Oral Abstract Session:
170. HIV: Detection, Linkage, and Utilization
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 250-262

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: epidemiologists, fellows, HIV clinicians, HIV specialists, public health practitioners

Tracks: Adult ID, HIV-STD-TB

Moderators:  Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Massachusetts General Hospital and Demetre Daskalakis, MD, New York University School of Medicine


10:30 AM
Selective HIV RNA screening of specimens that are non-reactive by 4th generation HIV testing can identify additional infections: lessons from the STOP Study
Nicholas J. Moss, MD, MPH ; Charles Rose, PhD ; Cynthia L. Gay, MD, MPH ; Laura Hall, MPH ; Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH ; Benjamin Tsoi, MD, MPH ; Emily Westheimer, MSc ; Philip J. Peters, MD ; Mark Pandori, PhD

10:42 AM
A 4th Generation Antigen/Antibody Combination Assay-based HIV Testing Algorithm Using HIV-1 NAAT for Confirmation Detects a High Proportion of HIV Infections
Emily Westheimer, MSc ; Philip Peters, MD ; Jie Fu, PhD ; Francesca R. Giancotti, PhD ; Anita Radix, MD, MPH ; Demetre Daskalakis, MD ; Benjamin Tsoi, MD, MPH

10:54 AM
Transmission Clustering Among Newly Diagnosed HIV Positive Patients in Chicago, 2008-2011
Sarah Hoehnen, DO ; Ronald Lubelchek, MD ; Anna Hotton, PhD, MPH ; Stacey Kincaid, MPH ; David Barker, MD ; Audrey French, MD

11:18 AM
Earlier HIV Diagnosis Leads to Significantly Decreased Costs in the First Two Years of HIV Care in an Urban Charity Hospital in New Orleans
Jason Halperin, MD, MPH ; Ishani Pathmanathan, MD, MPH ; Morgan Katz, MD ; Leann Myers, PhD ; Nicholas Van Sickels, MD ; Paula Seal, MD, MPH ; Lauren Richey, MD, MPH

11:30 AM
Defining the Rural and Urban HIV Epidemic in South Carolina
Babatunde Edun, MD ; Rishi Chakraborty, Ph.D. ; Wayne Duffus, MD, PhD ; Kirk Shull ; Terri Stephens, MPH ; Sharon Weissman, MD

11:42 AM
HIV Treatment Cascade Among Transgender Women in a Respondent Driven Sampling Study in San Francisco
Glenn-Milo Santos, MPH ; Erin Wilson, DrPH ; Jenna Rapues, MPH ; Oscar Macias, MPH ; Tracey Packer, MPH ; H. Fisher Raymond

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R. Walensky, None

D. Daskalakis, None

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