CFAR Symposium 2009: Biomedical Approaches to HIV Prevention

Add to Calendar 2009-02-24 08:00 2009-02-24 08:00 America/Los_Angeles CFAR Symposium 2009: Biomedical Approaches to HIV Prevention Robertson Auditorium , Mission Bay

Presented in collaboration with UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and the UCSF AIDS Research Institute, the 2009 symposium highlighted the most promising areas of biomedical HIV/AIDS prevention, with presentations spanning the spectrum of basic, clinical, translational, behavioral and international HIV/AIDS prevention research.



  • Biomedical Approaches to HIV Prevention
    Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Herpes Suppression

  • Getting to the Root of Adherence Measurement: Hair as a Biomarker in PrEP Trials
    Albert Liu, MD, MPH
  • HSV-2 Suppression for Prevention of HIV Acquisition and HIV Transmission
    Connie Celum, MD
  • Panel Discussion: Adherence and Methods for Improving Adherence
    Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH and Mallory O. Johnson, PhD

Male Circumcision and Antiretroviral Treatment as Prevention

  • Male Circumcision Trials: From Research to Practice
    Kawango Agot, PhD, MPH
  • Cultural Barriers to Male Circumcision in Rural Zimbabwe and South Africa
    Gertrude Sakutukwa, MMedSc
  • Effectiveness of ART to Prevent HIV Transmission and the Potential for Risk Compensation
    Craig Cohen, MD, MPH
  • Panel Discussion: Is There Risk Compensation?
    Wayne Steward, PhD, MPH and Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH

Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention

  • Beyond T2: Implementing Efficacious Prevention and Treatment Interventions
    George Rutherford, MD
  • Scaling Up Technical Assistance in Health System Strengthening
    Michael Reyes, MD, MPH
  • Investments to Engage Communities Will Result in Growth in the 'Scaleability' of Prevention
    Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD
  • Panel Discussion: Building Constituencies for Evidence-Based Prevention
    Grant Colfax, MD, MPH and Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD