Pirapon June Ohata, Stephen J Kerr, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Reshmie Ramautarsing, Sivaporn Gatechompol, Thornthun Ueaphongsukkit, Nittaya Phanuphak, Eugene Kroon, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Donn Colby & Praphan Phanuphak
Published Online: 21 May 2020 | https://doi.org/10.2217/fvl-2020-0009
The Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine is one of the longest running and largest international conferences in the Asia–Pacific, providing healthcare workers with the most up-to-date information pertaining to HIV and coinfections. In the third week of January 2020, 500 HIV researchers and service providers from over 21 countries worldwide gathered in Bangkok to share data and experiences in the treatment and prevention of HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections. Highlights of the 2020 symposium included a roundtable discussion of pre-exposure prophylaxis, a 1-day forum on TB, the potential for a HBV cure and, for the first time, oral presentations from four young investigators from the region.
Keywords: Asia–Pacific, healthcare workers, HIV, HIV medicine, HIV researchers, international conference, opportunistic infections, prevention