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TREAT Asia at the 20th International AIDS Conference

Published July 2014

Approximately 20,000 participants are expected to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Melbourne, Australia, July 20–25. The conference is a biennial opportunity for advocates and experts in the fields of HIV medicine, research, prevention, public policy, and community engagement from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues and exciting scientific advances in the global HIV response. TREAT Asia and its network partners will address HIV-related priorities in the Asia-Pacific through the presentation of research abstracts and participation in symposia and satellite sessions.   

amfAR’s Research, GMT Initiative, and Public Policy programs will also be well represented at the conference, and amfAR is contributing to pre-conference workshops on pediatric and adolescent HIV research, hepatitis C co-infection, cure research, and HIV among gay men, other men who sex with men, and transgender individuals

A summary of conference activities involving TREAT Asia and amfAR is provided below. You can find more information about these and other IAC events here.

TREAT Asia Network Activities at IAC 2014

Research abstract and poster presentations at IAC Melbourne

Final Height and Associated Factors in Perinatally HIV-infected Asian Adolescents

  • Monday, July 21, 12:30–14:30; Exhibition, Ground Level

Prevalence and Incidence of Liver Dysfunction in Asian Children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Monday, July 21, 12:30–14:30; Exhibition, Ground Level

Hepatitis C Virus RNA and Genotype, IL28B Genotype, and Liver Fibrosis Scores in a Regional Cohort of HIV-Infected HCV-exposed Patients Under Routine HIV Care in Asia  

  • Tuesday, July 22, 12:30–14:30; Exhibition, Ground Level

A Decade of Combination Antiretroviral Treatment in Asia: The TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database (TAHOD) Cohort

  • Wednesday, July 23, 12:30–14:30; Exhibition, Ground Level

Adherence, Stigma, and Behavioral Risk Factors in HIV-Infected Adolescents in Asia

  • Tuesday,   July 22, 12:30 - 14:30; Exhibition, Ground Level

Research abstract and poster presentations at the pre-conference Workshop on HIV Pediatrics

Time to First-Line ART Failure and Switch to Second-Line ART in the IeDEA Pediatric Cohort

  • Friday, July 18, 11:15–11:30; Conference Hall

Standardized Determinations of Causes of Death among Children and Adolescents in the TREAT Asia Pediatric HIV Observational Database (TApHOD)

  • Friday, July 18, 13:30–14:30; Conference Hall

What Promotes Successful Transitioning of Adolescents Living with HIV from Pediatric to Adult Care Settings?

  • Saturday, July 19; 13:30–14:30; Conference Hall

Effect of Calcium and Cholecalciferol Supplement on Bone Mass Accrual among Perinatally HIV-Infected Adolescents with Osteopenia

  • Saturday, July 19, 16:30–16:45; Conference Hall

Satellite sessions

Antiretroviral Treatment Roll-Out in Asia: Using Big Data to Inform Policy  

  • Sunday, July 20, 15:45–17:45; Room 111–112


Taking the Pulse: WHO 2014 Global Update on HIV/AIDS Health Sector Response

  • Sunday, July 20, 13:30–15:30; Melbourne Room 1

Antiretroviral Treatment in Resource-Limited Settings: Progress and Challenges  

  • Monday, July 21, 11:00–12:30; Plenary 2

Non-abstract-driven session

Smooth Transitions: From Paediatric to Adolescent Care for Perinatally-Infected Children  

  • Tuesday, July 22, 16:30–18:00; Plenary 3


Highlights of Other amfAR Activities at IAC 2014

Satellite sessions  

The Impact of HIV Funding on Trans Communities: Keeping Human Rights Central to the HIV Response

  • Monday, July 21, 7:00– 8:30; Conference Room 101–102

Civil Society Response on Transitions to Country Ownership: Role of Civil Society in Sustainable Transitions and Country Ownership  

  • Wednesday, July 23, 7:00–8:30; Room 103

Global village panel discussion

Evidence in Action: Creating Evidence-based Programming for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender People  

  • Monday, July 21, 18:00–19:00; Youth Pavilion

Scientific development workshop

“HIV Cure” 101

  • Tuesday, July 22, 11:00–12:30; Room 103

Oral abstract session

Defining and Targeting Residual Virus on cART  

  • Tuesday, July 22, 14:30–16:00; Room 203–204