The Adherence 2022 conference was jointly provided by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. The 2022 conference’s Co-Chairs were Jessica Haberer (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA) and Jane M. Simoni (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA). The conference Track Chairs were:

  • Optimizing ART Adherence – Jean B. Nachega (Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • PrEP Uptake, Adherence, and Persistence – Faith Kiruthi (Nairobi City County Health Services, Nairobi, Kenya)
  • HIV Care Continuum – Aadia Rana (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA) and Dorina Onoya (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Implementation Science – Juliet Iwelunmor (Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA)
  • Community Participatory Engagement – Erika Castellanos (GATE, Amsterdam, Netherlands)


The Adherence 2022 conference was made possible through educational grants from Gilead Sciences and Merck & Co., and a corporate sponsorship from ViiV Healthcare.


Following are the Adherence 2022 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., 17th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, November 7-9, 2022, Washington, DC, USA).



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Monday, November 7, 2022

Pre-Conference Session
Pushing Forward: How the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US Initiative is Advancing the Implementation of Research, Prevention, and Care

Welcome Remarks

Jessica Haberer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Jane M. Simoni, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
José M. Zuniga, IAPAC and Fast-Track Cities Institute, Tampa, FL, USA

Keynote Address
Navigating the Future of HIV: The Role of Equity, Innovation, and Solidarity

Angeli Achrekar, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Washington, DC, USA

HIV Care Continuum Engagement

Moderators: Dorina Onoya, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Aadia Rana, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

Adopting Sustainable Innovations for Remote Access to HIV Care
Denise Evans, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Maintaining Continuity of COVID-19 Pandemic-Related HIV Services
Wendy Armstrong, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Telehealth Barriers: Overcoming Technology and Privacy Concerns
Jamison Norwood, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Implementation Science

Moderator: Juliet Iwelunmor, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA

Discontinuation, Suboptimal Adherence, and Re-Initiation of Oral HIV PrEP
Weiming Tang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Social and Physical Environmental Barriers of Long-Acting ARV Adherence
Enbal Shacham, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA

PrEP4Youth: Using Crowdsourcing to Facilitate PrEP Implementation
Titilola Gbaja-Biamila, Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, Nigeria

Three Top-Rated Abstracts

Moderator: Jessica Haberer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

1056 Preferences and Acceptability for Long-Acting PrEP Agents Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Experience Using Daily Oral PrEP in South Africa and Kenya
Nafisa Wara, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1173 Electronic Dose Monitoring Feedback (EMF) with Youth: Qualitative Exploration of Reactions to Viewing their Dosing Calendars
Eamonn McGonigle, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

1226 Role of Visit Type in the HIV-Related No-Shows During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisite Retrospective Cohort Study
Maira Sohail, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA (PDF presentation not available)

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Gary S. Reiter, MD, and Andrew Kaplan, MD, Memorial Lecture
Innovations in HIV: Applying Past Lessons to Accelerate Uptake of Novel Antiretrovirals

Sarah Henn, Whitman-Walker Health, Washington, DC, USA

Optimizing ART Adherence

Moderator: Jean B. Nachega, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Optimizing Early ART Uptake and Enhanced Adherence
Susan Graham, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Optimizing ART Adherence along the Continuum: Execution
John Kinuthia, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Facilitating Long-Term ART Adherence to Achieve Persistence
Jean B. Nachega, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Oral Abstracts Session: mHealth and Telehealth Interventions

Moderator: Dash Sears, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Washington, DC, USA

1082 Comparing the HIV-Related No-Show Rates by Visit Type Before and After the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic  
Maira Sohail  (PDF presentation not available)
1136 The Role of Patient Navigators and Mobile Health Units in Behavioral and Healthcare Services Delivery with Justice-Involved Individuals  
Jennifer Pankow  
1161 Telemedicine Implementation at a Midwestern HIV Clinic: Strategy and Year One Outcomes  
Nada Fadul 

Oral Abstracts Session: Adherence Monitoring

Moderator: Christopher Duncombe, IAPAC, Washington, DC, USA 

1043 Screening with Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Assessments to Identify Risk Factors for Suboptimal Adherence in Routine HIV Care  
Duncan Short 
1078 Low Intrapatient Variability in ARV Plasma Concentrations is Associated with Low Viral Load – Findings from a Longitudinal HIV Study with Ingestible Sensor Monitoring  
Yan Wang  
1097 Attitudes towards Participating in Digital Pill-Based Adherence Research for Oral HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who have Sex with Men with Substance Use  
Georgia Goodman  
1160 Implementing MedViewer for Daily Adherence Feedback: How Feasible and Acceptable is Use of a Novel Hair-Based Antiretroviral Monitoring Tool in Busy Clinical Encounters?  
Carol Golin

Oral Abstracts Session: Implementation Science

Moderator: Sindhu Ravishankar, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Washington, DC, USA

1029 Prognostic Factors Influencing Survival among Infants Enrolled for Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Services in Women of Low Socio-economic Backgrounds in Nairobi, Kenya  
Elizabeth Kiilu  
1062 Client Preferences for HIV Care Coordination Program Features: Latent Class Analysis of a Discrete Choice Experiment  
Madellena Conte  

