Event Date

Jul 1


The LINKAGES and EpiC projects are excited to be participating in AIDS 2020: Virtual, where our staff and partners will share innovative practices and the newest research and programmatic evidence on HIV prevention, care, and treatment among key populations. We hope you’ll join us at the following live and on-demand sessions!


Approach to scale and optimize case finding to minimize the gap in UNAIDS’ first 90 target in Nepal
Presenter: Pradeep Kumar Thakur, FHI 360/LINKAGES, Nepal

Low proportion and retention rates among Thai men who have sex with men using event driven PrEP
Presenter: Tanat Chinbunchorn, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

Programs shaping policies: How partnerships and program data were used to transform the policy environment for key populations
Presenter: Rose Wilcher, FHI 360, United States


Time to move beyond HIV: Planning for a person-centered approach to health among key populations
Presenter: Hally Mahler, FHI 360, United States
Organizer: World Health Organization
Live Session: Monday, 6 July; 9:00 San Francisco/12:00 New York/18:00 Johannesburg

Differentiated service delivery in 2020 – Responding to the needs of people living with HIV before, during, and after COVID-19
Presenter: Chris Akolo, FHI 360, United States
Organizer: International AIDS Society
Live Session: Tuesday, 7 July; 6:00 San Francisco/9:00 New York/15:00 Johannesburg

Implementing 2+1+1 PrEP: Early experiences in rolling out event-driven PrEP in lower- and middle-income countries
Presenter: Didier Kamali, FHI 360/EpiC, Cote d’Ivoire
Organizers: World Health Organization and PATH
Live Session: Tuesday, 7 July; 6:00 San Francisco/9:00 New York/15:00 Johannesburg

HIV, Self-Care, and COVID-19: Lessons for the future of the HIV response
Moderator: Benjamin Eveslage, FHI 360, United States
Organizers: Self-Care Trailblazer’s Group, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Population Services International, International Planned Parenthood Federation, PATH, FHI 360, Jhpiego, Aidsfonds
Live Session: Thursday, 9 July; 6:00 San Francisco/9:00 New York /15:00 Johannesburg


Progress and challenges toward reaching the 90-90-90 targets among key populations in Botswana
Presenter: Wame Dikobe, FHI 360/EpiC, Botswana

High burden of depression among clients initiating same-day antiretroviral therapy at the Anonymous Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand
Presenter: Pintip Jomja, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

Pooled pharyngeal, rectal, and urine samples for the point-of-care detection of chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae by lay providers in key-population-led health services in Thailand
Presenter: N. Thammajaruk, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

High satisfaction with key-population-led Xpress service delivery for follow-up of pre-exposure prophylaxis clients in community-based organizations in Thailand
Presenter: N. Thammajaruk, Thai Red Cross, Thailand

HIV services closer to the communities: Community level interventions to optimize HIV case finding, treatment initiation in Nepal
Presenter: Ashima Shrestha, FHI 360/LINKAGES, Nepal

Combining enhanced peer outreach with index testing approach: Better strategy for reaching high-risk key populations in HIV concentrated settings in India
Presenter: Kaveesher Krishnan, FHI 360/LINKAGES, India

Modelling differentiated HIV services for transgender people: Experiences from Maharashtra, India
Presenter: Jimreeves Kirubakaran, FHI 360/LINKAGES, India


Addressing sexual health needs and challenging cultural norms toward HIV and marginalized communities in the age of social media
Presenter: Ratana Sopha, FHI 360/LINKAGES, Cambodia
Organizer: AIDS 2020 Global Village and Youth Programme