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.
Living with HIV in regional QLD
Thursday morning Lisa Fitzgerald presented a memorable overview of patients living with HIV. She outlined the importance of biomedical information, however also stated that real life complexities are sometimes marginalized.
Living with HIV as a disease is difficult enough, but for those people in the community that have no social or familial support those issues are emphasized.
I have learned a lot about HIV as an illness, however understanding the linkages beyond the treatment cascade into the day to day social lives have been highlighted again.
A great reminder to clinicians that a patient is at the heart of these illnesses we all learn about. Thanks Lisa!