Featured Presentations at CROI

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The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases.

CROI 2017 will be held from February 13 to February 16, 2017, in Seattle, Washington, at the Washington State Convention Center. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources from CROI 2017 will be available online after the conference ends.

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SESSION 0-3 Oral Abstract O-2: CRITICAL ISSUES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH, MTCT, AND HIV TREATMENT IN CHILDREN

Oral Abstract Moderators Mary Glenn Fowler, The Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore,
MD, USA
Paolo Rossi, Children Hosp Bambino Gesù, Rome, Italy

10:45am Room 606/609

ADVERSE BIRTH OUTCOMES DIFFER BY ART REGIMEN FROM CONCEPTION IN BOTSWANA
Rebecca Zash
, Denise Jacobson, Modiegi Diseko, Gloria Mayondi, Mompati Mmalane, Chipo Petlo, Max Essex, Shahin Lockman, Joseph Makhema, Roger L. Shapiro

THEMED DISCUSSION TD-3: HIV, MIGRATION, AND ACCESS TO CARE

1:30-2:30pm Room 606/609

Themed Discussion Leader Andrea Howard, Columbia Univ, New York, NY, USA

IMMIGRANTS AND BOTSWANA’S ART PROGRAM: POTENTIAL BARRIERS TO EPIDEMIC CONTROL
Tafireyi Marukutira, Mary Grace Alwano, Stephanie Behel, Joseph N. Jarvis1, Unoda Chakalisa, Kathleen Powis, William Bapati, Gene Ussery, Refeletswe Lebelonyane, Pamela J. Bachanas

Poster P-B1: UNDERSTANDING NETWORKS AND LINKED INFECTIONS: FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

STRUCTURE OF HIV-1C TRANSMISSION NETWORK IN SOUTHERN BOTSWANA, 2016
Vlad Novitsky
, Sikhulile Moyo, Melissa Zahralban-Steele, Baitshepi Mokaleng, Dorcas Maruapula, Mary F. McLane, Kathleen Wirth, Lisa A. Mills, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Max Essex

Poster P-F7 HOST AND VIRAL BIOMARKERS

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

EXTENSIVE EFAVIRENZ METABOLISM IS ASSOCIATED WITH GREATER CNS TOXICITY
Marijana Vujkovic
, Scarlett Bellamy, Athena Zuppa, Marc Gastonguay, Xiaoyan Han, Mosepele Mosepele, Gregory Bisson, Richard Aplenc, Robert Gross

Poster P-J4 REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITOR RESISTANCE

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

DRUG RESISTANCE AFTER CESSATION OF EFAVIRENZ-BASED ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT
Gbolahan Ajibola
, Christopher Rowley, Kathleen M. Powis, Sikhulile Moyo, Jean Leidner, Kara Bennett, Florence Chilisa, Joseph Makhema, Roger L. Shapiro, Shahin Lockman

Poster P-N6 INTEGRATION OF SCREENING AND TREATMENT OF NCD INTO HIV CARE IN RESOURCE-LIMITED SETTINGS

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT IN A SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA HIV CLINICAL COHORT
Mosepele Mosepele
, Linda C. Hemphill, Tommy Palai, Isaac Nkele, Kara Bennett, Shahin Lockman, Virginia Triant

Poster P-Q4 OUTCOMES OF HIV AND ARV-EXPOSED INFANTS

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

PREDICTORS OF NEURODEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN OF HIVINFECTED AND -UNINFECTED WOMEN
Jean Leidner
, Paige L. Williams, Gloria Mayondi, Penny Holding, Adam Cassidy, Joseph Makhema, Chipo Petlo, Charlotte Mdluli, Shahin Lockman, Betsy Kammerer

MATERNAL ART ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED PROTECTIVE TRANSPLACENTAL ANTIBODY TRANSFER
Scott Dryden-Peterson
, Elize de Bruyn, Gloria Mayondi, Betsy Kammerer, Jean Leidner, Roger L. Shapiro, Haruna Jibril, Shabir Madhi, Shahin Lockman

Poster P-S5 MEASURING HIV INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

IMPROVED EVALUATION OF HIV PREVALENCE ADJUSTING FOR INFORMATIVE NONPARTICIPATION
Linbo Wang
, Erik VanWidenfelt, Chloe Auletta-Young, Nealia Khan, Etienne Kadima, Unoda Chakalisa, Tendani Gaolathe, Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, Kathleen Wirth

Poster P-W2 INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE THE CARE CASCADE

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

TREATMENT NEED AND FAST-TRACK ART IN THE BOTSWANA COMBINATION PREVENTION PROJECT
Refeletswe Lebelonyane
, Lisa A. Mills, Joe Theu, Lisa Block, Michael Kasonde, Tony Chebani, Shenaaz el-Halabi, Elliot Raizes, Shahin Lockman, Joseph N. Jarvis

LINKAGE TO CARE OUTCOMES IN THE BOTSWANA COMBINATION PREVENTION PROJECT
Mary Grace Alwano
, Pamela J. Bachanas, Catherine Motswere, Tafireyi Marukutira, Baraedi W Sento, Nokuthula Majingo, Shahin Lockman, Molly Pretorius Holme, Huisheng Wang, Janet Moore

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Oral Abstract O-7 TB AND OTHER OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS

Oral Abstract Moderators Haileyesus Getahun, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Richard Hafner, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

