GENERAL INFORMATION

The Fast-Track Cities 2019 conference was sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+).

More than 700 delegates from almost 220 cities and municipalities participated in three days of dialogue about best practices and lessons learned in accelerating urban HIV, tuberculosis, and HCV responses.

Following are conference presentations, including oral abstracts. The conference organizers request that any use of a presentation should include citation to both the presenting author and relevant conference information (e.g., Fast-Track Cities 2019, September 9-11, 2019, London).

Click here to download the Fast-Track Cities 2019 Conference Report.

 

DISCLOSURE
Fast-Track Cities 2019 was made possible by the following commercial and institutional supporters through grants and sponsorships.


Monday, September 9, 2019

 

OPENING SESSION

Panelists:
José M. Zuniga
Jane Anderson
Kevin Fenton
Rebecca Mbewe
Mayor Sadiq Khan

                       

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON HEALTH INEQUALITIES

Moderator: Henry Bonsu           

Panelists:
Mayor Josefina G. Belmonte
Mayor Fernando Medina
Mayor Philippe Saurel
Amb. Deborah L. Birx
Mayor Svante Myrick
Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Gunilla Carlsson
Chairman Robb Pitts
José M. Zuniga
Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis
Deputy Mayor Simone Kukenheim
Trevor Stratton
Deputy Mayor Winston Ennis
First Deputy Mayor Mykola Povoroznyk
Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov
Cary James
Suvanand Sahu
Marijke Wijnroks

 

LESSONS LEARNED ALONG THE CONTINUUM FROM 90-90-90 TO GETTING TO ZERO
Moderator: Shannon Hader

Achieving 95-98-97 in London: Lessons Learned but Miles to Go
Jane Anderson

100% of Diagnosed PLHIV on Antiretroviral Therapy: Nairobi County’s Experience
Carol Ngunu

HIV Status Neutrality: New York City’s Experiment for Closing 90-90-90 Gaps
Oni Blackstock

90-90-90 Trends and Modeling Implications for Getting to Zero in City and Municipal HIV Responses
Sindhu Ravishankar

 


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

 

ESTIMATING, MONITORING, AND EVALUATING 90-90-90 TARGETS PROGRESS
Moderator: Teymur Noori

City 90-90-90 Calculations: Kyiv
Olena Lukashevych

City 90-90-90 Calculations: San Francisco
Nikole Trainor

National and Subnational 90-90-90 Calculations: UK Cities
Valerie Delpech

National and Subnational 90-90-90 Calculations: Brazilian Cities
Ana Roberta Pascom

 

INNOVATIONS IN HIV TESTING AND LINKAGE TO AND ENGAGEMENT IN CARE
Moderator: Nitika Pai • Presentation

Estimating HIV Coverage in Paris to Shape an Adequate HIV Testing Policy
Eve Plenel

Community-Based HIV Testing: The Athens Checkpoint Experience
Sophocles Chanos

Key Population-Led Health Services to Optimize HIV Testing and Linkage to Care
Miguel Pedrola

 

CONCURRENT PLENARIES

Governance for Health
Moderator: Ian Green
Presenter: Ricardo Baptista Leite • Presentation

Social Accountability
Moderator: Nikos Dedes
Presenter: Deborah Gold • Presentation

Municipal Finance
Moderator: Vinay Saldanha
Presenter: Nomakhosi Gxagxisa

Institutional Development
Moderator: Maria Prins
Presenter: Robert Ndugwa • Presentation

 

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
TOGETHER WE CAN: ADDRESSING GENDER DISPARITIES IN HIV AND EMPOWERING WOMEN
(Sponsored by Gilead Sciences)

Moderator: Elizabeth Bukusi

Panelists:
Amb. Deborah L. Birx
Gunilla Carlsson
Jane Anderson
Kim Simplis Barrow
Nicole Seguy
Silvia Petretti

 

OPTIMIZING HIV TREATMENT: DEMAND, INITIATION, TECHNOLOGIES, AND DELIVERY
Moderator: Peter Reiss 

Same-Day ART Initiation: Lessons Learned in and Outcomes from New Orleans
Jason Halperin 

What Long-Acting Antiretrovirals Portend for HIV Treatment in Relation to the 3rd 90
Chloe Orkin 

Differentiated Care to Expand Access to HIV and Supportive Services in Maputo City
Maira Marra

Community-Led HIV Treatment: Generating and Fulfilling Demand to Increase ART Coverage
Solange Baptiste

 

