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. 2016 Jul 12;16 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):315.
doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1466-6.

Afri-Can Forum 2 : Johannesburg, South Africa. 16-18 February 2015

Hillary Mukudu  1 Neil Martinson  1 Benn Sartorius  1 Jenny Coetzee  2   3 Janan Dietrich  2 Kgaugelo Mokgatswana  2 Rachel Jewkes  3 Glenda E. Gray  2   3 Marylène Dugas  4 Luc Béhanzin  4 Fernand A. Guédou  4 Marie-Pierre Gagnon  4 Michel Alary  4 Rwamahe Rutakumwa  5 Martin Mbonye  5 Thadeus Kiwanuka  5 Sarah Nakamanya  5 Richard Muhumuza  5 Winfred Nalukenge  5 Janet Seeley  5 Millicent Atujuna  6 Melissa Wallace  6 Ben Brown  6 Linda Gail Bekker  6 Peter A. Newman  6 Rushil Harryparsad  7 Abraham J. Olivier  7 Heather B. Jaspan  7 Douglas Wilson  8 Janan Dietrich  9 Neil Martinson  9 Hillary Mukudu  9 Nonhlanhla Mkhize  10 Lynn Morris  10 Gianguido Cianci  11 Minh Dinh  11 Thomas Hope  11 Jo-Ann S. Passmore  7   12 Clive M. Gray  7   12 Bethany M. Henrick  13 Xiao-Dan Yao  13 Kenneth L. Rosenthal  13 the INFANT Study TeamBethany M. Henrick  14 Xiao-Dan Yao  14 Anna G. Drannik  14 Alash’le Abimiku  15 Kenneth L. Rosenthal  14 the INFANT Study TeamNadia Chanzu  16 Walter Mwanda  16 Julius Oyugi  16 Omu Anzala  16 Moustapha Mbow  17 Sabelle Jallow  17 Moussa Thiam  17 Alberta Davis  18 Assane Diouf  19 Cheikh T. Ndour  19 Moussa Seydi  19 Tandakha N. Dieye  17 Souleymane Mboup  17 Martin Goodier  20 Eleanor Rilley  20 Assan Jaye  17   18 Xiao-Dan Yao  13 RW. Omange  21 Bethany M. Henrick  13 Richard T. Lester  22 Joshua Kimani  23 T. Blake Ball  21 Francis A. Plummer  21 Kenneth L. Rosenthal  13 Luc Béhanzin  24   25 Fernand A. Guédou  24   25 Nassirou Geraldo  24 Ella Goma Mastétsé  24 Jerôme Charles Sossa  26 Marcel Djimon Zannou  27   28 Michel Alary  25   29   30 Sophia Osawe  31   32 Evaezi Okpokoro  32 Felicia Okolo  31 Stephen Umaru  31 Rebecca Abimiku  31 Sam Audu  31 Pam Datong  31 Alash’le Abimiku  31   32   33 Jacquelyn Nyange  34 Joyce Olenja  34 Gaudensia Mutua  34 Walter Jaoko  34 Gloria Omosa-Manyonyi  34 Bashir Farah  34 Maureen Khaniri  34 Omu Anzala  34 Anne Cockcroft  35 Kendra Tonkin  35 Indu Girish  35 Puna Mhati  35 Ashley Cunningham  35 Neil Andersson  35 Bashir Farah  36 Jackton Indangasi  36 Walter Jaoko  36 Gaudensia Mutua  36 Maureen Khaniri  36 Jacquelyn Nyange  36 Omu Anzala  36 Thabo Diphoko  37 Simani Gaseitsiwe  37 Victoria Maiswe  37 Thato Iketleng  37 Dorcas Maruapula  37 Keabetswe Bedi  37 Sikhulile Moyo  37 Rosemary Musonda  37 Mark Wainberg  37 Joseph Makhema  37 Vladimir Novitsky  37 Richard Marlink  37 Max Essex  37 Stephen Okoboi  38 Livingstone Ssali  38 Sam Kalibala  39 Josephine Birungi  38 Aggrey Egessa  38 Jonathan Wangisi  38 Lyavala Joanne Okullu  38 Celestin Bakanda  38 Francis Obare  40 I. Marion Sumari-de Boer  41 Hadija H. Semvua  41 Jossy van den Boogaard  41 Krisanta W. Kiwango  41 Kennedy M. Ngowi  41 Pythia T. Nieuwkerk  42 Rob E. Aarnoutse  43 Ireen Kiwelu  41 Eva