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Joint symposium of Fast-Track Cities London and the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries


On Wednesday 23 June 2021 we ran a joint webinar with The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries to mark 40 years since the first description of AIDS and explore the progress that has been made in treatment for HIV.

Our focus was on people and their experiences of AIDS and HIV.

We heard from people with HIV, doctors and nurses about treatment then and how it has evolved, what has been achieved so far and how looking after people has changed from a patient and clinical perspective. They identified remaining challenges and actions needed so people get the best health outcomes, and what needs to happen next to reach London’s 2030 goal of “Getting to Zero”.

Speakers and panelists were:

  • Professor Kevin Fenton (London Regional Director of Public Health and Co-Chair Fast-Track Cities London)
  • Professor Jane Anderson, (Co-Chair Fast-Track Cities London and Senior Warden, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries)
  • Professor Chloe Orkin (Lead for HIV Research at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust)
  • Simon Collins (Co-Founder of I -Base and UKCAB, lived experience)
  • Dr Duncan Churchill (Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, Convenor, Diploma in HIV Medicine)
  • Fiona Wallis (The Company of Nurses)
  • Sophie Strachan (Director, the Sophia Forum, Sexual Health Advisor, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust and lived experience)
  • Dr Nneka Nwokolo (Senior Global Medical Director, ViiV Healthcare)


Professor Chloe Orkin – the clinician’s perspective (large file so please email if you would like a copy transferred)

Simon Collins – An HIV perspective


The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries is the City of London Livery Company that represents doctors and pharmacists. The Society hosts the Diploma in HIV Medicine, which sets the professional standards for doctors involved in the care of people living with HIV. They have a particular interest in the history of medicine and pharmacy with its faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine. It is also a founder member of the Health Liveries group. Visit www.apothecaries.org to find out more.


If you would like a copy of the presentations please email hlp.londonftci@nhs.net.

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