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.