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Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference final summary

18 September, 2015

Final summary of the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference. Please read on…

Elan LazuardiIn a panel on Power, Partnerships and Participation, Elan Lazuardi presented her work with Outreach Workers in 3 cities in Java (Surakarta, Semarang, and Yogyakarta). The final day of the Australasian STI & HIV Congress was full of information-rich presentations and vibrant discussions in four parallel sessions on numerous themes ranging from ARV guidelines to Culture, Sex and Technology. Perhaps one of the hottest topics was Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) – a daily pill that HIV negative people can take to prevent HIV infection. PrEP has taken the world by storm and could revolutionise our approach to HIV prevention (yet to be approved for use in Australia).

The Joint World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference has been trending widely on twitter (#AUSHIVAIDS2015 & #worldSTI2015), blogs, and facebook this week. Here are some links to the blog posts and articles arising from the conference that have been trending this week:

Active bloggers have included (in no particular order & not an exhaustive list):


12025398_1034786776540064_727838112_nKhinePoster sessions continued throughout the week, providing an exciting space for discussion and exchange. Khine Soe Lin from the University of Melbourne received the Runner Up Poster Presentation Award for his poster, “Identities in Motion: Cyberspace and Myanmar Men having Sex with Men“. Poster listings can be located here.

For summaries of previous days, please visit:

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