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ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Disease and Treatment outcomes among HIV (+ve) people who inject drugs in the Australian HIV Observational Data Base (Robin Huang) (Monday 6th November 2017)
IVDU is the most frequent mode of HIV transmission globally
In Australia, Clean Needle Exchange Programs have reduced the risk
Comparison of IVDU V's no IVDU in the Australian Observational Database showed
IVDU had 40 new diagnosis
IVDU with MSM had 56 new diagnosis
IVDU population had a higher risk of loss to follow up and mortality and viral suppression took longer than those whose risk was MSM only.
The IVDU with MSM group had the highest risk of virological failure and the highest risk of being lost to follow up