Managing acute HIV Infections on PrEP & early ART

Event Date: 
Monday, 23 July, 2018
IAS-AIDS, Amsterdam, July 2018

The symposium will address difficulties in ascertaining HIV status among persons with early infection and managing acute or recent HIV infections that arise when they occur in people on PrEP or PEP or those started immediately on ART shortly after viral acquisition, with an emphasis on how these issues manifest in low and middle-income countries (LMIC).  New data and guidance relevant to LMIC will be presented regarding 1) AHI diagnostic strategies and early intervention – challenges and relevance to HIV cure efforts; 2) Early treatment and long-term outcomes; and 3) AHI and PrEP – diagnostic and management challenges.

Organisers: Thumbi Ndung'u, Chris Pilcher, Sarah Rutstein, Eduard Sanders


Welcome and introduction  (5 min) - Eduard Sanders

Public health implications of AHI diagnostic strategies in LMIC (20 min) – Sarah Rutstein

Acute HIV infection and HIV cure (20 min) – Thumbi Ndung’u

Early treatment: What is early enough for individual benefit? (20 min) - Jintanat Ananworanich

AHI and PrEP introduction (5 min) – (Chris Pilcher) Mike Bush

What to do when HIV testing is persistently indeterminate? (20 min)– Sarah Fidler


Panel discussion (30 min):

HPTN consensus on how to manage PrEP and AHI in context of ART – Mike Cohen

Panel: Meg Doherty, Thumbi Ndung’u, Jintanat Ananworanich, Omar Sued