• Engaging primary health in testing and PrEP Provision and HIV treatment as a strategy for reaching diverse communities

    A report on the symposium session “Engaging primary health in testing and PrEP Provision and HIV treatment as a strategy for reaching diverse communities”.

    The 2018 HIV AIDS Conference in Sydney has started as promised; full of challenges, opportunities and hope.

    The options of proffered papers as always made it hard to choose which to attend. This year I chose not to race between individual presentations, but to immerse myself in the theme of a full session. As a Nurse Consultant working in Community Health, the theme of Engaging Primary health in Testing and PrEP Provision and HIV treatment as a strategy for reaching diverse communities appealed to me.

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  • Hepatitis C and HIV coinfection

    A report on Dr Laura Waters’ presentation “Hepatitis C and HIV confection: overview and talking about risk.”

    Dr Waters gave an interesting and informative presentation on Hepatitis C reviewing transmission risk behaviours, testing and diagnosis, treatment options (in the NHS), diagnosis and risk of reinfection, particularly among MSM living with HIV. This was an excellent reminder to clinicians to routinely discuss Hepatitis C, particularly in light of the increase of injecting drug use (slamming) involved with chem sex as well as the increasing evidence of sexual transmission of HCV amongst MSM.

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