Project SOAR @AIDS2018

26 July 2018

Are you at AIDS2018? Join Project SOAR at the 22nd International AIDS Conference to learn about our latest research evidence to identify practical solutions to improve HIV care, treatment, and prevention services. Visit the Population Council booth (#212) for SOAR materials.


Monday, 23 July

8:00 – 10:00 am | Emerald Room
Getting to the first 95 for children and adolescents: Innovative approaches for pediatric case finding
Organizer: JSI/AIDSFree and Partners


“Pediatric active case finding of HIV: interim results from Kenya”
Anne Mwangi
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


Tuesday, 24 July

12:30 – 2:30 pm | Poster Exhibition Hall

“Evaluating the cost-effectiveness and impact of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in eSwatini” (TUPEC303)
Steven Forsythe
Avenir Health


“Costing of voluntary medical male circumcision in South Africa’s private sector” (TUPEE608)
Michel Tchuenche
Avenir Health


“The People Living with HIV Stigma Index 2.0: community-driven strategic information for change” (TUPEE718)
Barbara Friedland
Population Council



2:30 – 4:00 pm | Oral Abstract Session: Lost in transition: Challenges in domestic financing for HIV and human rights | E105-108

“How loss of PEPFAR support for outreach puts the 90-90-90 targets at risk: Results from a mixed methods evaluation in Kenya and Uganda” (TUAD0301)
Henry Zakumumpa
Makerere University



Wednesday, 25 July

11:00 – 12:30 pm | Oral Abstract Session: Tough choices, smart decisions, maturing responses | E105-108

“Impact of the PEPFAR Geographic Pivot on HIV and non-HIV health services in Uganda” (WEAE0201)
Jessie Willhelm
Johns Hopkins University



12:30 – 2:30 pm | Poster Exhibition Hall

“Who are the male partners of adolescent girls and young women in DREAMS sites in Malawi, and how can they be more engaged in HIV services?” (WEPED557)
Nanlesta Pilgrim
Population Council


“Rates of ART initiation and time from HIV diagnosis to ART initiation in selected Namibian health facilities one year before the national rollout of Namibia´s Treat All guidelines” (WEPEE612)
Brady Zieman
Population Council


“Implementing the HIV “Treat All” guidelines in Namibia: patient and health provider perspectives” (WEPEE666)
Samantha Tsang
Johns Hopkins University


“Characterizing implementation measures of HIV self-testing among people at risk for HIV to evaluate the potential impact of increasing HIV testing coverage in Senegal” (WEPEE686)
Gnilane Trupin-Nunez
Johns Hopkins University


“Early findings of an innovative, community-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery program for female sex workers in Tanzania” (WEPEE752)
Lung Vu
Population Council



3:30-4:30 pm | Exhibition Hall | Booth #212 (Population Council)

Meet the Researcher: Scott Geibel, Project SOAR Director



6:30 – 8:30 pm | G104-10
Intersectional Stigma: Measurement and Interventions Strategies to Address Multiple Intersecting Stigmas that Potentiate HIV Risks and Limit Engagement in Care
Organizer: Johns Hopkins and Project SOAR/Population Council
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“Measuring demonstrated comprehensive knowledge about HIV stigma. A new strategy for addressing multiple programmatic approaches”
Stella Kentutsi
National Forum of People Living with HIV Networks in Uganda



Thursday, 26 July

12:30 – 2:30 pm | Poster Exhibition Hall

“Effects of PEPFAR’s geographic prioritization on HIV and non-HIV services and health systems in Kenya: A mixed methods evaluation” (THPED591)
Jessie Willhelm
Johns Hopkins University


“Strategies to engage men in HIV testing and care through community mobilization activities in rural Mpumalanga, South Africa” (THPED506)
Rebecca West
UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies & Prevention Research Center


“Barriers to transition from donor support to Uganda government ownership in context of PEPFAR´s ´geographic prioritization´ policy: A qualitative study” (THPED565)
Henry Zakumumpa
Makerere University



6:30 – 8:30 pm | Emerald Room
Transition and Sustainability: Lessons, questions and priorities
Organizer: ICAP at Columbia University


“The impact of the PEPFAR pivot on “non priority” sites in Uganda”
Henry Zakumumpa
Makerere University

Jess Wilhelm
Johns Hopkins University