Virtual HIV Interfaith Conference

Resilience and Renewal: faith in the HIV response

Session 4 - USING DATA to DOCUMENT the IMPACT of FAITH MODELS: Posters from AIDS 2020

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

8:00 – 9:30 am San Francisco / 11:00 – 12:30 am New York / 5:00 – 6:30 pm Geneva / 6:00 – 7:30 pm Nairobi / 8:30 – 10:00 pm Mumbai / 10:00 – 11:30 pm Bangkok

The purpose of the session is to share faith models of successful provision of HIV services and care to people living with HIV which have been presented at the virtual International AIDS Conference in July 2020 and to reflect on ways such models could be replicated.

Facilitator: Susan Hillis, PhD, MS, Senior Advisor for the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & Senior Advisor in Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Posters:

  • Gibstar Makangila, Executive Director, Circle of Hope Zambia: Faith-engaged community posts associated with over 1200% increase in new HIV case ascertainment, with high linkage and retention, Zambia

  • Lydiah Korir, Program Manager, CARE for AIDS, Kenya, Molly Heacock, Chief Operating Officer, CARE for AIDS, Kenya: Achieving Viral Load Suppression and Quality of Life for HIV+ Adults in Kenya

  • Echo Vanderwal, Managing Executive Director, and Colin Moody, Senior Strategist, The Luke Commission, Eswatini: Increasing PrEP Uptake through HTS Counselor Sensitization, Integrated Screening, and Client Education

  • Fr Richard W. Bauer, MM, BCC, LCSW, Director of Spiritual and Psychosocial Care, EDARP Kenya: Engagement of faith leaders in targeted HIV self-testing increased case identification and new linkages to treatment in Nairobi, Kenya

 

Interactive debate

 

Highlights and recommendations:

  • Susan Hillis, PhD, MS, Senior Advisor for the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & Senior Advisor in Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Prayers on Resilience & Renewal:

  • Imam Daniel Hernandez, Imam of the ISGH Pearland Islamic Center in TX and President of the Houston Imams Association

  • Saphira Rameshfar, Bahá'í International Community

  • Swami Advayananda Sarasvati, ArshaVidya Ashram in the Reunion Islands, International Network of Religious Leaders Living With or Personally Affected by HIV & AIDS (INERELA+)

 

Message from Children         

  • L. Njeri (child from Kenya)

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