Symposium: Controversies in treatment as prevention among people who inject drugs

Wednesday 23 July 2014 18:30 – Wednesday 23 July 2014 19:30
Melbourne Convention Centre

The Event

Panel discussion to explore the notion of treatment as prevention among people who inject drugs. Discussion will cover both international and Australian contexts, touching on ethical, medical and social dimensions to treatment as prevention for this marginalised group. Panel members will include local and international experts who can provide diverse professional and personal perspectives on this important issue.

For more information about this event, please contact Elise Carrotte at 03 8506 2365 or [email protected]

Topics Covered

  • Is treatment as prevention possible?
  • How can we engage with people who inject drugs?
  • Ethical issues of implementing treatment as prevention
  • Research ethics of treatment as prevention studies

Who Should Attend?

This event is open to AIDS 2014 delegates only.


Facilitator: The discussion will be facilitated by Australian broadcaster Libbi Gorr.

Panel members include:

  • The Hon Michael Kirby Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, Commissioner of the UNAIDS Commission on Sustainable Health
  • Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman Dean of Medicine, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya
  • Dr Niklas Luhmann Harm Reduction and HIV/AIDS Advisor, Médecins du Monde, France.
  • Sam Nugraha Executive Director, PEKA Halfway House - Community Based Treatment.
  • Tracy Swan Hepatitis/HIV Project Director, Treatment Action Group, U.S.A.
  • Professor Michel Kazatchkine UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Professor Margaret Hellard Head, Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute; Burnet Associate Director; Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM, Australia

Date & Time

Wednesday 23 July 2014 18:30 – Wednesday 23 July 2014 19:30


Free (including drinks and canapés before the event)


Room 103, Level One
Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf