JAIDS 2016 Impact of Health Communication on HIV Treatment Outcomes – In-person and Online event

A selection of authors featured in the supplement issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) released on December 9 presented at an in-person event and via a webinar.

jaids-cover-002This ten-article supplement specifically addresses the role health communication plays in treatment outcomes and provides a compilation of experiences from low- and middle-income countries.It is an extension and follow up to the 2014 JAIDS Supplement, “Health Communication in HIV Prevention and Care.”

Researchers representing multiple sectors, countries and perspectives contributed their examples of how communication has improved HIV treatment outcomes in an effort to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue, advance global knowledge and provide guidance to the field.

The curation of both supplements was led by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3).

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Dr. David Celentano, Director, Johns Hopkins CFAR Prevention Core, Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Lynn Van Lith, MPA, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
  • Alison Cheng, USAID

Listen to the recorded webinar.


A framework for health communication across the HIV treatment continuum [Presentation]

stellababalola150Stella Babalola, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs


Effective interpersonal health communication for linkage to care following HIV diagnosis in South Africa [Presentation]

chrishoffmann150Chris J. Hoffmann, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Feasibility and acceptability of health communication interventions within a combination intervention strategy for improving linkage and retention in HIV care in Mozambique [Presentation]

robertasutton150Roberta Sutton, MPH
Strategic Information Specialist, ICAP Columbia University

Project Shikamana: Baseline findings from a community empowerment based combination HIV prevention trial among female sex workers in Iringa, Tanzania [Presentation]

deannakerrigan150Deanna L. Kerrigan, PhD
Co-Director, CFAR Prevention Core, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health



Photo credit: Credit: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation–Malawi / Robbie Flick. USAID Flickr.

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