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5th Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH - Presentations

Monday 19 April 2021 - HIV Day

Welcome & Introduction

By the Chair of BHIVA & Chair of BASHH
Dr Laura Waters, Mortimer Market Centre, London
Dr John McSorley, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Weight considerations for people with HIV

Chair: Dr Laura Waters

ART & weight gain; myth or reality?
Dr Anton Pozniak, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Weight considerations for people with HIV - practical tips
Maria Halley, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Clinical Conundrums – interactive cases

Chair: Dr Tristan Barber

Rory Grier-Gavin, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

ART & the kidney (AKI, CKD, dialysis, pre-Tx)
Clinical considerations: Professor Jeremy Levy, Imperial College London
Pharmacological considerations: Justine Barnes, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Oral Research Presentations Session 1

Chairs: Dr Jonathan Underwood & Dr Sarah Cavilla

Sustained 97% HIV testing rate in the Emergency Department: the new gold standard
Linda Cheyenne Vaccari

Safety and immunogenicity of V114, a 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), in adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): A phase 3 trial
Laura Spowart

Mito-Flow: a novel assay for T-cell mitochondrial dysfunction in ageing and HIV
Matthew Hunt

The prevalence and clustering of menopausal symptoms in women living with HIV
Hajra Okhai

Long-term follow-up after a switch to Bictegravir, Emtricitabine, Tenofovir alafenamide (B/F/TAF) from a boosted protease inhibitor-based regimen
F. Post

Initiation of cabotegravir and rilpivirine long acting (CAB+RPV LA) regimen across 5 European countries in CARISEL during the COVID-19 pandemic
Maggie Czarnogorski

UK-CAB Workshop

Chair: Jo Josh

"What keeps us awake at night"
Ant Babajee
Leasuwanna Griffiths
Husseina Hamzaa

Joint HIV Medicine/BMJ STIs Journal Workshop

Chairs: Dr Matt Page & Dr Luke Cannon

How to write and review papers
Professor Caroline Sabin, Editor-in-Chief, HIV Medicine
Professor Anna-Maria Geretti, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ STI Journal

Themed poster discussion: Ongoing Challenges

Chairs: Professor Caroline Sabin & Dr Clare van Halsema

Going backwards on the treatment cascade? Identifying and reengaging people living with HIV (PLWH) who are lost to follow up (LTFU)
Zoe Ottaway

Deferral of routine HIV viral load monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic
Sarah Welsh

Vertical HIV transmissions in the UK- insights and remaining challenges
Helen Peters

The impact of covid pandemic on mental health in people living with HIV – a UK HIV clinic cohort study
Sathish Thomas William

Mortality among people with HIV in the UK in 2019: findings from the first year of the PHE/BHIVA National HIV Mortality Review
Sara Croxford

Latest Updates

Chair: Dr Nicky Mackie

State of the ART/post-CROI update
Dr Laura Waters, Mortimer Market Centre, London

BHIVA vaccine guidelines update
Professor Anna-Maria Geretti, University of Liverpool

BHIVA TB guidelines update
Dr Clare van Halsema, North Manchester General Hospital

Clinico-pathological case & patient perspective

Chairs: Professor Mark Bower, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Dr Ula Mahadeva, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
Professor Rob Miller, CNWL RFH

They held my hand
Angelina Namiba, The 4M Network of Mentor Mothers

In Search of a diagnosis
Dr Anna Checkley, University College Hospital London
Dr Eliza Gil, University College Hospital London

Day 1 Round-up

Dr Nicky Mackie, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Claire Dewsnap, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tuesday 20 April 2021 – HIV & GUM Day


Chairs: Dr Yvonne Gilleece & Sophie Strachan

The pharmacokinetic considerations
Professor David Back, University of Liverpool

The practicalities of roll-out
Rabia Gowa, NHS England, Midlands

Injectable contraceptions, the pros and cons
Dr Helen Munro, Hywel Dda University Health Board, South Wales

Oral Research Presentations Session 2

Chairs: Dr Dan Clutterbuck & Dr Matt Page

HIV and COVID-19 inpatient outcomes in England during the early pandemic
Ming Lee

Coronavirus (COVID)-19 in people with HIV in the UK: Initial findings from the BHIVA COVID-19 Registry
Caroline Sabin

COVID-19 mortality among people with HIV compared to the general population during the first wave of the epidemic in England
Sara Croxford

High prevalence of HIV among people who experience homelessness in London: results of an innovative peer-centred outreach bloodborne virus testing service initiated, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
Binta Sultan

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic measures on HIV consultations in England
Ammi Shah

Planning Post-Pandemic HIV Services – the Patients’ Perspective
Stuart Flanagan

General Medical Update

Chair: Dr Michael Brady

Dr Andrew Scourfield, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CHIVA Workshop

Chair: Amanda Ely

What do we know about transition? Exploring a clinic collaboration, young person’s experience and research perspectives
Dr Amy Evans & Maria Dowie, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Abi Carter, CHIVA
Marthe Le Prevost, Medical Research Council

Highly commended poster Presentations

Chairs: Dr Rebecca Metcalfe & Dr David Philips


Chair: Dr Iain Reeves

HIV- related stigma in Saudi Arabia
Dr Bandar Almari, East Jeddah Hospital /Ministry of Health, Jeddah KSA

