Articles tagged with: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

What’s Reckless About a Campaign to Prevent HIV?

published: April, 20, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Health, International , Treatment, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From The Advocate: educating people about the availability of PrEP shouldn't be controversial, writes Dr. Michael Gottlieb.

What’s Reckless About a Campaign to Prevent HIV?

The complete article by Dr. Michael Gottlieb can be read at The Advocate, here. As a physician who has been treating people with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic and as a witness to more than a few AIDS-related controversies, I’m profoundly puzzled by how some are overreacting to a new HIV prevention campaign. F*ck w/out Fear is the admittedly audacious tagline of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new campaign to raise awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis, which consists of tak

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

published: December, 12, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy: Are organizations passing up on the chance to end HIV stigma and inform people living with HIV who are durably undetectable that they can’t transmit the virus? What people are saying

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

The images accompanying this article are from campaigns around the world informing people living with HIV that if their viral load is durably suppressed, they can not transmit the virus to others. There were no Canadian images used because no such campaigns exist in Canada.  It’s getting heated People living with HIV have never played a greater part in designing and implementing prevention messaging. In just a few months, the U = U message from the Prevention Access Campaign, arguably the

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea, and Advocacy

published: September, 28, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"In light of mounting data on STI’s, some of my own past writing makes me cringe," says Mark S. King

My Attitude Adjustment About Sex, Gonorrhea, and Advocacy

Amidst the happy haze of good news about the efficacy of PrEP in preventing new HIV infections and the growing consensus that people living with HIV who are undetectable are not infectious, there is troubling news from the CDC in two new reports about the golden oldies of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s): rates of syphilis are on the riseand antibiotics to treat gonorrhea may be nearing the end of their usefulness. The news underscores a simmering tension between those of us