PEPFAR Science Summit 2020

PEPFAR Science Summit 13th – 14th Jan 2020

PEPFAR Uganda held a first-ever two-day Scientific Summit to disseminate recent and ongoing HIV and TB-related research from Uganda under the theme, “Translating Research into Programs for 2020 and Beyond.” The January 13-14, 2020 meeting discussed emerging evidence and implications for national programs.

SUMMIT AGENDA: PEPFAR Uganda Scientific Summit on HIV and TB:

Highlights from the PEPFAR Uganda Science Summit 2020Lisa A Mills, | CDC Uganda Associate Director for Science

Translating Research into Programs for 2020 and Beyond

PEPFAR SCIENCE SUMMIT Presentation Tracker V1.0 11 Jan 2020 REV

DAY ONE – Monday.

UPHIA update including plans for UPHIA2020 – Wilford Kirungi | UPHIA

Impact of Combination Prevention and Qualitative Findings regarding key Populations – Joseph Kagaayi | RHSP

Summary of Vacs data-Program implications – Ms Lydia Wasula | MOGLSD

AFRICOS – Michael Semwogere | MUWRP

HIV, Co-infections and Risk Burden Among Prisoners and Staff A Uganda National Survey – Dr. Lisa A. Mills MD MSc | CDC/UPS

Mobility and Treatment Outcomes among Priority Populations Infected with HIV and TB in East Africa Cross-Border Regions – Dr. Ali Ssetaala | IAVI/MRC

Peer Distribution of HIV Self-test Kits to Men who Have Sex with Men to Identify Undiagnosed HIV infection in Uganda – Stephen Okoboi | IDI

Synthesis, Consolidation and Building Consensus on Key Population Size Estimation Numbers in Uganda – Daniel Byamukama | UAC

Transition from Regular Drug Use to Injection Drug use in Uganda – Wamala Twaibu and Matayo Baluku | IDI

PrEP Implementation and safety studies – Andrew Mujugira |  IDI

Update on HPTN 084 LIFE trial (Long-acting Injectable For the Epidemic) – Dr. Brenda Okech | IAVI / MRC

Mobility of young women at high risk of infection and implications for interventions – Racheal King | MRC

Missed opportunity for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) users practicing risky sexual behavior at a large urban clinic in Uganda – Maria Sarah Nabaggala | IDI

Impact of an integrated model of combination HIV prevention, care and research_experience of the Good Health for Women Project in Kampala, Uganda, 2013-2019 – Yunia Mayanja | MRC – UVRI

Enablers and Barriers to sustainability of HIV and AIDS Control Programmes in Uganda_A qualitative exploration of the DREAMS and CHAI Programmes – Sarah Khanakwa | UAC

Maximizing HIV testing yield through Index Partner Testing and Uptake of HIV self-testing among key populations taking HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in central Uganda – Dr Matovu John Bosco | Junior STD- AIDS Control Program MOH

Point-of-care early infant diagnostic testing at alternative entry points – Isaac Ssewanyana | UNHLS

HIV Recency Testing in Uganda Update – Dr Emmy Muramuzi | Ministry of Health / UCSF

Developing and validating a pediatric and adolescent HIV testing eligibility screening tool for health care providers in Uganda – Dr Katureebe Cordelia | STD-AIDS Control Program

Enhanced peer outreach approach – Brian Kanyemba | USAID KP consultant

HIV tester and site certification program aimed at zero misdiagnosis of HIV – Kigozi Aminah | UVRI

Root Causes of Missed Appointments in HIV Care and treatment Clients’ Perspective – Julius Ssendiwala | METS

Towards a Coordinated Case Management ApproachThe role of the Closed User Group in improving child protection and HIV outcomes – Neckvilleus Kamwesigye | USAID BETTER OUTCOMES PROJECT-WEI/ BANTWANA

Effect of same-day ART initiation on early Retention in Rakai, Uganda – Basiima Jesca | Rakai Health Sciences Program

Perspectives and Experiences of Fishermen, Sex workers and Service Providers on the Test and Start Policy – Neema  Nakyanjo | Rakai Health Sciences Program

Effect of results-based-facilitation for community linkage facilitators on outcomes from community TB interventions – Catherine Kunihira | Joint Clinical Research Centre.

DSD for Special Sub Populations – Dr. Josen Kiggundu | AIDS Control Program-Ministry of Health

Harnessing Digital Health Technologies to increase access to antiretroviral therapy in Kampala, Uganda – The ART ACCESS Application – Dr. Martin Balaba | IDI

Tracking HIV patients combining phone calls and home visits yields higher proportions of return to care after missed scheduled visits Retrospective study – Ronald Kabuye | IDI

Factors associated with Viral Load Suppression and  Satisfaction with ART services among People Living with HIV in Differentiated ART Services Delivery Models in East Central Uganda – Dr. Keith Baleeta | USAID RHITES-EC-URC

HIV drug resistance in Uganda | where are we and where are we heading – Dr. Cordelia Katureebe | STD-ACP-Ministry of Health

Prevalence and Predictors of Etravirine Resistance Mutations in HIV-Positive Individuals Failing Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy in Uganda – Dr. Grace Namayanja | CDC Uganda

Improved Early Infant Diagnosis – Rapid solutions and lessons from eastern Uganda – Hellen Akurut | USAID RHITES-E

Major external birth defects and maternal HIV status in Kampala, Uganda 2015 – 2017 : Daniel Mwanja Mumpe | MU-JHU

DAY TWO – tuesday.

