Lectures Symposium 2012

 

PLENARY SESSION 1

 

  • The Belgian HIV cohort: what can it offer for the prevention of HIV infection?

Dominique Van Beckhoven (Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid - Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique, Brussels)

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  • The effect of treatment on the incidence of new HIV infections: evidence from cohort studies.

Bernard Hirschel (University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland)

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  • Addressing the epidemic in Sub-Saharan African migrants (SAM):best practices for prevention.

Fiona Burns (UCL Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom)

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PLENARY SESSION 2

 

  • Addressing the epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM): best practices for prevention in a European context.

Ford Hickson (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom)

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  • Treatment as prevention.

Steven Callens (University Hospital Ghent, Ghent)

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PLENARY SESSION 3 (POSTER CONTEST AWARD WINNERS)

 

  • Relative frequency and charcteristics of acute or recent HIV infections among patients in 2010 in one treatment centre in Belgium.

Wouters Kristien (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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  • Evaluation "Safe sex zone". Gay businesses participate in the prevention effort.

Mark Sergeant (Sensoa, Antwerp).

 

 

PLENARY SESSION 4

 

  • Intervention by Jo Vandeurzen, Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health and Family.

 

 

PLENARY SESSION 5

 

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Jean-Michel Molina (Saint-Louis University Hospital, Paris, France)

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  • Intervention by people living with HIV infection and AIDS (PLWHA).

Grâce Ntunzwenimana (SidAids Migrants-Siréas)

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  • Intervention by people living with HIV infection and AIDS (PLWHA).

Pieter Damen (Sensoa, Antwerp)

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  • Intervention par/Interventie door Laurette Onkelinx, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health

 

  • Presentation of recommendations resulting from breakout sessions.

A. See recommendations of breakout session A: understanding the epidemic in men who have sex with men (MSM) and Sub-Saharan African migrants (SAM).

Marie Laga (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

B. See recommendations of breakout session B: HIV testing strategies.

Anne-Françoise Gennotte (Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels)

C. See recommendations of breakout session C: antiretroviral therapy (ART) for prevention.

Steven Callens (University Hospital Ghent, Ghent)

D. See recommendations of breakout session D: community approaches for the prevention of HIV infection in men Sub-Saharan African migrants (SAM).

Joëlle Defourny (University Hospital Liège, Liège).

E. See recommendations of breakout session E: community approaches for the prevention of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM).

Françoise Bocken (Alias, Brussels)

F. See recommendations of breakout session F: prevention counselling for people living with HIV and people at risk for HIV infection.Tom Platteau (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION A: UNDERSTANDING THE EPIDEMIC IN MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM) AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN MIGRANTS (SAM)

 

  • Tracking of the Belgian HIV epidemic based on surveillance and cohort data: what can we lean and what is still missing?

André Sasse (Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid - Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique, Brussels)

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  • Understanding the spread of HIV among MSM in Belgium: results from on line and on site special surveys.

Wim Vanden Berghe (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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  • Viral clusters and HIV transmission: what can we learn from them for HIV prevention among MSM?

Leo Heyndrickx (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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  • Transmission of primary resistance mutation K103N in a cluster of young Belgian patients from different risk groups.

Jean Ruelle (Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels)

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  • Understanding the HIV dynamics among SAM in Belgium: what do we know and what don't we know?

Jasna Loos (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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  • Living with HIV: results from a survey among 400 HIV seropositive people living in Brussels and Wallonia.

Charlotte Pezeril (Observatoire du SIDA et des Sexualités, Saint-Louis University Faculties, Brussels)

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BREAKOUT SESSION B: HIV TESTING STRATEGIES

 

  • Performance of HIV testing within voluntary counselling and testing centres (VCT) in Belgium and barriers to HIV testing.
    • Jessika Deblonde (Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid - Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique, Brussels)

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    • Anne-Françoise Gennotte (Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels)

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  • HIV testing technologies: 3rd and 4th generation standard and rapid HIV tests, rapid home and auto HIV tests using oral fluids and blood samples. Quality assurance program for standard and rapid HIV testing.