Muro  41 Gibson S. Kibiki  41 Ruth Datiri  31 Grace Choji  31 Sophia Osawe  31   32 Evaezi Okpokoro  32 Felicia Okolo  31 Stephen Umaru  31 Rebecca Abimiku  31 Samuel Audu  31 Pam Datong  31 Alash’le Abimiku  31   32   33 A. Fomsgaard  44 I. Karlsson  44 K. J. Jensen  44 S. S. Jensen  44 C. Leo-Hansen  44 S. Jespersen  45 D. Da Silva Té  46 C. M. Rodrigues  46 Z. J. da Silva  47 C. M. Janitzek  44 J. Gerstoft  48 G. Kronborg  49 the WAPHIR GroupEvaezi Okpokoro  50 Sophia Osawe  50   51 Ruth Daitiri  51 Grace Choji  51 Stephen Umaru  51 Felicia Okolo  51 Pam Datong  51 Alash’le Abimiku  50   51   52 Nyariki Emily  36 Olenja Joyce  36 Lorway R. Robert  36 Anzala Anzala  36 Katie Viljoen  53 Jerome Wendoh  53 Elvis Kidzeru  53 Ulas Karaoz  53 Eoin Brodie  53 Gerrit Botha  53 Nicola Mulder  53 Clive Gray  53 William Cameron  53 Alain Stintzi  53 Heather Jaspan  53 for the INFANT study teamPaul N. Levett  54 David Alexander  54 Naveed Gulzar  54 Prabvir S. Grewal  54 Art F. Y. Poon  54 Zabrina Brumme  54 P. Richard Harrigan  54 James I. Brooks  54 Paul A. Sandstrom  54 Stryker Calvez  54 Stephen E. Sanche  54 Jamie K. Scott  54 Leslie Swartz  55 Ashraf Kagee  55 Anthea Lesch  55 Zuhayr Kafaar  55 Anneliese De Wet  55 Evaezi Okpokoro  50 Sophia Osawe  50   51 Ruth Daitiri  51 Grace Choji  51 Stephen Umaru  51 Felicia Okolo  51 Pam Datong  51 Alash’le Abimiku  50   51   52 Janan Dietrich  56 Tricia Smith  57 Laura Cotton  57 Stefanie Hornschuh  56 Martin van der Watt  56 Cari L. Miller  57 Glenda Gray  56 Jenni Smit  58 Manjeetha Jaggernath  59 Thumbi Ndung’u  59 Mark Brockman  57 Angela Kaida  57 on behalf of the AYAZAZI study teamsMaureen Akolo  60 Joshua Kimani  61 Larry Gelmon  61 Michael Chitwa  60 Justus Osero  62 Anne Cockcroft  63 Nobantu Marokoane  63 Leagajang Kgakole  63 Boikhutso Maswabi  63 Neo Mpofu  63 Umaira Ansari  63 Neil Andersson  63 Elizabeth Nakinobe  64 George Mukalazi Miiro  64 Flavia Zalwango  65 Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro  65 Potiano Kaleebu  64   65 John Ross Semwanga  66 Emily Nyanzi  66 Saidat Namuli Musoke  66 Elizabeth Nakinobe  66 George Miiro  66 Edward Katongole Mbidde  66 Tom Lutalo  66   67 Pontiano Kaleebu  66   68 Ray Handema  69 Graham P. Chianzu  69 Moussa Thiam  70 Diabou Diagne-Gueye  70 Mame K. Ndiaye  70 Moustapha Mbow  70 Birahim P. Ndiaye  70 Ibrahima Traore  71 Mamadou C. Dia  71 Gilleh Thomas  72 Coumba Tour-Kane  70 Souleymane Mboup  70 Assan Jaye  72 Emily Nyanzi  66 Edward Katongole Mbidde  66 Pontiano Kaleebu  66   68 Juliet Mpendo  73 Joshua Kimani  74 Josephine Birungi  75 Winnie Muyindike  76 Andrew Kambugu  77 Hachizovu Sebastian  78 Handema Ray  78 Chaponda Mike  78 Kabuya Jean Bertin  78 Mulenga Modest  78 Moussa Thiam  79 Omar Janha  72 Alberta Davis  72 Alfred Amambua-Ngwa  72 Davis C. Nwakanma  72 Souleymane Mboup  79 Assan Jaye  79   72 Sanne Jespersen  80   81 Bo Langhoff Hønge  80   81   82 Joakim Esbjörnsson  83   84 Candida Medina  85 David Da Silva TÉ  85 Faustino Gomes Correira  85 Alex Lund