Sponsored Lunch Symposium

Oral Abstracts Session: Mental Health and Substance Use

Moderator: Drew Gibson, AIDS United, Washington, DC, USA

1016 Gender-Based Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Predict HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Uptake and Persistence Failure among Transgender and Non-Binary Persons Participating in PrEP Demonstration Project  
Erik Storholm  
1036 Hazardous Drinking, Readiness to Change, and Alcohol-Related Self-Efficacy among People with HIV Receiving HIV Care in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo  
Angela Parcesepe  
1055 Results of a Community and Justice Needs Assessment for HIV Prevention and Treatment and Substance use Treatment Services for Persons Involved in the Justice System  
Angela Di Paola  
1092 Is Trauma Experience Associated with Poor Retention in HIV Care and Viral Suppression?  
Bonnie Cruser  
1154 Amphetamine use and its Associations with ART Adherence and Viral Load among Cisgender Sexual Minority Men living with HIV
Natalie Brousseau

Oral Abstracts Session: Optimizing Health Outcomes

Moderator: Helen Olowofeso, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Lagos, Nigeria

1013 Are HIV ART Adherence and Retention Rates Affected by Extreme Weather Events? Capacity Building for a Climate Resilient Healthcare System  
Daniel Samano  (PDF presentation not available)
1018 Understanding Disparities in Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Sustained Viral Suppression among US Black, Hispanic/Latino, and White Men Who Have Sex with Men  
Deesha Patel  
1166 Internalized HIV Stigma is Longitudinally Associated with Lower HIV Medication Adherence  
Lydia Drumright  
1169 Rapid RestART: A Re-Linkage Program in the South  
Katherine Conner

PrEP Uptake, Adherence, and Persistence

Moderator: Faith Kiruthi, Nairobi City County Health Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Mitigating the Effects of Stigma on PrEP Uptake, Adherence, and Persistence
Nicasio Njagi Muriuki, Kamukunji Sub County, Nairobi, Kenya

Beyond Prevention: Integrating PrEP as a Whole-Person Healthcare Approach
Anthony Kiplagat, Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Leveraging the Impacts of User-Centered Interventions for PrEP Optimization
Mercy Kamau, Jhpiego, Nairobi, Kenya

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Mario S. Cooper Memorial Colloquium
Unequal and Under Threat: A Call to Action Against Inequity in the HIV Response

Jesse Milan, AIDS United, Washington, DC, USA
Sibongile Nkosi, GNP+, Johannesburg, South Africa (No PPT)

Community Participatory Engagement

Moderator: Erika Castellanos, Global Action for Trans Equality, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Promoting Choice in HIV Prevention: Pills, Rings, and Injectables
Maxi Jokonya, Y+ Global, Harare, Zimbabwe

Examining and Addressing HIV Dynamics in an Aging Population
Javier Hourcade Bellocq, Communities Delegation, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Defining ‘Communities’ in the Future of the Global HIV Response
Cleiton Euzebio de Lima, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

Oral Abstracts Session: Community Participatory Engagement

Moderator: Kalvin Pugh, IAPAC, Kansas City, KS, USA

1033 High Incidence of COVID-19 Infection and Related Stigma among a Cohort of PLHIV in Washington, DC
Shannon Barth

1081 Rural-Urban Disparities in Stage 3 HIV (AIDS) Diagnoses in Tennessee: A Guide for Targeted HIV Screening Interventions
Kevin M. Gibas

Oral Abstracts Session: Differentiated Service Delivery Models

Moderator: Christopher Duncombe, IAPAC, Seattle, WA, USA

1110 The Impact of Differentiated Service Delivery Models of HIV Treatment on 12-months Retention in Antiretroviral Therapy for Patients Enrolled in HIV Care in Mozambique
Dorlim Moiana Uetela

1112 Fidelity of Implementation of Differentiated Service Delivery Models for HIV Treatment in Mozambique in 2021
Dorlim Moiana Uetela

1125 Do Differentiated Service Delivery Models Work for Second-Line Therapy? Outcomes for South African Second-Line ART Clients Enrolled in DSD Models Compared to Conventional Care
Amy Huber

Sponsored Lunch Symposium

Oral Abstracts Session: Children and Adolescents

Moderator: Amanda Castel, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

1090 Navigating Barriers to Pediatric Viral Load Suppression in Rural Zambia
Marie Lichtenberg

1148 HIV Testing Drive among Out of School Youth in Blue Collar Communities
Ramon Olanrewaju Babamole

Oral Abstracts Session: PrEP Adherence

Moderator: Dash Sears, IAPAC, Washington, DC, USA

1099 Supporting the Art: Medication Adherence Patterns in Persons Prescribed Ingestible Sensor-enabled Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Infection
Sara Browne

1117 Prevention Effective Adherence to Oral PrEP among Pregnant and Postpartum Women in South Africa
Dvora Joseph Davey

1128 Acceptability of a Differentiated Package of Oral PrEP Adherence Interventions among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in South Africa: Results from the PrEP SMART Trial
Nomhle Khoza

1147 Performance and Acceptability of a Urine Point-of-Care Test for Drug-Level Feedback Counselling on PrEP Use among Young Women in South Africa
Nicole Poovan

Late-Breaker Abstracts

Moderator: Sindhu Ravishankar, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Washington, DC, USA

1229 “PrEP My Way”: A Novel PrEP Delivery System to Meet the Needs of Young African Women
Kevin Kamolloh, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

1247 “Give me the Kit”: Choice of Self-Collected Testing in TelePrEP
Christopher Hall, Q Care Plus, San Francisco, CA, USA

1261 Epidemic Control Efforts and Resultant Key HIV Trends in Bangkok (2018-2020)
Helen Olowofeso, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Lagos, Nigeria

Rapporteur Session

Faith Kiruthi, Nairobi City County Health Services, Nairobi, Kenya (No PPT)
Jean B. Nachega, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ira B. Wilson, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA (No PPT)


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