CROI 2018 Boston

Reblog from Dr Fiona Bisshop.
CROI 2018. All the goings on in the HIV world.

Dr Fiona Bisshop



Earlier this month I attended the 25th CROI in Boston, the conference on retroviruses and opportunistic infections,  a wonderful annual opportunity for scientists and clinicians from around the world to come together to discuss the latest research in HIV and Hepatitis.


Despite my trip beginning and ending with famous Boston “Nor’Easters” which delayed all my flights, covered the eastern US with snow, and at one stage left me stranded in Denver airport wondering if we would need the prolifically sign-posted tornado shelters, I did manage to attend the whole conference; and I was also lucky enough to be invited to a fantastic post-conference meeting with Dr Paul Sax and the faculty from Harvard.  The conference covered a large number of  topics, with many sessions running concurrently, making it difficult to choose which talks to attend – suffice to say my dance card was always full and sometimes double-booked.

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Trans Teens in the Top End

Latest blog from Dr Fiona Bisshop. This clinic saves lives, legit. Amazing peeps working there, also excellent news from the family court for transgender teens. I totes had a little sob when that happened, it is going to make a massive difference to a lot of peoples lives. #supporttransyouth #standupspeakout #transhealth #transisbeautiful

Dr Fiona Bisshop

Last week was a big week for young trans people in Australia.

On Thursday the Family Court of Australia handed down their decision in an appeal that sought to have hormone treatment taken out of the court’s jurisdiction.  The case has been referred to as “re Kelvin”.  The court decided in favour of the appellants, and there is now no longer a requirement for the court to approve stage 2 (hormone) treatment.  Actually Australia was the only country in the world where this strange situation existed, but now finally the decision regarding if and when to start hormones can be made by the treating doctors, without the lengthy and expensive court process to get there.

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As many readers of this blog will know, I dedicate a large proportion of my working day in Brisbane to seeing transgender people, and often young trans teens, for…

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Taking Stock…

Making: A baby! Joking! I'm making a cosy gorgeous home, there is Indian music playing, Indian cooking happening, watering of gardens, smoothie making and I'm still in my PJ's at 5.25pm. I recommend it. Cooking: Right now I am cooking this. I'm a massive fan of all things Indian. This is delicious, there are a few steps … Continue reading Taking Stock…