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.
Opening Plenary Australasian HIV & Aids conference 2015
a good start to the day with great welcome by Aunty Carol Currie, there was an interesting talk by the QLD minister for health on future directions for health care in the sexual health sector.
Robert Mitchell provided an excellent insight into future directions for HIV care and the big need for people with HIV to be included on any decision making authorities
Bridget Haire highlighted the poor uptake of the use of PreP by government Authorities
Professor Cohen provided a talk on the prevention of utilising antiretrovirals to prevent HIV,his trials have shown that with antiretrovirals and counselling ,96% of trial couples did not become HIV positive.
Transmissions have plummeted with the use of antiretrovirals as a preventative measure
Hurrah finally some form of preventative measure,but you do have to think about the side effects of the antiretrovirals and the accessibility of these melds to the people that most need them.