Hybrid Edition, 26-28 May 2022

HIV Sibiu Dialogues V
Hybrid Edition, 26-28 May 2022

Thursday May the 26th 15-19
HIV public health strategies, access to care, epidemiology

15:00-15:30 Registration, login and opening address

15:30-16:00 Industry symposium MSD

HIV management in Covid and other emergencies

— Justyna Kowalska, Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Center for Diagnosis & Therapy, Warsaw, Poland —

16:00-17:30 Oral abstracts session:

A Long-term Trend Analysis of HIV Incidence and AIDS-related Mortality in Serbia given the COVID 19 Pandemic

— Luka Jovanovic, Marina Siljic, Valentina Cirkovic, Marija Todorovic, Maja Stanojevic (RS) —

Newly Detected HIV/AIDS Patients In 2020. Limitations And Challenges

— V. Lăzureanu, V.Bica-Porfir , D. Biriş, T. Moisil, M. Cerbu, V. Musta , R. Laza, A. Marinescu, T. Cuţ, E. Susa, I. Lupuţ (RO) —

Antiretroviral Monitoring Of People Living With HIV/AIDS In Bulgaria, Experience From The Past And Future Perspectives

— Ivaylo Alexiev, Alexandra Partsuneva, Lyubomira Grigorova, Reneta Dimitrova, Anna Gancheva, Asya Kostadinova, Ivaylo Elenkov, Nina Yancheva, R. Grozdeva, Mariana Stoycheva, Tsetsa Doichinova, Lilia Pekova, Minas Kosmidis, Radoslava Emilova and Maria Nikolova (BG) —

HIV Infection In The Republic Of Moldova

— Pavel Micșanschi, Ina Bîstrițchi, Tiberiu Holban, Iurie Climașevschi, Angela Nagîț (MD) —

Newly diagnosed persons living with HIV during pandemic period 2020-2021 in the Cluj-Napoca Regional AIDS Center, Romania

— Topan Adriana Violeta, Briciu Violeta Tincuta, Itu-Muresan Corina, Jianu Cristian, Filipescu Irina, Almas Ariana, Marcu Daniela, Calin Mihai, Lupse Mihaela Sorina (RO) —

HIV Infection- risk factor in the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

— Mihai Raluca, Cucli Elena, Curtnazar Melihan, Dumea Elena, Ilie Serban Carmen, Cernat Roxana, Carp Dalia-Sorina, Cambrea Simona Claudia (RO) —

The importance of creating a HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis program in Romania

— Adrian Păun, Simona Ruță (RO) —

17:30-18:30 Keynotes:

A word from ECDC

— Teymur Noori, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Stockholm, Sweden —

The difficulties of managing HIV in refugee populations

— Andrzej Horban, Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Center for Diagnosis & Therapy, Warsaw, Poland —

Friday May the 27th 9:00-18:15
Viral infections other than HIV and co-infections

9:00-10:30 Oral abstracts session

Molecular Diversity Of BLLF1 Gene In EBV Positive Pediatric Patients With Infectious Mononucleosis

— Marija Rozman, Snježana Židovec-Lepej (HR) —

The phylogeographic reconstruction of West Nile virus linage 2 in Serbia

— Valentina Cirkovic, Marina Siljic, Marko Jankovic, Marija Todorovic, Gorana Stamenkovic, Maja Stanojevic (RS) —

Dynamics of West Nile virus epidemic in Serbia through advanced bioinformatics approaches

— Marija Todorovic, Valentina Nikolic, Marina Siljic, Marko Jankovic, Gorana Stamenkovic, Maja Stanojevic (RS) —

Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern and Subsequent Waves of Infections

— Robert Hohan, Petre Milu and Dan Otelea (RO) —

Viral persistence and reactivations in HIV-positive patients. A case report of a viral triad: HIV - SARSCoV2 – HBV

— Gabriela-Andreea Stoica, Ruxandra Moroti (RO) —

Rhodococcus equi infection in severely immunosuppressed HIV patients: an overview of 5 cases

— Maria Vatra, Diana Mihaela Topa, Alexandru Panaitache, Anca Stefan, Sebastian Piscu, Mihaela Zaharia, Ionut Popa, Cristiana Oprea, Luminita Ene (RO) —

SARS-CoV-2 omicron BA.2 variant clearance after prolonged illness in non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma patient

