Presenter: Kamelia Stanoeva MD, PhD, Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Public Health, UQ

Kamelia Stanoeva MD, PhD is an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research and a European-trained MD with a profound interest in the HIV/AIDS and sexual health field. She has worked on various HIV-related topics including drug development, HIV persistence monitoring, and clinical management of PLHIV. Her recent doctorate in Japan allowed her to compare European and Asian perspectives of the issues in the HIV/AIDS field.

The talk will outline impressions and comparisons on the healthcare and support services available for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Bulgaria and Japan. It will guide you through the current situation in both countries, how HIV healthcare is organised and the NGO’s that exist to support PLHIV. The aim will be to compare an upper-middle-income European country with a high-income Asian country when it comes to PLHIV demographics, availability of anti-retrovirals, and ease of access.

The seminar will also touch upon current HIV clinical research in Bulgaria and Japan. It will include details on an HIV reservoir measurement project as an example of translational science in the Japanese Center for AIDS Research in Kumamoto.

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