Articles tagged with: paris

One year ago today, PositiveLite.com endorsed the U=U campaign

published: August, 10, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Activism, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

A wild ride: Bob Leahy looks back at what’s happened since PositiveLite.com became the first Canadian organization to sign on to the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U = U) campaign

One year ago today, PositiveLite.com endorsed the U=U campaign

I don’t remember how I first heard about Bruce Richman but it was surely on social media. It was the summer of 2016. Bruce had started cropping up everywhere. He seemed charismatic, passionate, informed. I asked him for an interview. He obliged and we talked for an hour or so by phone. I posted the resulting interview on August 10, 2016  under the title “Bob Leahy talks to Bruce Richman, the man behind Undetectable = Uninfectious.” The same day we also published an editorial “Positive

No ordinary affair. IAS 2017 report from Paris, Part Two: U=U makes a huge splash

published: August, 01, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Activism, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with an insider’s report on how U=U made a huge impression last week in Paris - in the conference centre, on it’s main stage and in the media.

No ordinary affair. IAS 2017 report from Paris, Part Two: U=U makes a huge splash

What people said? Some said that history was made at IAS2017 in Paris last week. I’m too close to the campaign to be objective – I lead the Canadian arm of the Prevention Access Campaign's work – but certainly it was a big week. It was also one where the U=U campaign repeatedly made the news. Important things were said by important people, including by us and about us – people living with HIV. Here are some of the things people said about U=U last week “Scientists never like to

No ordinary affair. IAS 2017 report from Paris, Part One: Conference highlights

published: August, 01, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Activism, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy was in Paris last week covering the big IAS conference on HIV Science. Turns out it was the best he had been to and not just because Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) almost stole the show. Here is what else happened.

No ordinary affair. IAS 2017 report from Paris, Part One: Conference highlights

International AIDS Society Conferences come in two sizes. They alternate. Next year will be the big one in Amsterdam which deals with the whole panoply of HIV knowledge, including science and research and more. It will likely attract about 20,000 people. This year’s alternate year conference was just about HIV science, a smaller affair with 8,000 or so of us in attendance from 40 countries with an agenda less community-based. In other words, it was potentially a bit dull. This one certainl

Paris bound

published: July, 13, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Paris bound Publisher Bob Leahy is off to Paris for IAS 2017. It’s not all fun; here’s what he is looking forward to.

Paris bound

On July 20 I will be leaving the rolling green hills of Northumberland County, a quietly rural patch of Ontario, for the great city of Paris. I am fortunate enough to be representing PositiveLite.com at the International AIDS Society Conference there. (Officially it's called the 9yj IAS Conference on HIV Science.) It will attract some 5,000 attendees. You will see it referred to everywhere as #IAS2017. It will be the fifth international AIDS Conference I’ve had the privilege of covering, p

Studies look at brain and cognitive changes in people with HIV as they age

published: March, 22, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Social Media, Conferences, Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Women, Research, Health, International , Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From AIDSmap, Liz Highleyman reports on several studies looking into the efffects of HIV on brain function.

Studies look at brain and cognitive changes in people with HIV as they age

People with HIV often show persistent signs of cognitive impairment and abnormalities in brain structure despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), but they do not appear to experience accelerated decline compared to HIV-negative people as they age, according to research presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last month in Seattle. HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder remains a poorly-understood co-morbidity in HIV-positive people. Wh

Stinky like a dead cat: the smell of freedom in Paris

published: January, 26, 2017 Written by // Matt Levine Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, International , Travel, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Matt Levine

Travel notes on his first vacation in a decade: Our San Francisco writer Matt Levine was a free man in Paris and he brought some of that back home with him.

Stinky like a dead cat: the smell of freedom in Paris

A month after my return from Paris a tangy, acrid smell hung over my apartment. A cross between a dead cat and dirty socks, it smelled vaguely familiar, mysterious. Opening the refrigerator, the aromatic culprit was exposed. Cheese, raw cheese, goat, sheep, cow brought home from my vacation. I’m an art fag, been one forever. But this 55-year old Gustave Courbet loving, Cezanne worshipper had never experienced the magic of Paris except for one day while changing trains in 1979. Like a show t

Sexy, serene, undetectable and uninfectious: AIDES Paris launches groundbreaking "Revelation" campaign

published: November, 28, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Art, As Prevention , Activism, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Photography, International , Treatment, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

France scores big time! Guest author Denis Leblanc reports on an amazing French publicity campaign designed to explain to the public what undetectable viral load means and in doing so, puts a big dent in HIV stigma

Sexy, serene, undetectable and uninfectious: AIDES Paris launches  groundbreaking

PositiveLite.com has published many articles to share the news and discuss the facts around the Undetectable = Uninfectious campaign: that people living with HIV who are on successful treatment and undetectable for six months cannot transmit HIV. PositiveLite.com is a community partner with the Prevention Access Campaign and has endorsed the Consensus Statement given the wealth of scientific support for these facts. France’s oldest HIV/AIDS organisation, AIDES, has just launched a publicity

HIV cure research: slow going at AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa

published: August, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Social Media, Conferences, African, Caribbean and Black, Activism, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Guest Author Robert Reinhard gives a first-hand account of the highlights of AIDS2016 and the HIV Cure Symposium.

HIV cure research: slow going at AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa

I attended the recent IAS Durban Conference and the preceding two-day HIV Cure symposium hoping to learn of significant advances in the search for interventions that could place HIV infection into remission with durable immune system control of virus without the need for lifetime antitretroviral therapy (ART). That’s one working definition, among several, of what HIV cure might mean for the 37 million people who currently have HIV. My appetite for progress was not substantially rewarded al

Why cities hold the key to fighting AIDS

published: June, 22, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

The leadership shown by Paris and New York in improving testing and treatment prove that it's possible to stem the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Why cities hold the key to fighting AIDS

Cities will determine the outcome of the fight to end Aids. Of the 35 million people living with HIV around the world, more than a quarter reside in urban hotspots affected by the pandemic. And in many major cities, over half of all people live without access to HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care. Urban strategies and actions are central to ending the Aids epidemic by 2030. This goal is ambitious but achievable and necessary. Cities are already demonstrating leadership. There have b

We are not Charlie

published: January, 13, 2015 Written by // Michael Yoder Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Michael Yoder

The dangers of speaking out. Michael Yoder on how free speech is curtailed in the AIDS movement by rules which ban advocacy work for those receiving government funding

We are not Charlie

“The Emperor has no clothes!” Hans Christian Anderson  “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” Oscar Wilde  The tragedy in France has been felt all over the planet. I even changed my Facebook pictures to reflect the sentiment “Je Suis Charlie”. But the more I started to consider the concept of free speech the more I wondered how “free” our speech really is.  The assassins claimed to have avenged the Prophet – in retaliati