Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016

CROI, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), brings together top scientists, clinicians, and policy makers from around the world to discuss the latest studies and developments in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. This year’s meeting is being held in February at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources are available online.

 

 

Below is a list of talks and posters by researchers associated with the Harvard AIDS Initiative and the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, being presented at this year’s CROI.


Tuesday, February 23
, 2016

SESSION 0-3 Oral Abstracts
11:00am Room 304/306
Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric HIV Infections

Similar Mortality With Cotrimoxazole vs Placebo in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Children

Roger L. Shapiro; Michael Hughes; Kathleen Powis; Gbolahan Ajibola; Kara Bennett; Sikhulile Moyo; Joseph Makhema; Sheryl Zwerski; M. Essex; Shahin Lockman

SESSION TD-2 Themed Discussion
1:45am –2:45pm Room 312
Global Burden and Mortality of Cancer in HIV
Themed Discussion Leader William A. Blattner, Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore, MD, USA

Cancer Versus Tuberculosis Mortality Among HIV-Infected Individuals in Botswana

Scott Dryden-Peterson; Gita Suneja; Heluf Medhin; Memory Bvochora-Nsingo; Mukendi K. Kayembe; Neo Tapela; Shahin Lockman

SESSION P-E1 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall A/B
Antibody Responses to HIV Infection: What Drives Them and How They Affect the Virus

Humoral Immune Pressure Selects for HIV-1 CXCR4- Using Variants

Nina Lin; Oscar Gonzalez; Carlos Becerril; Behzad Etemad; Hong Lu; Xueling Wu; Shahin Lockman; M. Essex; Daniel Kuritzkes; Manish Sagar

SESSION P-S4 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
MTCT: Regimens, Rates, and Early Infant Diagnosis

Infant Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis Associated With Commensal Bacterial Resistance

Kathleen Powis; Sajini Souda; Shahin Lockman; Gbolahan Ajibola; Kara Bennett; Florence Chilisa; Michael Hughes; Sikhulile Moyo; Joseph Makhema; Roger L. Shapiro

HIV-Exposed Children Account for More Than Half of 24-Month Mortality in Botswana

Rebecca Zash; Jean Leidner; Sajini Souda; Kelebogile Binda; Heather J. Ribaudo; Sikhulile Moyo; Kathleen Powis; Joseph Makhema; Shahin Lockman; Roger L. Shapiro

Maternal ART and Hospitalization or Death Among HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants

Scott Dryden-Peterson; Tatiana Ramos; Roger L. Shapiro; Shahin Lockman

SESSION P-T1 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
Pharmacokinetics: Efficacy and Safety of New ARVs in Children

Nevirapine (NVP) Concentrations in HIV-Infected Newborns Receiving Therapeutic Dosing

Edmund Capparelli; Kenneth Maswabi; Steven Rossi; Muchaneta Bhondai; Sikhulile Moyo; Patrick Jean-Philippe; Michael Hughes; Mathias Lichterfeld; Daniel Kuritzkes; Roger L. Shapiro

SESSION P-W1 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
Populations at Risk for HIV

Young HIV+ Adults in Botswana Less Likely to Seek Treatment or Be Virally Suppressed

Vladimir Novitsky; Tendani Gaolathe; Mompati Mmalane; Sikhulile Moyo; Molly Pretorius Holme; Kathleen Powis; Kathleen Wirth; Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen; Shahin Lockman; M. Essex

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SESSION O-10 Oral Abstracts
10:00am Ballroom A
Getting to 90-90-90

Botswana Is Close to Meeting UNAIDS 2020 Goals of 90-90-90 Coverage

Tendani Gaolathe; Kathleen Wirth; Molly Pretorius Holme; Joseph Makhema; Sikhulile Moyo; Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen; Refeletswe Lebelonyane; Lisa A. Mills; M. Essex; Shahin Lockman

SESSION TD-10 Themed Discussion
1:45am –2:45pm Room 311
New Drugs for Kids: What’s Taking so Long?
Themed Discussion Leader Martina Penazzato, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Nevirapine (NVP) Concentrations in HIV-Infected Newborns Receiving Therapeutic Dosing

Edmund Capparelli; Kenneth Maswabi; Steven Rossi; Muchaneta Bhondai; Sikhulile Moyo; Patrick Jean-Philippe; Michael Hughes; Mathias Lichterfeld; Daniel Kuritzkes; Roger L. Shapiro

