Confirmed Speakers

October 26, 2009

Dr. Leopold Zekeng, Country Director, UNAIDS, Ghana: Know Your Epidemic
Hon. Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Women & Children Affairs, Ghana: Women, Children and HIV: Where do we go from here?
Dr Brian Kigozi, Makerere University, Uganda: The need for raising CD4 threshold when starting ART in Africa
Dr. Dereese Daka, Hawassa University, Ethiopia: Relationship between Total lymphocyte count (TLC) and CD4 Count among people living with HIV, Southern Ethiopia: a Retrospective evaluation
Dr. Jemal Ali, University of Gondar Ethiopia: Comparison of the Bed HIV-1 incidence assay with WHO criteria For identifying recently HIV-infected individuals
Assistant Professor John Lewis Uni. Of Miami, USA: The Converging Epidemics of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome (Pre-Diabetes) and HIV: The Chronic Disease Status of Humanity
Dr.Charles Ringo Millen, Muhimbili Hospital Tanzania: Experience with ART Adherence at Muhimbili National Hospital Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Lloyd B Mulanga, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Zambia: Experience with first line Tenofovir in Zambia
Dr Emmanuel Agbottah, George Washington University, USA: Inhibition of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type-1 by cdk inhibitors
Dr. Reginald McDaniel, University of Miami, USA: Glyconutrients: Their role in HIV/AID
Dr. Karriem Ali, University of Miami, USA: Immunodulation through nutritional supplements
Mr. Jef Morris, University of Miami, USA: Mind body Exercise with Tai Chi
Professor Walter Jaoko, University of Nairobi, Kenya: Biomedical HIV Prevention trials in Africa from net importer to Exporter of Science
Mr. Lamin Ceesay, Santa Yalla Support Society of PLHIV, Gambia: Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination
Professor John E Lewis, University of Miami Medical School, USA :HIV Treatment Adherence and Sexual function
Loyce Kihungi, Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya: Sexuality Education: A HIV/AIDS Preventive Strategy among Youth
Dr.Ekema Anojorin, Uphealth Foundation, Cameroon: Barrier to HIV Care in Limbe Province Cameroon
Dr. OO Sholeye, Olabisi Olabanjo University, Nigeria: HIV/AIDS Control in Nigeria
Tunde Omoshoto, PZ Cussons Nigeria PLC, Nigeria: HIV/AIDS and the Industrial workforce: Role of workplace policy On HIV/AIDS

Confirmed Speakers

October 26, 2009

Dr. Leopold Zekeng, Country Director, UNAIDS, Ghana: Know Your Epidemic
Hon. Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Women & Children Affairs, Ghana: Women, Children and HIV: Where do we go from here?
Dr Brian Kigozi, Makerere University, Uganda: The need for raising CD4 threshold when starting ART in Africa
Dr. Dereese Daka, Hawassa University, Ethiopia: Relationship between Total lymphocyte count (TLC) and CD4 Count among people living with HIV, Southern Ethiopia: a Retrospective evaluation
Dr. Jemal Ali, University of Gondar Ethiopia: Comparison of the Bed HIV-1 incidence assay with WHO criteria For identifying recently HIV-infected individuals
Assistant Professor John Lewis Uni. Of Miami, USA: The Converging Epidemics of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome (Pre-Diabetes) and HIV: The Chronic Disease Status of Humanity
Dr.Charles Ringo Millen, Muhimbili Hospital Tanzania: Experience with ART Adherence at Muhimbili National Hospital Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Lloyd B Mulanga, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Zambia: Experience with first line Tenofovir in Zambia
Dr Emmanuel Agbottah, George Washington University, USA: Inhibition of Human Immunodeficiency Virus type-1 by cdk inhibitors
Dr. Reginald McDaniel, University of Miami, USA: Glyconutrients: Their role in HIV/AID
Dr. Karriem Ali, University of Miami, USA: Immunodulation through nutritional supplements
Mr. Jef Morris, University of Miami, USA: Mind body Exercise with Tai Chi
Professor Walter Jaoko, University of Nairobi, Kenya: Biomedical HIV Prevention trials in Africa from net importer to Exporter of Science
Mr. Lamin Ceesay, Santa Yalla Support Society of PLHIV, Gambia: Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination
Professor John E Lewis, University of Miami Medical School, USA :HIV Treatment Adherence and Sexual function
Loyce Kihungi, Aga Khan University Hospital, Kenya: Sexuality Education: A HIV/AIDS Preventive Strategy among Youth
Dr.Ekema Anojorin, Uphealth Foundation, Cameroon: Barrier to HIV Care in Limbe Province Cameroon
Dr. OO Sholeye, Olabisi Olabanjo University, Nigeria: HIV/AIDS Control in Nigeria
Tunde Omoshoto, PZ Cussons Nigeria PLC, Nigeria: HIV/AIDS and the Industrial workforce: Role of workplace policy On HIV/AIDS

Accomodation

October 20, 2009

AHRO (Ghana) have negotiated with some leading hotels in Accra for discount rates which ranges from $40 to $150. During registration, delegate should his/her preference. After, a room will be reserved and details sent by email. Please if you do not receive your reservation by the 10 December 2009, kindly email us at: info@afrihro.org

Planned Social Events

October 20, 2009

Series of interesting social activities will take place both pre, during and post conference.

Below are some confirmed activities:

  • Walk of Hope  (12th December, 2009 @  8am -10am)
  • Visit to the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Center (13th December,2009 @ 10am)
  • AHRO Festival (17th December,2009 @ 20.00)

Abstract Deadline Extended

October 17, 2009

Due to  massive resquest, deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 31 November 2009.

Abstract should be in the following format:

1. Title of Work and names as well as institutions of author(s)

2. Introduction

3. Methods

4. Results

5. Discussions and Recommendation.

Abstract should not be more than 300 words. Due to logistic problems, please all abstract should be in English.

Submit abstract to : info@afrihro.org

Welcome Note

October 16, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

HIV/AIDS is one of the present global health problems with Sub Saharan

Africa the hardest hit. Epidemiological analysis shows that about 95 the global cases are in Africa, a continent already overburdened by poverty, drought, lack of clean water, TB, Malaria, etc. As the virus keeps mutating, it is essential that all stakeholders meet annual to enable us analyse the challenges confronting us and digest latest updates as well as setbacks. The aim of this annual event is therefore to gather all stakeholders to discuss essential clinical information on the latest issues in HIV management and prevention. Also community based programs will

be discussed in an interactive session to enable participants discuss issues related to management         and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Topics to be discussed includes: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS globally, Clinical management in poor, rural and urban settings Updates on Managing HIV and Co-infection, ART updates, HIV, Poverty and Nutrition, MTCT, Vaccine, Microbicide and other preventive methods, Opportunistic infections in HIV therapy, etc.

We are honoured that Africa Health Research Organization is hosting this important event. Before and after our academic sessions, we shall also have series of wonderful social

Activities; the best of which is “Walk of Hope” where participants will be joined by well wishers to walk through some principle streets of Accra.

See you in Accra for what is going to be a great and wonderful event!


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