On June 16-18, in Tbilisi, a US-Georgia Program-Development Workshop on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Hepatitis was held.
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The workshop has been supported byInternational Science & Technology Center (ISTC), Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia, Washington, D.C., USA, the NationalCenter for Disease Control and Public Health, Tbilisi, Georgia and Infectious Diseases, AIDS and ClinicalImmunologyResearchCenter, Tbilisi, Georgia. Organizers were USA National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
The focus of the workshop was on HIV/AIDS, TB and Hepatitis (including HIV-TB and HIV-Hepatitis co-infections), in the context of Georgia and the region. The workshop addressed a variety of topics including epidemiology, prevention and control, treatment and cure; research tools such as genomics and bioinformatics. Workshop included invited talks and poster sessions.
Following this workshop, ISTC will launch a collaborative small-grants program to implement future research collaborations.
The participants included researchers (all levels), government and public health officials, and representatives from academic and other public and private institutions.
Tanadgoma, with the Curatio International Foundation and National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, presented a poster: „Risks related to HIV exposure among young MSM in Tbilisi, Georgia“.
Also, with the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health and with the Department of Health of Ministry of corrections, Tanadgoma was a co-author of a poster “HIV testing in prisons of Georgia“.