November 2020 Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

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World AIDS Day 2020 Events (Virtual)

All events to take place on December 1, 2020

World AIDS Day 2020: Science and the Community Working Together to Prepare for the Unexpected - videocast to begin at 11am EST. This is an NIH event from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR).

Live with Leadership, World AIDS Day Edition, from the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy on the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Held virtually from 2-3pm EST.

HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) World AIDS Day Virtual Commemorative Event. Starts at 11am EST.

For More:

HRSA will also facilitate a Twitter conversation thread four times a day, beginning December 1 through December 9, and invites participants to join in. Go to the HRSA Twitter account

Resources and stories from UNAIDS on World AIDS Day 2020

From HIV.gov: "World AIDS Day 2020: Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Through Resilience and Impact," published November 16, 2020

Observing World AIDS Day, December 1

Video - Hear voices from the ATN as we observe World AIDS Day:

"The younger generation is trying to find love, and they're trying to find acceptance, and you can't love and accept someone else if you can't love and accept yourself."
"But it really is a commitment to a community, and it's a commitment to a cause."
"There is a roadmap. There is a plan...a blueprint that all the investigators are working on... continuously...regardless of treatments or cures...that they haven't forgotten about us."

More in the full video with text transcript here.

ATN CC Holiday 2020 Schedule: Closed starting on Dec. 24 / Reopening Jan. 4

The UNC - Chapel Hill Coordinating Center (CC) will be closed for the university’s upcoming winter holiday break beginning Thursday, December 24 and reopening on Monday, January 4.

During this time, we will not be monitoring ATN email inboxes (such as atnhelp@unc.edu). For any other issues that arise during the time we are closed, we will respond to your message as soon as possible once we are back in the office. There will be limited staff in the office on Wednesday, December 23rd to answer any last minute questions you may have before we close. If you anticipate any urgent issues during the time the CC is closed, please contact us to discuss. If you are not sure who to contact, email atnhelp@unc.edu.

Healthy Choices Intervention is Associated with Reductions in Stigma Among Youth Living with HIV in the United States

ATN 129 - New Publication in AIDS and Behavior

See the abstract for this new publication here.

2020 Fall ATN Virtual Meeting October 27-28, 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Save the date for the ATN Spring Meeting, April 28-30, 2021

Text from above graphic: “The nice thing about it being virtual is that it removes barriers that kept folks from attending in the past. Last year my entire team was able to attend and learn about other studies in the network.” - Adriana Romero-Espinoza. “The presentations from the individual U19s offer a chance to learn of emerging challenges unique to the Network, and of new approaches, and modalities employed by others.” - Seyram A. Butame

You can still see the agenda for the Fall 2020 meeting here.

To see the presentation slides from the meeting, access them on the ATN secure website here.

News and Publications

ATN implementation science has recently been spotlighted in a feature about moving science from discovery to the field. See the section "Women Need PrEP Too," an interview about the ATN 155, Planning4PrEP, with Jessica Sales, PhD, MA, from the fall 2020 edition of the magazine for the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Also in this edition of the magazine, you can find a special feature about COVID-19 research which includes Aaron Siegler, PhD, and Patrick Sullivan, PhD.

"NIH Study Finds Long-Acting Injectable Drug Prevents HIV Acquisition in Cisgender Women - Long-Acting Regimen More Effective than Daily Oral Pill Among African Women" - Read this news release from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID).

"Director’s Scientific Briefings: HIV, COVID-19 and Health Disparities," post from Maureen M. Goodenow, PhD, Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health

America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard, or AHEAD, Updated to Reflect 2020 Data on Two Key Indicators - for HIV diagnoses and linkage to HIV medical care. Read more from HIV.gov. You can also read more about linkage to care in this blog post from November 13, 2020.

Training Young Adult Peers in a Mobile Motivational Interviewing‐Based Mentoring Approach to Upstream HIV Prevention, published November 2, 2020 in the American Journal of Community Psychology.

Recently Published Reports and Resources - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Partner Services Annual Report 2018 (PDF), from the CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (Program Evaluation Branch)

Toolkit for Providing HIV Prevention Services to Transgender Women of Color, from the CDC

Vitals Signs: Deaths Among Persons with Diagnosed HIV Infection, United States, 2010–2018 - from the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published November 20, 2020

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the CDC, published October 9, 2020: "Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among HIV-Positive Hispanic and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men —United States, 2015–2019"

Core Indicators for Monitoring the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative (Preliminary Data): HIV Diagnoses and Linkage to HIV Medical Care, 2019 and 2020 (Reported through June 2020), tables published by the CDC October 2020

Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection, 2018 - report from the CDC published November 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. Includes events for World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020.

Featured events:

Registration for CROI, or Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, is opening soon and abstracts are due December 1, 2020. CROI will be held March 6-10, 2021 including a virtual component. See more including a preliminary agenda at the CROI website.

December 17: Scientific Webinar Series, Webinar #3: Imaiyachi: Transcending Historical Trauma and Living Ancestral Visions Imagined for Us - A Lecture on AI/AN Two-Spirit/SGM Health Research. From the National Institutes of Health Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office. Registration required, event begins at 1pm EST.

International AIDS Society (IAS) COVID-19 Conference: Prevention. Conference will be held virtually on February 2, 2021.

December 2 and 3: Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Details are here. From 1-5pm ET both days, will be virtual.

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

The list of selected funding opportunities is here.

Featured funding opportunities this month:

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP) Competitive Awards: The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2021 solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Application deadline is December 28, 2020 at 2pm ET. Learn more and apply.

Two companion RFAs, entitled ‘Strengthening HIV Prevention Efforts for Women in the Southern U.S.,’ were recently announced by the National Institutes of Health. Applications for each are due January 11th, 2021 and are listed below:

RFA-MH-21-151 is calling for Research Project Grants (R01s): https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-151.html

RFA-MH-21-150 is calling for Planning Grants (R34s): https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-150.html

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