Dr Vicky Tittle, from 56 Dean Street in London, UK, reviews the reasons to test for HIV, when and how to test and which key populations should receive testing. Specific focus is placed on British guidelines for HIV testing and importance to conduct key initial investigations.
Specialist registrar in HIV/ Genitourinary Medicine, 56 Dean Street, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation, London, UK
13mins - Expert presentations By Professor David Livermore
Future developments in antimicrobial agents
Professor David Livermore highlights increasing resistance and the major bacterial challenges we face. Beta-lactams, the most widely used antibiotic are losing their efficacy. However, there is hope for antimicorbial agents. Cefiderocol, murepavadin and gepotidacin/zoliflodacin all show promise in replacing spent antibiotics. Further, non-antibiotic approaches and improved molecular diagnostics, while not currently comprehensive, could revolutionise the field.
12mins - Expert presentations By Lars Bastholt
Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma in 2019
As a leading expert in the field of metastatic melanoma, Lars Bastholt runs through the recent developments that have transformed treatment of this disease and vastly improved average prognosis. He covers the major trials of drugs targeting the activated MAPK pathway and those blocking CTLA4 and PD1. There is information on which toxicities to look out for with particular regimens, as well as useful guidance on selecting the most appropriate treatment according to patient factors such as disease aggressiveness and molecular biomarkers. Finally, Professor Bastholt looks to trials in progress and how treatment may change in the near future.
10mins - Expert presentations By Marta Boffito
Women and HIV
Dr Marta Boffito reviews options for managing co-morbities in women living with HIV. In particular, she discusses the importance of screening and the challenges of drug-drug for women taking anti-HIV medication.