The talk will cover the history of how HIV/AIDS prevention and care developed over the past 35 years, outlining the impact of public health messages and how intervention with drugs has transformed what was once a ‘fatal disease’ to a manageable long term condition, however stigma still exists.
Dr Olwen Williams FLSW is Chief of Staff for the Primary, Community and Specialist Medicine Clinical Programme Group at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. A consultant physician for over 20 years, she was named Welsh Woman of the Year in 2000, and received an OBE for services to medicine in 2005. Dr Williams is a specialist in genitourinary medicine and is President of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. She is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians, and a former Vice-President of the Medical Women’s Federation.
Dr Williams is a distinguished Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.