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BHIVA Autumn Conference 2023

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

Venue: etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London EC2M 3YD


The BHIVA Autumn Conference was held on Friday 24 November 2023 in central London.

The conference programme had a global theme! We had a broad range of speakers exploring research, innovations & programmes from and how these can help shape our practice and support people living with HIV in the UK.

The day concluded with a session to mark World AIDS Day that was led and curated by community HIV organisations.

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Welcome & Introduction by the Chair of BHIVA

Yvonne Gilleece
Brighton & Sussex Medical School and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, UK

The global picture & lessons for the UK

Going from evidence to policy and practice: Global HIV guidelines at WHO
Nathan Ford, World Health Organisation

Modelling to inform HIV programmatic policy in southern and east African settings
Andrew Phillips, University College London

Supporting mental health in innovative ways

Innovative approaches to supporting people living and affected by HIV, cross cultural learning
Dorcas Gwata, NHS/Zimbabwean Diaspora UK (remote)

Migration & HIV: statistics & statutes

Migration and HIV in Europe
Teymur Noori, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) (remote)

HIV and migration: Understanding the barriers faced by people born abroad living with HIV in the UK
Oluwakemi Agunbiade, NAT


BHIVA Audit 2023: Engagement in HIV care and impact on HIV inpatient admissions
Fiona Windebank, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Opportunistic Infection management in 2023. Has it changed?

Emma Devitt, St James's Hospital, Dublin

U=U: where we are now?

U=U: where we are now?
Jacquelyne Alesi Mugenyi, Prevention Access Campaign

World AIDS Day Session: Panel One – England

Fertility and HIV - from Prohibition to Parenting
Adam Freedman, National AIDS Trust and Tristan Barber, Royal Free Hospital

World AIDS Day Session: Panel Two – Northern Ireland

Listening to Our Service Users - Belfast Trust HIV Service User Forum
Gavin Armstrong, Service User Forum Belfast (SUF) and Carol Emerson, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

World AIDS Day Session: Panel Three – Scotland

Scotland's HIV Stigma Campaign – 'Stigma is more harmful than HIV'
Rachel Webb, Terrence Higgins Trust and Nicky Coia, NHS Greater Glasgow

World AIDS Day Session: Panel Four – Wales

Wales has a plan
Jane Nicholls, Southmead Hospital, Bristol and Lisa Power, Fast Track Cymru