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Activity Title: HIV Hot Topics
Release Date: March 8, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 70 minutes

Statement of Need: This session reviews the progress for HIV treatment expansion on a global scale, the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy, and provides updates on pre-exposure prophylaxis. Researchers present data with associated outcomes on recent interventions that identify and provide treatment and prevention programs to at-risk populations residing in low- and middle-income countries. Additionally, attention is devoted to HIV-related stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings and how to provide equitable access to HIV prevention and care.


Prof. Jennifer Hoy, Australia
What’s New in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

Associate Prof. Raja Iskandar Shah Raja Azwa, Malaysia
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Updates

Dr. Rayner Tan, Singapore
HIV Stigma in Healthcare Settings

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Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the progress of HIV treatment expansion on a global scale
  • Understand the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy 
  • Discuss updates on pre-exposure prophylaxis.
  • Discuss data with associated outcomes of recent interventions that identify and provide treatment and prevention programs to at-risk populations
  • Understand HIV-related stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings 
  • Implement learned strategies to provide equitable access to HIV prevention and care

Physicians, nurses, public health officials, researchers, and other health professionals

WHO: Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, testing, treatment, service delivery and monitoring: recommendations for a public health approach (2021).


Commissioners of and collaborators with the International AIDS Society–Lancet Commission on Health and Human Rights. Human rights and fair access to COVID-19 vaccines: the International AIDS Society-Lancet Commission on Health and Human Rights. Lancet. 2021 Apr 24;397(10284):1524-1527. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00708-X. Epub 2021 Mar 24. PMID: 33773117; PMCID: PMC7990478.

Lazarus JV, Safreed-Harmon K, Kamarulzaman A, Anderson J, Leite RB, Behrens G, Bekker LG, Bhagani S, Brown D, Brown G, Buchbinder S, Caceres C, Cahn PE, Carrieri P, Caswell G, Cooke GS, Monforte AD, Dedes N, Del Amo J, Elliott R, El-Sadr WM, Fuster-Ruiz de Apodaca MJ, Guaraldi G, Hallett T, Harding R, Hellard M, Jaffar S, Kall M, Klein M, Lewin SR, Mayer K, Pérez-Molina JA, Moraa D, Naniche D, Nash D, Noori T, Pozniak A, Rajasuriar R, Reiss P, Rizk N, Rockstroh J, Romero D, Sabin C, Serwadda D, Waters L. Consensus statement on the role of health systems in advancing the long-term well-being of people living with HIV. Nat Commun. 2021 Jul 16;12(1):4450. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24673-w. PMID: 34272399; PMCID: PMC8285468.

Hempel S, Ferguson L, Bolshakova M, Yagyu S, Fu N, Motala A, Gruskin S. Frameworks, measures, and interventions for HIV-related internalised stigma and stigma in healthcare and laws and policies: systematic review protocol. BMJ Open. 2021 Dec 9;11(12):e053608. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053608. PMID: 34887280; PMCID: PMC8663079.

HIV - Hot Topics 2022

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