CROI 2011

CROI 2011

 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

Over 4,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world will convene in Boston for the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). The aim of the conference is to help people who are working on relevant HIV/AIDS research – whether in laboratories or in healthcare settings – to share their findings and experiences.

Below is a list of talks and posters by researchers associated with the Harvard AIDS Initiative and the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership.

Listed by day/time

Monday, February 28

2-4 pm | Hall D
Genetic Determinants of Co-receptor Usage in HIV-1 Subtype C, Poster # 178
Nina Lin, M Sagar, C Becerril, F Giguel, V Novitsky, J Makhema, R Musonda, M Essex, and D Kuritzkes

2-4 pm | Hall D
Extended Acutes: A Substantial Fraction of Individuals Maintain High HIV-1 RNA Levels for an Extended Time during Primary HIV-1 Subtype C Infection, Poster #508
Vladimir Novitsky, T Ndung’u, R Wang, H Bussmann, J Makhema, V DeGruttola, B Walker, and M Essex

2-4 pm | Hall A
Evaluation of Determine and UniGold Rapid Test Kits for Serologic Screening of HIV-exposed but Uninfected Infants under 18 Months of Age in a Modified Testing Algorithm in Botswana, Poster # 655
Madisa Mine, T Ntsipe, T Nkoane, S Moyo, and T Gaolathe

2-4 pm | Hall B
Neonatal Male Circumcision in Gaborone, Botswana, and Surrounding Areas: Uptake and Outcomes, Poster # 1005
Rebeca Plank, N Ndubuka, J Mwambona, J Makhema, M Mmalane, F Hussein, C Lesetedi, D Halperin, R Shapiro, and S Lockman

2-4 pm | Hall B
Longitudinal HIV-1 Exposure Profiles among HIV-discordant Couples, Poster # 1029
Romel Mackelprang, J Baeten, D Donnell, C Celum, C Farquhar, G De Bruyn, M Essex, E Nakku-Joloba, J McElrath, J Lingappa, and Partners in Prevention HSV/HIV Transmission Study Team

Tuesday, March 1

1-2 pm | Room 312 | Themed Discussion
Association between NVP Pharmacokinetics and Development of Rash and Hepatitis among HIV-infected Sub-Saharan African Women in ACTG A5208, Poster # 647
Betty Dong, Z Zheng, M Hughes, A Frymoyer, D Verotta, P Lizak, F Sawe, J Currier, S Lockman, and F Aweeka

1-2pm | Ballroom A | Themed Discussion
Risk Factors for Very Premature and Very Small for Gestational Age Infants in Botswana, Poster # 745
Natasha Parekh, H Ribaudo, S Souda, J Chen, M Mmalane, K Powis, S Dryden-Peterson, S Lockman M Essex, and R Shapiro

1-2pm | Ballroom A | Themed Discussion
Protease Inhibitor-based ART Was Associated with Pre-term Delivery, but Not Adverse Infant Outcomes, in a Randomized MTCT Prevention Study in Botswana, Poster # 746
Kathleen Powis, D Kitch, A Ogwu, M Hughes, S Lockman, J Leidner, E van Widenfelt, J Makhema, M Essex, and R Shapiro

2-4 pm | Hall A
ZDV/3TC vs d4T/3TC Outcomes among HIV-1-infected Adults Receiving First-line Combination ART in Botswana: Results from a Clinical Trial, Poster # 538
William Wester, M Blevins, H Bussmann, S Moyo, M Farahani, B Shepherd, J Makhema, M Essex, V deGruttola, and R Marlink

2-4 pm | Hall A
Predictors of Suboptimal CD4 Response among Women Achieving Virologic Suppression in a Randomized ART Trial, Africa, Poster # 539
A Asmelash, Y Zheng, K Wools-Kaloustian, D Shaffer, F Sawe, R Salata, E Stringer, J Currier, M Hughes, and Shahin Lockman

2-4 pm | Hall A
Seroprevalence of HPV Vaccine Types 6, 11, 16, and 18 in HIV+ Women from South Africa, Brazil, and Botswana
, Poster # 763
Cynthia Firnhaber, D Evans, R Khalili Friedman, S Williams, K Mallhagela, C Wester, B Grinsztejn, and S Lockman

2-4 pm | Hall A
Prevalence of HPV Genotypes and Associated Cervical Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in HIV+ Women in Botswana, Poster # 766
Iain MacLeod, B O’Donnell, S Moyo, S Lockman, R Shapiro, M Kayembe, E van Widenfelt, J Makhema, M Essex, and C Wester

