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Wits RHI to Participate in the 16th International Workshop on Pediatrics & HIV

19 July 2024

As part of our pre-conference activities for AIDS 2024, Wits RHI is excited to announce our participation in the 16th International Workshop on Pediatrics & HIV. This hybrid event will be held in Munich, Germany, on 19-20 July 2024, providing a critical platform for leading researchers and practitioners to share the latest advancements in pediatric HIV research and treatment.

Our presence at this workshop underscores our unwavering commitment to advancing HIV research. Wits RHI will be represented by Professor Lee Fairlie, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Shobna Sawry, Senior Programme Manager, and Dorothy Nyemba Machemedze, Senior Data Analyst who will both deliver key oral and poster presentations that highlight our significant strides in understanding and addressing HIV in maternal and child health contexts.

Prof Lee Fairlie’s and Shobna Sawry Contributions

Poster Presentations:

  • Title: Acceptability of the Monthly Vaginal Ring and Daily Oral PrEP During Pregnancy in Four Sub-Saharan African Countries
    Authors: Fairlie L, Stoner M, Mayo A, Bunge K, Mhlanga F, van der Straten A, Piper J, McClure T, Gadama L, Horne E, Kemigisha D, Mutero P, Musara P, Nansimbe J, Seyama L, Hillier S, Montgomery E.
  • Title: HIV Treatment Adherence Challenges in Postpartum Women Living with HIV in the OPPTIM Study, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Authors: Fairlie L, Sawry S, Pals S, Sherman G, Le Roux J, Ngeno B, Berrie L, Diallo K, Cox MH, Mogashoa M, Modi S for the OPPTIM (Optimised Postpartum PMTCT Testing for Infants and their Mothers) Study Team.

Oral Presentation:

  • Title: Safety Outcomes Among Infants Whose Mothers Used Dapivirine Vaginal Ring or Oral PrEP During Pregnancy (MTN-042/DELIVER)
    Authors: Fairlie L, Szydlo DW, Mayo A, Bunge K, Mhlanga F, Piper J, Dadabhai S, Ssemambo PK, Mandiwa V, Horne E, Gatsi VM, Mgodi NM, Owor M, Scheckter R, Chappell C, Hillier S.

Dorothy Nyemba Machemedze’s Contributions

Oral Presentation:

  • Title: The effect of point-of-care STI screening during pregnancy on vertical transmission of HIV and adverse pregnancy outcomes in South Africa: a modelling study.
  • Authors: Machemedze D.C, Joseph-Davey D.L, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Myer L and Johnson L.F

Poster Presentation:

  • Title: Association between infant feeding practices and infant growth by maternal HIV and antiretroviral therapy status: A prospective study in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Authors: Janice L. Rhoda, Hlengiwe P. Madlala1, Thokozile R. Malaba, Mary-Ann Davies, Andrew Boulle, Landon Myer, Luke Hannan, Dorothy C. Machemedze and Emma Kalk

We eagerly anticipate a productive and insightful workshop, fostering continued collaboration with our peers in the global health community. For a detailed workshop programme, click here. To learn more about our participation at AIDS 2024, click here.

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