Katrien Fransen (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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  • Should HIV testing be repeated if the result of a 4th generation standard HIV test is negative when performed six weeks after risk behaviour?
    • Katrien Fransen (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)
    • Jean-Christophe Goffard (Hôpital Erasme Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels)

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  • General practitioner initiated HIV testing based on indicator diseases and risk assessment in Sub-Saharan African migrants using standard and rapid HIV tests. results from an outreach intervention in Brussels.

Pascal Semaille (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels)

 

  • Should/could the initiative be expanded to other general practitioner facilities?
    • Pascal Semaille (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels)
    • François Laporte (Free Clinic, Brussels)
 
  • Outreach HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing in gay community settings using standard HIV tests. results from an outreach intervention in Antwerp.

Kristien Wouters (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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  • Use of rapid HIV tests by non medically trained providers. Is it feasible and safe as a next step?
    • Nicolas Charpentier (Groupe SIDA, Geneva, Switzerland)
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    • Kristien Wouters (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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  • Registration of HIV risk factors in the electronic medical record (EMR): what do general practitioners in Flanders prefer?

Jolien Vos (Ghent University, Ghent).

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BREAKOUT SESSION C: ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY (ART) FOR PREVENTION

 

  • Transmission during early, acute and chronic HIV infection: is the devil in the cluster?

Chris Verhofstede (Ghent University, Ghent)

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  • Antiretroviral drugs for HIV seronegative people: it works in trials, but what about the real world?

Lut Van Damme (FHI 360, Washington, United States of America)

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  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis ... Is there any use for it in the Belgian epidemic?

Steven Callens (University Hospital Ghent, Ghent)

 

  • Use of post-exposure prophylaxis in Belgium: what is the current situation? 

Agnès Libois (Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels)

 

  • Post-exposure porphylaxis ... Use in the Belgian setting: time for a rethink?

Jean-Cyr Yombi (Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels)

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  • Treatment of HIV seropositive people: will it really make a difference?

Wim Delva (South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling & Analysis, Cape Town, South Africa)

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BREAKOUT SESSION D: COMMUNITY APPROACHES FOR THE PREVENTION OF HIV INFECTION AMONG SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN MIGRANTS

 

  • Are policies facilitating community involvement?

Maureen Louhenapessy (SidAids Migrants-Siréas, Brussels)

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  • African medical diaspora and migrant health.

Didier Mukeba Tshialala (Cap santé Liège, Liège)

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  • "Le SIDA n'est pas un problème ici. Allez en Afrique!" Défis et leçons apprises de la prévention de l'infection au VIH dans les communautés africaines en Flandre.

François Kadia-Siwako ((Bilenge, Antwerp)

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  • Experiences from the United Kingdom.

Fiona Burns (UCL Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom)

 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION E: COMMUNITY APPROACHES FOR THE PREVENTION OF HIV INFECTION AMONG MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (MSM)

 

  • Community approaches for MSM: what have we learned after 25 years?
    • Chris Lambrechts (Sensoa, Antwerp)

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    • Vladimir Martens (Observatoire du SIDA et des Sexualités, Saint-Louis University Faculties, Brussels)

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  • HIV prevention knowledge among MSM in Europe: priority gaps, priority groups.

Ford Hickson (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom)

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  • Undetectable viral load and its implications on prevention messages.

Mark Sergeant (Sensoa, Antwerp)

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  • Mr HIV election.

Laurent Gaissad (The warning, Brussels)

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  • Community involvement: involving gay communities in prevention apporaches.

Yves Aerts (Cavaria, Ghent)

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  • "Live positive!" Evaluation of a campaign on the high prevalence of HIV and its consequences for MSM in Flanders.

Mark Sergeant (Sensoa, Antwerp)

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BREAKOUT SESSION F: PREVENTION COUNSELLING FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV AND PEOPLE AT RISK FOR HIV INFECTION

 

  • Definition of the concepts and presentation of specific projects on prevention counselling.
    • Ariane Barthélémy (Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels)

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    • Ruth Borms (Sensoa, Antwerp)

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    • Laure Martin (University Hospital Liège, Liège)

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    • Tom Platteau (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp)

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