Media Release

Wednesday 19 September — Sydney, Australia

Health experts will gather at the 2018 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference in Sydney from 24–26 September to share cutting-edge HIV research, innovations and community and clinical responses to key issues in the national and regional response to HIV.

The conference is hosted and organised by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis, other blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.
Ahead of the conference, ASHM is highlighting key themes and research in this year’s program, including HIV cure research, the future of HIV treatment, and HIV in Australia’s migrant and CALD communities.

“This year's program demonstrates why our region is at the forefront of the global response to HIV, with amazing work coming from clinicians, researchers, community and public health advocates,” said ASHM CEO Alexis Apostolellis.

“The Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference continues to be an unparalleled opportunity to bring together a multidisciplinary delegation from around the world to respond to the global and regional challenges of HIV.”

The media pack included with this release contains more information, quotes and interview opportunities with experts working in the following areas:

  • The future of HIV treatment
  • HIV cure research
  • HIV in Australia — The gains, the gaps and next steps
  • Issues facing migrant and CALD Communities — HIV in Australia among Asian-born and African-born gay and bisexual Men
  • Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) in Australia: a hidden epidemic
  • The way forward on current issues related to HIV, human rights and the law
  • Indigenous HIV prevention initiatives in Australia — What is happening now?
  • Now available: Updated Australian guidance for clinicians and other health care providers discussing Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) with people living with HIV
  • Is virtual HIV elimination in Australia still achievable?
  • Current research on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)


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