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Presentation synopsis:

Combination prevention – The overview of what is being done in Europe

No single intervention is capable of preventing transmission of HIV in every person in every setting. Needs, skills and available options vary across and within the European countries. Advances over the last 10 or more years provide considerable optimism through approaches such as PrEP, the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target, focussing attention on treatment as prevention, and arguably an increased role for people living with HIV in conversations about HIV prevention. This presentation will provide an overview of current strategies for combination prevention in Europe, considering structural, behavioural and biomedical interventions. Wherever possible, evidence for effectiveness will be used to highlight best practice and/or evidence gaps.

Speaker biography:

Claudia Estcourt is Professor of Sexual Health & HIV at Glasgow Caledonian University and Honorary Professor at UCL and Queen Mary University of London, and a consultant physician in Sexual Health & HIV at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, United Kingdom. Her research addresses three major NHS and public health priorities: 1) HIV PrEP public health programmes, clinical service development, evaluation and monitoring; 2) Self-managed, digital healthcare, focussing on development and evaluation of complex online clinical care pathways within sexual health & HIV medicine, 3) Preventing transmission of STIs & reducing undiagnosed HIV by increasing effectiveness of partner notification strategies by developing tailored interventions for those at highest risk, focussing on both young heterosexuals & men who have sex with men ( She leads monitoring and evaluation of PrEP in Scotland.


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