I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to attend the APACC conference. It has been a very inspiring conference, motivating and very relevant to my practice. The key themes throughout the conference are applicable and relevant in the Australian context. Concerns about confidentiality, stigma and discrimination from people at risk of, or living with HIV, are present within the Asia Pacific region. It is humbling to see the difficulties faced by affected communities throughout the region and the significant challenges of funding, discrimination, poverty, access to inclusive healthcare and treatment. However, it is invigorating to see the passion, dedication and creativity of communities and health care providers to provide these services in their culturally diverse settings.