HIV, long-term survivorship, and quality of life

Kohila KurunathanResearch lounge


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017. 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Fabarnak, 519 Church St., Toronto

Do long-term survivors have high a quality of life? Where do HIV long-term survivors fit in the 90-90-90 target? Does viral suppression promote optimal health and wellbeing among long-term survivors? Are long-term survivors’ health and wellbeing part of the current public health agenda?

We will discuss about the quality of life, health and wellbeing among HIV long-term survivors. We encourage everyone to read the article “Beyond viral suppression of HIV—the new quality of life frontier” prior to our gathering. We will be using the article to contextualize and facilitate conversations around HIV and long-term survivorship. We will not be reading the article during the discussion session.

Our facilitator will be Kate Murzin, a Health Programs Specialist from Realize (formerly the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation). Working with older adults living with and vulnerable to HIV, she focuses on strengthening ties between the HIV community and organizations serving people over 50. Kate aims to inspire policy-makers and care providers to respond to the needs of older adults affected by HIV, and equips them with the evidence and tools to do so.


The OHTN Research Lounge is a community event that seeks to engage community members, community workers, students and researchers in ongoing open dialogue around current research and issues in HIV treatment, care, policy and research (methods and results). The conversation starts with one great article that we all read together! We strongly encourage everyone to read the selected article before we meet. All voices count!

Light snacks will be provided. If you have any questions about the event, or need assistance accessing the article, please email Eugene Nam.

The views, ideas, and opinions expressed during the discussion are not those of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network or Universities Without Walls.