Bloomsbury Patient Network

6 days of the International AIDS Conference

6 days of the International AIDS Conference


Garry Brough, the founding member and Chair of the Bloomsbury Patients Network is attending the 20th international AIDS conference, AIDS 2014, in Melbourne, Australia. Across the six-day programme Garry is going to blog all his activity and share all the latest news from the conference as it happens. Garry has travelled to Melbourne to present his work that he does for the THT’s, The Health Wealth & Happiness project for over 50′s living with HIV, the work does here are the Bloomsbury Patient Network and to share stories of the Bloomsbury Patient representatives work.

So you can follow Garry’s activity during his visit we had created a live interactive timeline below of all the news and info that he is sharing throughout the duration of the AIDS 2014 conference.

To read in-depth articles on each day please click on the titles.

  • July 20, 2014 Day One – AIDS Conference Melbourne

    Hi All I'm going to be keeping a daily journal to update you all on what is going on here at the International AIDS Society's 2014 Conference in Melbourne. I'm here to present information on THT's work on our Health Wealth & Happiness project for over 50's living with HIV, the ...
  • July 21, 2014 Day Two – AIDS Conference Melbourne

    Hi All Now on my third day with only 4 hours sleep, and the irritation is beginning to show! Thankfully, it's now 9.30pm and I'm so tired I think I may well be able to sleep once I've done this, so fingers crossed! Today was the day for presenting the poster the ...
  • July 22, 2014 Day Three – AIDS Conference Melbourne

    Hi All Apologies for the delay in getting yesterday's report to you, but several other things came up that demanded my attention and I had to prioritise. However, here's my update for Tuesday 22nd. After a good night's sleep (at last!), the morning started with a catch up Plenary Session with ...
  • July 23, 2014 Day Four – AIDS Conference Melbourne

    Good morning/evening/whatever time it is there! Wednesday was my busiest day as far as my own involvement in sessions was concerned, as I was set to speak in a morning and afternoon session. The day started messily, after some initial confusion about room locations, but the first event was a discussion ...
  • July 24, 2014 Day Five – AIDS Conference Melbourne

    Hi All Apologies for the delay in getting the last couple of updates to you, but the closing couple of days went into overdrive, as there were various social events on Thursday night which meant I wasn't able to get my notes written up. Then on Friday I only had time ...
  • July 25, 2014 Day Six– AIDS Conference Melbourne

    Hi All Here's my last write-up for the World AIDS Conference, from Friday's final day. With only the morning providing a choice of sessions before the afternoon's round-up and close, I chose the workshop on Ageing with HIV, delivered by the local HIV support organisation, the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC). Facilitated ...

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Richard, London

Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge and experience and courage with us!

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Thanks for giving me back my life and thanks for giving me hope. From now on I will be seeing my life differently. Thanks for everything over the last three weeks it has been a great course.

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May I take this opportunity to thank you for your time, support and more importantly faith that we can embrace our HIV status with a degree of confidence and pride

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