• HIV is now considered a manageable chronic condition requiring lifelong treatment
• In 2015, there were 203 new diagnosis of HIV in Queensland, a decrease of 17% (245) from 2014
• Health practitioners play a crucial role in implementing the QLD HIV Action Plan which aims to virtually eliminate HIV transmissions in Queensland
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify appropriate patients to routinely test for HIV and perform HIV diagnostic testing
• Discuss the goals of HIV therapy
• Understand HIV epidemiology
• Introduction to HIV treatment
• Describe PrEP and PEP safety, efficacy and usage data
• Describe indications for PrEP and PEP use, drugs used and local options for access
• Explain to patients what PrEP and PEP is and how to access it
This course is targeted to GPs, health practitioners and primary care nurses.
Registration and course materials. Dinner will be provided.
Conditions of registration:
Registration cancellations and amendments must be notified in writing to ASHM. Cancellations received before 12th April, 2017 will not incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations received in writing after 12th April, 2017 will incur a $70 cancellation fee. This fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ASHM.
As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person without incurring any penalty. ASHM must be advised of the transfer in writing. Please email the name, position, phone and email address of the new delegate to firstname.lastname@example.org.