"Youth and HIV: Challenges and Research Opportunities" HU CFAR Annual Symposium


Monday, April 25, 2016, 11:30am to 6:30pm


Fenway Health 1340 Boylston Street 9th and 10th floors Boston, MA 02215

Keynote Speakers:

Rohan Hazra, MD
Chief, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine,
Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street
9th and 10th floors
Boston, MA 02215


Staffan Hildebrand
Creator of the Face of AIDS Film Archive at the Karolinska Institutet University Library 

  • A short film on Youth and HIV by Swedish documentary film maker, Staffan Hildebrand
  • Selected Local Adolescent HIV and HU CFAR Investigator Presentations
  • Electronic Poster Session and Reception
  • HU CFAR Meeting Hosts and Organizing Committee:  Drs. Ken Mayer, Sandra Burchett, Cathy Samples, Douglas Krakower, Lisa Butler, Bisola Ojikutu, Athe Tsibris, Raj Gandhi

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Adolescents and young adults are affected by HIV in ways that may be distinct from pediatric or adult populations. Because of complex biological, psychosocial, and behavioral changes that occur during youth, individuals aged 13-24 years require unique and creative approaches to optimizing HIV case finding, care entry, treatment and prevention. Although studies in HIV have increasingly demonstrated and sought to address the specific needs of youth, many important questions remain. Active areas of investigation include metabolic complications of antiretroviral treatment, transitions in health care approaches and settings, medication adherence, bio-behavioral prevention (including pre-exposure prophylaxis), and others.

Members of the HU CFAR and other local adolescent researchers are involved in many of these important research endeavors, and there are numerous opportunities to develop novel and interdisciplinary collaborations. This year's HU CFAR symposium will provide an opportunity for local investigators to share their latest findings with colleagues in brief oral and/or poster presentations. We are also fortunate to have keynote speakers who are international leaders in several disciplines relating to Youth and HIV who will provide unique insights to this symposium.


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