Youth Share Thoughts on Research Dissemination
This infographic illustrates feedback from young people on their interest in research findings and social media communication. Feedback was collected via a survey conducted by the iTech U19. See more details on the iTech website.
"Correlates of High HIV Viral Load and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among Viremic Youth in the United States Enrolled in an Adherence Improvement Intervention." Published in the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDS.
"Re: 'A New Method for Estimating the Incidence of Infectious Diseases'." Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
"The persistent and evolving HIV epidemic in American men who have sex with men." Published in The Lancet medical journal.
"Tailored motivational interviewing (TMI): Translating basic science in skills acquisition into a behavioral intervention to improve community health worker motivational interviewing competence for youth living with HIV." Published in the journal Health Psychology.
"Exploring the heterogeneity of factors that may influence implementation of PrEP in family planning clinics: a latent profile analysis." Published in the journal Implementation Science Communications.
"Psychiatric hospitalization among youth at high risk for HIV." Published in the journal AIDS Care.
Data from Planning4PrEP, ATN 155, presented at IAS Conference
Read about the Planning4PrEP (ATN 155) study findings that were in the news after being presented at the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science.
Findings on PrEP Injections for Women from IAS 2021
The highest efficacy for women ever reported in a PrEP trial was announced at IAS 2021 for HPTN 084. Injections may be more effective than a daily oral pill. Read more in this article on the UK website NAM Aidsmap.
HIV Challenge Launches
A national challenge for finding ways to increase the use of PrEP and antiretroviral therapy in the US was announced by the US Department of Health and Human Services in July. The challenge is open to the public. The submission period for Phase 1 is open until September 23, 2021. See the full details here.
From NIH: HIV Vaccine Trial Halted
An investigational HIV vaccine clinical trial in sub-Saharan Africa, begun in 2017 for women in five countries, was halted after analysis showed the vaccine did not provide enough protection against the virus. Read more from the NIH here.
The Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Program and Incidence Data
Incidence levels are one of six data points tracked in the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Dashboard. The number of diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV infections in an area, or incidence, drives local responses and helps apply resources where needed. See more on the HIV.gov blog.
2021-2025: The NIH-Wide Strategic Plan Now Available
See the plan and objectives, including a list of 14 specific 'bold predictions,' for the National Institutes of Health (PDF).
Case Study: "A 16-Year-Old Boy Seeking Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prophylaxis"
This case study on PrEP assessment and prescribing for a 16-year-old in Massachusetts offers a clinical and legal perspective. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Conferences and Events
Trying to keep track of what conferences have moved to a virtual format, rescheduled, canceled? Maybe this list can help: Research meetings and conferences, for HIV prevention and care, youth-centered health, and major events for public health research.
November 7-9, 2021: Adherence 2021. Note that the date has changed.
February 12-16, 2022: Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Denver, CO, including virtual and in-person sessions. Abstracts are due by November 1, 2021.
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The list of selected funding opportunities is here.
Featured funding opportunities this month:
HIV Challenge: Innovative Community Engagement Strategies to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma and Disparities. Register by September 23, 2021. This is a national competition provided through a partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), the Office of Minority Health (OMH).
Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program, which has two components - K99/R00 and UE5, posted by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy
The NIH posted a reminder about its natural disaster policy on September 1, 2021 in response to Hurricanes Henri and Ida. Read it here.