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NAPWHA’s Treatment Outreach Network – a membership of professionals from Australian State and Territory peer-based organisations and AIDS Councils, held their annual formal meeting via video conferencing in April and November 2021. The Treatment Outreach Network 2020 meeting was also held online during COVID-19 restrictions.

Meeting agenda

11 – 11.15amAcknowledgement of Country
Brief introductions
11.15am – 12.00pm

Treatments and update from European AiDS Clinical Meeting – Presentation and Q&A
Damien Fagan – Associate Director, Medical Affairs, HIV (Gilead) NB This is not a Gilead session.

12.00 – 12.15 pmBreak / 15 minutes

12.15 – 12.45pm


NAPWHA Research Literacy and Treatment Initiative – Scoping session to identify research literacy needs
Dr Jeanne Ellard – NAPWHA

12.45 – 1.15pm

ARVs and weight gain – Presentation and Q&A
Professor Jennifer Hoy – Director HIV Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred

1.15 – 1.30pmMeeting review and evaluation
1:30pmMeeting close

ARVs and weight gain

In this presentation to the Treatment Outreach Network,
Professor Jennifer Hoy – Director HIV Medicine at
Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred, presents a version of
What is known about weight gain on INSTI-based regimens?

In this presentation, Dr Jennifer Hoy makes references to:

  1. Michael Silverberg et al, “Changes in body mass index over time in persons with and without HIV.” 23rd International AIDS Conference. (2020) Abstract OAB0603.
  2. Myles Helfand, “Body Mass Index Among People With HIV Is Rising Much Faster Than in the General Population.” TheBody/TheBodyPro (2020)
  3. Bourgi K. et al., “Greater weight gain among treatment- naïve persons starting integrase inhibitors: NA-ACCORD.” Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (2019). Abstract #670.
  4. Hill A. et al., “Progressive rises in weight and clinical obesity… ADVANCE and NAMSAL trials.” 22nd International AIDS Conference. (2019) Abstract 4772.
  5. Mallon P. et al., “Weight gain before and after switch from TDF to TAF in a U.S. cohort study.” J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Apr; 24(4): e25702.
  6. Ramgopal M et al. Pooled analysis of 4 international trials of bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (B/F/TAF) in adults aged >65 or older demonstrating safety and efficacy: week 48 results. 23rd International AIDS Conference, abstract OAB0403, 2020.
  7. Liz Highleyman, “Switching to Biktarvy maintains viral suppression in people aged 65 or over.” NAM aidsmap (2020)
  8. European AIDS Clinical Society, “EACS Guidelines – Version 10.1.” (October 2020) – refer to p. 53 on Dietary Counselling and ART

Additional viewing:  Emma Sheldon-Collins, Community Advocate speaking to Dr James McMahon (The Alfred, Victoria) for the HIV ARV Guidelines Session at 2020 Australasian HIV & Sexual Health Conference

About the NAPWHA Treatment Outreach Network

The Treatment Officer Network (TON) is a network of professionals working together to optimise the overall wellbeing of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those affected by HIV, by providing a high standard of information and care on issues of health and treatments for HIV.

The membership of Treatments Officers throughout Australia and New Zealand, working for their State and Territory peer-based organisations and AIDS Councils are called together by NAPWHA under this program to provide peer support/navigation and to promote the sharing of information. The network meets formally once per year and informal communication occurs throughout the rest of the year to continue the work of the network.

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