Laursen  81 Lars Østergaard  81 Andreas Andersen  80 Peter Aaby  80   82 Christian Erikstrup  86 Christian Wejse  80   81   87 for the Bissau HIV Cohort study groupSiry Dieye  88   89 Moussa Sarr  89   90 Haby Sy  91 Helene D. Mbodj  91 Marianne Ndiaye  88 Amy Ndiaye  88 Seydi Moussa  88 Assan Jaye  89   92 Souleymane Mboup  89 Balthazar M. Nyombi  41 Elichilia R. Shao  41 Innocent B. Chilumba  41 Sikhulile Moyo  41 Simani Gaseitsiwe  41 Rosemary Musonda  41 Pam Datong  93   94 Bucky Inyang  93 Sophia Osawe  94 Abel Izang  93 Chundung Cole  93 Felicia Okolo  94 Bill Cameron  95 Kenneth Rosenthal  96 Clive Gray  97 Heather Jaspan  97 Alash’le Abimiku  94   15 the INFANT study teamBoitumelo Seraise  98   99 Kerstin Andrea-Marobela  98 Sikhulile Moyo  99 Rosemary Musonda  99 Joseph Makhema  99 Max Essex  99   100 Simani Gaseitsiwe  99
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Afri-Can Forum 2 : Johannesburg, South Africa. 16-18 February 2015

Hillary Mukudu et al. BMC Infect Dis. .
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A1 Introduction to the 2nd synchronicity forum of GHRI/CHVI-funded Canadian and African HIV prevention and vaccine teams O1 Voluntary medical male circumcision for prevention of heterosexual transmission of HIV in adult males in Soweto: What do indicators and incidence rate show? Hillary Mukudu, Neil Martinson, Benn Sartorius O2 Developing a peer-led community mobilization program for sex workers in Soweto: HIV risk and demographics Jenny Coetzee, Janan Dietrich, Kgaugelo Mokgatswana, Rachel Jewkes, Glenda E. Gray O3 Salient beliefs about adherence: A qualitative survey conducted as part of the demonstration study on "treatment as prevention" (TasP) and "pre-exposure prophylaxis" (PrEP) among female sex workers (FSWS) in Cotonou, Benin Marylène Dugas, Luc Béhanzin, Fernand A. Guédou, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Michel Alary O4 Relative perception of risk as a driver of unsafe sexual practices among key populations: Cases of fisherfolk and women and their partners involved in multiple sexual partnerships in Uganda Rwamahe Rutakumwa, Martin Mbonye, Thadeus Kiwanuka, Sarah Nakamanya, Richard Muhumuza, Winfred Nalukenge, Janet Seeley O5 Exploring the acceptability of new biomedical HIV prevention technologies among MSM, adolescents and heterosexual adults in South Africa Millicent Atujuna, Melissa Wallace, Ben Brown, Linda Gail Bekker, Peter A. Newman O6 HIV-susceptible target cells in foreskins after voluntary medical male circumcision in South Africa Rushil Harryparsad, Abraham J. Olivier, Heather B. Jaspan, Douglas Wilson, Janan Dietrich, Neil Martinson, Hillary Mukudu, Nonhlanhla Mkhize, Lynn Morris, Gianguido Cianci, Minh Dinh, Thomas Hope, Jo-Ann S. Passmore, Clive M. Gray O7 HIV-1 proteins activate innate immune responses via TLR2 heterodimers Bethany M. Henrick, Xiao-Dan Yao, Kenneth L. Rosenthal, the INFANT Study Team O8 Characterization of an innate factor in human milk and mechanisms of action against HIV-1 