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World AIDS Day Victorian Community Launch and mHIVE Symposium

Women continue to bear a huge burden of HIV-related stigma and assumptions about HIV risk, which may affect access to testing, treatment and care, and psychosocial wellbeing.

Women also experience HIV differently from men, with unique problems such as gynaecological health issues, increased risk of cervical cancer, treatment side effects & drug interactions, and ageing related issues.

In Australia rates of new HIV diagnosis are not declining in women.

Burnet Institute is proud to support the 2022 World AIDS Day Victorian Community Launch and mHIVE Symposium focused on the issues facing women living with HIV and how we as a community respond to women’s needs in a considered manner.

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND THE MORNING, AFTERNOON OR BOTH SESSIONS

MORNING SESSION 9AM – 12PM

World AIDS Day Community Launch hosted by Living Positive Victoria


9.00am: Coffee & Tea

9:30 am Welcome and Official Launch of World AIDS Day 2022 by Craig A Brennan – President, Living Positive Victoria

9:50 am Video presentation: Poetry from Positive Women Victoria

9.55 am Opening address by Dr Todd Fernando, The Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities

10:10 am Presentation by Bernadette Roberts, Positive Women Victoria: Women & HIV: A lived experience

10:30 am Morning Tea provided by the Victorian Department of Health

11:00 am Community Forum hosted by Burnet Institute: Women in HIV Research

Moderator: Dr Kirsty Machon, Positive Women Victoria

Speakers:
Dr Lindi Masson, Burnet Institute
Dr Anna Hearps, Burnet Institute
Dr Jillian Lau, Doherty Institute
Liz Crock, Bolton Clark
Heather Ellis, Positive Women Victoria
Dr Sushena Krishnaswamy, Monash Health

12:00 pm Lunch provided by ViiV Healthcare

AFTERNOON SESSION 1-6PM : WOMEN AND HIV

mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium 2022 hosted by Burnet Institute in conjunction with mHIVE network


1.00pm Welcome Address by Professor Gilda Tachedjian, Burnet Institute

1.10pm Keynote Presentation by Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation, University of Cape Town

2.10pm Clinical and Social Perspectives by Associate Professor Edwina Wright, Burnet Institute and Dr Kirsty Machon, Positive Women Victoria

3.10pm Poster session and afternoon tea

3.45pm Community Perspectives – Living well with HIV

Panel discussion chaired by Professor Jenny Hoy, Alfred Health, and community members Bernadette, Julie, and Deodata

4.30pm Oral Abstracts – Young Investigators

5.30pm Coffee and tea break

5.45pm Presentation of Young Investigator Awards

5.50pm Official Closing by Professor Sharon Lewin, Doherty Institute

6.00pm Event closes

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND THE MORNING, AFTERNOON OR BOTH SESSIONS

Date & Time

Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Venue

Innovation and Education Hub Lecture Theatre
75 Commercial Road
Melbourne

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Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Doctor Lindi Masson

Senior Research Fellow

Telephone

+61392822282

Email

lindi.masson@burnet.edu.au