GENERAL INFORMATION

The Fast-Track Cities 2022 conference was the third in-person gathering of more than 450 cities and municipalities that comprise the Fast-Track Cities network.

The conference took place October 11-13, 2022, in Sevilla, sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Fast-Track Cities Institute, Stop TB Partnership, and World Hepatitis Alliance.

Following are the conference program book and oral abstracts book (the poster book will be available shortly):

 Fast-Track Cities 2022 Program

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This archive page houses the 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 2022, October 11-13, 2022, Sevilla).

DISCLOSURE
The Fast-Track Cities 2022 conference was made possible through grants and sponsorships from AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and ViiV Healthcare.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022

CONFERENCE WELCOME

Secretary of State for Health Silvia Calzón, Spain
José M. Zuniga, IAPAC and Fast-Track Cities Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
Mayor Antonio Muñoz Martínez, Sevilla, Spain
Official Welcome from Fast-Track Sevilla

PANEL SESSION 1 
Towards 2030: Defining the Calculus of Success for Ending Urban HIV Epidemics

Moderator: Charles King, Housing Works, New York, NY, USA

Panelists:
Solange Baptiste, ITPC, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tom van Benthem, GGD Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nombulelo Magula, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL
Health for All: Realizing the Human Right to Health for Migrant Populations

Part 1

Moderator: Antía André Hernández, Spanish National Radio

Deputy Mayor María Encarnación Aguilar Silva, Sevilla, Spain
Deputy Governor Tavida Kamolvej, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Thailand
Mayor Delroy Williams, Kingston, Jamaica
Mayor Austin Abraham, Gaborone, Botswana
Eamonn Murphy, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
Andriy Klepikov, Alliance for Public Health, Kyiv, Ukraine
Meg Doherty, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Part 2

Moderator: Antía André Hernández, Spanish National Radio

Mayor Wild Ndipo, Blantyre, Malawi
Deputy Mayor Issa Malam Salatou, Libreville, Gabon
Mayor Maria Josefina Belmonte, Quezon City, Philippines
Judge Andy Brown, Travis County, TX, USA
Lucica Ditiu, Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland
Cary James, World Hepatitis Alliance, London, UK

SPONSORED LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
Long-Term Success: Aging Positively with HIV
Hosted by Gilead Sciences

e-Posters Session

PLENARY SESSION 1
Promoting a Continuum of Care and Social Services for LGBTQ+ People 

Moderator: Jorge Saavedra, AHF, Miami, FL, USA

Presenters:
Erika Castellanos, GATE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Simon Cazal, SOMOSGAY, Asunción, Uruguay

PLENARY SESSION 2
Improving Health Service Provision for Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons

Moderator: Gary Jones, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
Naing Myint, International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland

PLENARY SESSION 3
Prioritizing Food and Housing Security in the Context of Holistic Urban Health

Moderator: Helen Corkin, UK Health Security Agency, London, UK
Nikos Dedes, Positive Voice, Athens, Greece

WELCOME PANEL
Leading United: Re-Embracing the Fast-Track Cities Commitment to Solidarity 

Winnie Byanyima, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
Raf Tuts, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
Jorge Garrido, ApoyoPositivo, Madrid, Spain
Deputy Mayor María Encarnación Aguilar Silva, Sevilla, Spain
Minister of Health Carolina Darias, Ministry of Health, Spain
José M. Zuniga, IAPAC and Fast-Track Cities Institute, Tampa, FL, USA


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022


PANEL SESSION 2
Momentum Lost: Re-Energizing Urban and Peri-Urban Tuberculosis Responses 

Moderator: Suvanand Sahu, Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland

Panelists:
Ramya Ananthakrishnan, REACH, Chennai, India
Austin Obiefuna, Afro Global Alliance, Accra, Ghana
Michael Wilson, Advance Access & Delivery, Durban, South Africa


PANEL SESSION 3
Course Correction: Mapping a Path Towards Achieving Urban HCV Elimination

Moderator: Jessica Hicks, World Hepatitis Alliance, London, UK

Panelists:
Rachel Halford, Hepatitis C Trust, London, UK
Olufunmilayo Lesi, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Caroline Thomas, Peduli Hati Bangsa, Jakarta, Indonesia


PLENARY SESSION 4
Democratizing HIV Testing and Linkage to Care through Community Checkpoint