11:30am Room 6C

AMBITION-CM: HIGH-DOSE LIPOSOMAL AMPHOTERICIN FOR HIV-RELATED CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS
Joseph N. Jarvis, Tshepo B. Leeme, Awilly A. Chofle, Gabriella Bidwell, Mooketsi Molefi, Katlego Tsholo, Nametso Lekwape, Charles Muthoga, Síle Molloy, Thomas S. Harrison

Themed Discussion TD-7 CNS TREATMENT STRATEGIES: RISK AND BENEFITS

Themed Discussion Leader Ned Sacktor, MD, The Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, USA

1:30-2:30pm Room 611/614

EXTENSIVE EFAVIRENZ METABOLISM IS ASSOCIATED WITH GREATER CNS TOXICITY
Marijana Vujkovic, Scarlett Bellamy, Athena Zuppa, Marc Gastonguay, Xiaoyan Han, Mosepele Mosepele, Gregory Bisson, Richard Aplenc, Robert Gross

Themed Discussion TD-11 INTEGRATION OF SCREENING AND TREATMENT OF NCD INTO HIV CARE IN RESOURCE LIMITED SETTINGS

Themed Discussion Leader Matthias Egger, MD, Inst of Social and Preventive Medicine, Univ of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

1:30-2:30pm Room 6E

CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT IN A SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA HIV CLINICAL COHORT
Kara Bennett, Shahin Lockman, Virginia Triant

Poster P-Q5 HIV DIAGNOSIS IN NEWBORNS AND INFANTS

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

EVALUATION OF THE CEPHEID HIV-1 QUAL POINT-OF-CARE TEST FOR HIV DIAGNOSIS AT BIRTH
Maryanne R. Ibrahim
, Sikhulile Moyo, Terence Mohammed, Kenneth Maswabi, Gbolahan Ajibola, Rebecca Gelman, Chloe Auletta-Young, Shahin Lockman, Joseph Makhema, Roger L. Shapiro

TARGETED HIV SCREENING AT BIRTH CAN IDENTIFY THE MAJORITY OF IN UTERO TRANSMISSIONS
Maryanne R. Ibrahim
, Kenneth Maswabi, Gbolahan Ajibola, Sikhulile Moyo, Michael D. Hughes, Chloe Auletta-Young, Daniel R. Kuritzkes, Mathias Lichterfeld, Joseph Makhema, Roger L. Shapiro

Poster P-W1 MEASURING THE GLOBAL HIV CARE CASCADE

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

BOTSWANA’S PROGRESS TOWARDS THE THIRD “90”: VIRAL SUPPRESSION IN THE MASA PROGRAM
Madisa Mine
, Julia Ngidi, Lesego Gabaititi, Joseph N. Jarvis, Modiri Tau, Ava Avalos, Tendani Gaolathe, Dinah Ramabyaa, Bornaparte Nkomo

ACCURACY OF HIV AND CD4 FIELD TESTING IN THE BOTSWANA COMBINATION PREVENTION PROJECT
Ebi Bile
, Pamela J. Bachanas, Fiona Maurice, Sylvia Modise, Liziwe Chebani, Vongai Makovore, Peter Fonjungo, Mary Grace Alwano, William Bapati, Joseph N. Jarvis

Poster P-W3 HIV, MIGRATION, AND ACCESS TO CARE

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

IMMIGRANTS AND BOTSWANA’S ART PROGRAM: POTENTIAL BARRIERS TO EPIDEMIC CONTROL
Tafireyi Marukutira
, Mary Grace Alwano, Stephanie Behel, Joseph N. Jarvis, Unoda Chakalisa, Kathleen Powis, William Bapati, Gene Ussery, Refeletswe Lebelonyane, Pamela J. Bachanas

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Poster P-J1 PREVALENCE AND INCIDENCE OF HIV DRUG RESISTANCE

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

LOW PREVALENCE OF NRTI, NNRTI, AND PI DRUG RESISTANCE MUTATIONS IN BOTSWANA
Sikhulile Moyo
, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Melissa Zahralban-Steele, Dorcas Maruapula, Phillimon P. Sebogodi, Madisa Mine, Elliot Raizes, Shahin Lockman, Max Essex, Vlad Novitsky

Poster P-P9 CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS AND OTHER FUNGAL OIs

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

PREVALENCE OF ADVANCED HIV DISEASE AND CRYPTOCOCCAL INFECTION IN GABORONE, BOTSWANA
Kwana Lechiile
, Hannah K. Mitchell, Fredah Mulenga, Irene Goercke, Martin S. Azama, Mooketsi Molefi, Tshepo B. Leeme, Mark W. Tenforde, Madisa Mine, Joseph N. Jarvis

MORTALITY DUE TO HIV-ASSOCIATED CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS IN BOTSWANA IN THE ART ERA
Tshepo B. Leeme
, Raju K. Patel, Caitlin Azzo, Nametso Lekwape, Katlego Tsholo, Ephraim Tawanana, Mooketsi Molefi, Margaret Mokomane, Mark W. Tenforde, Joe N. Jarvis

Poster P-Q3 PREGNANCY AND PREGNANCY OUTCOMES

2:30-4:00pm Poster Hall 4EF

CMV VIREMIA IN HIV-POSITIVE AND -NEGATIVE PREGNANT WOMEN IN BOTSWANA
Natasha O. Moraka
, Maryanne R. Ibrahim, Sikhulile Moyo, Prisca Thami, Gloria Mayondi, Christiana Smith, Adriana Weinberg, Rosemary Musonda, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Shahin Lockman

About Martha S Henry

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