Articles tagged with: the Swiss Statement

We must listen to science not stigma

published: July, 06, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Media

Around 1 in 3 Brits would be ‘uncomfortable’ giving First Aid to someone with HIV on effective treatment, according to Terrence Higgins Trust survey, while nearly 40% would be ‘uncomfortable’ going on a date.

We must listen to science not stigma

Medical evidence has shown that people living with HIV and who are on effective treatment cannot pass on the virus. However, a major new survey by Terrence Higgins Trust has shown that only 9% of the British public are aware of this fact, which has been evidenced by scientific research. Meanwhile around one in three (32%) adults would feel uncomfortable giving first aid to someone living with HIV who is on effective treatment, according to the YouGov survey of 2,022 adults. And nearly 40% o

Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: is the tide turning?

published: June, 19, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Activism, Social Media, Conferences, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, International , Legal, Media, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver interviews Edwin J. Bernard, Global Co-ordinator of the HIV Justice Network at "Rethinking Justice 2017 Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: is the tide turning?

One of the things that made the “Rethinking Justice: 2017 Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights” a “must-attend” for me was the presence of Edwin J. Bernard, Global Co-ordinator of the HIV Justice Network and foremost expert on HIV criminalization worldwide. PositiveLite.com had interviewed Edwin before and published him as well, but that was all the way back in 2012 and 2016 so I attended the symposium hoping for the chance of an interview. I wasn’t disappointed. Edwin proved very

Lifegiving gifts

published: December, 20, 2016 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Activism, Social Media, Community Events, As Prevention , Gay Men, General Health, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Health, Sexual Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Alex Sparrowhawk

From the U.K., Alex Sparrowhawk says, "... perhaps the best gift of all would be to share our knowledge and spirit with one another."

Lifegiving gifts

During another successful National HIV Testing Week I’ve spoken to a lot of different people about my own experiences of testing, and the one test that altered my life forever. I’m now seven years into my journey with HIV and with World AIDS Day 2016 approaching I’ve been thinking about the remarkable changes that have happened during that time. Seven years ago I was told I would need to start medication immediately, I was diagnosed ‘late’ and even though it was only five or six mon

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

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

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 undetectable does equal uninfectious: the Swiss Statement and the vindication of Pietro Vernazza

published: October, 28, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

This is the story of how the Swiss Statement went from policy pariah to documented fact. And it is the story of the vindication of Pietro Vernazza.

HIV undetectable does equal uninfectious: the Swiss Statement and the vindication of Pietro Vernazza

This article by Heather Boerner previously appeared at TheBody.com, here. On Jan. 30, 2008, Pietro Vernazza, M.D., was on vacation with his wife, Eva, in the Swiss Alps when his phone rang. It rang again when they got back to their hotel room, and then again the next day. The whole week was taken up with one call after another. When he returned home a few days later, he appeared on Swiss national radio. Days after that, he began what turned into a worldwide tour of public health and professio

Why some organizations are slow to adopt the undetectable=uninfectious message

published: September, 02, 2016 Categories // Megan DePutter

Undetectable = uninfectious so why are some organizations and educators so slow to disseminate the facts? From the UK, Megan DePutter delivers a penetrating analysis

Why some organizations are slow to adopt the undetectable=uninfectious message

Lately on PositiveLite.com there has been quite a bit of buzz about the PARTNER study - not only about its fantastic findings, but also about the HIV organisations who are slow to acknowledge the full implications of the results. There is even a campaign - Prevention Access Campaign's Undetectable = Uninfectious -  to change this. Recommended reading on the topic has to include ‘Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough For You’ which is one of my new favourite blog posts by Mark S. King, who hit the