— Madalina Irimia, Constanta Ancuta Nica, Alina Alexandra Oana, Maria Magdalena Motoi, Laurentiu Mihaita Stratan, Catalin Tiliscan, Ramona Stefania Popescu, Gabriela Ceapraga, Ioana Daramus, Victoria Arama, Anca Streinu-Cercel, Oana Sandulescu (RO) —

Antiviral treatment for SARS-COV-2 infection- Molnupiravir data

— Alina-Alexandra Oană, Mădălina Irimia, Ramona-Ștefania Popescu, Ioana-Andreea Dărămuș, Maria-Magdalena Moțoi, Ancuta Nica, Gabriela-Jana Ceapraga, Anca Streinu-Cercel (RO) —

10:30-11:30 Keynotes:

Update on EBV

— Snjezana Zidovec-Lepej, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases „Dr. Fran Mihaljević“, Zagreb, Croatia —

Update on CMV

— Milena Furione, Molecular Virology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy —

11:30-12:15 Industry symposium Medison Moderna:

Why is a booster with Covid ARNm-1273 Moderna important?

— Anca Streinu Cercel, NIIB Matei Bals, Bucharest, Romania —

12:15-14:15: Lunch break

14:15-14:45 Industry symposium MSD

Heart Damage in HIV

— Eliza Militaru, Associate Professor, UMFCD, Bucharest, Romania —

14:45-15:30 Gilead Sciences Romania symposium

Long Term Success evidences in naïve PLWH

— Adriana Hristea, NIIB Matei Bals, Bucharest, Romania —

Long Term Success sustained by real world data

— Anca Streinu Cercel, NIIB Matei Bals, Bucharest, Romania —

15:30-16:30 Keynotes - HIV Medicine frontiers in 2022:

HIV Sequencing 2022: What, How and Why?

— Dimitrios Paraskevis, Department of Hygiene Epidemiology and Medical Statistics National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Faculty of Medicine, Greece —

Addressing Viral Failure in Multi Experienced Patients

— Sanjay Bhagani, University College London, UK —

16:30-17:30 Oral abstracts session

Interaction between raltegravir and mineral suplements resulted in lost of efficacy

— Gordana Dragović, Božana Dimitrijević, Djordje Jevtović (RS) —

Aggressive Kaposi sarcoma of the conjunctiva and the eyelid as initial manifestation of HIV infection – case report

— Damalan AC, Anghel AMJ, Chiotan C, Chiotan RA, Chiotan-Calin MA, Hristea A, Patrascu RE (RO) —

HIV-1 subtype B superinfection and suspected recombination event a year after primo infection with subtype A: a case report


Last frontier in HIV infection – psychological approach

— Cristina Sapaniuc, Daniela Bran, Marcela Rascanu, Cristina Nicolau, Carmen Dorobat, Carmen Manciuc (RO) —

Switching to Single Tablet Regimen in Heavily Treated HIV Patients

— Ana Maria Tudor, Delia Adelina Vlad, Ruxandra Neagu Drăghicenoiu, Andreea Ioana Tudor, Mariana Mărdărescu (RO) —

17:30-18:15 Industry symposium ViiV

The ART Of Modern HIV Management

— Jose Gatell, Senior Global Medical Director, ViiV Healthcare —

18:15-18:45 Keynote lecture

SARS-CoV-2 Misinfodemic. Nothing new, never more lethal.

— Cristian Apetrei, University of Pittsburgh, USA —

Saturday the 28th 9-12:30
Skills Toolkit Training 2022


Dr Colette Smith, Associate Professor, Infection & Population Health, Faculty of Pop Health Sciences, University College London

Dr Oana Sandulescu, Associate Professor, UMFCD, Bucharest

Dr Mike Youle, Head of HIV Clinical Research, Royal Free London NHS Trust and Director of JUSTRI

Dr Nadia Ahmed, Consultant HIV and Sexual Health Central and North London NHS Trust

Brent Nicholls Co-Director JUSTRI


Mike Youle

Welcome and introduction to HIV Research


Colette Smith

Developing a research proposal

Writing a protocol

Engaging the right people

Real life example


Oana Sandulescu

Research in Romania

What HIV research is happening in Romania


Mike Youle

Presenting with Impact

How to structure a presentation

How to analyse the needs of an audience

Coping with nerves and handling tough questions


Coffee break


Nadia Ahmed

Creating abstracts and posters – tips for success

Principles of poster design and how to write the text

Writing abstracts that are concise and meaningful


Colette Smith

How to Interpret Data – quantitative and qualitative

Making sense of evidence

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme


Supported by


Gilead Viiv

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