. REITER, MD, AND ANDREW KAPLAN, MD, MEMORIAL LECTURE: Implemenation Science – Translating the Evidence into Accelerated Action for HIV Epidemic Control
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx

PANEL DISCUSSION: Actioning the Evidence – Thinking Globally, Acting Locally to Accelerate/Focus the AIDS Response
Moderator: K. Rivet Amico
Panelists: Bruce Agins Presentation
Michael Mugavero Presentation
Leanne Savola Presentation

PANEL DISCUSSION: Implementation Science in Action – Fast-Tracking the AIDS Response in High HIV Burden Cities
Moderators: César Núñez
José M. Zuniga
Panelists: Dázon Dixon Diallo
Jorge Garrido Presentation
Michael Mugavero
Ana Roberta Pati Pascom


Session 1: Adherence Promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Moderator: Jane M. Simoni

278 – Cash versus Food Assistance to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV-infected Adults in Tanzania: A Randomized Trial
Sandra McCoy

306 – The Shikamana Intervention to Promote Adherence among Kenyan Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (GBMSM): A Pilot Randomized Trial
Susan Graham

201 – Same-Day Home-Based ART Start in Lesotho: Lessons from the Field
Tracy Glass

166 – Monitoring delays in adopting WHO HIV treatment guidelines in low- and middle-income countries
Somya Gupta

Session 2: Predictors of PrEP Adherence
Moderator: Jean-Jacques Parienti

111 – Associations Between Urine Tenofovir Levels, Pharmacy Measures, and Self-Report for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Adherence Monitoring
Helen Koenig

161 – Associations Between Research Staff-Participant Interactions and HIV PrEP Adherence in HPTN 067
Victoria Ojeda

282 – Determining the Roles that Illicit Drugs, Marijuana, and Heavy Drinking Play in PrEP Medication Adherence among Gay and Bisexual Men: Implications for Treatment
Christian Grov

296 – PrEP in the Real World: Predictors of 6-Month Retention in a Diverse Urban Cohort
Alexander Lankowski

Session 3: eHealth and Technology to Optimize Engagement in Care
Moderator: Thomas Giordano

174 – Use of a mHealth Intervention to Improve HIV Treatment and Engagement in HIV Care among Recently Incarcerated Persons in Washington, DC
Irene Kuo

244 – WhatsApp as a Tool to Support Recently Diagnosed Gay Men with HIV in Peru: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Luis Menacho

173 – Positive Links: A Mobile Health Intervention for Retention in HIV Care and Clinical Outcomes with 12 Months’ Follow-up
Rebecca Dillingham

276 – Effectiveness of a Cell Phone Counseling Intervention on PMTCT Retention, Adherence to Treatment, and Uptake of Early Infant Diagnosis and Pregnancy Related Services in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study
Sam Kalibala

Session 4: Unpacking the 90s
Moderator: Benjamin Young

247 – Time to Undetectable Viral Load after Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation among Adults and Adolescents with HIV: Real World Evidence
Marisol Valenzuela-Lara

169 – Global Status Report of HIV Care Continua and the 90-90-90 Target
Reuben Granich

199 – Continuum of Care in Patients with Unsuppressed Viral Load: Data from Rural Southern Africa – Are We Doing Enough for Children?
Tracy Glass

272 – Behind the HIV Care Continuum: Longitudinal HIV Care Trajectories in North Carolina
Kimberly Powers


Session 1: Adherence Measurement and Patterns
Moderator: Catherine Orrell

252 – Adherence Trajectories Among African Americans Living with HIV
Laura Bogart

281 – Alternative Facts: Adherence to an Electronic Monitoring Device (Wisepill) Does Not Always Reflect Adherence to Medication
Nadia Nguyen

315 – Preliminary Validation of Unannounced Telephone Pill Count Adherence Data from Perinatally HIV-infected Adolescents and Young Adults
Amelia Bucek

298 – Bioavailability of Co-Encapsulated Antiretrovirals with Ingestible Sensor for Measuring Adherence
Honghu Liu

154 – Changing Trends in ART Prescription, Durability and Modification
Ellen Eaton

Session 2: Preference and Acceptance of PrEP
Moderator: Steven Safren

182 – Preferences for and Concerns about Using Long-Acting Injectable Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Gay and Bisexual Men
Steven John

227 – Who opts for Daily versus On-Demand Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis?
Zoë Greenwald

269 – We Need This: PrEP Awareness and Acceptability among Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System
Emily Dauria

270 – HIV Prevention Continuum among MSM in New York City (NYC), Spring 2016
Zoe Edelstein

Session 3: Wellbeing and HIV Stigma
Moderator: Dázon Dixon Diallo

117 – Relationship between Mental Health and Retention in HIV Primary Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Cherie Rooks-Peck

131 – The Impact of Internalized HIV Stigma on Retention in HIV Care
Drenna Waldrop-Valverde

179 – Association between Internalized HIV Stigma and Visit Adherence: Downstream Effects on Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence
Whitney Rice

262 – Intersecting Stigmas Impact Retention In Care And Medication Adherence among Drug-Involved PLWH
Kristi Stringer