Moderator: Christoph Weber, Checkpoint BLN, Berlin, Germany
Miguel Rocha, GAT, Lisbon, Portugal


PLENARY SESSION 5
Leveraging a Cohort of Champions to Tackle Urban HIV Response Challenges

Moderator: Gonçalo Lobo, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Lisbon, Portugal
Jane Anderson, Homerton University Hospital, London, UK


PLENARY SESSION 6
Utilizing an Implementation Science Lens to Optimize Urban HIV Responses

Moderator: Sindhu Ravishankar, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Washington, DC, USA
Frederick Altice, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA


SPONSORED LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
Refocusing on HIV in Europe: Addressing Challenges to Equitable HIV Outcomes for Communities in Greatest Need
Hosted by Merck Sharp & Dohme


CITY CASE STUDIES SESSION 1 (Africa 1)

Blantyre, Malawi
Madalitso Juwayeyi, FACT Malawi

eThekwini, South Africa
Nthabiseng Malakoane, eThekwini Department of Health

Kinshasa, DRC
Lembe Baza Virginie

Maputo, Mozambique
Belia Nyambir, Maputo City Council

Nairobi, Kenya
Anthony Kiplagat, Nairobi Metropolitan Services

Windhoek, Namibia
Louw Jane Melissa, City of Windhoek


CITY CASE STUDIES SESSION 2 (Asia-Pacific) 

Adelaide, Australia 
Colin Batrouney, Thorne Harbour Health

Almaty, Kazakhstan
Anna Deryabina, ICAP at Columbia University

Bangkok, Thailand
Nittaya Phanuphak, Institute of HIV Research and Innovation

Jakarta, Indonesia
Dwi Oktavia Tatri Lestari, Jakarta Provincial Health Office

Melbourne, Australia
Edwina Wright, Monash University

Mumbai, India
Vijaykumar Karanjkar, Mumbai District AIDS Control Society

Tokyo, Japan
Junko Tanuma, National Center for Global Health and Medicine


CITY CASE STUDIES SESSION 3 (Europe)

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Elske Hoornenborg, Center for Sexual Health

Cardiff, UK
Darren Cousins, Fast-Track Cardiff and Vale

Kyiv, Ukraine
Hanna Starostenko, Deputy-Mayor of Kyiv

Nantes, France
Christophe Jouin, Nantes’ City Councillor 
Jérôme Gournay, Nantes Objectif Zéro

Prague, Czech Republic
Jakub Tomšej, Czech Society of AIDS Help

Sevilla, Spain
Fernando Martínez-Cañavate García-Mina, Municipality of Sevilla


ORAL ABSTRACTS SESSION 1: HIV 1

Moderator: Robert Ndugwa, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya

The HEAT Syndemic: A New Status Neutral Framework of the HIV Epidemic among Transgender Women to Guide Eradication Efforts 
Tiffany Glynn

Despite the Obtainment of the 90-90-90 Cascade of HIV Care (CoC)Goal, Still vulnerable population needs focused interventions in Milan Metropolitan Area 
Alessandro Tavelli

Understanding Disengagement and Re-engagement in Johannesburg’s HIV Programme: An Analysis of Clients Re-initiating ART 
Melanie Bisnauth

Scaling Viral Load Testing in Jakarta, Indonesia through Customization of the National HIV Cohort Platform 
Dwi Oktavia

Towards Zero New HIV Infections in Amsterdam in 2026: Reaching Undocumented Migrants for HIV and STI Testing and Linkage to Care 
Martha T. Teijema

HIV Treatment Burden among Key Populations in Five Fast-Track Cities 1
Sindhu Ravishankar

Quality of Care for PLHIV across 7 Fast-Track Cities (FTCs): Assessing Interpersonal Communication in Health Facilities 
Karen Chale

HIV Provider Perceptions of COVID-19 Disruptions in HIV Service Access in Lagos State 
Helen Olowofeso


ORAL ABSTRACTS SESSION 2: HIV 2 

Moderator: Chalone Savant, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa

Programmatic Mapping and Population Size Estimation (p-MPSE) of High-Risk Groups (HRGs) Operating through Networks in Delhi, India 
Jitendra Misra

Intention to the Use Long-Acting HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Men who have Sex with Men Participating in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies 
Elske Hoornenborg

