Project PrEP Excels at INTEREST Conference 2024

20 May 2024

Wits RHI’s Implementation Science programme, particularly Project PrEP, showcased its prowess and innovation at the esteemed INTEREST Conference 2024, held in Cotonou, Benin. Represented by the capable Hlologelo Ramatsoma, the Project PrEP team made significant contributions that underscored Wits RHI’s commitment to advancing HIV prevention strategies in South Africa and beyond.

The INTEREST Conference, renowned for its focus on HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research, welcomed a staggering 1,237 abstract submissions. Among these, 759 abstracts were accepted, highlighting the rigorous selection process. Wits RHI’s Project PrEP took center stage with two abstracts earning inclusion in the prestigious 18th Abstract Book of the conference. One of these abstracts was also selected for a poster presentation, adding to the team’s accomplishments and visibility on an international platform.

The presented abstracts from Project PrEP at INTEREST 2024 are as follows:

Poster presentation:

Ramatsoma, H., Martin, C., Koloane, N., Arries, S., Pleaner, M., & Mullick, S. (May 2024). Post (PEP) to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Transition Among Clients Accessing HIV Prevention Services in South Africa (Poster). INTEREST. Cotonou, Benin.

Abstract Book:

Martin, C., Ramatsoma, H., Chidumwa, G., & Mullick, S. (May 2024). Assessing HIV Prevention Effective Use in Routine Service Settings: A Methodology Using Self-Report at Last Sex (Abstract Book). INTEREST. Cotonou, Benin.

Butler, V., Mojapele, M., Kutywayo, A., Martin, C., & Mullick, S. (May 2024). Developing an Expanded Decentralised Service Delivery Platform for PrEP and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) Services for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Four South African Districts (Abstract Book). INTEREST. Cotonou, Benin.

In the photo above: Hlologelo Ramatsoma, a Researcher in Implementation Science, showcasing his poster at the INTEREST 2024 conference in Benin

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