2023 Resources

To compliment the Optimising Care 2023 presentations we have also put together a toolkit of resources provided by the speakers as well as some of ASHM’s resources. Please be aware this page is being continuously updated as speakers provide their slides.

Across the ages

Many people diagnosed with HIV in the 80s and 90s had very different experiences to those diagnosed today. The lived experience and the development of a positive identity has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. In the early days, stigma developed within the gay and wider community and the shame associated with being HIV positive forced many into a secret life. Today, HIV-related stigma has improved and the younger population has involved a confidence and a call to action. The conversations between older and younger gay men reveal valuable insights into the past and the present HIV epidemic.

Zooming Across The Pacific for Long Term Survivors Day 2022

On Sunday 5 June 2022, to mark Long Term Survivors Awareness Day, Living Positive Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health dialled in to chat with the HIV Long Term Survivors International Network. The conversation starts in Melbourne, Australia, winds its way up the eastern coast through Lismore and traverses the Pacific Ocean with a stop-over in Malaysia as we continue all the way to United States of America. This is a compelling dialogue between HIV Long Termers. It’s raw. It’s honest. It’s personal and community. There’s even a smidgeon of politics. At times it’s serious and at other times we just have a good laugh. Above all, it’s an incredibly insightful view into the world of people living with HIV long term.

RACGP – RACGP aged care clinical guide (Silver Book)

More than one in three general practice patient encounters are with older people aged 65 years and over, and general practitioners (GPs) are increasingly seeing more older people in their practice.