2020 HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference
2020 HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference

Program Overview

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TimeMonday 16 November 2020
8:00amWelcome to Country
ASHM Welcome
ASHA Welcome
8:15amPlenary: Clinical Management & Therapeutics (LIVE)

Topic: TBC
KEYNOTE: Francois Venter, Divisional Head of Ezintsha, University of the Witwatersrand

Topic: eSexual Health – where do we go from here?
KEYNOTE: Claudia Estcourt, UK

ASHA Oration
Chris Bourne, Sydney Sexual Health, ASHA Distinguished Services Awardee
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amSymposium: Practice makes perfect? How COVID-19 has transformed HIV & SH services in Australia
(LIVE)
- Supported by Mylan

How primary health in Australia has responded to COVID-19
Michael Kidd

AOD services during COVID-19
Vincent Cornelisse

Rural HIV and sexual health services during COVID-19
Claire Pickett, General practitioner, Ballarat Sexual Health Clinic

The service needs of PLHIV during COVID-19
Aaron Cogle

The service needs of CALD communities during COVID-19
Catriona Ooi

Pharmacy during COVID-19
Bruce Hamish Bowden

Live Q&A and Discussion
11:30am - 12:00pmDelegate Free Time Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
12:00pm - 1:30pmCHINWAG: Positive Connection - Hosted Vanessa Wagner (Live)

CHINWAG: Positive Connection was a NAPWHA initiative designed to meet the social and support needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) during the height of COVID-19. Hosted on Zoom by HIV peer and drag superstar Vanessa Wagner, these weekly, one-hour sessions brought PLHIV from around the country together to be supported, entertained, and informed. Over the 12-week program, each CHINWAG featured a special guest from the HIV sector to share insights on things like maintaining good mental health, managing drug and alcohol use, and the latest COVID-19 information.

Returning for one session only during the Australasian HIV AIDS Conference, Vanessa hosts a special lunchtime CHINWAG to give Conference attendees the opportunity to talk directly with HIV Peer Supporters from around the country. Join us for a fun and informative hour and hear about health and support delivery viewed through the lens of People Living with HIV.
1:30pm - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmSatellite Session: Trust in the machine: Data, surveillance and public health - Content developed by NAPHWA, session supported by Gilead
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmSH social, political symposium:
Sex, sexuality and relationships education in schools: can a national approach ever be achieved
- Introduced by Peter Aggleton, Emeritus Scientia Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW

Session Plan

The politics of and challenges to initiating a National Curriculum on Sexuality and Relationships Education in Australia.
Kerry Robinson, Director, Diversity & Human Rights Research Center, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University

Barriers and facilitators to implementing sexual health education in schools
Cristyn Davies, Discipline of Child & Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

A world of possibility?
Katie Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Education & Social Work, University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Interpretation, implementation and expectations
Bonnie Lee, Manager – Schools and Community, Family Planning Victoria

Concluding reflections
Jen Gilbert, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmSymposium: Pleasure in a Pandemic (LIVE)

Session Plan

Topic: Making Pleasure a Priority in a Pandemic
KEYNOTE: Annie Philpott, The Pleasure Project

Respondent 1: Pleasure for people with disability
Jax Jacki Brown

Respondent 2: Pleasure and sex worker rights
Zahra Stardust, Scarlet Alliance

Respondent 3: Chemicals transforming pleasure in queer sexual cultures
Kiran Pienaar, gender, sexuality, and science and technology studies

Live Discussion
TimeTuesday 17 November 2020
8:15amWelcome to Country
Committee Welcome - Edwina Wright and Jane Hocking
AFAO Welcome - AFAO President
NAPWHA Welcome
8:30amPlenary: Indigenous Focused (LIVE)

Topic: Stories of an impatient Māori nurse: Twenty years of Youth2000 research – but have we made a difference for Māori youth yet?
KEYNOTE: Terryann Clark, NZ

TBC Keynote
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amHIV Symposium: Can Australia be the first country to eliminate HIV transmission? (LIVE)

What is elimination and how do we measure it?
Skye McGregor

How does Australia compare to other countries?
Jason Ong

What needs to be done to achieve this goal?
Darryl O'Donnell

What needs to be done to achieve this goal?
Kathleen Ryan

What needs to be done to achieve this goal?
Roanna Lobo

Live Q&A and Discussion
11:30am - 12:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
12:00pm - 1:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: SH Epidemiology, Prevention & Health Promotion (LIVE Q&A)

