July 2020 Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

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2020 Fall ATN Virtual Meeting

The 2020 Fall ATN Meeting, October 27-28, 2020, will be virtual. Full details including how to register and an agenda will be announced towards the end of the summer.

Read more about full ATN meetings and see past meeting recaps.

Post-event highlights from AIDS 2020

"TO ENCOURAGE, HELP & EDUCATE everyone about HIV."

Sandra Agola (pictured at left), ATN-YEAH member, played an important role at this month's virtual AIDS 2020 international conference.

Her leadership as part of the conference's planning for youth audiences was featured in an article from Texas Medical Center in Houston - read it here.

More about the ATN-YEAH (Youth Experts and Advocates for Health).

Henna Budhwani, PhD, Honored

Congratulations to Dr. Budhwani, who was honored at AIDS 2020 on July 8 with the Robert Carr Research Award. Read the full story here. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a UAB site principal investigator for ATN.

More coverage of AIDS 2020:

See details on ATN's contributions to AIDS 2020, including a live session, "Keeping the Spotlight on Adolescents."

Resources from hiv.gov - “Live with Leadership” Conversations Videos and "Final HIV Research Highlights" blog post.

At least 28,000 women in the United States have started PrEP, conference reporting from UK's NAM.

Interview with Keosha Bond, EdD, MPH

Hear in this podcast interview how Keosha Bond, EdD, MPH, an ATN Diversity Scholar and assistant professor at New York Medical College, found her passion for innovative public health research, including HIV prevention, and how a new research project with young transgender women got started.


Barrier Protection Use by Adolescents During Sexual Activity, published July 2020 in the journal Pediatrics.

The Welcome to Adolescent Healthcare Letter: A Rite of PassageJournal of Adolescent Health, July 2020.

Four Decades of HIV/AIDS — Much Accomplished, Much to Do, article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, July 2, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, "HIV Testing Trends at Visits to Physician Offices, Community Health Centers, and Emergency Departments - United States, 2009–2017." June 26, 2020. Also from the CDC - new reports on HIV Surveillance in the US listed in this May 2020 letter from the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP).

IAS Special Journal Issue: Data‐driven HIV prevention: the HIV prevention cascade and beyond. Published June 2020. Also see - from JIAS open access, HIV and COVID-19 Virtual Issue.

COVID-19 and HIV: A Tale of Two Pandemics, Report by the International AIDS Society (IAS).


"An intriguing - but far from proven - HIV cure in the ‘Sao Paulo Patient’" coverage in Science Magazine, July 7, 2020.

Intervention promotes PrEP uptake, adherence in Kenyan adolescent girls and young women coverage in Healio, July 8, 2020.

NIH leadership details unprecedented initiative to ramp up testing technologies for COVID-19 from the National Institutes of Health, on the RADx initiative, July 22, 2020.

HUD Awards More Than $35 Million to 31 Local HIV/AIDS Housing Programs, from the hiv.gov blog, June 30, 2020.

Coming in August - AHEAD, or America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard, will be released to track data for the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative. Read more about the dashboard's planned characteristics here.

WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls, July 6, 2020 from the World Health Organization.

The Heroes Health Initiative - a new app for healthcare workers and first responders, for tracking and measuring mental health and wellness. More here.

Racism and the Health of Every American, from Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and and Health Disparities (NIMHD). See more from the NIMHD blog here.

HIV Prevention in the News

Long-acting injectable form of HIV prevention outperforms daily pill in NIH study - Media advisory from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), July 7, 2020.

Vaginal ring for HIV prevention receives positive opinion from European regulator from the NIH, July 24, 2020.

New FDA Information on OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, from hiv.gov, published June 11, 2020.

Call for Papers

International AIDS Society Supplement: Global Mental Health and HIV Prevention and Care (PDF). Deadline is September 15, 2020.

Conferences and Events

Trying to keep track of what conferences have gone virtual, rescheduled, canceled? Maybe this list into 2021 can help. Research meetings and conferences, for HIV prevention and care, youth-centered health, and major events for public health research.

Featured event: 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

ATN will present at this meeting at a topic-contributed session, including missing data, SMART trial designs, and mobile data, on August 6. See the full lineup here. Will be held virtually from August 1-6, 2020. Registration is now open. Agenda is available on the JSM website.

About Your ATN Presentations / Abstracts ...

Are you part of the ATN and you are presenting at upcoming events, or have you submitted abstracts to them? Please email atnhelp@unc.edu to let us know.

Funding Opportunities

See all recent funding opportunities here.

Featured listings:

Announced on 7/24/20: State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions.

Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional).

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