World AIDS Day Event – An Update on the HIV Outbreak
Wednesday 1st December 2021
13.00 – 15.00
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
Join SDF and partners for an update and discussion event this World AIDS Day to hear up to date information on the outbreak of HIV affecting people who inject drugs in Glasgow – focussing on the impacts the Covid pandemic has had, hearing about new innovations in prevention of HIV and how treatment services have adapted to meet the needs of this client group.
The presentations will be followed by breakout room discussions for those wishing to take part in a conversation around how we achieve zero HIV transmissions among people who inject drugs in Scotland by 2030.
- Lesley Bon, National Training and Development Officer, Scottish Drugs Forum who will introduce the event and speakers.
- Julie Craik, Public Health Programme Manager – BBV, NHS GGC, who will present on the outbreak of HIV affecting people who inject drugs in Glasgow and will share how the Covid pandemic has affected testing and diagnosis rates.
- Lynsey Boyd, Sandyford Sexual Health/HIV Prevention Outreach Nurse Team Leader, who will discuss HIV prevention and testing, including a PrEP outreach service for People who use drugs in Glasgow.
- Stuart Kirkwood, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Brownlee Centre, Gartnaval General Hospital who will share information on treatment and linking to support.