In addition to online abstract mentoring assistance, this site contains links to resources available to help prepare, write, and submit a successful abstract.
How to write a successful abstract from the Journal of the International AIDS Society http://www.jiasociety.org/index.php/jias/pages/view/scientific
We strongly suggest you write out the four portions of your abstract in a word processing system before typing it into the online system, for ease of editing and to keep for your records. There is no word limit; however, we do ask that submissions be no longer than one, typed page in length.
All conference program presentations are relevant to one or more of the six USCA tracks: Biomedical HIV Prevention, Cis & Trans Women, Gay Men (focus on youth), Leadership, People living with HIV (focused on stigma & aging), and Public Policy.
Biomedical HIV prevention has expanded options to stop the spread of the virus. This new track will focus on PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis), Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and START (Strategic Timing of Anti-Retroviral Treatment). It will discuss the latest innovations, programs and targets in order to scale up biomedical HIV prevention programs at your agency, city or state.
What are the latest advances in services for women living with HIV or at risk for HIV? What are the opportunities, challenges and innovations in HIV prevention, treatment, housing, and healthcare? What are the effective trauma-informed care and HIV-related violence prevention programs? Is your agency open to cis and trans women directors, clients or board members?
Gay men continue to have the highest rate of new infections and the largest number of people living with HIV in America. This track will focus on young gay men, particularly young gay men of color. Youth have the highest rates of new infections. What are the opportunity, challenges and innovations in HIV prevention, services, outreach, housing, treatment and healthcare? Is your agency open to gay men who could be directors, clients or board members?
What skills are needed to be an effective leader in the fight to end HIV? This skills building track focuses on leadership within CBOs, health centers, activist groups, and the government. Leaders are also getting old, when is it time to leave? How do you manage transition? How should our movement identify, nurture and grow the next generation? What can our movement do to support existing leaders?
This track will focus on what it means to live with HIV in America. PLWH are not a monolithic community and should not be treated like they are all the same. Stigma will be a major focus. This track will also cover aging, empowerment, self-determination, the criminal justice system, advocacy, and building a PLWH movement. The main focus will be for consumers; however, the conference also hopes to have a dialogue between providers and people living with the virus.
This track will focus on city, county, state and federal policies. It will examine policies that impact HIV prevention, healthcare, treatment, housing, research, and syringe exchange. It will look at federal programs like the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, HOPWA and the Ryan White Care Act. What are the advocacy strategies to stop the criminalization of HIV transmission, increase state and federal appropriations, fund HIV research, prevention, healthcare, and to end the epidemic?