ASHM @ AIDS 2014


A number of ASHM members attended the International AIDS Society's 20th AIDS conference, AIDS 2014, held on July 20 to 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. ASHM members highlighted presentations in their areas of interest which they believed to be of particular importance for clinicians, researchers and policy makers in Australasia.


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Where are we now? Progress on the 2012 Auckland Statement on viral hepatitis

Helen Tyrrell, Hepatitis Australia, provided a progress report on the targets from the 2012 Auckland statement on viral hepatitis. Helen Tyrrell

Time to Move On

In Prof Greg Dore’s exciting presentation on Friday at the 9th Viral Hepatitis Conference, Expanding access to hepatitis C treatment through primary c

Regional HIV Leadership and Mentoring Program a great success

Almost 200 delegates were supported through the Australia Awards Fellowship Program (and a small number of other donors) to attend an ASHM Leadership

Mucosal immunity: A tale of two tissues

HIV monitoring focuses on plasma RNA viral loads and CD4 T- cell counts from the blood, but this only represents a part of the total infection in

Chasing down the viral reservoir

“To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.” The quote by Sun Tzu perfectly captures the theme of the session titled Defining and Targeting R

Good prisoner health is good public health

Professor Kate Dolan from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, presented data from their global systematic review of the HIV situation

We can’t get to 90:90:90, without the 80.

The Nursing Satellite Session The nursing satellite session at AIDS2014 was themed “Nurses Stepping Up, Stepping Forward and Stepping Beyond!” to lin

From Bill and Back to Reality!

Wednesday 23rd July 2014After a long wait to see Bill Clinton address a packed audience to encourage us to continue to implement the goals of the WHO

Viral Latency and Reservoirs: The Keys to Cure

The session gave an overview of viral reservoirs, factors affecting latency and the complexity of latency between and within tissue types. Dr Per

Viral hepatitis gaining momentum with the World Health Organisation

Away from the excitement created by Bill Clinton giving his Put Patient’s Health First to Improve Outcomes and Programme efficiency presentation today

It’s HIV treatment, but not as we know it!

Tuesday 22nd July  In a program mixed with sessions on searching for a cure or simply arguing for the right for marginalised groups in developin

The Challenges to HIV-HBV Co-infection

While vaccination offers hope for a large decrease in hepatitis B (HBV) in the future, many people today are co-infected with HIV and HBV, particularl

'Stepping up the pace' for a cure!

In keeping with the main theme of the AIDS 2014 conference ‘Stepping up the pace’, the first day of plenaries, oral abstracts and symposia sessions (a

HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection: “double trouble” for the liver

Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE In the Hepatitis Co-infection session today, Sanjay Bhagani from the Royal Free Hospital, London described

HIV Education for Digital Natives

In 2010, young people aged 15-24 accounted for 42% of new HIV infections in people aged 15 and older.1 The adolescent HIV population presents a uniq

Sign the Melbourne Declaration

  In 2011, Australia signed the United Nations 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS that sets 'bold new targets' for HIV/AIDS to 201

MSM Pre-Conference 2014

A sombre and moving opening to the MSMGF Pre-Conference as delegates killed in the shooting down of flight MH17 were honoured by a minute’s silence an
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