Session 4: Location, Location, Location
Moderator: Patrick Sullivan

142 – Contribution of Engagement in HIV Care on Disparities in Viral Load Suppression among Latinos, Florida, 2015
Kristopher Fennie

185 – Geographic Variability in Time from HIV Diagnosis to Viral Suppression in Alabama
David Batey

255 – Patient Perceptions of Socio-Environmental Barriers to HIV Care in the US South Through a Geospatial Lens: A Qualitative Analysis
Neela Goswami

127 – Role of HIV Testing Site Type in Timely Linkage to HIV Care, Florida 2014–2015
Mary Jo Trepka

PLENARY ADDRESS: Same-Day Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation – How Do We Get There and Should We Go There?
Thomas Giordano

PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the Future of Adherence in the Era of Potent Antiretroviral Therapy?
Moderator: Jane Simoni Presentation
Panelists: Heidi Crane Presentation
Steven Safren Presentation
Ira Wilson Presentation

PANEL DISCUSSION: Improving Retention in Care: What Do We Know and What Can We Do Now?
Moderator: Lisa Metsch
Panelists: Lytt Gardner Presentation
Tetiana Kiriazova Presentation
Catherine Maulsby Presentation
Catherine Orrell Presentation


TUESDAY, June 6, 2017

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP 2: Interprofessional Team-Based Approaches to Focusing on the Consumers of HIV Care
Benjamin Young

MARIO S. COOPER MEMORIAL COLLOQUIUM: Scaling Up PrEP Uptake – Strategies to Engage with Affected Communities
Dázon Dixon Diallo Presentation
Midnight Poonkasetwattana Presentation

PLENARY ADDRESS: PrEP 2.0 – Where Are We, Where Are We Heading, and Where Should We Be Heading?
Robert Grant

DEBATE SESSION: Intermittent PrEP – Debating the Pros and Cons of Less Than Daily PrEP
Moderator: Jean-Jacques Parienti
Debaters: Laurent Cotte Presentation
Jessica Haberer Presentation


385LB – Antiretroviral Adherence over Six Months Following Prison Release in a Randomized Trial of the imPACT Intervention to Maintain Suppression of HIV Viremia
Bethany DiPrete

380LB – The Uganda WiseMama Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing Real-Time Feedback to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV-positive Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Lisa Messersmith

401LB – Long-Term Viral Suppression in Masivukeni: A Multimedia ART Initiation and Adherence Intervention for Resource-Limited Settings
Robert Remien

375LB – A Randomized Controlled Trial of A Text Messaging Intervention to Promote Retention in Care and Virologic Suppression in an Urban Safety-Net HIV Clinic: The Connect4Care (C4C) Trial
Katerina Christopoulos


Session 1: Correlates and interventions to Optimize Adherence
Moderator: Robert Remien

158 – Association between Discrimination in Healthcare Settings and HIV Medication Adherence: Mediating Psychosocial Mechanisms
Bulent Turan

200 – Social Norms Messaging to Improve Antiretroviral Adherence among Youth in Uganda
Sebastian Linnemayr

198 – Durable Viral Suppression among HIV Care Coordination Participants and Non-participants
McKaylee Robertson

359 – “No estás Solo” (You are Not Alone): Culturally-tailored Interventions to Support HIV Medication Adherence among Clients of Mexican and Puerto Rican Origin
Janet Myers

Session 2: Cutting Edge and Interventions to Promote PrEP Adherence
Moderator: Robert Grant

151 – Text Message Response Predicts Tenofovir Levels in MSM taking PrEP
Jill Blumenthal

115 – Adherence and Risk for Incident Sexually Transmitted Infection among Methamphetamine using Men who have Sex with Men on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Martin Hoenigl

303 – Reducing Race and Age Disparities in PrEP: Lessons from the SPARK Demonstration Project
Sarit Golub

225 – HIV Seroconversion after Exposure to nPEP vs PrEP at a San Francisco STD Clinic
Kelly Johnson

Session 3: Interventions to Optimize Linkage and Engagement
Moderator:Reuben Granich

145 – Does an Adherence-Enhancing Program Increase Retention in Care in the Swiss HIV Cohort? – Updated Results
Susan Kamal

277 – HIV+ Participants in the Mobile Outreach and Retention (MORE) Program in Washington, DC with Co-Morbid Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Diagnoses are Significantly Less Likely to Achieve Viral Suppression Despite Comprehensive Support Services
Megan Dieterich

318 – Linkage to care and initiating ART after Diagnosis with Acute or Established HIV Infection in 6 US Emergency Departments
Thomas Giordano

Session 4: MASH UP Adolescents, Suppression, and Interventions
Moderator: Jessica Haberer

214 – Knowledge, ARV adherence, and Attitudes of HIV-positive Adolescents at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
Alexa Choy

337 – Health Department/HIV Clinic Collaboration Improves Re-engagement in Out of Care Persons
Makeda Carroll

285 – PROACTive Linkage, Retention, Re-engagement, and Adherence Program in Broward County, Florida
Yvette Gonzalez

Michael Stirratt



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