Bethany M. Henrick, Xiao-Dan Yao, Anna G. Drannik, Alash’le Abimiku, Kenneth L. Rosenthal, the INFANT Study Team O9 Secretor status and susceptibility to HIV infections among female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya Nadia Chanzu, Walter Mwanda, Julius Oyugi, Omu Anzala O10 Natural Killer cell recall responsiveness to Gag-HIV-1 peptides of HIV-1 exposed but uninfected subjects are associated with peripheral CXCR6+ NK cell subsets Moustapha Mbow, Sabelle Jallow, Moussa Thiam, Alberta Davis, Assane Diouf, Cheikh T. Ndour, Moussa Seydi, Tandakha N. Dieye, Souleymane Mboup, Martin Goodier, Eleanor Rilley, Assan Jaye O11 Profiles of resistance: Local innate mucosal immunity to HIV-1 in commercial sex workers Xiao-Dan Yao, RW. Omange, Bethany M. Henrick, Richard T. Lester, Joshua Kimani, T. Blake Ball, Francis A. Plummer, Kenneth L. Rosenthal O12 Early antiretroviral therapy and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among female sex workers in Cotonou, Benin: A demonstration project Luc Béhanzin, Fernand A. Guédou, Nassirou Geraldo, Ella Goma Mastétsé, Jerôme Charles Sossa, Marcel Djimon Zannou, Michel Alary O13 Building capacity for HIV prevention trials: Preliminary data from a Nigerian cohort of HIV exposed sero-negatives (HESN) Sophia Osawe, Evaezi Okpokoro, Felicia Okolo, Stephen Umaru, Rebecca Abimiku, Sam Audu, Pam Datong, Alash’le Abimiku O14 Equipping healthcare professionals with skills required for the conduct of clinical trials in an effort to build capacity. Lessons learned Jacquelyn Nyange, Joyce Olenja, Gaudensia Mutua, Walter Jaoko, Gloria Omosa-Manyonyi, Bashir Farah, Maureen Khaniri, Omu Anzala O15 Educational technology to support active learning for HIV researchers and planners Anne Cockcroft, Kendra Tonkin, Indu Girish, Puna Mhati, Ashley Cunningham, Neil Andersson O16 From Lake Kivu (Rwanda) and Lake Malawi (Tanzania) to the shores of Lake Victoria (Uganda): Strengthening laboratory capacity through Good Clinical Laboratory Practice training Bashir Farah, Jackton Indangasi, Walter Jaoko, Gaudensia Mutua, Maureen Khaniri, Jacquelyn Nyange, Omu Anzala O17 Rilpivirine and etravirine resistance mutations in HIV-1 subtype C infected patients on a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based combination antiretroviral therapy in Botswana Thabo Diphoko, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Victoria Maiswe, Thato Iketleng, Dorcas Maruapula, Keabetswe Bedi, Sikhulile Moyo, Rosemary Musonda, Mark Wainberg, Joseph Makhema, Vladimir Novitsky, Richard Marlink, Max Essex O18 From home-based HIV testing to initiation of treatment: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Experience with Home-based HIV Counselling and Testing (HBHCT) among Adolescents in Uganda, 2005-2011 Stephen Okoboi, Livingstone Ssali, Sam Kalibala, Josephine Birungi, Aggrey Egessa, Jonathan Wangisi, Lyavala Joanne Okullu, Celestin Bakanda, Francis Obare41 O19 Feasibility study on using real time medication monitoring among HIV infected