The HIV Center continues its commitment to disseminating research findings by having a strong presence at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
We are proud of the HIV Center members who presented their scientific findings and participated in satellite sessions in their areas of expertise:
Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez was part of a satellite session, “Anal sex from top to bottom: Beliefs, behaviors and policies for better health“, where he presented on anal douching among men who have sex with men (Titled: MSM & The Double Delights of Douching).
Dr. Bryan Kutner, a Post-Doctoral fellow at the HIV Center, presented a poster titled: Stigma toward anal sexuality is associated with decreased engagement in HIV services and safer sex practices among MSM in the United States: A mixed-methods study using structural equation modeling.
Dr. Claude Ann Mellins was part two workshops: 1) “The intersection of mental disorder screening and treatment and HIV/AIDS in LMICs: State of the science and priority directions” where she presented on Promoting mental health in adolescents growing up with HIV and 2) “The 4th HIV Exposed Uninfected (HEU) Child and Adolescent Workshop”, where she presented her talk It’s About Time: Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Uninfected Youth with Perinatal HIV Exposure. She was also joined by HIV Center Director, Dr. Robert Remien, in a session on Mental health & HIV: Supporting communities and turning stress into resilience, where she presented her talk “Strengthening resilience among adolescents / families - Mental health & HIV: Supporting communities and turning stress into resilience”.
Dr. Robert Remien also took part on the Mental health & HIV: Supporting communities and turning stress into resilience session, where he spoke about the interplay between mental health and HIV (Titled: Setting the stage: HIV and mental health what do we know so far?)
Dr. Reuben Robbins, HIV Center member, presented a poster titled: Neurocognitive outcomes among perinatally-HIV infected young adults.