April 2021 - Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions

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ATN-YEAH Share Unique Stories and Perspectives in Webinar - Watch the Recording

The ATN's Youth Experts and Advocates for Health (ATN-YEAH) joined the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) and Community Partners (CP) for a webinar this month as part of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The webinar recording on "Bridging the Gap: Transition from Youth Adult HIV Care," is now available.

Webinar participants from left to right: Top row - Omar Nieto (ATN-YEAH), Russell Campbell (webinar moderator, Community Partners), JJ Jackson (ATN-YEAH). Bottom row - Sandra Agola (ATN-YEAH), Brian Minalga (not pictured, webinar moderator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Webinar topic: The period where adolescents and young adults living with HIV transition from youth to adult‐oriented healthcare can be a time where individuals are more likely to disengage from care, delay initiation of, or discontinue antiretroviral therapy (ART), and have lower rates of virologic suppression on ART. Members of the ATN-YEAH participated in a moderated discussion to discuss barriers and facilitators at the individual, clinical, and structural levels that can impact the transition from youth to adult HIV care.

The 2021 Spring ATN Virtual Meeting

The meeting is coming up April 28-29 - are you registered?

Register here and see the agenda.

Two Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers for Spring 2021 - Day 1 Keynote Speaker, Wednesday, April 28, Topic: "Equity, EHE, and Centering Youth," - presented by Harold J. Phillips, MRP, Senior HIV Advisor and Chief Operating Officer, Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE). Day 2 Keynote Speaker, Thursday, April 29, Topic: "COVID-19 Update," - presented by Stephaun E. Wallace, PhD, MS, Director of External Relations, COVPN; Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health, University of Washington.

Watch a Video on the Upcoming Meeting

Watch a short behind-the-scenes video from the people who helped plan the Spring meeting for a look at highlights you can expect at the upcoming event.

Highlights for Spring 2021: Watch a short video from the people who planned the meeting, "Behind the Scenes of the 2021 ATN Virtual Spring Meeting, April 28-29"

Register for the meeting here.


Watch Harold J. Phillips, MRP, Senior HIV Advisor and Chief Operating Officer, Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) talk about this month's observance of National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in this short interview on Twitter. View it here.

Read the news release from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), "NIH Experts Call for Accelerated Research to Address Concurrent HIV and COVID-19 Pandemics," published April 8, 2021 in conjunction with a review article published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases on April 7, 2021: "HIV/AIDS in the Era of COVID-19: A Juxtaposition of Two Pandemics."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a special report this month, "HIV Infection, Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Transgender Women: National HIV Behavioral Surveillance , 7 U.S. Cities, 2019-2020." View the PDF of this report here.

Read about how "Research Is Changing the Face of HIV for Women and Girls," in this letter written by Maureen Goodenow, PhD, Associate Director for AIDS Research, and the Director, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, which includes a conversation between Dr. Goodenow and Janine Austin Clayton, MD, FARVO, NIH Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.

The Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of Children Living with HIV updated the "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection" on April 7, 2021. See the list of changes on HIV.gov.

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.

Featured Events:

ACTHIV 2021, American Conference for the Treatment of HIV, will be held May 20-22, 2021. Registration is open. Abstracts are being accepted until May 1, 2021.

October 28-31: USCHA - US Conference on HIV/AIDS. Registration is open. Washington, DC. Format/location may change, decision will be announced on May 3. Abstract submission opens May 4.

About Your ATN Presentations / Abstracts ...

Are you part of the ATN and presenting at an upcoming event, or have recently had an abstract accepted to a conference? Please email atnhelp@unc.edu to let us know.

Funding Opportunities

The list of selected funding opportunities is here.

Featured funding opportunities this month:

Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE-2): To Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)

Prevention Strategies to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Opportunities for the Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity Initiative

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