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Dr Asboe Appointed as British HIV Association Chair

08 August 2013

HIV Medicine and Sexual Health consultant Dr David Asboe has been elected as the Chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA). He will serve from July 2013 to 2016.

HIV Medicine and Sexual Health consultant Dr David Asboe has been elected as the Chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA).  He will serve from July 2013 to 2016.

Dr Asboe has been a consultant at Chelsea and Westminster since 1996 and his specialist areas of expertise are antiretroviral treatment and the sexual health of people living with HIV.

Dr Asboe said: “Antiretroviral treatment has been one of the major medical advances in the last 50 years allowing HIV positive people to live increasingly healthy lives. However significant social, medical and organisational challenges to the improvement of outcomes for people living with HIV remain. Furthermore rates of undiagnosed HIV and the incidence of new HIV infections are both unacceptably high. I relish the opportunity to join with colleagues locally and around the country to better address these important issues.”

BHIVA is the leading UK professional association representing professionals in HIV care. It acts as a national advisory body to professions and other organisations on all aspects of HIV care and provides a national platform for HIV care.  BHIVA contributes representatives for international, national and local committees dealing with HIV care. Within BHIVA, Dr Asboe also chairs the Conferences sub-committee.

Dr Simon Barton, Clinical Lead for Sexual Health at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital:  “This national recognition is a huge achievement for Dr Asboe and the Trust.  One of our consultants, Professor Gazzard, was the founding BHIVA chair nearly 20 years ago so I am delighted for Dr Asboe that he is carrying on the legacy.”