The HIV Stigma Index
Alastair Hudson, The People Living with HIV Stigma index

FTCI Update
Garry Brough, Positively UK

HIV & Sexual health commissioning: a report from the Nations

Chairs: Dr Nick Larbalestier & Dr Claire Dewsnap

The future of commissioning in NHS England- the Role of Integrated care systems
Dr Simon Barton, NHSE/I London Region

Dr Laura Cunningham, Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Dr Dan Clutterbuck, NHS Lothian, Scotland

Northern Ireland
Dr John White, Western & Northern Health & Social Care Trusts, Northern Ireland

Dr Fiona Lyons, St James Hospital, Dublin

Day 2 Round-up

Dr Matt Page, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Luke Cannon, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Wednesday 21 April 2021 – BASHH Day

Improving remote and self-managed sexual healthcare

Chair: Professor Jackie Cassell

Professor Claudia Estcourt, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Jo Gibbs, Mortimer Market Centre, London
Christen Dali, Public Contributor

Oral Research Presentations Session 3

Chairs: Dr Hannah Church & Dr Shingasi Ndoro

The HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact trial: baseline demographics, coverage and first regimen choice
Ann Sullivan, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

How to improve PrEP adherence and retention in care: insights and recommendations for the first two years in in Scotland
Jennifer MacDonald

HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and Black people in England: Addressing health a information inequities information inequalities through a national campaign
Chamut Abebe Kifetew

“If they ask, I will tell them”: Attitudes towards accessing sexual healthcare among identifying MSM in Heterosexual England
Tyrone J. Curtis

Measuring impacts of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health service use in Britain: findings from a large, quasi-representative survey (Natsal-COVID)
Emily Dema

Re-viewing the speculum: barriers and facilitators to cervical screening in women- who-have-sex-with-women
Nazia Siddiqui

STI HPRU research session - what could we do, together? An update from the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Chair: Professor Caroline Sabin

Understanding sexual behaviour during a pandemic: Natsal-COVID
Professor Catherine Mercer, University College London

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) to support sexual health: what are the opportunities?
Dr John Saunders, PHE

Strengthening sexual health promotion messaging and programmes through Black Caribbean community and stakeholder involvement
Dr Melvina Woode Owusu, University College London
India Henry, BHA for Equality

Oral Research Presentations Session 4

Chairs: Dr Shalini Andrews & Dr Ellie Crook

Do GBMSM's preferences for in-person, telephone or digital sexual healthcare vary according to health according to health concerns and symptoms? A cross-sectional survey
Ross Kincaid

Can a rapid STI sexual health service reduce gonococcal culture testing without culture sensitivity? A service evaluation.
Antonis Tofias

A new measure of sexual wellbeing for community surveys: Development and Validation of the The Natsal-SW
Kirstin Mitchell

Implementation of a cost-neutral rapid STI service providing the right treatment at the right time to improve patient experience and outcomes
Johnny Boylan

Complex contraception provision during the COVID-19 pandemic, how did sexual health services fare?
Anna Datsenko

Response in service delivery to COVID-19; The UK management of asymptomatic of contacts of infection
Jessica Shaw

SAC Training Presentation

Chair: Dr Luke Cannon

Professor Margaret Kingston
Dr Katia Prime

Lunchtime Workshop - PrEP across the UK

Chair: Dr Rak Nandwani

Professor Claudia Estcourt
Professor Paul Flowers
Dr Ceilidh Grimshaw
Prof Nicola Steedman, Niamh Millar
Dr Vanessa Apea, Alan Eagleson

BASHH Themed poster discussion: Sexual behaviour during COVID

Chairs: Dr Jo Gibbs & Dr Luke Cannon

The impact of first UK-wide lockdown (March-June 2020) on sexual behaviours in men and gender diverse people who have sex with men during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey
Tom Nadarzynski

A study of MSM sexual behaviours in London during COVID-19 restrictions
Dee Wang

PrEPped for COVID? Exploring the association between HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis use and COVID-19 experience among MSM
Caisey V Pulford

Investigating intimate physical contact between partners from different households during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from a large, quasirepresentative survey (Natsal-COVID)
Pam Sonnenberg & Dee Menezes

A mixed-method investigation into challenges in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic (Natsal-COVID)
David S Reid

Re-Engaging with young people

Chairs: Dr Sophie Forsyth & Dr Sophie Herbert

Improving Young Peoples access to Sexual Health Services during COVID-19
Dr Rebecca Thomson-Glover, St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

Re-Engaging with young people - the primary care perspective
Dr Olivia Hum, Foundry Healthcare Lewes

Hidden Harms of CV19 Digital Bubbles
Mary Kyle, Serco UK & Europe

CHIVA + Swansea Bay UHB: Learning disability and increased vulnerability – young adult presenting in GUM
Helen Bradshaw, Singleton Hospital & Abi Carter, CHIVA

Bacterial SiG session

Chairs: Professor Cathy Ison & Frances Keane

Effect of Covid on STI rates
Dr Katy Sinka, Public Health England

Inappropriate use of tests by online or private providers
Dr Paddy Horner, University of Bristol

Failure to offer recommended treatment regimens by some providers
Dr Achyuta Nori, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Launch of the position statement
Dr Suneeta Soni, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel Discussion
Emma Harding – Esch, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Liz Okecha, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Awards & Prizes Ceremony

Dr Laura Waters, Mortimer Market Centre, London
Dr John McSorley, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Nicky Mackie, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Claire Dewsnap, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Anna-Maria Geretti, University of Liverpool


By the Chair of BHIVA & Chair of BASHH
Dr Laura Waters, Mortimer Market Centre, London
Dr John McSorley, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust