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U=U Is Your Story Too (Webinar for Women)
This online event is not to be missed! In the lead up to World AIDS Day, this Australian first webinar led by women living with HIV will dispel outdated myths, highlighting the message that successful HIV treatment eliminates the risk of transmission of HIV to sexual partners.
Known in shorthand as Undetectable=Untransmittable, or U=U, this webinar introduces audiences to more than 20 years of scientific evidence that underpins this message of hope and liberation, confirming that when antiretroviral treatment is used, and levels of HIV cannot be detected in blood, HIV is not transmitted during sexual contact or to a baby during pregnancy and childbirth. The panel will also discuss U=U and breastfeeding, to assist and support women with understanding the current evidence and their choices in this area.
In this ground breaking webinar, a panel of women living with HIV are joined by a leading Australian infectious diseases physician, to share stories and knowledge about how this fact has transformed their lives, discussing issues around motherhood, sex, and relationships.
Sarah Feagan (webinar facilitator) has a powerful personal story and in-depth knowledge of how U=U challenges stigma.
Jessica Whitbread (guest speaker and panellist) from Canada, who is an international HIV advocate for the U=U message.
Michelle Tobin (panellist) is a Yorta Yorta woman and the Aboriginal Health Program Officer with Positive Life NSW. Michelle serves on several HIV organisation boards and committees at a state and national level and has been an advocate for ending HIV stigma many years.
Jackie Roberts (panellist) is a passionate advocate for ending HIV stigma and a former board director with Positive Women Victoria will also share what U=U has meant to her life.
Associate Professor Edwina Wright (panellist) specialises in HIV Medicine and HIV Clinical Research, and will join the panel to answer webinar participants’ questions about the science that confirms the U=U message.
Date: Thursday 26 November, 2020
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm AEDT
Location: Online via Zoom
RSVP: Register your name, email address, and any questions you may have for the panel. You will then be sent a link to join the Zoom webinar.