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500 years of medicine. The future: The end of AIDS is up to us

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Royal College Of Physicians

11 Saint Andrews Place

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NW1 4LE

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Join the Royal College of Physicians for a special free lecture, part of the season marking its 500th anniversary, reflecting on the history and future of medicine, society and health.

This event explores the future of medicine and HIV / AIDS.


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Dr Nneka Nwokolo focuses on the advances made in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV over recent years, and how these major changes have not yet entered the public’s consciousness.

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Today, people who receive effective treatment are uninfectious and unable to pass the virus on to others, including sexual partners and unborn babies. Meanwhile, the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medication taken by people at risk of catching HIV, has had ground-breaking effects on transmission in many parts of the world.

Whilst stigma and availability of services remain major issues, the means are now in place to halt the spread of the virus and ensure that people with HIV have life expectancies comparable to the general population.

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Dr Nneka Nwokolo is a consultant physician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where she trained in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine. Her research interests include the prevention of HIV transmission, and she has been involved in initiatives that have resulted in a significant reduction in HIV diagnoses in men who have sex with men in London. She is also interested in the sexual and reproductive health of women, and particularly HIV positive women. She is a passionate advocate for women’s access to HIV prevention strategies including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Dr Nwokolo will argue that the end of AIDS could be within reach, but success lies in our hands.


Programme

6pm - Arrival refreshments (tea and coffee)

6.30pm - Lecture starts

7.30pm - Lecture finishes


Spaces at this event and the others in the 500th series are strictly limited and we anticipate them booking out well in advance. Reserve your place now here on Eventbrite and for the other lectures in the series at the links below:


Wednesday 09 May 2018

500 years of medicine. The 1600s: The Civil War


Thursday 14 June 2018

500 years of medicine. The 1700s: enlightenment, revolution and crisis


Tuesday 10 July 2018

500 years of medicine. The 1800s: conflict, empire and identity


Thursday 13 September 2018

500 years of medicine. The 1900s: doctors, smoking and public health


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United Kingdom

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