K. Rivet Amico, PhD

Recent Contributions

Reply to Starting ART on the day of diagnosis

Oct. 23, 2015
Really enjoying reading these posts. At the recent TasP summit in Paris by IAPAC similar observations emerged-- while there is incredible homogeneity in the call for 90-90-90 and TasP, there is increasing recognition that the pathways to get there are extremely diverse because the needs of local communities, facilities and ...

Reply to Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals

May 30, 2015
A really important study- thanks for calling attention to it here. This is one more tool people can use in influencing policy to prioritize early/rapid access to treatment.

PreExposure Prophylaxis Educational Tool

Jan. 31, 2015
We developed a video/media clip targeting the explanation of how it is believed that PrEP operates in the body and why daily adherence is important for protection from HIV. The video was developed with a target audience of young gay and bisexual men in the US. We made the video ...
pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) MSM PreP

Reply to Leveraging community systems to improve uptake and retention into care

Sept. 7, 2014
This is a great example of using systematic strategies to promote participatory practice and success- I had not really explored this site before but it has a lot of good ideas, examples and approaches. Great resource- thank you!

iPrEx OLE Study Findings

July 29, 2014
At AIDS2014 there were two presentations that focused on results of one of the first open label PrEP studies, accompanied by a Lancet publication. The link to the manuscript is here. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099%2814%2970847-3/fulltext Conference summary http://www.natap.org/2014/IAC/IAC_71.htm Interestingly, adherence does appear to be higher and people self-select-- where PrEP is requested by ...
Adherence and Retention PreP Scaling up & managing at scale

Recent Recommendations


Integrating M&E for Health Systems Strengthening

"Dose Removal Medication Monitors (posted for Dr. Tom Moulding)"

Adherence & Retention

"Study demonstrates target threshold of TFV-DP concentrations necessary for reduction of HIV-1 transmision in MSM"

HIV Prevention