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The satellite session will offer a set of empirical and conceptual engagements with the challenges of implementing “universal test and treat” (UTT) and related approaches to HIV prevention and care in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on articles in a special issue of AIDS Care (to be launched at the satellite) and the collaborative work of a newly formed network, social scientists working within five large-scale UTT trials and studies in six African countries will share key research findings. Through engaging diverse perspectives and insights from the studies, the satellite aims to: (1) contribute to urgent programmatic and policy debates regarding the most effective strategies for implementing UTT and related approaches; (2) offer insights into the potential immediate effects and long-term impacts of these interventions as they are rolled out and scaled up worldwide; and (3) create space for a broader discussion about the role of social scientific inquiry in HIV research and intervention.

17:00
MOSA4401
Introduction and overview of the Social Science of Universal Test and Treat Network
Janet Seeley, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
17:20
MOSA4402
Study design, key social science findings, and core implementation issues in HPTN 071 (PopART), SEARCH, TasP, and MaxART
Ginny Bond, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; ZambART, Zambia
Ria Reis, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Carol S. Camlin, University of California - San Francisco, United States
Irene Maeri, SEARCH, Kenya
Joanna Orne-Gliemann, TasP, France
Thembelihle Zuma, South Africa
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18:25
MOSA4403
Overview of the special issue and discussion of cross-cutting themes
Lindsey Reynolds, Brown University, United States
18:40
MOSA4404
Discussion of broader lessons for implementation of universal test and treat and way forward
18:50
MOSA4405
Question and answer session