If you are in need of a sexual health sector update, the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) Taskforce on Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs), Sexual Health and COVID-19 has you covered.
The ASHM Taskforce is a virtual network of sector professionals and key stakeholders, keeping us updated on the changing dynamics of sexual health service delivery via various channels. The taskforce is providing evidence-based information, weekly bulletins, education sessions and webinars; a one-stop shop for all sexual health and BBV sector updates. Accompanied by a range of expert recommendations, suggestions and guidance, the ASHM Taskforce is ensuring that discussion about BBV and sexual health and service provision as well as the social implications of COVID-19 continues.
The ASHM Taskforce continues to conduct research and deliver reports across diverse topics including: people living with HIV (PLHIV) through COVID-19; recommendations for people living in immigration detention centres; recommendations for people who are incarcerated and living with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C; current services and patient attendance in Australian and New Zealand sexual health clinics; immune response to COVID-19 infection. Most recently, it released a summary of COVID-19 clinical trials in Australia, including eligibility criteria regarding people living with BBVs.
If you’re looking for opportunities for professional development, you can, register for an online ASHM/SSHC Clinical Education session.
Additionally, feel free to sign up for ASHM online learning courses which are tailored to meet the needs of healthcare professionals working with people living with or at risk of HIV, BBVs and STIs – register here.
Would you like to know more? A read of ASHM’s weekly taskforce bulletin is a great way to entertain your coffee break – please subscribe here.