9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017)

July 23, 2017 to July 26, 2017
Paris, France

Westat researchers will participate at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris, France, July 23-26, 2017. This biennial gathering is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS related issues, bringing together a broad cross-section of more than 6,000 professionals from around the world to meet and examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research with a focus on moving science into practice and policy.

Westat staff (names in bold) are involved with a variety of HIV research studies:

A. Mboup, M. Sarr, G. Gottlieb, D. Gueye, C. Suarez, S. Hawes, M. Alary, J. Presley, M. Aikenhead, C. Toure Kane, S. Mboup. (Paper). High Interest in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis with Truvada Among Female Sex Workers: Baseline Data from the Senegal PrEP Demonstration Project.

P.A. Diaw, F. Jones, M. Diop, M. Sarr, and S. Mboup. (Paper). The Road to Excellence: Journey of the First Public Health Laboratory in West Africa to Achieve International Organization for Standards (ISO) 15189 and 15190 Accreditation.

F. Terris-Prestholt, J. Ong, S. Torres-Rueda, D. Boeras, N. Cassim, M. Mwau, M. Sarr, R. Simbi, P. Sandstrom, R. Peeling, P. Vickerman, and participants of the QA Costing Workshop. (Paper).  Cost-Effectiveness of External Quality Assurance to Prevent Early Infant Mis-Diagnosis of HIV in 4 African Countries.