Compliance to guidelines for routine Viral Load testing in resource limited settings – Barbara Castelnuovo | IDI

Implementation and Outcomes of a Dedicated Treatment Failure Management Service in an Urban HIV Treatment Clinic in Uganda – Mark Steven Nsumba | IDI

Maintaining the Third 90 The role of Viral Load Monitoring – Dr. Steven J. Reynolds | NIAID/NIH Uganda

m-PIMA HIV-1/2 VL | Rapid and Reliable HIV Viral Load Results from Finger-stick Samples at the Point of Care – Joshua Buule | UVRI

Exclusion-based Sample Preparation with Generic Reagents to Reduce HIV Viral Load assay cost – Denis Akakimpa | JCRC

Pharmacokinetic considerations in HIV – Dr. Ruth Nabisere | IDI

Scaling up TB LAM testing and linkage to TB treatment among ART Naïve HIV patients by the IDI in urban and rural Uganda – Dr. Deus Lukoye | CDC Uganda

TB treatment shortening with Rifapentine dose escalation – Grace Muzanyi | Uganda Case Research Collaboration -TBTC Site 30

Continuous Quality Improvement A Game Changer for Increasing TB Case Notification in Uganda – Tamara Nsubuga-Nyombi | USAID Defeat TB Project

Household Outreach and Patient-centered Engagement for TB and HIV in Uganda – Dr Pauline Amuge | Baylor-Uganda

Civil Society organizations play a role in finding missing TB cases among urban populations  experience from Central Uganda – Dr Herbert Kisamba | USAID Defeat TB

Scaling up IPT in Uganda Oct 2018 to Sept 2019 – Dr. Deus Lukoye | CDC- Uganda

Evaluation of the Impact of the 2013 TB HIV Collaborative Policy on TB Treatment Outcomes among TBHIV co-infected patients Review period 2012-2016 – Dr Simon Walusimbi | MakSPH-METS

Patient Pathway Analysis A process in development of a Person-centered National Strategic Plan – Dr. Moses Arinaitwe | National TB and Leprosy Program | STAR Fellow

Linkage to Treatment for patients diagnosed with TB Implications for the End TB Goals – Stella Zawedde-Muyanja | IDI

Diagnostic performance of a semi-quantitative point of care assay for cryptococcosis – Tadeo Kizza | IDI

Reduction of Early mortality in HIV-infected adults and children starting antiretroviral therapy – Dr. Henry Mugerwa | JCRC 

Progress on implementation of advanced HIV disease in Uganda – Dr. Proscovia Namuwenge | ACP Ministry of Health

SEARCH Intervention Reduces Mortality at a Population Level in Men with Low CD4 Count Moses R. KamyaMakerere University and IDRC

Scaling up adolescent responsive services increases HIV testing outcomes among Adolescents and Young people aged 10-24 years in Uganda Teddy N. Chimulwa | Ministry of Health

The Hypertension Care Cascade in HIV Primary Care: Screening & DeterminantsAggrey S. Semeere | Infectious Diseases Institute

Cardiovascular disease and HIV from Uganda | Dr. Samson Okello | Mbarara University of Science & Technology

Integrating Diabetes and Hypertension in HIV care is not a threat to retention and Virologic suppression. Josephine Birungi | UVRI & LSHTM

Reorienting health systems to care for people with HIV beyond viral suppression. David Serwadda | Makerere University School of Public Health

Costs and Outcomes of Differentiated Models of ART Delivery in Uganda (2017-2018) Dr Charlotte Muheki | EQUIP and HealthNet Consult

Assessment of HIV & AIDS mainstreaming into MDA & DLG programs in Uganda |  Vincent Bagambe | Uganda AIDS Commission

SMS innovation for weekly reporting and managing stock of HIV commodities using the Real Time ARV Stock Status (RASS) Monitoring System in Uganda | Mark Agaara | Ministry of Health

Education for Interprofessional HIV care in Uganda | (EIPHIV-Uganda) | Fred C. Semitala

Facility level supply chain data –WAOS DQA | Victoria Nakiganda | Management Sciences for Health/UHSC

Road to Epidemic Control: How the SURGE Initiative has Improved Case Finding | Kenneth Kasule | USAID/SITES

Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) for Improvement of HIV Programs: Lessons Learnt | Evelyn Akello | METS Program

Tracking and Documenting the Needs of Women and Girls in the National HIV response | Charles Otai | UAC

Big Data Science Capacity in Uganda: An Opportunity to Contribute to Epidemic Control | Andrew Kambugu | IDI

Risk factors for Virological non-suppression among HIV-positive patients in Uganda, August 2016_March 2017 | Angella Musewa | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

Progress towards 90-90-90 for prisoners in prisons providing direct HIV services versus services via referral, Uganda: A cascade analysis for 2017-2018 | Gloria Bahizi | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

Characterizing Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in Five Urban Health Centers of Kampala, Uganda: January 2016 -June 2019 | Carol Nanziri | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

The impact of SLMTA in implementing quality assured laboratory services in Uganda | Peter Muwereza | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

Predictors of Mortality among TB/HIV co-infected patients before and after implementation of the TB/HIV Collaborative Policy in Uganda, 2012 and 2016 | Carol Nanziri | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

Correlates of Early Retention among newly initiated persons on HIV treatment in Kampala and Wakiso Districts, Uganda, 2019 | Fred Monje | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

Factors influencing turnaround time of sputum test results at lower level health facilities in Kampala city; Uganda | Yvette Wibabara | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

Comparison of maternal and perinatal outcomes among HIV positive and HIV negative women in SMGL programs in Uganda, 2015-2016 | Maureen Nabatanzi | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

The Recency Testing Initiative: The Ugandan Case Study, | Yvette Wibabara | CDC Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program

Report PEPFAR SCIENCE SUMMIT 13-14 JAN 2020 v2.0