SYNC Posters

SYNC 2021’s virtual poster hall featured more than 40 presentation abstracts on the topics of HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment; Hepatitis C; COVID-19; MSM of Color Health; LGBTQ Health; Women’s Health; and intersectional public health topics.

Registrants can review the scope and diversity of the most current work being done across fields to end the epidemics by logging into the SYNC 2021 platform

All poster titles are listed below by topic.

HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment

  • A Longitudinal Model of Communication Networks Among HIV Service Providers in a Ryan White System
  • Adapting Research to the Real World: Lessons Learned from the Center for Innovation and Engagement
  • Addressing the HIV Epidemic Through Bi-national Coordination and Collaboration 
  • Assessing the Program Sustainability of Four Evidence-Informed HIV Care and Treatment Interventions
  • Developing Data-Driven QI Projects: Using Facility-Level Treatment Cascade to Address HIV Care Gaps at FQHCs in New York
  • Implementation of the Rapid Care Model in a North Carolina Public Health Setting
  • Improvements in HIV Viral Load Suppression with Modified Patient Contact Methods
  • Improving Health Outcomes Through Coordinated Care, Housing & Employment Services
  • Innovative Approaches to Community Engagement in the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Integration into the HIV Primary Care Setting
  • Routine Opt-out HIV Testing and Linkage to Care in the Emergency Department
  • New to Integrated HIV Planning? Learn the Basics
  • Strengthening the U.S. HIV Prevention Workforce Through Virtual Learning During a Global Pandemic
  • The RWHAP Best Practices Compilation: Accelerating HIV Program Knowledge Transfer

Hepatitis C

  • DAA Treatment Attitudes Among HIV/HCV Co-Infected Persons Who Delay HCV Treatment
  • Building Capacity in West Texas: HCV Screening, Linkage to Care & Treatment
  • HCV Testing History and Barriers Among PWID in Non-Metropolitan New York State
  • Hepatitis C Testing and Linkage to Care and Treatment through Community Engagement
  • Improving HIV and HCV Routine Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs 
  • Benefits of Community Leadership in HCV Elimination Among People Who Use Drugs
  • Risk-Based Screening for Hepatitis C in Persons with HIV
  • Development of a Community-Based Hepatitis C Treatment Program in a Low-Resource Setting in the Southern US


  • Assessing the Role of Local Health Departments in HIV PrEP Implementation Before and During the COVID-19 Response
  • Can Safer Sex Happen to Prevent COVID-19?
  • Employment Extremes: COVID Work-Life and Health Outcomes in YBMSM Living with HIV
  • HOPWA’s Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic in El Paso, Texas
  • Impact of Telehealth on HIV Care Delivery for BMSM during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
  • Maximizing Post COVID-19 PrEP Utilization for Underserved Patient Populations
  • Prioritizing HIV Self-Testing During COVID-19: Virtual Implementation of Self-Testing
  • When Services Must Continue: HIV Home Testing Best Practices in the Time of COVID
  • Prioritizing Disaggregated COVID-19 Race/Ethnicity Data to Increase Cultural Competence in Minority/Underserved Communities

MSM of Color Health

  • Addressing Unmet Service Needs Among Black MSM with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
  • Advancing Biomedical Adherence in HIV Care for Men of Color Through Community-Research Partnership
  • Integrating Care for Black MSM: Preliminary Findings from the RWHAP SPNS Black MSM Initiative

LGBTQ Health

  • A Critical Intersection: LGBTQ+ Inclusion in SUD Treatment
  • How Information Technology is Helping LGBTQ Healthcare Save Lives Through Early Intervention
  • Implementing Robust Naloxone Distribution Programming to Build Trust Within LGBTQ+ Communities
  • Improving Substance Use Treatment Outcomes Among African American Women and LGBTQ+ Individuals
  • Launching a New LGBTQ Clinic from Within an Existing FQHC System, Leveraging Current HIV Services
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Health Care Experiences in a Military Population
  • Levels of Resilience in an Urban Transgender Population in Newark, NJ
  • Sustainability Planning for the Bridges 757 Learning Collaborative: Prioritizing MSM and Transgender Persons of Color
  • Syncing LGBTQ Health and HIV Care Through Interagency Collaboration
  • The LGBTQIA Community and End of Life Care
  • Use of Social Media to Decrease HIV Stigma, Improve HIV Testing and PEP/PrEP Uptake in LGBTQ Youth
  • Experiences of Discrimination in Social Settings Among LGBT Populations in Thailand

Women’s Health

  • Novel Use of Video Logs to Deliver Educational Interventions to Black Women for Disease Prevention
  • Sexual Health in Everything: Prioritizing the Health and Wellness of Black Women
  • Engaging Black Women in Washington, DC’s EHE Plan
  • Identifying the Social Determinants of Sexual Health Among Young Women of Color in Los Angeles County
  • Intersectionality with Women Veterans and Minorities


  • Developing Data Collection Tools to Improve Service Quality
    Faith Leaders Combatting Stigma
  • Implementation of a Medicated Assisted Treatment Program in an Underserved Latinx Community 
  • Intersectionality: We Know We Live It. How Do We Capture It in Studies?
  • Sex Can Be Good, Why Can’t It Be Safe?: Syncing Epidemics Through Community Engagement
  • Street-Based HIV and OUD Treatment: Front-Line Experiences from the Connecting Care Podcast
  • The Use of ACASI for Sexual Health History: Is the Effort Worth the Reward?
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