Professor Seth Kalichman from the University of Connecticut visited CSRH on 15 October to share with CSRH colleagues his latest research and preview his presentation for the opening plenary of the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference in Melbourne on 17 October about the new era of HIV treatment as prevention.

Professor Kalichman is a leading behavioural scientist working in HIV/AIDS and in 2005 received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Behavioral Medicine. In his special presentation, he spoke about the importance of effective behavioural interventions in the delivery of biomedical prevention technologies and how failure to deliver ART treatment within a behavioural framework will likely result in another biomedical technology falling short of its potential.