Achieving Virological Control and Engagement through Tailored Peer Mentoring: A Collaborative Project Supported by the Fast-Track Cities (FTC) Initiative 
Harry Coleman

Experience of the Implementation of the “One Stop Shop” Strategy in Programs to Fight against HIV/AIDS among Young LGBTIQ People in the City of Yaoundé: Case of CAMFAIDS in Yaoundé 5th, Cameroon 
Kamen Liwandi Mathias Nickel

Does Collaborative Workplace HIV Self-testing Kit Distribution Improve Case Identification among Men Aged 18-34 years? A Case Study for Kisumu County, Kenya 
Dorothy Oketch

Outcomes of a Nerve Centre Approach to Achieving the 90-9-090 HIV Targets in Johannesburg, South Africa 
Mpefe Ketlhapile

Mobile App-Based Ordering of HIV Self-Test Kits and Associated Factors among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who Have Sex with Men  
Noah Mancuso

Mental Health Morbidities Among PLHIV in Mumbai, India: The Need for an Integrated Response 
Vijaykumar Karanjkar


ORAL ABSTRACTS SESSION 3: Syndemic Diseases

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

Combined Needle and Syringe Program and Opioid Agonist Therapy Reduce HIV and HCV Acquisition among people who inject drugs: A meta-analysis of emulated trials
Maria Prins 

Enabling Local Response to Build Bridges for Research with Communities Affected by Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Pakistan
Mehek Ali 

More Hepatitis C Late Diagnosis Cases: An Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Barcelona, Spain
Juan Carlos Ruiz 

LinkB: A New Approach for Identification and Linkage to Care for People Living with Chronic Hepatitis B
Anna Feliu-Prius 

Use of Cohort Tracing in eThekwini to Ensure HIV and TB Patients’ Continued Treatment and Care Following a Social Crisis and Health Emergency
Cedrick Phelalani Sosibo

An Update on HCV Elimination Efforts through Screening and Linkage to Care in Madeira, Portugal
Elisa Xavier

What Happened to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Delay during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Seville Experience
Valme del Río García

Poor HCV Literacy among Men who have Sex with Men as a Barrier to HCV Elimination
Sindhu Ravishankar


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022


COMMUNITY PANEL
Al Centro: Defining the Centrality of Affected Communities in Urban HIV Responses 

Moderator: Sbongile Nkosi, GNP+, Johannesburg, South Africa

Panelists:
Dázon Dixon Diallo, SisterLove, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA
Diego García, Sevilla Checkpoint, Sevilla, Spain
Jumoke Patrick, Network of Seropositives, Kingston, Jamaica
Midnight Poonkasetwattana, APCOM, Bangkok, Thailand
Sibongile Tshabalala, TAC, Johannesburg, South Africa


PANEL SESSION 4
IAPAC-Lancet HIV Commission on the Future of Urban HIV Responses 

Moderator:
José M. Zuniga, IAPAC and Fast-Track Cities Institute, Tampa, FL, USA

Panelists:
Dázon Dixon Diallo, SisterLove, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA
Cary James, World Hepatitis Alliance, London, England, UK
Nombulelo Magula, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Midnight Poonkasetwattana, APCOM, Bangkok, Thailand
Corey Prachniak-Rincón, Fast-Track Cities Institute, Boston, MA, USA


CITY CASE STUDIES SESSION 4 (Africa 2)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Mphephu Charles, Sakha Isizwe Drop-in Center

Kampala, Uganda
Christopher Oundo, Kampala Capital City Authority

Kigali, Rwanda
Mukangarambe Patricie, City of Kigali

Lagos, Nigeria
Monsurat Adeleke, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency

Lusaka, Zambia
Mayor Chilando Chitangala, Greater City of Lusaka

Yaoundé, Cameroon
Landom Shey, ReCAP+


CITY CASE STUDIES SESSION 5 (Latin America/Caribbean) 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fabian Portnoy, City of Buenos Aires

São Paulo, Brazil
Claudia Velasquez, UNAIDS

Callao, Peru  
Takaaki Robles, Amigas por Siempre

Kingston, Jamaica
Alisha Robb-Allen, Kingston and St. Andrew Health Department


CITY CASE STUDIES SESSION 6 (North America)

