Issue 16.1

Prevention the challenge continues

Welcome to the spring issue, which focuses on prevention of HIV infection and also at the relevance of female gender on the risk of HIV acquisition.

Juliet Bennett
Independent Nurse Advisor

Show and tell – the art of poster prevention

This is the first of a series of short articles with guidance for those who would like to present research. Here we give some pointers on preparing a poster for a conference.

Juliet Bennett
Independent Nurse Advisor

Writing an abstract

In the second item for those presenting research, abstract writing is put under the microscope.

Linda Panton
Clinical Nurse Specialist, RIDU, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Dean Street

Europe’s first venereal disease (VD) clinic for men was set up in Dean Street, Soho, London in 1862. Though much has changed since then, Soho continues to be a vibrant and cosmopolitan area, particularly for LGBT Londoners. The ethos of the Dean Street Wellbeing programme is if people experience good general wellbeing, and benefit from inclusion and participation in their communities, good sexual health will result by default.

David Stuart & Leigh Chislett
56 Dean Street, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

HIV prevention revolution

Over the past 3 years, there have been major breakthroughs in the science of HIV prevention, especially in our understanding of how ART impacts on the transmissibility of HIV and the role that ARVs can play outside the context of treatment. HIV prevention needs a comprehensive response involving combining different approaches on the biomedical, behavioural and social levels.

Rebekah Webb
European AIDS Treatment Group

Halve It

Late diagnosis is associated with a greater risk of hospitalisation, AIDS-related illness, reduced life expectancy, increased risk for onward transmission and increased cost to the NHS. The Halve It coalition’s aims are to halve the number of people diagnosed late and to halve the number of undiagnosed people living with HIV.

Nathaniel Brito-Ault
Consultant HIV Nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust

HIV Nursing

Sharing best practice in HIV care

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