CONCURRENT PANELS

Looking Beyond 90-90- 90 to Support, Measure, and Model City-Level Impact
Moderator: Tim Martineau

Differentiated Care to Simplify HIV Services and Reduce Unnecessary Loss-to-Follow-Up
Mpande Mukumbwa- Mwenechanya

Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States: A Case Study across Six US Cities
Bohdan Nosyk

Community-Based Participatory Research for Quality Assurance
Daniela Rojas Castro

 

Syndemic Conditions Associated with HIV and Intersectional Stigma
Moderator: Lucy Wanjiku Njenga

Mental Health as Facilitator and Barrier to Optimizing HIV Outcomes
Robert Remien

Neglected Health and Economic Impact of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the TasP/PrEP Era
David Harvey

Intimate Partner Violence and Relationship Power as Psychosocial Challenges to Reducing HIV Risk
Gloria Maimela

 

PrEP as an Adjunct to ART on the Road to U=U and Getting to Zero
Moderator: Praphan Phanuphak 

Synergies between PrEP and U=U
Sheena McCormack

From Clinical Trials to Clinical Impact: Scaling up PrEP in a Boston Community Health Center
Kenneth H. Mayer

How Do We Message Condom Use in the Age of PrEP?
Michael Mancinelli

 

Aligning Fast-Track Cities to Reach the TB 90-90-90 Targets
Moderator: Nick Herbert

Zero TB Cities and 90-90-90
Suvanand Sahu

Addressing TB within Context of the HIV Response in Mumbai
Padmaja Keskar

Zero TB Karachi: Targeting Multiple Diseases from a Single Disease Platform
Aamir Khan

Addressing TB within Context of the HIV Response in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Michel Kazatchkine

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 1: Community Engagement
Moderator: Matthew Hodson

5864 – Contributing to Building Leadership Development Scenarios at the Service of HIV- and AIDS-Free Communities: A Matter of Social Responsibility
Filomena Frazão de Aguiar

15476 – Acceptability and Potential Effectiveness of Generación Actual, a Multi-Level HIV Community Mobilization Intervention with MSM and Transgender Women in Lima, Peru
Andres Maiorana

19517 – Trialing Ways to Evaluate the Role and Impact of Peer-Led Programs within a City’s Evolving Response to HIV: Outcomes of the W3 Project
Graham Brown

21109 – Strengthening HIV Peer Outreach and Insuring Access of Key Population to HIV Services in Quezon City
John Kennedy Jardenil

25042 – Making U=U a Truth in the City: The Paris Example
Eve Plenel

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 2: Co-Morbidities
Moderator: Chris Duncombe

13243 – A Retrospective Review of Compliance with the Gene Xpert MTB/RIF Algorithm and Treatment Guidelines in a Primary Health Care Centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Sarusha Pillay

15730 – Effectively Integrating Hepatitis C (HCV) Care into HIV Care in Urban HIV Clinics in South Texas, USA: Targeted Access to Community Knowledge, Linkage to Treatment and Education for HIV/HCV (TACKLE HIV/HCV) in People of Color
Barbara Taylor

17649 – Data to Care Model for Eliminating Hepatitis C among People Living with HIV, New York City, 2016-2019
Graham Harriman

20415 – Fall in HCV Incidence in HIV-Positive MSM in London following Expansion of Access to DAA Therapy
Lucy Garvey

20647 – The Amsterdam ABC: Amsterdam Action Plan Hepatitis B and C
Ellen Generaal

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 3: Data/Modeling
Moderator: Amanda Castel

16921 – A Method to Determine Viral Suppression among PLHIV for the HIV Care Continuum – Trends of Viral Suppression in the Fast-Track City of Berlin, Germany
Daniel Schmidt

17880 – Separate Impacts of PrEP and TasP on the Incidence of New HIV Diagnoses in US Fast-Track Cities, 2012-2017
Trevor Hawkins

18701 – Use of Data Visualization to Guide Targeting Resources for HIV Prevention and Care within Atlanta
Patrick Sullivan

19472 – Estimating Plausible Ranges on the Scale of Implementation for Evidence-Based HIV Interventions in the United States
Emanuel Krebs

22752 – Methodologies for Estimating the Number of People Living with HIV in 23 Fast-Track Cities
Sindhu Ravishankar

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 4: HIV Treatment
Moderator: Paula Munderi

16255 – Rapid ART Start in Newly/Previously Diagnosed HIV Treatment-Naïve Patients in the City of Phoenix: Ryan White and Private Clinic Outcomes in 2018
Thanes Vanig