Charleston, SC, USA
Shanna Hastie, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control

Denver, CO, USA
Carleigh Sailon, Department of Safety City and County of Denver

México City, México
Andrea González-Rodríguez, Clinica Especializada Condesa

Montréal, QC, Canada
Alexandra de Pokomandy, McGill University

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Kelly Prokop, Prevention Point Pittsburgh


SPONSORED LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
Working Together to Address Stigma: Experiences, Actions, Impact
Hosted by ViiV Healthcare


ORAL ABSTRACTS SESSION 4: Social Determinants of Health 

Moderator: Pascal Muriset, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

High Burden of Blood-Borne Viral Infections (HCV,HIV,HBV) and Sexually Transmitted Infections among People Experiencing Homelessness (PEH): First results from a pilot study in Berlin, Germany
Christoph Weber

Peer Mentoring Support for People Living with HIV: Addressing the Fourth 90
Joshua Warton

Legal Drivers to Eradicate HIV-Related Discrimination in Spain
Miguel Ramiro 

Innovative Holistic approaches to Improve Health Outcomes amongst Socially Vulnerable MSM Communities
David Nel

Low-Threshold Housing as a Powerful Strategy for Ending HIV Epidemics
Charles King

Assessing Health Facility HIV-Related Stigma in the City of Lagos
Helen Olowofeso

Stigma Indicators in 25 European Fast-Track Cities – What are We (Not) Measuring?
Tanja Dittfeld

ORAL ABSTRACTS SESSION 5: Urban/Community Leadership 

Moderator: Jumoke Patrick, JNPlus, Kingston, Jamaica

Learning from London’s HIV Elimination Efforts to Improve Community Leadership and Partnership across Health Systems
Ian Jackson

Evaluation of a Peer Intervention Program in the Hospital Setting to Improve People Newly Diagnosed with HIV’s Health-Related Quality of Life
Diego Garcia Morcillo

Building Bridges: Use of HIV/STI Services and Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Communities in Amsterdam at an NGO-Public Health Co-Led Clinic
Camiel Welling

Implementation of a Municipal Strategy on HIV and Vulnerable Populations in a Municipality of Madrid Region 2021: Alcorcón Fast-Track
Julian Alexander Portocarrero Nuñez

Harnessing the Critical Role of Community Structures towards Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV: Lesson Learnt from USAID funded ICHSSA 2 Project in Lagos State
Olufemi Oke

Ward AIDS Committees: Building Community Ownership through Local Leadership, Coordination, and Capacitation
Siyabonga Nzimande

Community Influence on End the Epidemic Plans in US Fast-Track Cities
Kalvin Pugh

Assessing the CLHIV 95-95-95 targets in Five Fast-Track Cities
Sindhu Ravishankar


ORAL ABSTRACTS SESSION 6: Public Policy/Health Financing

Moderator: Eleanor Gouws, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

Access Program to Health Care and Antiretrovital Treatment for PLHIV without Sufficient Health Insurance during the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic at Checkpoint BLN in Berlin, Germany
Jacques Kohl

Improving Quality and Equitable Access to Care through the Rollout of a User Fee Community Led Monitoring Program Authors
Landom Shey

Ukraine’s Model of Transition Plan as an Experience that can be Piloted in the EECA Region 
Oleksandra Denysenko

Impact of the War in Ukraine on Sustainability of HIV Prevention Services for Key Groups in Fast-Track Cities
Liudmyla Legkostup

Monkeypox Outbreak in Andalusia: A Socioeconomical Approach
Valme del Río García 

HIV Stigma and Punitive Laws and Policies as Barriers to HIV Care in Five African Fast-Track Cities
Corey Prachniak-Rincón

Impact on Municipal HIV Funding Due to COVID-19-Related and National Funding Constraints
Dash Sears

Association between Discrimination and Quality of Care in 50 Fast-Track Cities
Corey Prachniak-Rincón

CLOSING PANEL
Urban Health: Recommitting to a More Equitable, Healthy, and Socially Inclusive Future

Moderators:
Julia del Amo, Ministry of Health, Madrid, Spain, and José M. Zuniga, IAPAC and Fast-Track Cities Institute, Tampa, FL, USA

Panelists:
Mayor Femke Halsema, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Elske Hoorenborg, GGD Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands



					

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