EARLY CAREER PRIZE WINNERS 2018
- Theme A Best Oral WINNER: Bethany Horsburgh, The Genetic Traits Of Full-Length HIV Sequenced From Memory T Cell Subsets
- Theme A Best Poster WINNER: Jake Rhodes, Developing Flow Cytometry Based In Situ Hybridisation (Primeflowtm) To Determine Early Interactions Between HIV And Its Target Cells In Human Tissue
- Theme B Best Oral WINNER: Simone Herbert, Characteristics Of Individuals With Heterosexually- Acquired Compared With Homosexually- Acquired HIV And Implications For Clinical Practice
- Theme B Best Poster WINNER: Krista Siefried, Failure Of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) In Adults In Australia Is Mainly Due To ART Toxicity
- Theme C Best Oral WINNER: Benjamin Bavinton, HIV Risk In Recent Anal Intercourse Events Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) And Transgender Women (TGW) In Bali, Indonesia
- Theme C Best Poster WINNER: Judith Dean, Online HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) Service In Queensland: Users, Usage And Usability
- Theme D Best Oral WINNER: Elan Lazuardi, Strengthening HIV Care Engagement In Indonesia: Evidence From The Qualitative Literature And Fieldwork
- Theme D Best Poster WINNER: Jillian Lau, Community and Provider Attitudes Towards Treatment Interruptions in HIV Cure Trials
- Best Case Presentation WINNER: Victoria Hall, “Peeling Back The Onion Layers” - The Challenge of HIV Associated Multicentric Castleman’s Disease
ASHNNA NURSES POSTER PRIZE 2018
WINNER: Judith Dean, Online HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) Service in Queensland: Users, Usage and Usability
THE ALAN BROTHERTON PRIZE IN HIV CURE RESEARCH
WINNER: Bethany Horsburgh, The Genetic Traits of Full-Length HIV Sequenced From Memory T Cell Subsets
Despite transformative changes to the diagnosis and treatment of HIV over the past 30 years, the search for an HIV cure is as relevant now as ever. Australian scientists, clinicians and community members have much to contribute to the search for a cure given our long track record of outstanding research and collaboration. As the focus on HIV cure strategies intensifies, engagement between people living with HIV and those researching and developing an HIV cure must be strong and purposeful.
Alan Brotherton (1963-2015) was a man who seized his HIV diagnosis as a call to action, dedicating the majority of his life to advocacy for people living with HIV. Alan was instrumental in the foundation of some of Australia’s major peer-based HIV community organisations, including Positive Life NSW and the National Association of People with HIV in Australia (NAPWHA). His commitment to a partnership approach to HIV prevention and treatment helped to shape Australia’s pioneering and hugely successful public health response to HIV. Alan was also a tireless advocate for research and was personally involved in critically important research related to an HIV cure, right until his last days. His commitment was extraordinary!