19755 – Fast Track to 90-90-90 in Birmingham, Alabama: Evaluation of a New Rapid ART Initiation Program in the Deep South
Aadia Rana

20026 – Targeted Screening and Immediate Start of Treatment for Acute HIV Infection among Men Who have Sex with Men at a Sexual Health Clinic in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Maartje Dijkstra

20598 – Marked Increase in Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation after Implementation of Universal Test and Treat in Durban, South Africa
Jienchi Dorward

22154 – Scaling-Up Immediate ART Initiation in Diverse Clinical Settings: The New York City Experience
Oni Blackstock

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 5: Testing
Moderator: Simon Ruth

9122 – LIGHT Initiative Phase 1: Integration of Opt-Out HIV Tests in Primary Care Glandular Fever Serology Ordersets – Simple, Effective, and Sustainable Increase in HIV Testing in Line with UK and European Guidelines
Desmond Hsu

18754 – Rationale, Design and First Results of an H-TEAM Intervention to Increase Provider-Initiated HIV Testing in Primary Care in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Saskia Bogers

19363 – Dry Blood Spot-Based HIV Testing ‘HIVcheck.jp’ is a New Testing Opportunity for Men who have Sex with Men in Tokyo, Japan
Kota Iwahashi

21132 – HealthLink: Test Smarter, Link Faster
Khrystyna Brodych

21560 – Results and Experiences from the UK’s Largest Free HIV Self-Testing Service
Will Howells

 


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

 

ACCELERATING COMBINATION HIV PREVENTION IN URBAN HIV RESPONSES
Responses Moderator: Christopher Duncombe

Actioning Global HIV Prevention Targets in Urban Settings
Jorge Garrido

PrEParing Women to Prevent HIV Acquisition: An Integrated Approach for PrEP Provision
Sophie Strachan 

Promoting Sexual Health to Increase HIV Prevention Services Utilization
H. Rodrigo Moheno

 

CONCURRENT PLENARIES

Civil Society Engagement
Moderator: Marcus Thompson
Presenter: Trevor Stratton (on behalf of Jacquelyne Alesi) • Presentation

Data for Action
Moderator: Jonathan Mermin
Presenter: Jeff Eaton

Health Equity
Moderator: Paula Munderi
Presenter: Robert Ndugwa • Presentation

“Right to the City”
Moderator: Anton Pozniak
Presenter: Marion Wadibia         

 

CONCURRENT PANELS

Eliminating Community and Health Systems Stigma and Discrimination
Moderator: Kat Smithson

U=U: Fueling the Wave of Change
Bruce Richman

Challenging Stigma around HIV and HCV in MSM Communities
George Ayala

Why Do Transgender Women Have the World’s Highest HIV Rates?
Michelle Ross 

Understanding Barriers to Accessing HIV Services from the Sex Worker’s Perspective
Lyle Muns

 

4th 90: Prioritizing Optimal Quality of Life for HIV- Affected Communities
Moderator: Garry Brough

Fast-Track Cities Quality of Life Survey: 15-City Perspectives
Imane Sidibé 

Positive Voices: Experiences and Healthcare Needs of PLHIV in the United Kingdom
Meaghan Kall

PozQual: Assessing PLHIV Quality of Life in Melbourne
Graham Brown

 

Addressing Social Determinants of Health as Drivers of HIV Outcomes
Moderator: Orla McQuillan

Why Do We Continue Losing Patients in the Modern ART Era?
Nombulelo Magula

Social Determinants of Health in Adolescent Girls and Young Women
Ebony Johnson

Housing Instability as Barrier to Urban AIDS Responses
Charles King

HIV and Aging: Responding to an Emerging Public Health and Social Challenge
Clive Blowes

 

Leveraging Urban HIV Platforms to Achieve Global HCV Elimination Targets in Cities
Moderator: John Ward • Presentation

Finding the Missing Millions
Jessica Hicks 

Accelerating the HCV Response in Vancouver through a City-Level Focus
Mark Hull

City-Based HCV Elimination Strategy for México City
David Kershenobich

 

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
HIV AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: MULTISECTORAL PERSPECTIVES
(sponsored by IAPAC)

Moderator: Henry Bonsu

Panelists:
Sue Baines
Heidi McCormack
Stephen Rea
Lee Robson
Korab Zuka

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 6: Differentiated Services
Moderator: Anne Landry

