Harm reduction, homelessness and Hepatitis C

02 September 2021 6.45pm — 8pm

Zoom Sydney NSW 2000

Recent homelessness or unstable living circumstances meant a 55 per cent increase in HIV risk and 65 per cent for hep C risk.  Worldwide, an estimated 22 per cent of people who inject drugs reported experiencing homelessness or unstable housing within the last year.  Homelessness and unstable housing mean people are less likely to access both harm reduction measures such as needle exchange or substitute medication and HIV or hep C treatment – they are also more likely to have recently been in prison and to engage in higher-risk injecting behaviour.   This talk will review keys overlapping aspects in Harm reduction, Homelessness and Hepatitis C.  It will be delivered by Dr Phillip Read.  Dr Read is the director and a Senior Staff Specialist at the Kirketon Road Centre, Kings Cross, Sydney, a primary health care facility involved in the prevention treatment and care of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmissible infections and viral hepatitis among "at risk" young people, sex workers and people who inject drugs. 

 

Please confirm your attendance and any dietary requirements
Tuesday 31st August to: pashnet.org.au@gmail.com

 

Timeline of event:

 

 6.45pm - 7pm              Registration

 7pm – 7.45pm             Presentation

  7.45pm – 8.00pm        Questions

 


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Guest speakers

Dr Philip Read MBBS, Bsc, FRCP (UK), DipGUM, DFFP, DipHIV, MPH, FaChSHM, PhD

Kirketon Road Centre

Research Interests:
Research interests are in the field of sexual health, HIV and viral hepatitis; clinical and laboratory aspects of sexually tranmsissible infections, risk factors and behaviours for STIs, and the relationship between STIs and HIV.  Now Director and Senior Staff Specialist at the Kirketon Road Centre, Kings Cross, Sydney, a primary health care facility involved in the prevention treatment and care of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmissible infections and viral hepatitis among "at risk" young people, sex workers and people who inject drugs. The service also works with high numbers of the Aboriginal, homeless and LGBTI communities.

Broad Research Areas:
HIV - AIDS, Population Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis C, Sexually transmissible infections

Qualifications:
MBBS, BSc, FRCP (UK), DipGUM, DFFP, DipHIV, MPH, FAChSHM, PhD

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Clinical advisor for the Australian Society for HIV medicine (ASHM)., Lecturer on ASHM HIV prescribing courses, Family Planning courses, also at Justice Health NSW conferences on the subject of HIV and Prison. Formerly convenor of Australasia-wide fortnightly web-based sexual health training program.

Specific Research Keywords:
Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexual Health, Epidemiology, Antiretroviral therapy, STD/STI's, hepatitis, people who inject drugs, syphilis