STRIVE at AIDS Impact conference

08 November 2017
Annie Holmes

Social scientists working on HIV research gather in Cape Town, South Africa, 13–15 November 2017, for the 13th International Conference on AIDS Impact. This year’s theme: “What will it really take to end the epidemic?”

Monday 13 November, 12:30–13:30

STRIVE research director Janet Seeley chairs a lunchtime satellite panel on “Youth and HIV in southern Africa: The convergence of sex, HIV and complex lives”. 

On the same panel, Joyce Wamoyi presents on STRIVE’s ground-breaking work on the HIV risk of transactional sex.

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Tuesday 14 November, 13:30 - 15:30 

Makhosazane Nomhle Khoza from Wits RHI presents on motivations for initiating PrEP among adolescents and young women in Johannesburg, in a symposium entitled "PrEP intentions and perceptions - Imagining a different future".

Tuesday 14 November, 16:00 - 18:00 

In a symposium concerned with "PrEP in reality", Lethabo Ramskin presents on early findings from EMPOWER, a STRIVE and EHPSA study by Wits RHI: "EMPOWER Clubs for Young Women Using oral PrEP as part of an HIV Prevention Package: What We’ve Learned So Far"

Tuesday 14 November, 16:00 - 18:00

Manuela Colombini's presentation also relates to the EMPOWER project: "The feasibility and acceptability of gender-based violence (GBV) screening in HIV counselling and testing services, and linkage to care for adolescent girls and young women in South Africa"

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The tale of two epidemics - Learning Lab webinar

Wednesday 15 November, 13:30–15:30

In a session on “Tackling Alcohol, Drugs and HIV Head on”, Haika Osaki presents on STRIVE’s three-country study of the impact of alcohol availability and advertising on the HIV risk of young people. She focuses in particular on the findings from Mwanza, Tanzania.

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