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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015

CROI, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), brings together top scientists, clinicians, and policy makers from around the world to discuss the latest studies and developments in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. This year’s meeting was held in February at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources are available online.

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

HAI & BHP Attendees at CROI
HAI & BHP Attendees at CROI

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SESSION P-01 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
HPV Infections and Cancers

HIV Infection and Survival Among Women With Cervical Cancer in Botswana

Scott Dryden-Peterson; Memory Bvochora-Nsingo; Heluf Medhin; Gita Suneja; Aida Asmelash5 ; Malebogo Pusoentsi; Anthony Russell; Jason Efstathiou; Bruce Chabner; Shahin Lockman

SESSION PM-1 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Nucleic-Acid–Based Detection of HIV

12 A Generalized Entropy Measure of Viral Diversity for Identifying Recent HIV-1 Infections

Julia W. Wu; Oscar Patterson-Lomba; Marcello Pagano

SESSION P-T2 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Rates and Risks of MTCT and HIV-Free Survival

Decline in Early Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (MTCT) Risk Over Time in Botswana

Kathleen M. Powis; Gbolahan Ajibola ; Jean Leidner ; Kara Bennett ; Florence Chilisa ; Keabetwe Bedi ; Chipo Petlo ; Michael D. Hughes ; Roger Shapiro ; Shahin Lockman

Impact of Maternal Antiretroviral Regimen on SixMonth HIV-Free Survival in Botswana

Rebecca Zash; Sajini Souda; Chazha Hick; Kelebogile Binda; Sikhulile Moyo; Erik van Widenfeldt; Jean Leidner; Joseph Makhema; Mompati Mmalane; Roger Shapiro

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SESSION O-9 Oral Abstracts
10:00 am – 12:15 pm – Room 6D
New Insights Into HIV Persistence, Latency Reversal, and Viremia Rebound

11:30 The Size of the Active HIV Reservoir Predicts Timing of Viral Rebound

Behzad Etemad; Hayat Ahmed; Evgenia Aga; Ronald Bosch; John W. Mellors; Daniel Kuritzkes; Michael Para; Rajesh T. Gandhi; Jonathan Li.

SESSION P-02 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
AIDS-Related Cancers: Lymphoma and KS

Incidence and Outcomes of HIV-Associated Lymphomas in Botswana

Michael G. Milligan; Elizabeth Bigger; Musimar Zola; Mukendi Kayembe; Heluf Medhin; Gita Suneja; Shahin Lockman; Jeremy Abramson; Bruce Chabner; Scott Dryden-Peterson

SESSION P-B3 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Transmission Clusters

Phylodynamic Analysis of HIV Sub-Epidemics in Mochudi, Botswana

Vladimir Novitsky; Denise Kuehnert; Sikhulile Moyo; Erik van Widenfeldt; Lillian Okui; Max Essex

SESSION P-F8 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Latency Models and Assays

High-Throughput Single-Cell Quantification of HDACiBased HIV Reservoir Reactivation

Robert W. Yucha; Emily Hanhauser; Kristen S. Hobbs; Helen Bae; Fatih Inci; Hadi Shafiee ; Shuqi Wang; Daniel Kuritzkes ; Utkan Demirci ; Timothy J. Henrich

SESSION P-F9 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Stem Cell Transplantation

HIV-1 Reservoirs and Humoral Immunity in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients

Kathryn E. Stephenson; George H. Neubauer; Emily Hanhauser; Marcelo J. Wolff; Cristian Carvallo; Francisco M. Marty; Steven G. Deeks; Daniel R. Kuritzkes; Dan H. Barouch; Timothy J. Henrich

SESSION P-M3 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
HIV Detection, Tropism, and CD4 Measurement

Accuracy of POC CD4 testing using microtube capillary sampling in Botswana households

Sikhulile Moyo; Lillian Okui; Hermann Bussmann; Simani Gaseitsiwe; Erik van Widenfeldt; Molly P. Holme; Joseph Makhema; Shahin Lockman; Vladimir Novitsky; Max Essex

