Plenary Sessions

Monday 19 March 2012
Opening Session

Welcome to HIV in Europe Copenhagen 2012 Conference - Objectives and expected outcomes of the conference, Ton Coenen & Jens Lundgren
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Welcome note from Copenhagen University, Ulla Wewer

Keynote speech: European Commission, Marisa Matias

Earlier HIV testing and care on the European agenda, Martin Seyshell

The role of ECDC in optimal testing and earlier care, Marc Sprenger

The role of WHO in optimal testing and earlier care, Guenael R.M. Rodier
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Access to earlier testing and care

Key issues for HIV testing in Europe, Martin Donoghoe
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Challenges in earlier HIV testing and linkage to care among people who inject drugs, Roland Simon
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HIV testing guidelines in Europe and linkage to care: need for implementation - Western Europe perspective, Valerie Delpech
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HIV testing and counselling in EECA: entry point for curbing the HIV epidemic, Nino Tsereteli
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Estimating HIV prevalence in European countries, Ard van Sighem
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Plenary - Late presenters and the undiagnosed

Keynote speech: Danish Acting Minister of Health, Pia Olsen Dyhr

Characteristics of the epidemiology and temporal trends of late presenters in Europe, Joanne Reekie
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An assessment of the approaches to evaluating cost-effectiveness of HIV screening strategies, Olivia Wu
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Guidance on Indicator Condition-Guided HIV Testing: Presentation of draft guidance document, Keith Radcliffe
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Guidance: HIV testing in Indicator Conditions

Tuesday 20 March 2012
Discussing Testing Strategies

Diagnostics/testing/regulations/incidence: US perspective, Bernard Branson          

A model of the MSM epidemic in the UK: implications for understanding the impact of condom use and ART in influencing incidence, Andrew Phillips

People living with HIV Stigma Index: Findings from Estonia, Jekaterina Voinova
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The COBATEST Project: Survey on Community-Based Testing Services in Europe, Michele Breveglieri
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Report from Monday’s plenary and parallel sessions, Ton Coenen & Jens Lundgren
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Panel Discussion: HIV in Europe - the way forward

Report from Tuesday’s plenary and parallel sessions, Ton Coenen & Jens Lundgren
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The impact and the outcome of the EP Resolution of 20 November 2008 - "HIV/AIDS: early diagnosis and early care" – Italy as a case, Matteo Schwarz

HIV testing and counseling services in Ukraine: what else should be done?, Ihor Perehinets
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Panel discussion: (Brian Gazzard, Elena Grigoyeva, Nikos Dedes, Jean-Elie Malkin. Moderators: Jürgen Rockstroh, Martin Donoghoe)
• Moving East: What are the challenges?
• Political considerations: the way forward
• From guidance to implementation

HIV in Europe – the way forward – “Call to action”,  Jens Lundgren and Ton Coenen

Parallel Sessions

Monday 19 March 2012

Parallel Session 1 - Lessons Learned in Novel HIV Testing strategies and programmes

PS1/01 Routine HIV testing in the Emergency Department: tough lessons in sustainability, Michael Rayment
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PS1/02 Routine HIV Screening in 6 EDs in Paris area: the ANRS URDEP Study, Dominique Costagliola
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PS1/03 Acceptability, feasibility and costs of universal offer of rapid point of care testing for HIV in an acute admissions unit: results of the RAPID project, Fiona Burns
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PS1/04 Increasing HIV testing in non-GUM settings – a new training ressource, Wendy Majewska
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PS1/05 Individual level and country level predictors for recent HIV-testing and late HIV diagnoses among MSM in Europe – aspects to consider when planning interventions to increase HIV-testing. Results of the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS), Axel J Schmidt
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PS1/06 HIV testing among Portuguese men who have sex with men- results from the EMIS Study, Claudia Carvalho
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Parallel Session 2 - HIV testing and the continuum of HIV care

PS2/01 Quality of care and clinical outcome of persons diagnosed with HIV in the UK, Valerie Delpech
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PS2/02 BCN Checkpoint: high efficiency in HIV detection and linkage to care, Michael Meulbroek
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PS2/03 CheckpointLX - MSM HIV testing and linkage to care in Lisbon, Maria José Campos
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PS2/04 Checkpoint: rapid HIV screening in community setting for a strong link to care, Jean-Yves Le Talec
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PS2/05 PLHIV-Related Stigma in Belarus - impacts on quality of care and health outcomes, Lena Grigoryeva
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PS2/06 Scaling-up community HIV rapid testing and linkage to care in Estonia,Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine: results and lessons learned, Zoya Shabarova
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Parallel Session 3 - HIV testing among key populations

