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Joint Proffered Paper Session - Asia Pacific - Future-Proofing HIV Services: The Role of Community and Clinic Run Health Services, and the Sustainability of the Health Workforce Post the COVID-19 Crisis

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Behavioural research
Prevention
Priority populations
Public health
Stigma and discrimination
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Minyama 3

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Q&A Discussion - Joint Proffered Paper Session - Asia Pacific - Future-Proofing HIV Services: The Role of Community and Clinic Run Health Services, and the Sustainability of the Health Workforce Post the COVID-19 Crisis

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Bonifacio da Silva de Jesus

Successful Maintenance of PLHIV Retention in Care Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Timor-Leste

11:30 AM - 11:42 AM

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Viet (Mason) Trinh

Integrating Mental Health Screening, Basic Support, and Referral to Sexual Health Service Delivery at a One-Stop-Shop Community-led Clinic: Recommendations for Under Resourced Asian Countries

11:42 AM - 11:54 AM

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Viet (Mason) Trinh is a rising researcher and passionate advocate for Vietnamese young key populations (YKPs) and LGBTIQ+ youth's sexual health and mental health. Currently, he serves as the Health Program Coordinator of Lighthouse Social Enterprise. His work adopts a person-centered approach and encompasses community engagement and outreach, intervention design and delivery, and health policy lobbying. Viet and his team partner with the U.S. CDC, the Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control - Ministry of Health to maximize vulnerable populations' access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment while fulfilling their other health needs (e.g., mental health, physical health compromised due to drug-enhanced sex). His body of research is both scientific and community-based in nature, investigating a variety of topics pertinent to YKPs and LGBTIQ+ youth's health such as internalized stigma, determinants of risky sexual behaviors, or acceptability of the intervention. Mason has amassed a number of peer-reviewed publications, international conference presentations, and recognition awards. Before his HIV/AIDS-related advocacy presence, he graduated from Bowling Green State University with the highest distinction and University honors for a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Such academic excellence resulted in his reception of the prestigious graduation award - Presidential Award.
Cris Anthony Gonzales

The BESHIE Bag: An Innovative Community Education Tool

11:54 AM - 12:06 PM

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Dr Pilipinas Ma. Jareno
Associate Professor 5
Central Philippines State University

Padayon: A Phenomenological Study of Women Living with HIV in the Philippines

12:06 PM - 12:18 PM

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A/Prof Catherine O'Connor
Senior Visiting Fellow
The Kirby Institute

Planning for the Future-Online HIV/STI-Clinical Training for Eleven Pacific Island Countries Provided by the UNDP Multi- Country Western Pacific Integrated HIV/TB Programme

12:18 PM - 12:30 PM

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Designation & Affiliations: MB.BS(Hons), Dr PH, MM, FAChSHM, FRACGP; Senior Visiting Fellow, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia; International Sexual Health Consultant, ASHM International 2009-ongoing; International HIV/STI Consultant, UNDP Western Pacific 2019-2022. Achievements: Immediate Past President Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, RACP 2016-2020; Chair Med Staff Exec Council Sydney Local Health District 2017-18; Vice President, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine 2016-17; Oceania Vice Chair IUSTI Asia-Pacific 2010-2021; Director, Sexual Health, Sydney Local Health District, 1996-2019; Currently working in Australia, PNG, Timor Leste & Pacific Island Countries.
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Dr Benjamin Bavinton
Senior Research Fellow
Kirby Institute

Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men in Five Asian Countries Report Low Awareness and Use of Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U): Results of the Asia Pacific MSM Internet Survey

12:30 PM - 12:42 PM

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Benjamin Bavinton has worked in HIV prevention and research for nearly 20 years in Australia and internationally. He is a senior research fellow at the Kirby Institute, UNSW, focusing on HIV prevention among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Chairperson

Michelle O’Connor
Director, ASHM Global
ASHM Health

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Renata Ram
Country Director
UNAIDS Pacific  Sub-Regional Office

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