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.
Hiv in people born overseas.
Presentation of PraveenaGunaratnam
Data from the National HIV Registry
Period 2005 to 2015
Reduced representation of plwha from Sub Saharan Africa, 30/100,000 in 2010,15/100,000 in 2014
Increasing representation from nth Asia, 2/100,000 in2005, 7/100,000 in2014
Increase in Asian born MSM hiv rate from 6 to 15 % of the total in the 10 year period,43 % overseas born MSM with hiv born in Asia.
Sub Saharan Africans and South East Asians still have high rates of late and advanced diagnosis app 50%.
Need to reduce barriers to health care access
Evaluate interventions tailored towards different communities, specially with respect to TasP, prep
Continue to gain epidemiological and behavioural research and monitor changes in HIV related practices, health outcomes and prevalence
HIV in people born overseas
Thanks Richard, some very concerning data here which confirms what we see in the community. Barriers to health care access - we know we need to reduce them, so what will we all do? It is a political issue