NAPWHA’s Treatment Outreach Network – a membership of professionals from Australian State and Territory peer-based organisations and AIDS Councils, held their bi-annual formal meeting via video conferencing on May 25, 2022. The previous Treatment Outreach Network 2021 meeting was also held online, due to COVID-19 travel complications during that period.
|11 – 11.15am||Acknowledgement of Country|
|11.15am – 12.00pm||Injectable Treatments Availability in Australia – Presentation and Q&A|
Jessica Kent – Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison (ViiV Healthcare Australia) NB This is not a ViiV Healthcare session.
|12.00 – 12.15 pm||Break / 15 minutes|
|12.15 – 12.45pm||NAPWHA Research Literacy and Treatment Initiative – Update session from last TON Meeting 2021– Dr Jeanne Ellard – NAPWHA|
|12.45 – 1.15pm||NAPWHA’s Cognitive Health initiative – An international collaboration – Presentation and Q&A|
Associate Professor Lucette A. Cysique, UNSW and St. Vincent’s Hospital
|1.15 – 1.30pm||Meeting review and evaluation|
Long-Acting Injectables in Australia
In this presentation to the Treatment Outreach Network, Ann Maccerrone and Jessica Kent of ViiV Healthcare Australia present an overview of emerging long-acting HIV injectable antiretroviral therapy. Charlie Tredway, Online Moderator of TIM (The Institute of Many) follows with a community perspective. The session concludes with a Q&A.
In this presentation, Jessica Kent overviews:
- ViiV treatment pipeline
- Unmet need
- Cabotegravir (CAB) plus Rilpivirine (RPV)
- Patient reported outcomes
- Frequently asked questions and Q&A
Other references: See also CROI 2022: Injectable CAB/RPV-LA results after three years follow-up reported in i-base (1 March 2022)
Cognitive health for people living with HIV
In this presentation to the Treatment Outreach Network, Associate Professor Lucette A. Cysique – Senior Researcher and Neuropsychologist at
St. Vincent’s Hospital Centre for Medical Research (Sydney, NSW) presents an overview of an emerging research area for Cognitive Health for People living with HIV
In this presentation, Associate Professor Lucette A. Cysique overviews:
- What is cognitive health and associated guidelines
- Cognitive health for people living with HIV; how to talk about it
- Cognitive Aging: Is it HIV or simply aging? What is the evidence?
- Successful aging in people living with HIV
- Risk factors for cognitive decline and PLHIV; and how to talk about it
- Acting now or wait?
- How to get a shared understanding of issues and what to do about it: A proposed framework
- Proposal: Global connections, website and survey
- Some resources: I am experiencing cognitive difficulties; what can I do (referral pathways, etc)
Other references: Lucette references international work stemming from the National AIDS Treatment Project and HIV & Aging Research Project – Palm Springs (HARP-PS); and an emerging project in-development with University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
About the NAPWHA Treatment Outreach Network
The Treatment Outreach Network (TON) is a formal collaboration of HIV community sector professionals working to optimise the overall wellbeing of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Australia, by providing a high standard of information and current research on issues of health and treatments for HIV.
TON’s role is to provide consistent and up-to-date information to HIV sector professionals working at state and territory HIV community organisations as well as PLHIV. NAPWHA maintains a range of partnerships to ensure the aims of the network are met. The network meets formally once per year and informal communication occurs throughout the rest of the year to continue TON’s work.