SESSION P-P2 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Dyslipidemia: Mediators and Treatment

Application of New ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines to an HIV Clinical Care Cohort

Mosepele Mosepele ; Susan Regan; James B. Meigs; Steven Grinspoon; Virginia A. Triant

SESSION P-U8 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Tuberculosis and Other Coinfections in Children With HIV

Safety of Rifabutin in HIV/TB-Coinfected Children on Protease Inhibitor-Based ART

Holly E. Rawizza; Kristin M. Darin; Kimberly K. Scarsi; Biobele Brown; Regina Oladokun; Nkiru David; Sulaimon Akanmu; Oluremi Olaitan; Prosper Okonkwo; Phyllis Kanki

SESSION P-X2 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Linkage to and Retention in Care

Retention in a Decentralized HIV Care and Treatment Program in North Central Nigeria

Patricia Agaba; Becky L. Genberg; Solomon Sagay; Oche Agbaji; Nancin Dadem; Grace Kolawole; Prosper Okonkwo; Seema Meloni; Phyllis Kanki; Norma C. Ware

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SESSION TD-M Themed Discussion
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Room 615
Identifying Recent Infections: Issues of False Recency

A Generalized Entropy Measure of Viral Diversity for Identifying Recent HIV-1 Infections

Julia W. Wu; Oscar Patterson-Lomba; Marcello Pagano

SESSION P-B1 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Viral Origins and Recombinant Forms

Clinical and Virological Characterization of CRF07_BC infection

Szu-Wei Huang; Sheng-Fan Wang; Chih-Hao Lee ; Wing-Wai Wong ; Hung-Chin Tsai ; Chia-Jui Yang; Chin-Tien Wang; Jaang-Jiun Wang ; Daniel Kuritzkes ; Yi-Ming A. Chen

SESSION P-C8 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Aging and Immune Senescence

Age Associated Increases in Markers of Microbial Translocation and Inflammation in HIV-1 Infection

Eileen Scully; Ainsley Lockhart; Lisa Huang; Marisol RomeroTejeda; Mary Albrecht; Chrstine D. Palmer; Ronald Bosch; Marcus Altfeld; Daniel Kuritzkes; Nina Lin

SESSION P-L3 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Transmitted HIV Drug Resistance: Assessing the Threat

High Rates of Early Virologic Failure in a Cohort of Tanzanian HIV-Infected Adults

Claudia A. Hawkins; Nzovu Ulenga; Enju Liu; Said Aboud; Ferdinand Mugusi; Guerino Chalamilla; David Sando; Eric Aris; Wafaie Fawzi

SESSION PQ-13 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Depression and Alcohol Use Disorders

Depression and Treatment Outcomes Among Tanzanian Adults Initiating HAART

Christopher R. Sudfeld; Sylvia Kaaya; Nilupa S. Gunaratna; Wafaie Fawzi; Ferdinand Mugusi ; Mary C. Smith Fawzi

SESSION P-T4 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
Health Outcomes of HIV- and ARV-Exposed Infants, Children, and Youth

Malnutrition Among HIV-Exposed Uninfected Children in Botswana

Kathleen M. Powis; Quanhong Lei ; Yvonne Chinyanga; Esther Tumbare; Nealia Khan; Jacinta Sibiya; Erik van Widenfelt; Joseph Makhema; Roger Shapiro

Reassuring Birth Outcomes Data With Atripla Used for PMTCT in Botswana

Rebecca Zash; Jennifer Y. Chen; Sajini Souda; Scott DrydenPeterson; Shahin Lockman; Mompati Mmalane; Joseph Makhema; Max Essex; Roger Shapiro

SESSION P-V6 Poster Session
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Poster Hall
HIV Prevention, Miscellaneous

Long-Term ART Outcomes in Botswana Encouraging Treatment as Prevention Approach

Hermann Bussmann; William C. Wester; Ernest Fetogang; Tony Chebani; Sikhulile Moyo; Naledi M. Mlaudzi ; Erik V. Widenfelt; Joseph Makhema; Max Essex; Richard Marlink

About Martha S Henry

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