HPE organises a conference to bring together professionals working in HIV prevention and sexual health in England, as well as other key figures and influencers in the field of HIV. The 2020 conference took place on Tuesday 18 February in central London.
HIV Prevention England will be hosting the national HIV prevention conference on Tuesday 18 February 2020 in central London. Registration for the conference will open in November 2019 and attendance is free for all those working in HIV prevention.
The conference will provide a platform for open discussion as well as practical learning opportunities that delegates can take back to their organisations, clinics and other places of work.
HPE has worked with stakeholders across the sector to produce these conference themes. We welcome abstracts which can influence and contribute to good health, not only around HIV but also in the specialties of sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
Getting to zero – reaching the last 8%
Combination prevention: addressing communities beyond those already engaged with established prevention methods e.g. testing, PrEP etc.
Sexual networks: identifying and engaging ‘underground’ sexual networks affected by HIV and poor sexual health.
Prevention and attitudes to sexual health in non-metropolitan and rural communities.
Social justice: stigma, discrimination and inequalities
HIV, sexual and reproductive health inequalities in key population subgroups.
Attitudes to HIV and good sexual health in the era of Treatment as Prevention.
Language and terminology: the impact on community engagement.
Holistic approaches to HIV and SRH.
New models of prevention and care for people living with and affected by HIV and STIs, including primary and secondary health services.
Building sustainable partnerships outside the HIV sector.
Learnings from HIV prevention: how can these be applied to combat the rise in STIs?
Working differently: challenging status quos in HIV prevention work in the UK
Challenging silo-working and community gatekeepers.
Alternatives to the disproportionate focus on social marketing campaigns or biomedical interventions.
The future of commissioning
Approaches to increasing demand for integrated HIV and SRH services: preventing resource shortfalls and other system risks.
The role of the private sector: how can diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and mobile geo-networking app corporations maximise public health impact together with the HIV and SRH sectors.