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Event Details

Name: The North American Housing and HIV Research Summit IX

Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington , District of Columbia

Date: August 1–3, 2018

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Call for Papers: Christine Campbell (ccampbell@nationalaidshousing.org); Phone: 347-866-2320

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NORTH AMERICAN HOUSING & HIV/AIDS RESEARCH SUMMIT IX:
Structural Interventions and Ending the Epidemic

August 1-3, 2018, Washington, DC
Call For Abstracts
The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit IX will be held August 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC. The scope of Summit IX includes the full range of social drivers of HIV, including poverty, housing status, food security, employment, incarceration, race/ethnicity, behavioral health issues, stigma and intimate partner violence. What impact do these drivers have on ending the HIV epidemic? What policies and programs can influence these drivers or mitigate their negative effects?

The North American HIV epidemic has evolved and is now concentrated in socially marginalized and disenfranchised communities. The health disparities in this epidemic are striking, with most HIV infections occurring among those who are sexual minorities and communities of color. Promoting health equity will lay a foundation for people to access and remain engaged in treatment, allowing treatment to be effective. Evidence shows that HIV-positive people who are on treatment, engaged in care, and have an ongoing undetectable viral load do not transmit HIV infection to others. Viral suppression is the key to ending the HIV epidemic.

Growing evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of structural interventions in strengthening HIV prevention and treatment programs. These interventions include social protections (such as housing, nutrition and transportation supports), economic empowerment (including education and job training), decriminalization, anti-discrimination laws and campaigns to change social norms.

Rigorous research on social drivers and structural interventions is critical to lay the groundwork for these types of approaches and to support their scale-up.

We invite research, policy and practice abstracts relevant to the Summit IX theme of Structural Interventions and Ending the HIV Epidemic.

Topics of interest include:
  • HIV-specific housing in the changing world of HIV and housing.
  • Abstracts are now being accepted for oral or poster presentations. For more information contact Christine Campbell at ccampbell@nationalaidshousing.org. The deadline for abstract submission is March 16, 2018

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