PS3/01 Ukraine's experience in scaling-up HIV testing and further referral of high-risk population to health-care institutions Ukraine, Oksana Savenko
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PS3/02 Effectiveness of continuous prevention interventions for HIV testing uptake among high risk populations in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nino Tsereteli
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PS3/03 Translating research results into promotion of HIV testing among Sub-Saharan African migrants in Flanders, Lazare Manirankunda
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PS3/04 Using community-based rapid HIV screening among men who have sex with men in a behavioral serosurveillance survey, Almaty, 2010, Assel Terlikbayeva
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PS3/05 Development of gender oriented services to increase the number of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) among female drug users of Lviv region (Ukraine), Marta Vasylyev
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PS3/06 Socio-demographic factors predicting HIV test seeking behaviour among MSM in 6 EU cities. Results from the SIALON European Project (2008-2010), Massimo Mirandola
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Tuesday 20 March 2012

Parallel Session 4 - Cost Effectiveness of HIV testing

PS4/01 Cost effectiveness of HIV testing in non-traditional settings – the HINTS Study, Elena Pizzo
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PS4/2 Routine HIV screening in Portugal: clinical impact and costeffectiveness, Julian Perelman
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PS4/03 Comparison of “Opt-In” versus “Opt-Out” Strategies for early HIV detection, Agathe Leon
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PS4/04 Testing for HIV and syphilis in 4 cities of Ukraine: screening results Oleksii Smirnov
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PS4/05 “Test and Treat” is not the answer to the HIV-epidemic among gay men and other MSM in Switzerland, Steven Derendinger
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Parallel Session 5 - Charactheristics of PLHIV who present late for care and missed opportunities for earlier diagnosis

PS5/01 Association of injection drug use and late enrollment in HIV medical care in Odessa Region, Ukraine, Tetiana Kiriazova
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PS5/02 Missed opportunities for HIV testing in newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients in France, Karen Champenois
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PS5/03 Factor associated with late HIV diagnosis in Georgia, Nikoloz Chkhartishvili
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PS5/04 HIV testing among Tuberculosis patients in Denmark increased through the period from 2007 to 2009, Axel Kok-Jensen
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PS5/05 Diagnosing HIV infection in patients presenting with Glandular-fever-like illness in Primary care: are we missing primary HIV Infection?, Murad Ruf
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PS5/06 Profile and determinants of having never been tested for HIV amongst men who have sex with men in Spain, Percy Fernández Dávila
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Parallel Session 6 - New HIV testing diagnostic technologies

PS6/01 Automated laboratory-based oral fluid HIV testing in HIV screening programs – automatic for the people?, Michael Rayment
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PS6/02 Acceptability of rapid HIV diagnosis technology among primary health care practitioners in Spain, Cristina Agustí
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PS6/03 Feasability and acceptability of HIV screening through the use of rapid tests by GPs in a Brussels area with an important African community, Anne-Francoise Gennotte
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PS6/04 Stigma and discrimination on voluntary consultation and testing, Veronica Baractari
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PS6/05 How to estimate the size of the hidden HIV epidemic? The case of France, Virginie Supervie
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Poster Sessions

Poster category 1: Characteristics of PLHIV who present late for HIV care

PO1/01 Psychosocial dynamics of HIV late presentation - results and recommendations from a qualitative study in Germany

PO1/02 Reduced proportion of peripheral CD4+ T-cells expressing IL-7 receptor (IL-7R, CD127) as peculiar feature of late presentation of HIV infection

PO1/03 What is hidden under the late enrollment in HIV care: illustrative example of Odessa Region, Ukraine

PO1/04 High risk groups for late HIV diagnosis in Georgia

PO1/05 Late presentation of HIV infection among adults in Catalonia (Spain): 2001-2010

PO1/06 Characteristics of PLHIV newly registered in Volga Federal District in 2008-2010

PO1/07 Late presenters at the HIV/STI clinic in Antwerp, Belgium

PO1/08 Trends in the characteristics of HIV infected individuals at diagnosis in Portugal - 2000-2011

PO1/09 Recent infection and late diagnosis of HIV: a descriptive analysis of opposite ends of the spectrum

Poster category 2: Use and performance of new HIV testing diagnostic technologies

PO2/01 Pilot study to analyze the feasibility of introducing rapid HIV testing in primary health care

PO2/02 Prevalence of HIV infection and acceptability of rapid HIV testing in patients attending emergency services

PO2/03 Good practices in preventing AIDS–use of rapid HIV test in oral fluid

PO2/04 HIV rapid testing in a mobile unit in several urban settings in Spain: a strategy reaching a different population?

