[Ip-health] MSF @ IAS 2015 in Vancouver

Michelle French Michelle.French at newyork.msf.org
Sat Jul 18 15:26:08 PDT 2015

MSF at IAS 2015 
The 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, 
Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) takes place in Vancouver, Canada from 
July 19-22, 2015. Through the discussion of our treatment programs, field 
experiences, and operational strategies, MSF will highlight the challenges 
and opportunities in improving access to medical care for the most people. 

VISIT the MSF at the IAS website for all the latest information, press 
releases and publications MSF issues at this year's IAS conference in 
Vancouver: http://www.msf.ca/en/msf-at-ias-2015  

See also MSF @ IAS overview booklet: 

MSF Publications 

MSF will be launching two new publications; one on the challenges and 
threats to scaling up HIV treatment, Seven Ways to Fail, Derail or Prevail 
(attached below): 

and on HIV and hepatitis C diagnostics, Putting HIV and Hepatitis C to the 

MSF Satellite 

ART Programmatic Strategies to Reach and Maintain Undetectable Viral Load 

Organizers:  MSF, World Health Organization (WHO) and International 
Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) 

Sunday 19 July  •  17:00-19:00 • Room 118-120 

The satellite will provide an overview of strategies to reach and maintain 
undetectable viremia through routine viral load (RVL), innovative ART 
delivery strategies (such as community-based and streamlined refills), and 
the essential role of counseling and adherence support throughout the 
cascade of care.  Speakers will also provide an analysis of the threats 
and opportunities to expand the RVL and adherence package of care. 

MSF Booth @ IAS 

If you're in Vancouver, meet us at booth 234 from Sunday, July 19 to 
Wednesday, July 22 

Learn more about MSF’s work with HIV/AIDS and meet our staff and 
Meet a recruiter and find out how you can become a part of the MSF team 
Watch a demonstration of MSF’s new HIV/AIDS e-learning module  

Screening of ‘Fire in the Blood’ & Panel Discussion 

Monday July 20 •  7 - 9.30 pm •  Scotiabank Theatre, 900 Burrard Street, 

Join MSF for a free screening of Fire in the Blood, an award-winning 
documentary about the fight against powerful governments and big 
pharmaceutical companies to lower the cost of generic medicines for 
millions of people living with AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa at the beginning 
of the 21st century. After the screening, experts will discuss how access 
to medicines continues to be threatened, this time by a secretive trade 
deal that could be wrapped up this summer:  the Trans-Pacific Partnership 
Agreement (TPP). Reserve your free ticket here: 

MSF Presentations and Posters 

Monday July 20 

Implementation scale up of the Adherence Club model of care to 30,000 
stable antiretroviral therapy patients in the Cape Metro: 2011-2014, South 
Africa, 17:15-17:30, Ballroom C-D

Hall B on the West exhibition level. Group: “Impact evaluation of 
different models of service delivery.”, 12:30-14:30 
Introduction of a routine viral load algorithm in rural Zimbabwe: 
Programmatic strategies for implementation and impact on second line needs 

Scaling up access to second line ART in rural Zimbabwe: Impact of routine 
viral load, model of care and re-suppression after switch 
Hall B on the West exhibition level. Group: “Scale up of viral load 
monitoring.”, 12:30-14:30
Is CD4 monitoring needed where there is routine viral load? A cohort 
analysis from Kibera, Kenya 
Hall B on the West exhibition level. Group: “Male circumcision,” 
Safety, feasibility, and acceptability of the PrePex device for adult male 
circumcision in Malawi 
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level. Group: “Adherence in children and 
Managing children and adolescents with HIV treatment failure: results from 
a pilot project in Khayelitsha, South Africa (Bernheimer) 
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level. Group: “Population-based intervention 
Treatment as prevention (TasP) in rural Swaziland: initiating the change 
towards universal treatment in the public health sector.

Tuesday, July 21 

Hall B on the West exhibition level. Group: “Healthcare workers and 
volunteers: training, monitoring, retaining, task shifting, safety,” 12.30 
Cryptococcal antigen screening by lay cadres using a rapid test at the 
point of care: A feasibility study in rural Lesotho 
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level. Group: Diagnosis of HIV disease in 
children and adolescents (including early infant diagnosis), 12.30 -14.30 
Low birth HIV infection rate in infants from high-risk-for-transmission 
pregnancies in South Africa (Maritz) 
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level. Group: “Integration of HIV services 
with other health programmes,” 12.30 -14.30 
Accelerated HIV/TB service integration into primary care clinics and 
programmatic outcomes in rural Swaziland.

Wednesday, July 22 

Oral Poster Discussion, Room 118-120, 13:10-13:15 
Evaluation of HIV PIMATM CD4 point-of-care test operation by trained 
non-health workers in rural health centers in Chiradzulu District, Malawi 
Hall B on the West exhibition level. Group: “Implementation of PMTCT 
Option B+ in various contexts,” 12.30 -14.30
Viral load outcomes after ART initiation among women in a PMTCT B+ 
programme in Zimbabwe
Hall B on the West exhibition level. Group: “Strategies to increase 
adherence,” 12.30 -14.30 
A text message (SMS) based active defaulter tracing system for Village 
Health Workers in Lesotho 
Hall B on the West exhibition level. Group: “Cascade and retention from 
HIV testing to Care and Treatment,” 12.30 -14.30 
Effect of point-of-care CD4 testing on time to ART-initiation and Pre-ART 
attrition in rural decentralized health centers in Chiradzulu District, 
Temporal changes in CD4 counts and clinical stage at HIV diagnosis over 10 
years in a large, multicentric patient cohort supported by MSF 
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level. Group: Strategies to improve outcomes 
in HIV-infected children, 12:30-14:30
Promoting paediatric antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence and 
retention: outcomes of children receiving ART in family ART adherence 
clubs in Khayelithsha, South Africa  
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level. Group: “HIV testing” 
Clinic-based supervised oral self-testing for HIV is feasible and accurate 
in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level. Group: “Retention in Care,” 
Risk factors for mortality and lost to follow-up before antiretroviral 
therapy: a multicentric retrospective cohort study of 41 MSF HIV 
Hall B on the West Exhibition Level Group: Cascade and retention: from HIV 
testing to care and treatment, 12:30-14:30 
Cascade of care before antiretroviral treatment: a multicentric 
retrospective cohort study of 41 MSF HIV programmes

All posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference 
(Monday-Wednesday). The exhibition is open from 10:00 to 18:30.


Michelle French
Sr. Communications Manager, MSF Access Campaign
Doctors Without Borders\Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Office: +1.212.763.5735 | Mobile: +1.646.552.4600
michelle.french at newyork.msf.org | Skype: michellejfrench
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