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Key events Aurum is leading, co-organising or participating in at the 9th South African AIDS Conference, to be held at the Durban International Convention Centre from 11 – 14 June 2019.

1. TB control in SA, a country with a high prevalence: the role of intensified case finding
Date: 12 June 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Venue: Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), Hall 10

2. Symposium session: Social and behaviour factors affecting HIV testing
Speaker: Dr Candice Chetty (The Aurum Institute) - “Exploring perceptions that motivate youth to access HIV testing services in South Africa”
Date: 12 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), Hall 4

3. Satellite session: TB Think Tank: New Policy Directions for the SA TB Programme
Date: 12 June 2019
Time: 16H00 - 17H30
Venue: Durban ICC Hall 7, 5D

4. Satellite session: The journey to find a safe & effective HIV vaccine
Speaker: Dr Kathryn Mngadi (The Aurum Institute) - Update on HVTN 705
Date: 13 June 2019
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Venue: Durban ICC Hall 8

5. Symposium session: Experience of HIV related stigma, discrimination & among people living with HIV
Speaker: Lucy Chimoyi (The Aurum Institute) - Investigating HIV-stigma among inmates living with HIV/AIDS in correctional settings: Results from the TasP study conducted in South Africa
Date: 13 June 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Venue: Durban ICC Hall 6

6. Symposium session: Key populations and access to health care services
Speaker: Nasiphi Mqedlana (The Aurum Institute) - Navigating HIV treatment seeking and access post-prison release
Date: 13 June 2019
Time: 11:30- 13:00
Venue: Durban ICC Hall 5

7. ECHO Study Results Announcement
Date: 13 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: Durban ICC Hall 9

8. Symposium session: Implementation Science: Innovations for Scaling up Effective Interventions
Speaker: Dr Sheila Mboweni (The Aurum Institute) - Conceptual Framework for Strengthening Nurse-Initiated Management of ART Training and Implementation in North West Province
Date: 13 June 2019
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Durban ICC Hall 3

9. Symposium session: PMTC Policy Infant Feeding and Stigma
Speaker: Dr Deli Nkosi (The Aurum Institute) - Exclusive breastfeeding for six months in HIV-positive mothers. Should we review duration of exclusive breastfeeding?
Date: 13 June 2019
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Venue: Durban ICC Hall 9

10. Satellite session: Innovative Strategies to Close the Gaps in the HIV Treatment
Speaker: Dikeledi Tsukudu (The Aurum Institute)
Date: 13 June 2019
Time: 18:00-20:00
Venue: Hall 6

11. Poster Presentations
• Nthuseni Sharon Murudi-Manganye (The Aurum Institute): Integrated management of HIV and NCDs within the South African primary health care context: Strengths and Opportunities
• Dr Sheila Mboweni (The Aurum Institute): The impact of NIMART training on HIV management , A study conducted in Ngaka Modiri Molema , NW province