Poster category 3: Implications of stigmatisation, criminalisation of HIV and other legal issues for the offer and uptake of HIV testing and earlier care

PO3/01 A focused response to HIV in Europe: policy recommendations from the Correlation Network II

PO3/02 No NGO support for HIV-testing campaigns in prisons as long as rights of HIV-positive prisoners are not secured

PO3/04 HIV/AIDS and criminalization  in Armenia: a need for reforms

PO3/05 Stigmatization and Discrimination of People Living with HIV in Russia

Poster category 4: Access to care and treatment for PLHIV

PO4/01 Providing universal access to services for people living with HIV in the Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan

PO4/02 Home visits as the way of providing early care and help to people living with HIV (PLHIV)

PO4/03 Overcoming barriers on the way of early HIV care provision for MARPs in Ukraine

PO4/04 Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of earlier initiation of first line treatment for HIV-infected people in Spain

Poster category 5: Scaling up HIV testing within health care settings

PO5/01 HIV/AIDS in Macedonia before 2004 and nowadays - how we made a step forward

PO5/02 Approaches and results of youth HIV testing program

PO5/03 HIV counselling and testing (HTC) in Estonia: policy implications based on data triangulation

PO5/04 HIV prevalence among pregnant women that were not tested during pregnancy (St.Petersburg, Russia)

PO5/05 Expanded HIV testing and community engagement: a strategic framework for scaling up HIV testing, engaging all sectors and changing the HIV response paradigm

PO5/06 HIV testing in Clinical Center of Vojvodina

PO5/07 Determinants of HIV testing in the general population in Portugal

PO5/08 Early HIV infection: demographic features and risk factors among individuals with early HIV infection in Ireland 2008-2011

Poster category 6: Results from the evaluation of VCT programmes

PO6/01 Approaches and results from the evaluation of VCT in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan

PO6/02 The role voluntary counselling and testing in early diagnosis of HIV infection

PO6/03 Evolution in the number of tests performed and in the profile of people tested in VCT network of Catalonia, 1995-2010

PO6/04 HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) in EECA: entry point for curbing the HIV epidemic

PO6/05 A non-healthcare HIV test clinic improving testing and linkage to care

PO6/06 Towards full coverage of HIV Counseling and Testing services in Rwanda, 2003 - June 2010

PO6/07 Possibility for improvement for counseling and testing for early diagnoses of HIV infection in Armenia

PO6/08 Mental health care component in VCT services

PO6/09 Community Expanded Access to Test (CEAtT): HIV testing project in Newham

Poster category 7: Lessons learned in the implementation of HIV testing strategies for migrants

PO7/01 Copenhagen Central Station as HIV-testing site for migrant populations

PO7/02 PARC-Project – prevention of AIDS with the resources of communities

PO7/03 Outreach project for HIV testing in an immigrant community

Poster category 8: Lessons learned in the implementation of HIV testing strategies for IDUs

PO8/01 Low testing uptake and their determinants among IDUs in Georgia

PO8/02 Factors influencing HIV testing among injecting drug users in Lithuania

PO8/03 Results of piloting peer driven intervention – did we reach targeted population?

PO8/04 Immunochromatographic rapid tests in preventive work with injection drug users

PO8/05 Rapid HIV testing for drug users in low-threshold services

PO8/06 HIV spread among different groups of IDUs and influence of awareness about HIV-status on safety of sexual and injection behaviors

PO8/08 Maximizing reliance on IDUs to prevent HIV in Ukraine

Poster category 9: Lessons learned in the implementation of HIV testing strategies for MSM

PO9/01 Activities directed to early testing and diagnostics of HIV among MSM in the Republic of Armenia

PO9/02 Check your status - first results from a MSM Outreach Prevention and VCT Project by Aids Hilfe Vienna

PO9/03 Scaling up HIV and STI testing of gay men and other MSM in Germany by community based testing campaigns

PO9/04 Are gay men routinely testing for HIV? Findings from community surveys in The Netherlands and Australia

PO9/05 A participatory research on HIV and men who have sex with men: Uptake of HIV testing and its determinants

PO9/06 Results of 3 years outreach VCT for HIV/STI in gay venues in Antwerp, Belgium

PO9/07 HIV rapid testing in MSM venues (Estonia)

PO9/08 Features of HIV testing prevention programs for MSM, implemented in the city of Kiev

PO9/09 Why are some gay men testing late for HIV?

PO9/10 Taking an HIV test in Slovenia: the situation for men who have sex with men

PO9/11 Increasing HIV positive results in MSM group. Experience from VCT in Warsaw coordinated by Foundation of Social Education

PO9/12 Expectations and perceptions of European men who have sex with men on voluntary testing and counselling

Poster category 10: Lessons learned in the implementation of HIV testing strategies for sex workers

PO10/01 HIV and commercial sex workers in Portugal: Are there missed opportunities to scaling up HIV testing and linkage to care?

PO10/02 Combining VCT and STI testing and counselling as a factor increasing interest in VCT for high-risk groups

PO10/03 Barriers for early HIV testing among road and club-based female sex workers in Catalonia

PO10/04 BORDERNETwork’s IBBS among Sex Workers (SWs) in 7 EU countries: bridging research to practice while scaling up HIV/STI testing

PO10/05 Results of peer-driven interventions for female sex workers in Ukraine