Seminar 13: Programme

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Social Aspects of HIV prevention technologies: translating research into policy & practice

13th African HIV Research Forum Seminar Day

Wednesday 5th October

Main Session: 09:30 – 13:30

Satellite Session: 14:40-15:40

Aim: To explore the social aspects of HIV prevention technologies among African communities in theUK
09:30 Registration & Networking
10:00 Welcome, aims & objectives, Dr Fiona Burns, University College LondonResearch exchange
10:25 Prevention Technologies Overview

  • Current prevention technologies: PEP & Condoms , Chris Wood, North Middlesex Hospital
  • Scaling up: PrEP & Treatment as Prevention, Roger Pebody, National AIDS Manual
  • New prevention technologies:  Mircobicides, Toju Cline-Cole
11:15 Tea Break
11:40 Breakout discussions

  • PEP: the pros & cons for African communities in the UK
  • What role does PrEP have in the HIV epidemic as it affects Africans living in the UK?
  • Treatment as prevention: an effective solution for controlling HIV transmission in African communities in the UK?
  • Increasing correct & consistent condom use among African populations in the UK: effective evaluation of condom provision programmes
  • Getting ready for Microbicides: feasibility & acceptability for service delivery
13:00 Feedback from Break out discussion, Ibi Fakoya, University College London
13:30 Closing remarks Martha Chinouya, Northumbria University
13:40 Lunch
14:40 Satellite capacity building sessions

  • Principles of Community Based Research led by Adam Bourne, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Basic Principles of Epidemiology led by Maryam Shamanesh, Univertisy College London
  • Principles of advocacy: UK African Microbicides Working Group Case Study led by Mariama Kamara, African Health Policy Network
  • Influencing Commissioning led by Jabulani Chwaula, National African HIV Prevention Programme

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