Videos and posters are now available from the recent virtual National Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Meeting of the NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) and AIDS Research Centers (ARC) that are conducting implementation science research in collaboration with EHE jurisdictions.
On April 14 and 15, more than 300 academic investigators, government scientists, local health department professionals, prevention and treatment implementers, and community members from across the U.S. participated in the virtual meeting hosted by the NIH and the District of Columbia CFAR. The two-day meeting, which featured presentations by project teams of academic investigators and their implementation and community partners, provided a forum to disseminate findings and novel approaches generated by NIH-funded EHE projects.
- Preventing the spread of HIV with PrEP
- Ending HIV in the Southern States, and
- How to leverage Ryan White services to improve outcomes for young adults
Insights from 24 additional projects are provided in brief poster presentation videos on topics such as:
- Planning for an HIV stigma reduction campaign
- Barriers to PrEP access for African American girls and young women
- A care model for people with HIV experiencing homelessness or unstable housing
- Expanding rapid ART
The meeting also included a keynote address by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; updates from the EHE federal partners; and closing remarks by Dr. Alan Greenberg, Director of the DC CFAR. Recordings of the plenary talks, panel presentations, workshop sessions, and the virtual poster session are now available online.
As part of their role in the EHE initiative, the National Institutes of Health awarded approximately $21 million of supplemental funding in 2019 and 2020 to CFARs and ARCs to support implementation science research conducted in collaboration with community partners in EHE jurisdictions to determine how best to leverage existing, highly effective tools to diagnose, prevent and treat HIV. The CFARs are co-funded and managed by 12 Institutes and Centers and the Office of AIDS Research at NIH. The ARCs are an interdisciplinary mental health research program funded by NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
These lessons and insights from EHE are now freely available for anyone to view and use. Please share widely with your networks.