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HIV and Why Early Diagnosis Matters

HIV and Why Early Diagnosis Matters

HIV and Why Early Diagnosis Matters

Philippa Matthews
Philippa Matthews
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 19 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 05 Sep 2018

Reference: 188300

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This session will give an update on HIV in the UK. It will explain the clinical significance of late diagnosis - and discuss strategies to increase early diagnosis.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Outline key facts about HIV including routes of transmission and strategies for prevention
• Recognise the benefits of reducing undiagnosed HIV infection and describe the risks to health of late diagnosis
• Outline strategies for improving the diagnosis of people with asymptomatic HIV infection in the general practice context
• Describe strategies to establish, promote and increase HIV testing by the practice team
• Recognise possible primary HIV infection and be aware of how to confirm the diagnosis
Philippa Matthews

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Philippa Matthews
on behalf of Health Education England

Philippa Matthews is Primary Care Development and Education Lead for the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The area has the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. She is interested in developing, implementing and testing a sustainable model of care based on the use of triage of HIV patients in primary care (to identify a group which can safely be ‘stepped down’ to annual review). Ultimately she would like to help integrate the care of patients with any long term condition (including HIV) so that HIV care can be destigmatised and normalised. In the whole of Sub Saharan Africa, why not?

For many years she was an inner city GP in Birmingham and London. In the past she has developed strategies for the provision of high quality sexual health care, based on using risk assessment for STI and unwanted pregnancy, with a strong emphasis on targeted prevention. This was therefore also a use of triage, although here in Mtubatuba the use of risk assessment, where the adult prevalence of HIV is 23%, is an irrelevance.

Philippa has a longstanding interest in commissioning, developing and delivering education on sexual health which aims to be highly relevant and practical. She is a Clinical Consultant for Sexual Health in Practice [SHIP] scheme in Birmingham and London. SHIP provides sexual health training, resources and support for the staff of participating practices (95% of practices in Birmingham).

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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