Volume 4 Number 5 June 2003

Conference attendance this month has taken us a little less far afield than usual, and we report from the 9th BHIVA meeting in Manchester.

A summary of the BHIVA 2002 treatment audit was presented, which gives a fascinating insight into what is actually happening in treating HIV in clinical practice in this country, and to what extent the national guidelines are being followed.

Revisions to the current BHIVA guidelines were also discussed, and these are available for comment from the first week of June on the BHIVA website, prior to final publication on the website in July and in HIV Medicine in October.

We also report on some of the presentations reflecting the diversity of populations with HIV, and in turn the diversity of issues they and their  healthcare workers are facing in Britain today.

Our own UK-CAB meeting in May focused on TB coinfection, and access to treatment for UK visitors, refugees and asylum seekers. The reports from the meeting, together with slide and reading material are now on our website at:

Finally on a completely different note, a big thank you is in order to photographer Wolfgang Tillmans whose exhibition “If one thing matters, everything matters” is currently on show at Tate Britain.

A beautiful limited edition print was made available for purchase at the preview of this exhibition to raise funds for i-Base.

i-Base does not receive any statutory or government funding – and continues to provide all services and publications free of charge – so we’re always in need of cash and especially appreciate funds raised through such an aesthetic route…

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