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Penn Center for AIDS Research

HIV Management and Prevention Among Adolescents and Young Women

The Penn CFAR and the Center for Health Equity Research hosted an all day retreat focused on a Biobehavioral Approach to HIV Management and Prevention Among Adolescents and Young Women on Thursday, May 9, 2013 on Penn's campus on the 14th floor of BRB II/III, 421 Curie Blvd. The keynote speaker was Judith Auerbach, Ph.D.

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8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Keynote: Judith Auerbach, Ph.D.
Optimizing Research on Women and HIV: Some Interdisciplinary Priorities
Independent Science & Policy Consultant, and
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
9:45 a.m. Panel 1: Biological strategies for HIV prevention: Innovations and challenges in implementation
Moderator: Anne Teitelman / Rapporteur: Timothy Sowicz

Expedited Partner Therapy
Cynthia Mollen, M.D., MSCE

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Scientific Director of PolicyLab, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Empowering Women to Protect Themselves: Microbicides and Family Planning
Courtney Schreiber, M.D., MPH

Assistant Professor of OB/GYN, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Bridging the Gaps: Encorporating PrEP into HIV Prevention for Heterosexual Women
Sarah Wood, M.D. FAAP

Lead Investigator, Project PrEPare, ATN 110, Attending Physician, Children’s Hospital of
10:40 a.m. Panel 2: Behavioral strategies for HIV prevention: Individual and social determinants of HIV prevention behaviors
Moderator: Cori Schreiber / Rapporteur: Dare Henry-Moss

Designing and Evaluating Evidenced-Based HIV Prevention Interventions for African American Female Adolescents: Challenges and New Questions
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN
van Amerigen Professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Director, Center for Health Equity Research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

HIV Prevention Adherence: Challenges and Opportunities among Adolescent Girls and Young Women
Anne Teitelman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

The Social and Structural Context of HIV Risk
Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, APRN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
11:20 a.m. Panel 3: Community strategies for HIV prevention: Preventing sexually transmitted diseases acquisition among high risk youth
Moderator: Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer Rapporteur: Grace Olamijulo

TJ Ghose, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

David Metzger, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease Acquisition among High Risk Youth
Jasmine Oglesby, MSW; and Erica Smith, MEd.

Adolescent Case Managers, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
12:00 p.m. Working Groups over Lunch
Working Group #1 (Biological strategies)

Moderator: Annet Davis-Vogel / Rapporteur: Timothy Sowicz

Working Group #2 (Behavioral strategies)

Moderator: Nadia Dowshen / Rapporteur: Dare Henry-Moss

Working Group #3 (Community strategies)
Moderator: Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer / Rapporteur: Grace Olamijulo
1:00 p.m. Panel 4: Biological approaches for HIV treatment: Innovations and challenges in Implementation
Moderator:  Loretta Sweet Jemmott / Rapporteur: Susan Wilson

Innovative Approach to Cervical Cancer Prevention in Women with HIV
Carrie Kovarik, M.D.
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Director of Telemedicine and Informatics Program, Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Barriers to Adherence Among HIV Positive Young African American Women
Laura Bamford, M.D., MSCE
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine; Staff Physician, The Jonathan Lax Treatment Center

Safe Conception in HIV Serodiscordant Couples
Karam Mounzer, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine of Medicine/ID at Penn, Medical Director of Philadelphia FIGHT, The Jonathan Lax Treatment Center
1:40 p.m. Panel 5: Behavioral issues in HIV treatment: Adherence innovations and challenges
Moderator: Bridgette Brawner / Rapporteur: Chelsea Quintus

Using Mobile Technology and Social Media to Improve HIV Treatment, Testing, and Prevention among Youth
Nadia Dowshen, M.D., FAAP, AAHIVS
Director of Adolescent HIV Services, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Faculty, PolicyLab; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Adherence: Voices of HIV+ Adolescent Females in Botswana: Thoughts on Adherence
Elizabeth Lowenthal, M.D., MSCE, FAAP, AAHIVS
Attending Physician, Special Immunology Family Care Center; Faculty, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and Global Health, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy: are women better (or worse) than men?
Robert Gross, M.D., MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine (ID) and Epidemiology; Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Co-Director, CFAR Clinical Core; Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
2:30 p.m. Panel 6: Community issues for young women living with HIV
Moderator: Nadia Dowshen / Rapporteur: Janaiya Reason

Clinical Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities among Young Women Living with HIV
Angela Norris, CRNP
Provider, Adolescent Initiative, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer, RN, MHS, Ph.D.
Director, HIV Services at Family Planning Council
3:00 p.m. Working Groups to discuss afternoon panel discussions
Working Group #4 (Biological approaches)
Moderator: Cori Schreiber / Rapporteur: Susan Wilson

Working Group #5 (Behavioral issues)
Moderator: Loretta Sweet Jemmott / Rapporteur: Chelsea Quintus

Working Group #6 (Community issues)
Moderator: Bridgette Brawner / Rapporteur: Janaiya Reason
3:45 p.m. Summary; Wrap Up Session/Action Items