2-4 pm | Hall A
Low-cost Detection of HIV Drug Resistance in West African Subtypes by Multiplex Ligation-amplification PCR-based Method, Poster # 663
Nzovu Ulenga, B Chaplin, and P Kanki

2-4 pm | Hall B
Differential Expression of Inflammatory Cytokine mRNA Transcripts in Women on an ABC-containing Regimen for the Prevention of MTCT
, Poster # 816
Iain MacLeod, R Shapiro, S Lockman, A Ogwu, C Rowley, S Moyo, E van Widenfelt, M Mmalane, J Makhema, and M Essex

2-4 pm | Hall B
LPV/r + TDF/FTC Is Associated with Less Favorable Changes in Lipids Compared to NVP + TDF/FTC in Women Initiating ART in Sub-Saharan Africa: A5208 (OCTANE), Poster # 818
Douglas Shaffer, Y Bao, A Moses, F Sawe, Y Zheng, M Hughes, S Lockman, J Currier, and ACTG OCTANE Study Team

Wednesday, March 2

10 am-12 noon | Ballroom A | Themed Discussion
11:00
Infected Partner’s Plasma HIV-1 RNA Level and the HIV-1 Set Point of Their Heterosexual Seroconverting Partners, Poster # 134
Jairam Lingappa, K Thomas, J Hughes, J Baeten, K Fife, G De Bruyn, C Farquhar, S Kapiga, J Makhema, C Celum, and Partners in Prevention HSV/HIV Transmission Study Team

2-4 pm | Hall A
Association between NVP Pharmacokinetics and Development of Rash and Hepatitis among HIV-infected Sub-Saharan African Women in ACTG A5208
, Poster # 647
Betty Dong, Z Zheng, M Hughes, A Frymoyer, D Verotta, P Lizak, F Sawe, J Currier, S Lockman, and F Aweeka

2-4 pm | Hall A
Effectiveness of Maternal HAART vs ZDV to Prevent MTCT in a Programmatic Setting: Botswana
, Poster # 740
Scott Dryden-Peterson, O Jayeoba, H Jibril, K Keapoletswe, J Tlale, A Asmelash, S Moyo, J Makhema, R Shapiro, and S Lockman

2-4 pm | Hall A

Risk Factors for Very Premature and Very Small for Gestational Age Infants in Botswana, Poster # 745
Natasha Parekh, H Ribaudo, S Souda, J Chen, M Mmalane, K Powis, S Dryden-Peterson, S Lockman, M Essex, and R Shapiro

2-4 pm | Hall A
Protease Inhibitor-based ART Was Associated with Pre-term Delivery, but Not Adverse Infant Outcomes, in a Randomized MTCT Prevention Study in Botswana, Poster # 746
Kathleen Powis, D Kitch, A Ogwu, M Hughes, S Lockman, J Leidner, E van Widenfelt, J Makhema, M Essex, and R Shapiro

2-4 pm | Hall A
Increased Maternal and Infant Mortality following Completion of HAART and Breastfeeding at 6 Months Postpartum in a Randomized PMTCT Trial: Botswana, the Mma Bana Study, Poster # 747
Roger Shapiro, D Kitch, M Hughes, A Ogwu, S Lockman, S Souda, K Powis, S Moyo, J Makhema, M Essex, and Mma Bana Study Team

2-4 pm | Hall A
Household Food Insecurity and Survival among HIV-exposed Uninfected Infants, Botswana, Poster # 748
Scott Dryden-Peterson, O Jayeoba, R Shapiro, H Jibril, T Modise, A Asmelash, E von Widenfelt, J Makhema, M Essex, and S Lockman

2-4 pm | Hall B
Clinical and Laboratory Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Moderate to Severe Symptomatic Hyperlactatemia/Lactic Acidosis among cART-treated Adults in Botswana, Poster # 852
William Wester, S Eden, H Bussmann, J Makhema, M Farahani, R D’Aquila, S Moyo, B Shepherd, V deGruttola, and R Marlink

2-4 pm | Hall B
Clinical and Laboratory Risk Factors for the Development of Pancreatitis among cART-treated Adults: Botswana, Poster # 853
William Wester, S Eden, H Bussmann, J Makhema, S Moyo, R D’Aquila, B Shepherd, V deGruttola, and R Marlink

About Martha S Henry

Martha Henry is the Director of Communications for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative.