7th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV-exposed and uninfected

Monday 19 July – 15:00-15:45 (CET) and Wednesday 21 July – 11:00-12:30 (CET)

The 7th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV-Exposed Uninfected is the only international forum focused on the health and wellbeing of the over 15 million children and adolescents who did not contract HIV but experienced in utero or breastfeeding exposure to HIV. This population is not achieving comparable health and developmental outcomes compared to their peers born to women who are not living with HIV. These disparities have significant human capital implications, particularly in countries where over 20% of all children have been exposed to HIV and remain uninfected with the virus.  The workshop takes place as part of the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) to be hold virtually from 18-21 July 2021. The workshop attracts researchers, clinicians, programme implementers, policymakers and advocates. It has been a catalyst for shaping the research agenda and health policy to ensure that these children and adolescents thrive to their fullest human potential and in a comparable manner to their peers.

Workshop Objectives

  • Highlight where enhanced programming is needed to enable children who are HIV-exposed and uninfected to thrive.
  • Identify gaps in our understanding of disparities between children who are affected by HIV and those who are not.
  • Present ongoing rigorously conducted research that highlights outcomes of children who are HIV-exposed uninfected and, where disparities are noted, identifies etiologies, biological, social, or structural.
  • Bring together actors who can influence the outcomes of children affected by HIV to develop strategic near- and longer-term plans.

Past workshops materials and reports

3rd HEU Workshop - 2017: reportpresentation slides and pictures
4th HEU Workshop - 2018: reportvideo and pictures
5th Workshop on children and adolescents HIV-exposed and uninfected: 2019 presentation slides, video and pictures
6th Workshop children and adolescents HIV-exposed and uninfected: 2020

Organizing committee

Kate Powis, Harvard University, United States
Agnes Ronan, Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA)
Ute Feucht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Tessa Goetghebuer, CHU Saint-Pierre, Belgium
Martina Penazzato, WHO, Switzerland
Laurie Gulaid, UNICEF, Kenya
Shaffiq Essajee, UNICEF, United States
Sonia Lee, National Institutes of Health, United States
Renata Sanders, IAS Governing Council, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, United Sates
Marissa Vicari, International AIDS Society, Switzerland
Daphnée Blanc, International AIDS Society, Switzerland

For any question on the workshop please contact [email protected]

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