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XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria


AIDS 2010 THEME: RIGHTS HERE, RIGHT NOW


Selected by the Conference Coordinating Committee as the AIDS 2010 conference theme, Rights Here, Right Now emphasizes the central importance of protecting and promoting human rights as a prerequisite to a successful response to HIV. The right to dignity and self-determination for key affected populations, to equal access to health care and life-saving prevention and treatment programmes, and the right to interventions based on evidence rather than ideology, are all incorporated in this urgent demand for action.

Rights Here, Right Now emphasizes that concrete human rights measures need to be in place to protect those most vulnerable to and affected by HIV, especially women and girls, people who use drugs, migrants, prisoners, sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender persons.

Rights Here, Right Now also emphasizes the location of the conference in Vienna, chosen in part for its proximity to Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a region experiencing one of the fastest growing epidemics that is fuelled primarily by injecting drug use. It also underscores this critical moment in time for the global epidemic – with the 2010 deadline that world leaders set for providing universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support on the immediate horizon. Rights Here, Right Now is a call for leadership, accountability and action.

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Attendees from the Kenya Research Program:

Sarah Benki-Nugent: Poster presentation for the abstract titled "Survival benefits of early infant HAART are compromised when HIV-1 diagnosis is delayed".

Rose Bosire: Attending

Robert Choi: Poster presentation on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 for the abstract titled "CD4 C868T polymorphism and HIV-1 progression or mortality among mothers."

Carey Farquhar: Attending

Ann Gatuguta: Attending     


Brandon Guthrie: Oral presentation on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 for the abstract titled "Barriers to Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy Among HIV-1-discordant Couples"

Grace John-Stewart: Attending

John Kinuthia: Poster presentation on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 for the abstract titled "Health system factors more important than stigma in PMTCT interventions uptake", and poster presentation on Monday, July 19, 2010 for the abstract titled "Women's perception of facility delivery, antiretroviral drug use and exclusive breastfeeding".

Amy Liu: Poster presentation on Thursday, July 22, 2010 for the abstract titled "Maternal plasma viral load during pregnancy predicts HIV-1 specific IFN-γ responses in HIV-1 exposed, uninfected infants".

Romel Mackelprang: Poster presentation Tuesday, July 20, 2010 for the abstract titled "Relationship dissolution among HIV-discordant couples in Nairobi".

Lucy Manyara: Poster presentation for the abstract titled "Domestic violence among women in a HIV-1 discordant relationship in Nairobi, Kenya: No increase in risk for HIV-1-infected women"


Grace Marx: Poster presentation on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 for abstract the titled "Barriers and Motives for Dual Contraception Use by HIV-1 Serodiscordant Couples in Nairobi, Kenya"

Scott McClleland: Poster presentation for abstract titled "Association between Behavioral Self-Report and Biological Outcomes Used to Measure Sexual Risk in HIV-1-Seropositive Female Sex Workers in Mombasa, Kenya"
 
Kenneth Ngure: Poster presentation on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 for the abstract titled "Correlates of Contraceptive use among HIV Discordant Couples in Kenya"
 
Christine McGrath: Poster presentation on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 for the abstract titled "Predictors of growth in HIV-­1 exposed uninfected infants in Kenya".

Obinna Nnedu: Poster presentation

Alfred Osoti: Poster presentation on Wednesday, July 21 for the abstract titled "Potential of female controlled contraceptives in preventing maternal incident HIV infection amongst postpartum women in Kenya."


Anne Rositch: Poster presentation on Tuesday, July 20 for the abstract titled "Prevalence and predictors of cervical precancerous lesions among women in HIV-1 discordant relationships in Nairobi, Kenya"