17376 – Local Government Unit Community-Based HIV Screening Model
Darrel de los Santos

20042 – Decentralization of HIV Services in Kiev and Odessa
Oleksandra Denysenko

21144 – A People-Centered Approach to HIV Testing at AHF Ukraine
Anna Zakowicz

24039 – Impact of Pediatric One-Stop Service on Child Retention in Care and Treatment
Maira Marra

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 7: Innovation
Moderator: Antonella d’Arminio-Monforte

16901 – Ensuring Continuum of HIV Care through a Mobile-Based Referral Alert System: The iREFER Android/Apple Application of Quezon City, Philippines
Johnedel Mendoza

17432 – The WEFLASH© Program Assessing the Needs of Key Stakeholders of PrEP Follow-Up in France for Innovations in Connected Sexual Health
Jeremy Zeggah 

20101 – Prélib: Evaluating a Newly Launched Canadian Provider of Innovative Internet-Based Services for Self-Directed HIV and STI Screening
Maxim Regimbal-Ethier

20368 – The Use of Digital Vending Machines and HIV Self-Tests to Reach High-Risk Population
Gillian Dean 

21375 – Harnessing Digital Health Technologies to Increase Access to Antiretroviral Therapy in Kampala, Uganda: The ART ACCESS Application
Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 8: Policy/Finance
Moderator: Bertrand Audoin

18063 – Is Documentation of Research with HIV Interventions across Community, Facility, and Policy Levels Consistent and Aligned to Achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Targets? A Systematic Review
Nitika Pai

20096 – Estimating Costs of Implementation, Delivery, and Sustainment for Evidence-Based HIV Interventions in the United States
Xiao Zang 

20105 – The Impact of Localized Implementation: Determining the Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Prevention and Care Interventions Delivered at Plausible Scale across Six US Cities
Emanuel Krebs

21190 – The HIV Response across Europe and Central Asia: A Focus on People Who Inject Drugs
Rosalie Hayes

23089 – Visualizing 90-90-90 and HIV Care Continuum Data to Influence Programmatic Interventions and Resource Allocation in Fast-Track Cities
Sindhu Ravishankar

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 9: PrEP
Moderator: Junko Tanuma

17343 – The Impact of Waiting for PrEP: Seroconversions, STIs, and Pressure on Clinics
Sally Jewsbury

19723 – PrEP-Related Stigma as Assessed by Late Disclosure of PrEP Use among Men who have Sex with Men
Marc van den Elshout

19917 – Does PrEP Usage Affect Risky Behavior? Preliminary Data from the Checkpoint in the Fast-Track City of Milan
Massimo Cernuschi 

20785 – Use of a Urine Adherence Test Coupled with Adherence Intervention to Increase PrEP Adherence
Giffin Daughtridge

 

ORAL ABSTRACT SESSION 10: Viral Suppression
Moderator: Thanes Vanig

17955 – Predictive Factors of Detectable Viral Load in HIV-Positive Patients: The PREDICTED-HIV Study
Rachel Therrien

19112 – HIV Care Coordination Improves Short-term Care Engagement and Viral Suppression among People Without any Evidence of HIV Medical Care for at Least 12 Months
McKaylee Robertson 

19241 – Effectiveness of Patient Adherence Groups as a Model of Care for Stable Patients on Antiretroviral in eThekwini
Siyabonga Nzimande

21065 – Effectiveness of Enhanced Adherence Counseling on Viral Load Suppression among People Living with HIV on Antiretroviral Treatment in Mumbai, India
Padmaja Keskar

22101 – Scaling Up Viral Suppression Support and Incentives for Vulnerable Populations: The Undetectables Program
Virginia Shubert

 

ADDRESSING CHALLENGES TO PROGRESS AND MOMENTUM ACROSS URBAN AIDS RESPONSES
Moderator: Dázon Dixon Diallo

Chemsex Increases High-Risk Sexual Behaviors in HIV-Positive Men who have Sex with Men
Ignacio Labayen de Inza 

Community and Self-Stigma Thwart HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment Uptake
Nathan Sparling 

Migration and HIV: The Achilles Heel of Efforts to Accelerate Urban AIDS Responses
Carlos van der Laat

HIV Criminalization as Human Rights and Legal Barriers in Urban Settings
Sean Strub

 

CLOSING PANEL – PROMISES TO KEEP AND MILES TO GO AS PARTNERS IN PROGRESS

Moderator: Kevin Fenton

Panelists:
Tom Coffey • Presentation
Bakita Kasadha

 

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