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Violence and the HIV Care Continuum Agenda

August 7, 2023, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and August 8, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Day 1, August 7, 2023


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

Leadership, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences, NIH

Opening Comments

Teri Senn

Overview of Funded Projects

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM

Addressing violence and HIV cascade of care outcomes among transgender women

Kristi Gamarel and Julisa Abad

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM

#ChopViolence/#ChopHIV: A Tailored Violence Prevention Intervention for Black Young MSM and Transgender Women from the House Ball Community to Improve HIV Outcomes and Decrease Exposure to Violence

Christopher Balthazar

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

LinkPositively: A Technology-Delivered Peer Navigation and Social Networking Intervention to Improve HIV Care Across the Continuum for Black Women Affected by Interpersonal Violence

Jamila Stockman

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

Development of a Geographical Momentary Assessment Informed Trauma Intervention to Improve ART Adherence and Viral Suppression in Violence-Affected Persons Living with HIV

Kat Theall

10:20 AM – 10:30 AMQ&A


10:30 AM – 10:45 AMBreak

Panel Discussions

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Panel 1: Incorporating participatory methods and community partnerships across the spectrum of research activities

Moderator: Teri Senn

Panelists: Nora Bouacha, Kristi Gamarel, Jamila Stockman

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel 2: Ethical and legal issues in violence research

Moderator: Dara Blachman-Demner

Panelists: Theodore Noel, Tami Sullivan, Kat Theall


11:45 AM – 12:55 PMLunch

Overview of Funded Projects

12:55 PM – 1:15 PM

Continuous Traumatic Violence and the HIV Continuum of Care Outcomes Among BMSM

Dexter Voisin

1:15 PM – 1:35 PM

Identifying Modifiable Risk and Protective Processes at the Day-Level that Predict HIV Care Outcomes Among Women Exposed to Partner Violence

Jaimie Meyer and Tami Sullivan

1:35 PM – 1:55 PM

An implementation science study of violence screening practices among Ryan White-funded sites in the Southeastern United States

Ameeta Kalokhe

1:55 PM – 2:15 PM

Testing the effectiveness of an evidence-based transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy approach for improving HIV treatment outcomes among violence-affected and virally unsuppressed women in South Africa

Sithabile Mngadi

2:15 PM – 2:25 PMQ&A


2:25 PM – 2:40 PMBreak

Panel Discussions

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

Panel 3: Staff education and staff safety

Moderator: Teri Senn

Panelists: Julisa Abad, Leticia De los Rios, Matthew Fox, Jessica Sales

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM

Panel 4: Participant engagement, recruitment and retention

Moderator: Dara Blachman-Demner

Panelists: DeMario Adams, Ameeta Kalokhe, Jaimie Meyer

Small Group Activity

3:40 PM – 4:10 PMSmall group brainstorm: products that could come out of this meeting
4:10 PM – 4:30 PMSmall group presentation of products; ranking exercise

Wrap Up

4:30 PM – 4:45 PMWrap up and preview of Day 2


 Day 2, August 8, 2023


8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Welcome and Day 2 Agenda

Teri Senn

Panel Discussions

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Panel 5: Assessing and addressing the complexity of violence

Moderator: Teri Senn

Panelists: D’Angelo Morrison, Laura Murray, Dexter Voisin

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Panel 6: Addressing social and structural challenges

Moderator: Dara Blachman-Demner

Panelists: Christopher Balthazar, Sithabile Mngadi, Katherine Quinn

Small Group Activity

9:45 AM – 10:15 AMsmall group brainstorm: what did you learn from the meeting
10:15 AM – 10:30 AMsmall group presentation of lessons learned


10:30 AM – 10:45 AMBreak

Small Group Activity

10:45 AM – 11:15 AMSmall group brainstorm: where do we go from here?
11:15 AM – 11:45 AMSmall group presentation of where do we go from here

Wrap Up

11:45 AM – 12:00 PMNext steps and meeting close