and Tuberculosis patients in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania I. Marion Sumari-de Boer, Hadija H. Semvua, Jossy van den Boogaard, Krisanta W. Kiwango, Kennedy M. Ngowi, Pythia T. Nieuwkerk, Rob E. Aarnoutse, Ireen Kiwelu, Eva Muro, Gibson S. Kibiki O20 Deaths still among sero-discordant cohort in Nigeria despite Access to treatment Ruth Datiri, Grace Choji, Sophia Osawe, Evaezi Okpokoro, Felicia Okolo, Stephen Umaru, Rebecca Abimiku, Samuel Audu, Pam Datong, Alash’le Abimiku O21 Therapeutic HIV-1 vaccine trials in Denmark and Guinea-Bissau Fomsgaard A, Karlsson I, Jensen KJ, Jensen SS, Leo-Hansen C, Jespersen S, Da Silva Té D, Rodrigues CM, da Silva ZJ, Janitzek CM, Gerstoft J, Kronborg G, the WAPHIR Group O22 Willingness to participate in a HIV vaccine Trial among HIV exposed sero-negative (HESN) persons in Jos, Nigeria Evaezi Okpokoro, Sophia Osawe, Ruth Daitiri, Grace Choji, Stephen Umaru, Felicia Okolo, Pam Datong, Alash'le Abimiku O23 Clinical research volunteers’ perceptions and experiences of screening for enrolment at KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, Kenya Nyariki Emily, Olenja Joyce, Lorway R. Robert, Anzala Anzala O24 Gut microbiome, HIV-exposure, and vaccine responses in South African infants Katie Viljoen, Jerome Wendoh, Elvis Kidzeru, Ulas Karaoz, Eoin Brodie, Gerrit Botha, Nicola Mulder, Clive Gray, William Cameron, Alain Stintzi, Heather Jaspan, for the INFANT study team O25 Analysis of HIV pol diversity in the concentrated HIV epidemic in Saskatchewan Paul N. Levett, David Alexander, Naveed Gulzar, Prabvir S. Grewal, Art F. Y. Poon, Zabrina Brumme, P. Richard Harrigan, James I. Brooks, Paul A. Sandstrom, Stryker Calvez, Stephen E. Sanche, Jamie K. Scott P1 Evaluating a HIV vaccine research community engagement programme at two HIV prevention research centres in the Western Cape Leslie Swartz, Ashraf Kagee, Anthea Lesch, Zuhayr Kafaar, Anneliese De Wet P2 Validating HIV acquisition risk score using a cohort HIV exposed sero-negative persons in a discordant relationship in Jos, Nigeria, West Africa Evaezi Okpokoro, Sophia Osawe, Ruth Daitiri, Grace Choji, Stephen Umaru, Felicia Okolo, Pam Datong, Alash'le Abimiku P3 Bridging the gap between adults and adolescents and youth adults (AYA) – Employing a youth-centred approach to investigate HIV risk among AYA in Soweto and Durban, South Africa Janan Dietrich, Tricia Smith, Laura Cotton, Stefanie Hornschuh, Martin van der Watt, Cari L. Miller, Glenda Gray, Jenni Smit, Manjeetha Jaggernath, Thumbi Ndung’u, Mark Brockman, Angela Kaida, on behalf of the AYAZAZI study teams P4 Neighbours to sex workers: A key population that has been ignored Maureen Akolo, Joshua Kimani, Prof Larry Gelmon, Michael Chitwa, Justus Osero P5 Young women’s access to structural support programmes in a district of Botswana Anne Cockcroft, Nobantu Marokoane, Leagajang Kgakole, Boikhutso Maswabi, Neo Mpofu, Umaira Ansari, Neil Andersson P6 Voices for action from peri-urban Ugandan students, teachers and