Articles tagged with: Treatment as Prevention (TasP)

GIPA takes a hit

published: September, 20, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

As funding starts to slow, engagement and involvement of people living with HIV is often the first to go. Bob Leahy on the politics of inclusion, exclusion and how people living with HIV are fighting back

GIPA takes a hit

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times: said Charles Dickens. “It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity." That was about Paris in 1869. It could have been written about Canada in 2017 and the state of our response to HIV. The best of times? Many feel we are approaching the end of the epidemic with 2030 set as the target date by UNAIDS. We are closing in on 90-90-90 targets which means more people li

The evidence for U=U: why negligible risk is zero risk

published: August, 17, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Current Affairs, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From HIV i-Base, Simon Collins: "Purely theoretical risks are no longer a good enough level of evidence to sustain stigma and discrimination and certainly not criminalisation."

The evidence for U=U: why negligible risk is zero risk

Over the last year, hundreds of HIV organisations have joined a new campaign to endorse the statement that HIV transmission does not occur when viral load is undetectable on ART. And while the dramatic impact of ART on reducing HIV transmission has been known for a long time, it is new to say ART stops transmission completely. This change is especially important given that prejudice and discrimination against HIV positive people is still widespread. So while it is easy to simply answer “n

US: advocates launch consensus statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in criminal law reform

published: July, 20, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Women, International , Legal, Media, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From the HIV Justice Network, this report on how the ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ campaign might best be understood to impact HIV criminalization advocacy.

US: advocates launch consensus statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in criminal law reform

Yesterday saw the launch of a Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform, to provide guidance for efforts to reform or “modernize” HIV-specific laws across the United States. The concern, as highlighted by Charles King, President and Chief Executive Officer, Housing Works, Inc, is that if HIV criminalisation reform focuses soley on changing laws so that those who are virally suppressed are not considered ‘a risk’ that this approach will not addres

Zambian activists launch ‘Team No Shame About HIV+’ campaign

published: July, 11, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Current Affairs, Mental Health, Health, International , Living with HIV, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Activists adapt Kevin Maloney's "No Shame About Being HIV+" campaign to raise HIV awareness in Zambia. From The Zambian Analyst, Paul Shalala reports

Zambian activists launch ‘Team No Shame About HIV+’ campaign

Some of the activists who are part of the campaign   -Photos by Rise Up To HIV Over a dozen Zambian youths living with HIV and those who are passionate about fighting the spread of the virus have taken to social media to launch a campaign dubbed ‘Team No Shame About HIV+.’ The youths aim to raise awareness about their HIV status and inspire others to come out in the open and live positive lives. In a country where being HIV positive is sometimes associated with bad behaviour, these ac

Join us: community response to the effects of HIV treatment and viral suppression on sexual transmission – webinar

published: June, 27, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services invites you to attend. Scroll down for the registration link.

Join us: community response to the effects of HIV treatment and viral suppression on sexual transmission – webinar

On Friday, June 30, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy will host a community led “Community Response to the Effects of HIV Treatment and Viral Suppression on Transmission” webinar. To register CLICK HERE In the last year, compelling new evidence has demonstrated that HIV treatment significantly reduces sexual transmission of HIV. In addition, this research found no cases of HIV that were transmitted sexually by individuals with a suppress

Horwath hosts Pharmacare roundtable focused on tackling barriers to HIV prevention, treatment

published: June, 22, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Current Affairs, Health, Treatment, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Horwath: “Whether it’s PrEP or HIV treatment, we believe that no one should have to empty their wallet to get the medicine they need,”

Horwath hosts Pharmacare roundtable focused on tackling barriers to HIV prevention, treatment

QUEEN’S PARK – Today (June 20, 2017) , Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath hosted a roundtable discussion with people living with HIV and leaders in the fight to improve access to HIV treatment and prevention in Ontario. A key topic during the discussion was the cost of life-saving drugs to treat and prevent HIV, and the NDP Pharmacare plan.  “Whether it’s PrEP or HIV treatment, we believe that no one should have to empty their wallet to get the medicine they need,” said Horwath.

The U=U movement: a global phenomenon

published: April, 27, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The Prevention Access Campaign is scoring impressive gains around the world – but challenges still remain, writes PositiveLite.com publisher Bob Leahy

The U=U movement: a global phenomenon

The Supporters The Prevention Access Campaign’s website is the hub of the ubiquitous Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign. It’s impressive. "Slick marketing", its detractors like to label it. Bruce Richman, the campaign’s founding light, would prefer to call it professional. And it is: campaign posters generated by supporting agencies from the USA, the UK, Italy, France, Greece, the Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Macedonia, Spain, Ireland and Turkey slide in and out of view.

HIV prevention for people who inject drugs: New biomedical approaches and time-honoured strategies

published: March, 06, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Lifestyle

From CATIE, Camille Arkell looks at the risk of HIV transmission through injection drug use, and explores some of the factors that contribute to an increased risk among people who inject drugs.

HIV prevention for people who inject drugs: New biomedical approaches and time-honoured strategies

Une version française est disponible ici. In Canada, people who inject drugs are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to the general population. Among people who inject drugs, HIV transmission happens primarily through the sharing of injection drug use equipment, but also through sexual transmission. This article will look at the risk of HIV transmission through injection drug use, and will explore some of the factors that contribute to an increased risk among people who inject dr

Accuracy Watchdog Eyes Media for Mistakes in HIV Transmission Risk

published: February, 03, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Mental Health, Health, International , Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

On getting U=U and PrEP facts right .POZ reports on this joint initiative of Human Rights Campaign and Prevention Access Campaign.

Accuracy Watchdog Eyes Media for Mistakes in HIV Transmission Risk

This article previously appeared at POZ, here. A new initiative called Accuracy Watchdog aims to correct erroneous reporting about HIV transmission risks. A partnership between LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), Accuracy Watchdog launched this month. The joint initiative will, for example, correct scientific misinformation pertaining to people living with HIV who are on treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load—a concept known as

Undetectable=Untransmittable – CATIE signs on

published: January, 13, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, CATIE, Current Affairs, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Read this amazing blog post from CATIE's Excective Director Laurie Edmiston

Undetectable=Untransmittable – CATIE signs on

This article originally appeared on the CATIE blog here  Une version française est disponible ici.   All of us here at CATIE, and indeed around the world, are celebrating the most significant development in the HIV world since the advent of effective combination therapy 20 years ago – people living with HIV with sustained undetectable viral loads can confidently declare to their sexual partners “I’m not infectious!” The “fabulousness” of this news cannot be overstated. With or

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