Bloomsbury Network


Medical Treatment Updates


Thursday, June 27, 2019.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Saturday, July 6, 2019.

10:45 AM - 4:45 PM

Medical Treatment Updates

HIV medication and research has developed rapidly since effective combination therapy was introduced in 1996. It is a totally different experience to be diagnosed today than even a few years ago.

HIV is now considered a chronic manageable condition and it is possible to lead a full, healthy and active life. If you want to start a family you can be a positive father without passing on the virus to your partner. If you want to be a mother, then you can have a natural delivery and your child will be born without the virus.

If you are positive, on medication and undetectable, it is unlikely that you can pass on the virus to any negative partner.

Effective medication also means that you can become “undetectable” <50  within a few weeks of being diagnosed.

This means:

  • A healthy immune system
  • Normal life expectancy
  • No transmission risk
  • Reduced risk of ill health regarding HIV
  • Reduced risk of mother to child transmission in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • HIV is no longer a barrier to any employment
  • You can be employed as a doctor, surgeon, dentist, nurse or midwife
  • You have greater protection under the law

The Bloomsbury Clinic has world-class consultants, a large academic department and a large research department. The Blooomsbury Network can draw on all this expertise to bring you the latest information about developments in medication and research from the worldwide conferences.

We feel that it is important that everyone keep abreast of developments. There is always something new to learn. You will be the first to know because of all the research at the Bloomsbury Clinic :

  • When will injectable drugs be available?
  • Is the new Hep C medication really 90% effective?
  • When will breast feeding be considered safe?
  • What are the effects of HIV on the menopause?
  • How does HIV medication affect the transgender community?
  • Can HIV medication cause early onset dementia, diabetes or premature ageing?
  • Will the RIVER study lead to a cure?

Moreover, education means empowerment and can help us challenge other people’s ignorance, stigma and discrimination. The MEDICAL UPDATES are open to any person living with HIV – no matter which clinic they attend.

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