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BHIVA 14th Annual Conference. April 2008, Belfast. Belfast Waterfront Hall. BHIVA 14th Annual Conference. 500 delegates 200 Poster presentations 30 oral abstracts 10 Satellite symposiums 5 Plenary sessions 3 big workshops

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BHIVA 14th Annual Conference

April 2008, Belfast

Belfast Waterfront Hall

bhiva 14th annual conference
BHIVA 14th Annual Conference
  • 500 delegates
  • 200 Poster presentations
  • 30 oral abstracts
  • 10 Satellite symposiums
  • 5 Plenary sessions
  • 3 big workshops
  • Presentation of awards for 3 best abstracts of the conference by the Mayor of Belfast.
relevant abstracts
Relevant abstracts
  • Immunotherapy while delaying HAART
  • 350 CD4 threshold for starting therapy
  • Protease Inhibitors monotherapy
  • Diagnosing the undiagnosed
  • Ageing of the PLH population
  • HIV treatment adherence for adolescents
  • Community HIV treatment adherence support
  • The importance of home delivery for ARVs
diagnosing the undiagnosed
Diagnosing the undiagnosed
  • Targeted prevention
    • Communities
    • Primary Care HIV testing
  • Background
    • CDC – routine testing of 13-64 olds to reduce late presentations
  • Methods
    • Past diagnosed prevalence for MSM and HS

MSM - 0.25% prevalence and black women 2%

diagnosing the undiagnosed1
Diagnosing the undiagnosed
  • Conclusion
    • Localised approach of targeting offers HIV testing based on simple risk assessments.
    • It allows local patient acceptability, setting appropriateness and partner notification.
protease inhibitors mono therapy the kimodo study
Protease Inhibitors mono-therapyThe KIMODO Study
  • Kaletra (Lopinavir + Ritonavir) monotherapy
  • Kaletra + Sustiva/Neviralpine
  • No significant difference between the two
  • Benefits
    • Less toxicity
    • Better adherence
    • Better resistance profile
ageing of the plh population
Ageing of the PLH population
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Physical weakness
    • Care for elderly
    • Mobility
  • Sensory impairment
  • Living will/Funeral arrangements…
new drugs
New Drugs
  • Celsentri (Maraviroc) – CCR5 antagonist
  • Isentress (Raltegravir) – Integrase inhibitor
  • Atripula od (Tenofovir+ Emtrica +Sustiva)
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