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.
I started my nursing career in 1977.I have been working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital since 1981. I was the first male nurse to work full time in the labour ward department at RPA. I was involved in setting up the liver transplant program in the hospital. I started working in the area of HIV from the beginning of the epidemic at RPAH in 1986. I was instrumental in setting up the HIV inpatient ward and outpatient services at RPAH.
During my career I have been a board member of ASHM and worked on many research projects including research into issues such as ageing and HIV, cognitive impairment and medication adherence and have presented at many conferences. I have been involved in volunteer workshops delivering education to positive people in developing countries such as Nepal and Myanmar.
I am seen as a leader in the nursing community for HIV issues and I am currently heavily involved in Prep to reduce the transmission of HIV.
I am proud to be a nurse and working in area of HIV for the last 30 years has provided me with great satisfaction. I am passionate about the lives of PLHIV and reducing transmission to the community.