Report from the 2019 Australasian HIV and; AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences, 16–19 September 2019, Perth, Australia

Melinda Hassall1, Penny Kenchington2 and Shannon Woodward3
1Clinical Nurse Lead Nursing Program, Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine
2Nurse Practitioner, Townsville Sexual Health Service , Queensland Health, Australia; Board Member Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine
3Nurse Practitioner, Canberra Sexual Health Centre , Canberra Health, Australia ; President Australian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association

The 2019 Australasian HIV & AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences were attended by over 700 delegates with a record number of nurses.
Research and practice-based presentations were received for the following conference themes:
■ Basic science, biology, resistance and pathogenesis
■ Clinical management and therapeutics
■ Prevention, epidemiology and health promotion
■ Social, political and cultural aspects
Key topics were the impact and response to the syphilis outbreak in Australia, decriminalisation of HIV, trans and gender diverse sexual health and the responsibility of Australia to support our closest neighbour, Papua
New Guinea to achieve the UN 90-90-90 HIV goals [1] .
This report offers a summary and refl ections of what the authors have learnt from presentations by nursing colleagues. Read more…