#202 Trends in incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections among gay and bisexual men using prep in Australia
Michael Traeger

#185 Incidence and duration of incident oropharyngeal gonorrhoea and chlamydia infections among men who have sex with men: a prospective cohort study
Lenka Vodstrcil

#64 Patient delivered partner therapy for chlamydia: Views of Australian general practitioners
Jane Goller

#243 Australian Adolescent sexual health information-seeking types
Christopher Fisher

#34 Too old for STIs? Examining chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis trends among older women in Australia 2000-2018
Louise Bourchier

#35 Spatial and temporal epidemiology of infectious syphilis in Victoria, Australia, 2015-2018
Ei Aung
1:30pm - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmHIV Symposium: Antiretroviral Effects: Enhancement and Transformation (LIVE)

Consuming HIV antiretrovirals: Transforming risk, sex and the self
Dean Murphy, Kirby Institute

Imagined futures and unintended consequences in the making of PrEP
Martin Holt, Centre for Social Research in Health

Internet-based access to PrEP: A clinical-technological assemblage
Shana Hughes, UCCSF

Biomedical sexualities
Stephen Molldrem, University of California, Irvine

Antiretroviral futures: Promoting PrEP to potential users
Chris Williams, Thorne Harbour Health & PrEP’d for Change

Unimagining transmissibility
Kane Race, Dept. Gender & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

Unpacking assemblages: Effects of policies related to HIV antiretroviral therapy
Chris Howard, Queensland Positive People

Live Q&A and Discussion
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmPanel Discussion: The Importance of Emotional and Psychological Well-being and Mental Health (LIVE)

Session Plan

Moderator: Chris Lemoh, Infectious Diseases Physician, Monash Health; Physician, Refugee Health Service

Panellists
1. Ruth Hennessy, Psychology Unit Manager/Senior Clinical Psychologist, The Albion Centre
2. Kurt Andersson, Nurse Practitioner, Sydney District Nursing/RPA Virtual, Redfern Health Centre
3. Janine Trevillyan, Infectious Diseases Physician and Senior Research Fellow Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health & Monash University
4. Liz Crock, HPP Nurse Practitioner, Bolton Clarke
5. Charlie Tredway, NAPHWA

This session will focus on the increasing importance and prominence of mental health during COVID-19 including the impact on patients and affected communities as well as providers – either as typical reaction to the stress of living and working in a COVID-19 context but also the challenges of addressing and meeting the needs of people with specific psychological issues (including health care workers) and those with more distinct mental illness and co-morbidities. This will also include a focus on people with HIV, long term who have been impacted by the current pandemic and resilience/support.
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmSymposium: COVID-19 : Hindrance or enabler of HIV elimination by 2030 in the Asia and Pacific region? (LIVE)

Progress towards the three zeros in Asia and the Pacific: a 2020 data update
Eamonn Murphy

Challenges and opportunities as a result of COVID-19 on the HIV response in Asia
Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Adapting HIV services in response to COVID-19 in low resource settings: experience from PNG
John Milan

Community models of HIV service delivery: Thailand case study
Midnight, APCOM

Early adaptations - Maintaining HIV services through COVID-19 in China
Zunyou Wu, Chief Epidemiologist for CDC

Maintaining HIV services despite increased costs and reduced revenue – case study from Bali, Indonesia
Hendry Luis

Panel discussion
TimeWednesday 18 November 2020
8:00am - 9:30amPlenary: Basic Science (LIVE)

Welcome to Country

Topic: The role of genomics in STI diagnosis/management
KEYNOTE: Gwenda Hughes, UK

Topic: Towards a cure for HIV: advances in the Science and pathways to the clinic
KEYNOTE: Sharon Lewin, Local

Announcement of Levinia Crooks Award - Vincent Cornelisse

Levinia Crooks Awardee Presentation
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amSH Symposium: New approaches to STI diagnosis, prevention and control (LIVE)

Session Plan

Gonorrhoea vaccines - the road ahead
Kate Seib

Viability assays for STI diagnosis
Willa Huston

#129 A custom amplicon sequencing approach to detect resistance associated mutations and sequence types in Mycoplasma genitalium
Jen Jen Danielewski

#225 Genomic characterisation of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae population structure in Victoria, Australia from 2017-2020
Melinda Ashcroft

