Preparing for HIVR4P

October 12, 2016

This week marks the start of the HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P), the biennial meeting focused on biomedical HIV prevention research, and is your one-stop shop for the latest on the data presented, hallway chatter and more!

At the end of each day you can expect a daily round-up of what we’ve seen and heard at the conference—which we’ll blast out on the Advocates’ Network list. For more real-time coverage check out our Twitter feed, which will be active throughout the week.

For those of you traveling to Chicago, we hope you’ll join AVAC and partners at a range of sessions (more on these satellites below) as well as the Advocates’ Corner. The Advocates’ Corner (located on the lobby level of the Sheraton between ChiBar and The Fountainview) will be open throughout the conference. In addition to the materials displays and opportunities for informal networking, the Advocates’ Corner will play host to a program of activities scheduled during breaks in the conference program. Click here for the full schedule.

Check out the entire R4P program online here and for those of you tracking from home, webcasts of the conference sessions will be available on the conference site the following day.

Satellites of Interest


Advocates’ Pre-Conference: Strengthening Advocacy for Research to Rollout
This pre-conference workshop will feature seasoned advocates and researchers from the HIV prevention research field who will provide new and experienced advocates, community representatives and trial staff with latest updates and previews on topics to be presented at the conference. Click here to register.
Monday, October 17, 8:30-15:00
Location: Superior

Engagement from All Angles: Advocates, Sponsors and Implementers Discuss GPP in Action
This satellite session will provide an update on global GPP implementation and an interactive discussion around roles and responsibilities of various research entities and advocacy groups. Case studies will be presented and a sponsor perspective will explore the benefit of an institutional approach to GPP.
Monday, October 17, 9:00-11:00
Location: Sheraton Ballroom II

Designing Prevention Clinical Trials in the Era of Highly Effective Combination Prevention
This session aims to gather perspectives from clinical investigators, statisticians, ethicists and community stakeholders on designing efficient and ethical trials for the pipeline of prevention agents.
Monday, October 17 13:30-15:30
Location: Chicago Ballroom IX


Strengthening Community Advocacy and Solidarity for HIV Vaccine Research
Since 2014, the Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group has convened virtually to receive research updates, discuss advocates’ perspectives and priorities, and to move forward key actions. This satellite session aims to build the capacity of community advocates at R4P around HIV Prevention Research Advocacy, particularly how it relates to vaccine research.
Friday, October 21 9:00-12:00
Location: Sheraton Ballroom II

Implementing HIV/AIDS Combination Interventions Tailored to Populations and Geographies at Scale

The Kenya HIV Prevention Revolution Roadmap provides a framework for the future orientation of the national HIV prevention response. This session will share data, experiences and lessons in implementing the framework.
Friday, October 21 9:00-11:00
Location: Chicago Ballroom IX

Sex, Intimacy and HIV Prevention: What do women and their partners really want? Incorporating end-user input and developing a market launch strategy for PrEP
What do women really desire from an HIV prevention product? How can the HIV prevention field provide the optimal environment for women to adopt and adhere to these technologies? Team members from MPii Projects EMOTION, OPTIONS and POWER will provide an overview of each project and discuss how research and stakeholder engagement will be woven into an integrated launch plan for optimal results in PrEP introduction.
Friday, October 21 9:00-12:00
Location: Chicago Ballroom VIII