Listed below are details of upcoming network events as well as summaries of past meetings and events.
Upcoming Network Meetings
Next meeting date TBC
Where: Venue TBC, Swan Hill
What: Agenda TBC closer to the date
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2016 Network Meetings
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Topic: Contemporary sexuality education in a range of settings: a practical workshop
Guest Presenter: Jenny Walsh, author of national resources, The Practical Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships for years 7-10 and Catching on Early for years 1-6.
Summary: Jenny facilitated a practical workshop that supports contemporary sexuality education in a range of settings and adaptation for one-to-one clinical settings. Attendees also heard an update from the Loddon Mallee HIV/BBV program advisory group and a CERSH presentation on the #YOLOLiveWell campaign. There was also great discussion and information sharing amongst local workers and time spent addressing local challenges and initiatives.
Resources: More about Jenny and her work – www.justjennywalsh.com
Tuesday 3 May 2016
Topic: Overview of HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention, Transmission and New Treatments
Guest Presenters: Martin Forrest -Hepatitis Victoria, Harry McNaulty – The Victorian AIDS Council, Alison Boughey – Positive Women Victoria, Max Niggl – Living Positive Victoria
Summary: The focus of this meeting was to provide an overview of HIV and Hepatitis prevention, transmission and updates on new treatments.
This meeting provided an opportunity for workers to:
- learn the basics about Hepatitis C and the new direct acting antivirals (DAAs) for Hepatitis C treatments and models of care;
- update knowledge about HIV including transmission risks, and new HIV treatments PrEP (taken daily for prevention) and PEP (taken after exposure);
- explore effective strategies for working with affected communities;
- link in with relevant state-wide services;
- identify the local implications, referral pathways and capacities to maximise engagement and support for people affected by Hepatitis C and HIV.