Time 
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 7:45am to 9:00am
Venue 
Meeting Room 1, Level 1, Building 24, The Canberra Hospital
Event detail 

Capital Health Network, through the ACT PHN Programme, invites all health professionals with an interest in HIV to attend our upcoming HIV Clinical Care Meeting.

Session detail 

HIV prevention in the PrEP era: key findings from the 2017 Canberra Gay Community Periodic Survey

Assoc. Prof. Martin Holt has worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney since 2003 and specialises in HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. Since 2011, he has led a program of research to assess community attitudes to biomedical prevention methods like PrEP, and is now focused on analysing the social and behavioural impact of these methods. He has recently been involved in the Canberra Gay Community Periodic Survey, which is a repeated, cross-sectional survey of gay and bisexual men that has been conducted since 2000. It is part of the national behavioural surveillance system for HIV, and tracks sexual practices, relationships, drug use and health service utilisation over time; it is used to guide HIV and sexual health programs.

Martin’s presentation, “HIV prevention in the PrEP era: key findings from the 2017 Canberra Gay Community Periodic Survey”, will consider how the early rollout of PrEP in the ACT is affecting sexual practices, trends in related key indicators, and what we might expect as PrEP rollout continues, with reference to other jurisdictions.