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01 Dec 2021

World AIDS Day 2021

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01 Dec 2021
9.00am - 6.00pm

Events for World AIDS Day 2021 will centre around the theme 40 years of HIV - where to next? The day will include panel discussions, a community forum and the mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium. Please be sure to register separately for both the morning and afternoon session.

Morning Session

9.00am - 12.00pm

9:00 am        

Welcome and Official Launch of World AIDS Day 2021

9:05 am       

Opening address by The Hon Martin Foley, Victorian Minister for Health & The Hon Harriet Shing, Parliamentary Secretary for Equality

9:25 am

Panel Discussion: 40 Years of HIV, where to next?
Moderated by Associate Professor Jen Power, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society along with members of the Living Positive Victoria Speakers Bureau.

10:00 am 


11:00 am

Community Forum:  HIV in 2031
Moderated by Michael West, Manager, Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis program, Victorian Department of Health, with panellists Brent Allan, ICASO; Kirsty Machon, Executive Officer, Positive Women Victoria; Richard Keane, Chief Executive Officer, Living Positive Victoria;  and Simon Ruth, CEO, Thorne Harbour Health

9am – 12pm Registration

mHIVE World AIDS Day Symposium 2021

1.00 - 6.00pm

Targeting the 4th 90 – Living well with HIV

1:00 - 1:05

Welcome Address, Prof. Melissa Churchill, RMIT University

1:05 - 1:15

Official Opening, Prof. Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria


1:15 - 2:15

Keynote Presentation

Prof. Serena Spudich, Gilbert Glaser Professor of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine, USA

Update on neurocognitive disorders affecting people with HIV

2:15 - 2:45

Clinical Perspective

Prof. Jenny Hoy, Director HIV Medicine, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University

2:45 - 3:15

Social Perspectives

Prof. Mark Stoove, Head, Public Health and Co-Head, HIV Elimination Program, Burnet Institute

Afternoon Tea Break and Poster Viewing

3:15 - 3:45


3:45 - 4:30

Community Forum - Living and ageing well with HIV

Chair - Dr. Miranda Smith
Panel - Bev, Carlos, David & Adam

4:30 - 5:30

Young Investigator Presentations

TBD from submitted abstracts

5:30 - 5:45

Tea Break and Poster Viewing


Award Presentation

Young Investigator Award


Official Closing

Prof. Gilda Tachedjian, Head, Life Sciences Displine, Burnet Institute