More than 150 participants representing four states attended the HIV Prevention Research Conference, “Testing to Treatment: Implementing the Full Spectrum of HIV Prevention and Care,” presented on September 16 by MCW’s Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR).
Featuring nationally renown experts in HIV/AIDS, the conference is held every other year and includes presentations on the latest developments and trends in HIV prevention. This year’s conference focused on antiretroviral drug regimens for HIV prevention (PrEP); strategies for greater HIV testing among gay and bisexual men ages 30 and under; strategies for linking and retaining HIV-infected individuals in care; and optimizing success in adherence in HIV treatment and prevention.
Conference Speakers (L to R): Ken Mayer, Chris Gordon, Rivet Amico, Tom Giordano, Marguerita Lightfoot, Jeff Kelly, and Perry Halkitis
The day-long conference also provided a forum for members of Wisconsin’s HIV prevention community to discuss specific behavioral, social, and health research findings in implementing the full spectrum of HIV prevention and care; develop strategies for recognizing the unique psychological and social factors of HIV prevention and care; and discuss potential solutions for integrating these findings into new or existing HIV prevention programs.
“Testing to Treatment is an opportunity for local, state, and national providers in the many facets of HIV and AIDS to come together to supplement their knowledge base by collaborating with their peers,” said Jeffrey A. Kelly, PhD, Professor and Director at CAIR. “They learn from one another, begin to build strategies, and problem-solve ways to enhance the work they do within their communities.”
For more information or to be placed on the mailing list for future CAIR conferences, contact Kevin Brown at email@example.com.