UNC CFAR was well presented at the 2023 HPTN Annual Meeting!
UNC CFAR’s Associate Director, the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN’s) Principle Investigator Myron Cohen, and UNC CFAR’s Clinical Core Director Joseph Eron provided key leadership roles during the 2023 HPTN Annual Meeting in Washington DC.
The week-long event gathered more than 800 registered in-person and virtual attendees to celebrate the progress and consider future research to reduce the acquisition and transmission of HIV. The HPTN Annual Meeting brought together hundreds of researchers, collaborators, community representatives, and government health officials to engage in meaningful discussions regarding the Network’s scientific agenda and current and planned HIV prevention research studies.
The HPTN Community Working Group weekend sessions featured best practices for community engagement, community advisory board involvement, and study participant recruitment and retention. The plenary sessions at the meeting covered a variety of topics, including:
- Biomedical agents for HIV prevention
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention among communities affected by HIV
- Prevention intervention uptake
- HIV and Mpox
- Special considerations for people who inject drugs and pregnant people
- The use and misuse of social media
Joseph Eron, UNC CFAR’s Clinical Core Director moderated key discussions on “Biomedical Agents for Prevention”.
The session featured presentations from renowned experts and innovators discussing antiretroviral therapies, mAbs, multi-purpose technologies, and the prevention of STIs.
Viral Load Suppression: Pathway to Epidemic Control_HARRIET NUWAGABA-BIRIBONWHA
mAbs for Prevention of Infectious Diseases_ROBERT SEDER
Multi-purpose Technologies_GUSTAVO F. DONCEL
Prevention of STIs Among People at Risk for HIV_JEAN-MICHEL MOLINA
Congratulations to everyone who attended the 2023 HPTN Annual Meeting, most of all representatives from all over the world who traveled to Washington DC. We hope you found the meeting informative and educational. To learn more about HPTN and the 2023 HPTN Annual Meeting, visit hptn.org/news-and-even
Did you miss it? Check session recordings and presentations on the HPTN Annual Meeting webpage https://hptn.org/news-and-events/meetings/2023-hptn-annual-meeting