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Sunshine Coast Monday 29th August – Thursday 1 September 2022

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) is Australasia’s peak professional body representing healthcare professionals working in HIV, viral hepatitis, other Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs), Sexual and Reproductive Health (Conference Handbook, 2022).

Being a member of ASHM in the early days of my doctoral journey gave me an insight into the HIV field in this region. As a student who yearned for growth, I attended the HIV&AIDS Sexual Health 2020 Virtual and was intrigued by the incredible work of researchers and professionals in this space.

AAP at the ASHM stand

Building on that learning, this year under the guidance of my amazing supervisors Dr. Julie Anne King and Dr. Jo Durham from QUT School of Public Health and Social Work, I have:

  1. My abstract accepted for presentation. My abstract is entitled “𝑨 π‘΄π’‚π’“π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’‚π’π’Šπ’”π’†π’… π‘·π’π’‘π’–π’π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’: π‘Όπ’”π’Šπ’π’ˆ π‘°π’π’•π’†π’“π’”π’†π’„π’•π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’π’Šπ’•π’š 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒅𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 π‘¨π’π’•π’Šπ’“π’†π’•π’“π’π’—π’Šπ’“π’‚π’ π‘»π’‰π’†π’“π’‚π’‘π’š π‘¨π’Žπ’π’π’ˆ 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒔 π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ π‘«π’Šπ’”π’‚π’ƒπ’Šπ’π’Šπ’•π’Šπ’†π’” π‘³π’Šπ’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝑯𝑰𝑽”
  2. Applied and was awarded a scholarship to support my participation at the conference.
Scholarship email

My participation over these 4 days will be premised on learning about the developments in the field of HIV&AIDS. Having the opportunity to dessiminate my findings at such an important platform improves my confidence and validates the significance of my research.

I look forward to learning and sharing my findings here. If you are in the Sunshine Coast, feel free to connect. You can catch me on stand 55.

AAP at his poster stand

Special thanks to QUT (Queensland University of Technology) who have funded my research in the past 3 years.

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