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Sample workshop course structure

These pages outline a recent course that i-Base ran for Positively UK. The numbered buttons at the bottom of the page link to each of the five sessions.

Session 1: Introduction to HIV treatment and setting course priorities

Topics discussed:

  • HIV monitoring tests: CD4 and viral load
  • Serodifferent couples: how can one person be positive and the other negative?
  • Drug levels in different sites: e.g. brain, genital tract etc.

Topics highlighted for future sessions:

    • Treatment strategies (including BHIVA guidelines and PI monotherapy)
    • Cure research
    • Drug interactions – including methadone and recreational drugs
    • HIV and ageing
    • Treatment
      1. Long term safety
      2. Brain function (how it relates to HIV and HIV drugs
      3. New drugs/ pipeline
      4. Side effects
      5. Different drug classes and how they work