#219 Detection of Mycoplasma genitalium parC gene mutations associated with quinolone resistance – evaluation of a multiplex real-time PCR assay
Gerald Murray

Discussion / Q&A
11:30am - 12:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
12:00pm - 1:30pmTBC session
1:30pm - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time – Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmSymposium: Diversifying genders and sexualities: implications for the HIV and sexual health sectors (LIVE)

Session Plan

First Nations perspectives on gender and sexuality
Hayden Moon, Brotherboy, Wiradjuri

Diversifying genders and sexualities in dating apps
Kath Albury, Swinburne University

Diversifying genders and sexualities in clinical services
Peter Locke, Manager Clinical Services, Thorne Harbour Health

Diversifying genders and sexualities in research and behavioural surveillance
Martin Holt, Centre for Social Research in Health

Diversifying genders and sexualities in surveys
Son Vivienne, Transgender Victoria

Diversifying genders and sexualities in health policy and advocacy
Daniel Comensoli National LGBTI Health Alliance

Diversifying genders and sexualities in sexual health education by and for young people
Elizabeth Duck-Chong ACON, Twenty10, freelance writer/broadcaster

Live Q&A and Discussion
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: HIV Epidemiology, Prevention & Health Promotion (LIVE Q&A)

#184 Large differences in discontinuation of PBS-subsidised PrEP in Australia: evaluation using national prescription data
Nicholas Medland

#66 Depression and anxiety in Australian gay and bisexual men prior to and during COVID-19 restrictions
Benjamin Bavinton

#233 Declining HIV diagnoses and rising PrEP uptake in Auckland, New Zealand: Successes and challenges
Peter Saxton

#50 PrEP becomes most common HIV prevention strategy used by gay and bisexual men in Australia and ‘net prevention coverage' increases: results of repeated, national behavioural surveillance, 2014-19
Martin Holt

#69 CHANGES IN PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS PRESCRIBING ACROSS AUSTRALIAN PRIMARY CARE AND SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES FOLLOWING COVID-19 SOCIAL RESTRICTIONS
Michael Traeger

#196 HIV-1 epidemiology and subtype diversity in the Australian-born and newly-arrived Asian-born MSM populations in Victoria, Australia 2015-2018
Carole El-hayek
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmSymposium: HIV ARV Guidelines Session (LIVE)

Presenting on the topic of adverse effects of antiretroviral therapy particularly metabolic impacts and weight gain
Francois Venter, Divisional Head of Ezintsha, University of the Witwatersrand

Low-level detectable viremia in the setting of new HIV load platforms
Doris Chibo, Senior Scientist, HIV Characterisation Laboratory, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

Community Speaker
Emma Sheldon-Collins presentation on her experience of ART-related weight gain

Panel Discussion Live Q&A
The panel will discuss interactive and topical clinical case studies in HIV care and treatment and provide ample opportunity for Q&A from delegates
TimeThursday 19 November 2020
8:00am - 9:30amPlenary: Epidemiology, Prevention & Health Promotion (LIVE)

Welcome to Country + Prize Announcements

Topic: TBC
KEYNOTE: Chris Beyrer, Baltimore US

Topic: Differentiated service delivery through key population-led health services
KEYNOTE: Nittaya Phanuphak, Thailand

Topic: Control of Gonorrhoea
KEYNOTE: Christopher Fairley, local
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amPanel Discussion: Celebrating nursing champions - Innovative nurse-led responses to the changing times – Endorsed by ASHNNA (LIVE)

HIV / PrEP / Sexual Health in NYC during COVID and the impact on client care
Jeffrey Kwong, Division of Advanced Nursing Practice, School of Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

TBC Topic
Joanne Leamy, Men’s, Women’s and Sexual Health Coordinator, Family Health Unit, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

TBC Topic
Suzanne Werder, Professional Nursing Lead Sexual Health, Auckland Sexual Health Service

Remodelled telephone PreP service in Victoria
Jude Armishaw, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Victorian HIV prevention Service, The Alfred Hospital

KRC nurse led outreach services
Wendy Machin, Clinical Services Manager, Kirketon Road Centre

Live Q&A and Discussion
11:30am - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time - Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: Clinical Management & Therapeutics (LIVE Q&A)

#116 Enteric and sexually acquired pathogens in men who have sex with men with clinical proctitis
Eric Chow

