As part of our Living Well: 50+ project, HIV Scotland hosted a series of seminars that critically examined a range of topics meaningful for older people living with HIV, which included topics on health-related quality of life, social isolation, and stigma-free social care. With help from a diverse range of participants, including people living with HIV, NHS representatives, academics, and third- and public-sector organisations, these seminars aimed to unpack the complexity of issues of ageing with HIV. Based on the discussions had at the seminars, we developed three briefings. The first one is on Health-Related Quality of Life.

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We decided to dig a little bit deeper. On Wednesday, 9th September at 7PM, we invited experts to speak about Health-Related Quality of Life, what this means for people living with HIV, and how we can build upon the momentum of having already achieved global 90-90-90 targets. The big question answered was: What's next? Find out what they said below.

The panel was moderated by Jeffrey Hirono, HIV Scotland's Policy & Research Lead and lead for the Living Well: 50+ project, and consisted of:

  • Dr Meaghan KallEpidemiologist in the National HIV Surveillance team at Public Health England and Lead for the Positive Voices surveillance programme. 
  • Dr Jeffrey LazarusAssociate Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, where he leads the Health Systems Research Group. 
  • Dr Nicoletta PolicekAssociate Professor in Policing and Criminology, Head of the Graduate School at the University of Cumbria, UK and Chair of HIV Scotland Board of Trustees.