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
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.