SESSION P-O1 Poster Abstracts

2:45pm-4:00pm Hall A/B
Global Burden and Mortality of Cancer in HIV

Cancer Versus Tuberculosis Mortality Among HIV-Infected Individuals in Botswana

Scott Dryden-Peterson; Gita Suneja; Heluf Medhin; Memory Bvochora-Nsingo; Mukendi K. Kayembe; Neo Tapela ; Shahin Lockman

SESSION P-O2 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall A/B
Anal and Cervical Cancer: Treatment and Prevention

HPV Type Distribution in HIV-Infected Persons With Anal HSIL and Impact on Recurrence

Michael Gaisa; Keith M. Sigel; Stephen Goldstone; Matthew Silverstein; Iain MacLeod

SESSION P-S5 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
Mind the Gaps: Optimizing the PMTCT Cascade

Optimizing PMTCT Outcomes in Rural North-Central Nigeria: A Cluster-Randomized Study

Muktar H. Aliyu; Meridith Blevins; Carolyn M. Audet; Marcia Kalish; Mary Lou Lindegren; Usman I. Gebi; Obinna Onwujekwe; Bryan E. Shepherd; C. William Wester; Sten H. Vermund

SESSION P-S7 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
Birth Outcomes and Mortality in HIV- and ARV-Exposed Infants

Higher Mortality in HIV-Exposed/Uninfected vs HIV-Unexposed Infants, Botswana

Gbolahan Ajibola; Gloria Mayondi; Jean Leidner; Haruna Jibril; Joseph Makhema; Mompati Mmalane; Modiegi Diseko; Roger L. Shapiro; Betsy Kammerer; Shahin Lockman

SESSION P-X3 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
HIV Testing and Prevention

Cross-Sectional HIV Incidence at Scale-up of ART in 24 Rural Communities in Botswana

Sikhulile Moyo; Coretah Boleo; Terence Mohammed; Lucy Mupfumi; Simani Gaseitsiwe; Rosemary Musonda; Erik van Widenfelt; Joseph Makhema; M. Essex; Vladimir Novitsky

Thursday, February 25, 2016

SESSION TD-14 Themed Discussion
1:45am –2:45pm Room 302
Mind the Gaps: Optimizing the PMTCT Cascade
Themed Discussion Leader Marcel Yotebieng, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US

Optimizing PMTCT Outcomes in Rural North-Central Nigeria: A Cluster-Randomized Study

Muktar H. Aliyu; Meridith Blevins; Carolyn M. Audet; Marcia Kalish; Mary Lou Lindegren; Usman I. Gebi; Obinna Onwujekwe; Bryan E. Shepherd; C. William Wester; Sten H. Vermund

SESSION P-G5 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall A/B
Clinical Distinctions and Therapeutic Response

Statin or ACE/ARB Effects on Neurocognitive Function of HIV-Infected Adults

Kristine M. Erlandson; Douglas Kitch; C. William Wester; Robert Kalayjian; Edgar T. Overton; Jose R. Castillo-Mancilla; Susan L. Koletar; Constance A. Benson; Kevin R. Robertson; Judith Lok

SESSION P-S9 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
Outcomes of HIV and ARV-Exposed Infants, Children, and Youth

Similar HIV Protection From ZDV vs NVP Prophylaxis in Formula-Fed Infants in Botswana

Kathleen Powis; Shahin Lockman; Gbolahan Ajibola; Kara Bennett; Jean Leidner; Michael Hughes; Sikhulile Moyo; Erik van Widenfelt; Joseph Makhema; Roger L. Shapiro

SESSION P-X7 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
Access, ART Initiation, Retention, and Outcomes in the Global South

Imputing Clinical Records From Routine Laboratory Data: Date of ART Initiation

Mhairi Maskew; Jacob Bor; Cheryl J. Hendrickson; William B. MacLeod; Till Bärnighausen; Deenan Pillay; Ian M. Sanne; Sergio Carmona; Wendy Stevens; Matthew P. Fox

SESSION P-X8 Poster Abstracts
2:45pm-4:00pm Hall D
Viral Suppression

Measuring Viral Load Suppression in South Africa Using a Novel, National Database

William B. MacLeod; Jacob Bor; Nicole Fraser; Zara Shubber; Ian M. Sanne; Wendy Stevens; Tshepo Molapo; Mokgadi Phokojoe; Yogan Pillay; Sergio Carmona

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