NATIONAL HIV/AIDS/STI/TB COUNCIL
Call for Abstracts:
Third National HIV Prevention Convention, 6 – 8 November 2013, Lusaka, Zambia
The Zambia National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) with support from strategic partners invites submission of abstracts describing program innovations and research findings for the 3rd NationalHIV Prevention Convention which is organized around the theme: “Count down to 2015:Effective Prevention through Community Empowerment and Sustainable Financing.” The convention will bring together program staff and experts, researchers, community members,and volunteers from civil society, communities, government, and local and international partners from around the country and region.
Major questions which authors of abstracts should consider include:
1.What has worked for effective prevention and how can we scale it up?
2.What has not worked and should be modified or discontinued?
3.How can community empowerment strengthen HIV prevention?
4.What are some of the effective strategies Zambia could explore for sustainable financing of HIV prevention services?
Abstracts should relate to one of the three major thematic areas below selected for the convention:
- Prevention of HIV in the general population
Including: HIV testing and counselling, behaviour change interventions, prevention in the workplace, condom education, promotion and use, evolving role of civil society and faith based organizations
- Prevention of HIV among vulnerable and key populations
Including: prevention services for key populations, youth and adolescents, sex workers, marginalized and stigmatized groups, discordant couples, survivors of gender-based violence
- Bio-medical and treatment based prevention interventions
Including: prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision, treatment literacy and adherence for both children and adults, treatment as prevention, PrEP and PEP
Abstracts should follow either a programmatic or a research option:
Issues: What are the problems or issues which the intervention or project was designed to address?
Description: describe the intervention, project, experience. Include information on number of beneficiaries, gender breakdown, and other project data.
Lessons Learned: implications, especially in terms of effective prevention&community empowerment
Next steps: possible actions for scaling up what worked or changing what did not work
Background: purpose and objective of the research
Methods: study design, setting, population and location; data collection and analysis
Results: findings of the study, including gender or key population breakdown if possible.
Conclusions and Recommendations:What is the significance of the study for effective prevention, community empowerment or sustainable financing?
During the convention, three special awards will be made for the following:
1.Best abstract by a young author (first author should be aged 30 or less)
2.Best abstract with evidence to back up conclusions and recommendations for future action
3.Most innovative program or intervention