parents on HIV/STI prevention: Qualitative research results Nakinobe Elizabeth, Miiro George Mukalazi, Zalwango Flavia, Nakiyingi-Miiro Jessica, Kaleebu Potiano P7 Engaging Social Media as an education tool on the fly: The use of Facebook for HIV and Ebola prevention and awareness amongst adolescents in Uganda John Ross Semwanga, Emily Nyanzi, Saidat Namuli Musoke, Elizabeth Nakinobe, George Miiro, Edward Katongole Mbidde, Tom Lutalo, Pontiano Kaleebu P8 Circulating HIV-1 subtypes among sexual minority populations in Zambia Ray Handema, Graham P. Chianzu P9 The Development of HIV Bio-bank resource management to support clinical trial and Intervention research: WAPHIR experience Moussa Thiam, Diabou Diagne-Gueye, Mame K. Ndiaye, Moustapha Mbow, Birahim P. Ndiaye, Ibrahima Traore, Mamadou C. Dia, Gilleh Thomas, Coumba Tour-Kane, Souleymane Mboup, Assan Jaye P10 Capacity building for clinical trials as a novel approach for scaling up HIV prevention research initiatives in East Africa: achievements and challenges Emily Nyanzi, Edward Katongole Mbidde, Pontiano Kaleebu, Juliet Mpendo, Joshua Kimani, Josephine Birungi, Winnie Muyindike, Andrew Kambugu P11 Community and media perspective of research; an advocacy workshop on HIV prevention research Hachizovu Sebastian, Handema Ray, Chaponda Mike, Kabuya Jean Bertin, Mulenga Modest P12 Development of a quantitative HIV-1 and HIV-2 real time PCR (qRT-PCR) viral load assay Moussa Thiam, Omar Janha, Alberta Davis, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Davis C. Nwakanma, Souleymane Mboup, Assan Jaye P13 Differential effects of sex in a West African Cohort of HIV-1, HIV-2 and HIV-1/2 dual infected patients: Men are worse off Sanne Jespersen, Bo Langhoff Hønge, Joakim Esbjörnsson, Candida Medina, David Da Silva TÉ, Faustino Gomes Correira, Alex Lund Laursen, Lars Østergaard, Andreas Andersen, Peter Aaby, Christian Erikstrup, Christian Wejse, for the Bissau HIV Cohort study group P14 HIV-infected adolescents in transition from pediatric to adult HIV care in Dakar, Senegal: sample characteristics and immunological and virological profiles Siry Dieye, Moussa Sarr, Haby Sy, Helene D Mbodj, Marianne Ndiaye, Amy Ndiaye, Seydi Moussa, Assan Jaye, Souleymane Mboup100 P15 Molecular characterization of vertically transmitted HIV-1 among children born to HIV-1 seropositive mothers in Northern Tanzania Balthazar M. Nyombi, Elichilia R. Shao, Innocent B. Chilumba, Sikhulile Moyo, Simani Gaseitsiwe, Rosemary Musonda P16 Breast-fed HIV-1 exposed infants play catch up. A preliminary report Pam Datong, Bucky Inyang, Sophia Osawe, Abel Izang, Chundung Cole, Felicia Okolo, Bill Cameron, Kenneth Rosenthal, Clive Gray, Heather Jaspan, Alash’le Abimiku, the INFANT study team P17 The frequency of N348I mutation in patient failing combination antiretroviral treatment In Botswana Boitumelo Seraise, Kerstin Andrea-Marobela, Sikhulile Moyo, Rosemary Musonda, Joseph Makhema, Max Essex, Simani Gaseitsiwe

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