#204 Seronegative primary syphilis: associated clinical and laboratory factors. A cross-sectional clinic-based study
Janet Towns

#84 Non-quinolone options for the treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium in the era of increased resistance
Michelle Doyle

#9 Impact of rosuvastatin on progression of atherosclerosis in people with HIV at moderate cardiovascular risk; a multicentre, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial
Janine Trevillyan

#30 IMPROVING HIV PEER COUNSELING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Lisa Davidson

#145 Cognitive aging is premature among a community sample of optimally treated Australian living with HIV
Htein Linn Aung
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmHIV Symposium: HIV Cure and Latency (LIVE)

Session Plan

Studies of full-length HIV DNA: What have we learned?
Sarah Palmer

Novel HIV Functional Cure approaches
Chantelle Ahlenstiel

Immunotherapeutic approaches to eliminate HIV persistence on ART
Thomas Rasmussen

Discussion (15-20mins)
5:30pm - 6:00pmDelegate Free Time
6:00pm - 7:30pmViiV Platinum Satellite Symposium
TimeFriday 20 November 2020
8:00am - 9:30amPlenary: Social, Political & Cultural Aspects (LIVE)

Welcome to Country
Committee Welcome: Jason Ong & Kathleen Ryan
Prize Announcements

Topic: TBC
KEYNOTE: Dagmawi Woubshet, US

Topic: TBC
KEYNOTE: Niamh Stephenson, local

Topic: Sexual health inequalities: promoting health and wellbeing during a pandemic?
KEYNOTE: Lisa McDaid, local
9:30am - 10:00amDelegate Free Time
10:00am - 11:30amThe Syphilis Epidemic – what’s happening and what’s new?

An update on the epidemiology of syphilis in Australia with a particular focus on the changing epidemiology among women.
Belinda Hengel

Syphilis in remote Aboriginal communities
James Ward

A national surveillance system for congenital syphilis in New Zealand
Tony Walls

Syphilis diagnostics and laboratory surveillance in the 21st Century
Deborah Williamson

Oral and anal T. pallidum detection in men who have sex with men with early infectious syphilis: a cross-sectional study. Further insights into the SOS study.
Janet Towns

Discussion / Q&A
11:30am - 12:00pmDelegate Free Time - Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
12:00pm - 1:30pmAbstract Spotlight Session: Social, Political and Cultural Aspects (LIVE Q&A)

#192 Anticipated and actual reasons for discontinuing PrEP among gay and bisexual men reflect everyday concerns in addition to perceived HIV risk: Implications for service provision and health promotion
Dean Murphy

#106 Why trust digital health? Key informant perspectives on the promise and risks of digital health for priority populations in the Australian HIV and STI response
Anthony K J Smith

#108 Older women’s experiences of sex work in Queensland, pre- and post-COVID-19
Rachel Brennan

#52 Living the Continuum: Creating an innovative, engaging and accessible learning resource to highlight the lived experience of HIV care
Olivia Hollingdrake

#59 “I was very nervous because I didn’t know how he would take it…”: GP advice and patient experiences of sharing a chlamydia diagnosis with intimate partners
Jacqueline Coombe

#101 PrEP, risk and sexual behaviours: PrEP users’ critiques of “risk compensation” language
Nathanael Wells
1:30pm - 2:00pmDelegate Free Time - Meet our Exhibitors and Connect with Fellow Delegates via Meeting Hub
2:00pm - 3:30pmPriority Populations and Vulnerability - content developed by ASHM Taskforce, supported by NSW Health

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Dr Christopher Lemoh

Prisoners and those in juvenile justice detention
Andrew Lloyd

Gay and Bisexual Men
Garrett Prestage

People who use drugs and the homeless
Vincent Cornelisse

Panel Discussion
3:30pm - 4:00pmDelegate Free Time
4:00pm - 5:30pmSH cross track Symposium: Innovation, Resilience and Sustainability: Changing Times for Reproductive Health and Rights

Reproductive Health in Times of Crisis
Angela Dawson

Reproductive Health Policy and Practice in Changing Times
Deborah Bateson

Reproductive Self-Care: Fostering Resilience in a Changing World
Megan Christofield

Reproductive Health and Climate Justice
Tracy Morison

Activism for Reproductive Rights and Climate Justice
Osman Faruqi

Panel Discussion