Prevention of Perinatal HIV Infection: Aiming for Zero Transmission - Presentations

A multidisciplinary conference for obstetricians, gynaecologists,
HIV physicians and allied healthcare professionals

Date: Friday 27 November 2015

Venue: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

Session One

The thoughts and perspectives of a child whose mother successfully went through the prevention of infant infection during pregnancy

HIV in pregnancy: current trends and challenges in the UK
Dr Pat Tookey, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Child Health, London

HIV in the next generation: the rocky road to elimination
Professor Diana Gibb, Professor of Epidemiology and Consultant Paediatrician, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, London

Evolution of BHIVA pregnancy guidelines
Dr Yvonne Gilleece, HIV Physician, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Session Two

Obstetric issues in the prevention of perinatal HIV infection
Dr Kate Harding, Consultant Obstetrician, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

Regional variation in mode of delivery for women delivering with suppressed virus
Miss Helen Peters, Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Child Health, London

Antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy: is there cause for concern?
Professor Graham Taylor, Professor of Human Retrovirology and Consultant Physician, Imperial College London

Session Three

Challenges facing pregnant women with HIV in the UK
Professor Jane Anderson CBE, HIV Physician, Homerton University Hospital, London

Challenges facing pregnant women with HIV in the UK
Dr Shema Tariq, HIV Physician, Mortimer Market Centre, London

A patient's perspective
Ms Fungai Murau, MA candidate, Poverty and Development, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton

Rights, camera, action: support for women living with HIV going through their pregnancy journey
Ms Angelina Namiba, Associate, Salamander Trust, London

Session Four

Paediatric issues: HIV-exposed uninfected children – are there any problems?
Dr Hermione Lyall, Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

NSHPC audit of perinatal HIV in children born in the UK
Dr Laura Byrne, MRC Clinical Training Fellow, UCL Institute of Child Health, London

Women who decline HIV testing in pregnancy: the results of a national survey and the clinical challenges of managing their babies
Dr Amanda Williams, Consultant Paediatrician, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust