BBV and STI Sector Briefing on COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Thank you for holding this event!
Morrison said a 6month process , wondering about the security of HIV medication over the 6-9 months , now that Europe is going in lock down
Hello all, there are a team of us from the Illicit Drug policy and Program team from Drug and Alcohol Services in SA (DASSA).
Is there an update on whether protease inhibitors are effective in treating Covid19
Is there an update on the reinfection rate with covid19
Is there any research on using ARVs such as Ritonvir can be used as a form of PrEP, especially for medical workers. Any thoughts on how those of us who have been on retinovir for many years helping with research?
Hello all, My team from Mosaic Services RASA are attending today, we have clients who have asked about Flu jabs and when these will be available and also about what will happen about their ID appointments and getting medication and support from clinical services
What messages would be valuable to make public for PLHIV?
Is there an impact on HIV viral load testing as a consequence of testing for CONVID19
Regarding the flu vaccine...I know it's best to consider to avoid coinfection with COVID. The usual reccomendation is to have one from end of April onwards. Should we be considering having the flu vaccine earlier now?
especially for those who have a BBV or are immunocomprimised?
What about the Dutch researchers who have discovered COVID 19 antibody?
Could we have a link to that paper please Sharon?
Do people living with HBV or HCV need to take any extra precautions to prevent infection with COVID-19?
Dutch study https://innovationorigins.com/dutch-researchers-find-corona-virus-antibody/
Should people who are taking HCV treatment make any adjustment or even cease treatment?
Should people taking medication for diabetes, hypertension cease them or see their doctor regarding the continuing of the medications
Are ASHM providing direct education or information to the Australian Prison system about how best to support prisoners with their BBV care and treatment?
Would be great for ASHM to include S100 prescribers who will do tele-consults for existing clients and fax scripts to local pharmacies (where community dispensing exists).
If only 2 months ish of protection , how many hits can the immune system handle if reinfected
there was mention of defining ‘close contact’ - would be great to get a concise and clear definition from the clinical side that we can pass on to community.
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Sex workers are massively impacted in regards to loss of income and also concern that our work involves high risk contact for infection and spread. Does anyone have any specific advice for sex workers?
People will only go so long without an income. Soon they will ignore social distancing in face of paying bills etc. This is the situation with HIV in Africa
Realistically, sex workers need more nuanced advice than just being told to stop working. This is not possible for everyone. Loss of income can have follow on negative impacts to sw health, such as homelessness.
Sharon mentioned 'possible immunity' - can anyone expand on this? I've heard mixed messages regarding this aspect.
Do we know more about the specifics of transmission from asymptomatic people? is it the same as for symptomatic people? eg 2 hours in close confines with other people?
SHINE SA here - what is the length of time the virus lives on particular surfaces please
A question to Edwina. There is some confusion about the effectiveness of the ARV Kaletra. Has research been scrapped on this as treatment and/or PrEP. Or are Australian researchers continuing to investigate. There are just a small number of PLWHA still taking ARVs like retonivir. Is there a possibility that these people may have built up an immunity and this can be studied to come up with a treatment?
It would be great for sw orgs and support services to brainstorm and share different types of work for sex workers that may have little or no close contact, whilst still recieving income.Sadly, the reality is a number of people centred services will not be able to provide work in the same way and have HUGE impacts on their income source.Brainstorming and have sw's share their ideas and experience of work without close contact is important, as well as support for mental health whilst coping with this isolation and lack of work.
Syl Sexual Health Worker from Nunkuwarrin Yunti, Primary Health Care Services here, on behalf of Nunk. :) Thank you
Thank you all for your input!
This has been the most rewarding seminar I have attended in a long time thank you
Thanks kate, email sent :)
Freeze all debts and rents and bills while in lockdown
vouchers for food
Many are Cipriano, however this can actual feed and escalte poverty for some people. As they will not be in a better position later to pay these, in fact if not recieving income, it can be a stressful worse situation - as they have a large bill/debt to then pay. Something to be mindful of.
thank so for running this webinar, very informative speakers!
Can we reframe it as Physical Distancing.....we need to find a way to retain social connection in any form.
domestic violence when in lock down
If this goes to lockdown, how do people get hold of treatment / medication?
Aboriginal Health Council of SA thank you very informative and helpful for Aboriginal Community controlled health services
I'm happy to stayonline and discuss further
ASHM is happy to and will transmit the recording through our LMS /platform.
Thank you Cipri. More questions to ask
We must include people with disabilities