Monday 22 October 2018 & Monday 29 October 2018

This free event for GPs and other professionals working in primary care provided an expert-led introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and information on HIV testing ahead of National HIV Testing Week.

Between 2015 and 2017, new HIV diagnoses in the UK declined by a staggering 28%. As we enter a new era in HIV prevention this event provided an opportunity for GPs and other professionals working in primary care to learn more about how attendees can play a pivotal role in protecting the nations sexual health.

Our expert panel included:

  • Dr Melissa Gardner – Director, Clinical Lead SHIP CIC (Sexual Health in Practice Community Interest Company)
  • Dr Michael Brady – Medical Director, Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Greg Owen – Co-founder, I Want PrEP Now

Event Programme

6pm: Networking and light dinner

6.30pm: Panel discussion

  • HIV in the UK and the impact combination prevention including PrEP is having on new diagnoses.
  • The evidence and effectiveness of PrEP and clinical concerns.
  • The patient perspective and access to PrEP in England.
  • Identifying people who may benefit from PrEP and performing rapid sexual health risk assessments.
  • The role of GPs and people working in primary care in HIV prevention.