The 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) is a hybrid meeting this year with virtual and in-person sessions in Montreal, Canada. From July 29 to August 2, 2022, thousands of people will convene to explore the latest HIV science. CQUIN will host the three satellite sessions detailed below.


Differentiated Testing Services: Optimizing Program Design to Enhance Testing and Linkage

Friday, July 29 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Moderators
John Bosco Matovu, ICAP Columbia University, Kenya Katherine Guerra, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Organizers ICAP at Columbia University and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Organizers
ICAP at Columbia University and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Session Summary
This satellite session will explore the use of the differentiated service delivery (DSD) approach to design high-impact HIV testing services, focusing on model designs that reach populations in need and effectively link HIV-negative clients to prevention and HIV-positive clients to treatment. Case studies from Africa will be presented by ministries of health and community-led organizations.



Friday, July 29 | 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. ET

Moderators
Peter Preko, ICAP Columbia University, Eswatini Lee Abdefadil, Global Fund, Switzerland

Organizer
ICAP at Columbia University

Session Summary
This session will focus on the need to strengthen health systems to optimize the care and treatment of people with advanced HIV disease (AHD), and on lessons learned from the 21-country CQUIN learning network. The CQUIN AHD community of practice includes representatives of ministries of health, donors, implementing partners, and people living with HIV. In 2021-2022, this group conducted systematic assessments of national AHD programs in 12 African countries using a capability maturity model. The satellite will include panelists and moderators from the World Health Organization, the Global Fund, PEPFAR, ICAP at Columbia University, CHAI, the Ministries of Health of Eswatini, Nigeria, and Zambia, and the National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV in Kenya (NEPHAK).



Sunday, July 31 | 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. (ET)

Moderator
Cassia Wells, ICAP Columbia University, United States

Organizers
ICAP at Columbia University, FHI360’s Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project, the South-to-South HIV prevention learning network, and the International Network of People who Use Drugs

Session Summary
This session will focus on the importance of designing person-centered HIV prevention, testing, and treatment models for people who inject drugs (PWID) in Africa. Co-hosted by ICAP at Columbia University, FHI360’s EpiC project, the South-to-South HIV prevention learning network (SSLN), and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) the session will include a framing presentation on the importance of differentiated service delivery for PWID, case studies from diverse PWID projects in Nigeria, Mozambique, and Kenya, and a panel discussion with representatives of people who use drugs from the Tanzania KVP Forum, the South Africa Network of People who Use Drugs (SANPUD) and EMPOWER Cameroon. Moderators will include representatives from the Global Fund, USAID and AfricaNPUD, ICAP, SSLN, and FHI360.


View the entire AIDS 2022 program.

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