Move is aimed at protecting children but campaigner warns it could undo decades of progress on sexual health. From The Guardian, Michael Safi reports.
India’s estimated 900 TV channels have been ordered to restrict condom commercials to between 10pm and 6am. Photograph: Franckreporter/Getty Images/iStockphoto
To read the complete article by Michael Safi, visit The Guardian, here.
India has banned television adverts for condoms during primetime hours, citing rules against content that “endangers the safety of children” and promotes “unhealthy practices”.
The information and broadcasting ministry ordered the country’s estimat
PrEP is being made available to prostitutes, transgender people, men who have sex with men, some drug users and people in relationships with partners who have H.I.V. From the New York Times, Shasta Darlington reports.
Piero Mori, right, and a friend both take PrEP, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. “Condoms will always be the most complete protection,” Mr. Mori said. “But for those who just can’t or won’t use them, PrEP is a salvation. It protects you against the most serious disease.” Credit: Dado Galdieri for The New York Times
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Seeking to stem a sharp rise in H.I.V. cases among young people, Brazil began offering a drug this month that can prevent infection to thos
“Although these transgender men had access to HIV medical care, many experienced poor health outcomes and unmet needs,” write the authors. From AIDSmap, Michael Carter reports.
HIV-positive transgender men in the United States have significant unmet social and healthcare needs, according to a study published in Research and Practice. Approximately half were living in poverty and only 60% had sustained viral suppression.
“Many transgender men receiving HIV medical care in the United States face socioeconomic challenges and suboptimal health outcomes,” write the authors. “Although these transgender men had access to HIV medical care, many experienced poor hea
Heterosexual men had undiagnosed HIV longer than women who inject drugs or gay and bisexual men (a median of about five years, two years and three years, respectively).From AIDSmap, Liz Highleyman reports.
Many people with HIV in the United States are still being diagnosed with HIV late, and therefore not getting the full therapeutic and prevention benefits of starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) early, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released in advance of World AIDS Day.
People at risk for HIV in the US are getting tested more often than they did in the past and are living with HIV for a shorter period of time bef
People living with HIV are living long, strong, positive lives. From MalayMail Online.com, Audrey Edwards speaks to some of them to gain insights into their lives.
Jamaliah Sulaiman and Marhalem Mansor will soon be opening another shelter in Cheras for PLHIV. — Malay Mail pix
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — Not victims. Not sufferers.
Although some in society still choose to label people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) with those terms, this perception is the furthest from the truth.
With access to treatment readily available and in some cases free, because of government policies, PLHIV are living longer, and definitely contributing to society and the eco
Dr. Gordon Arbess: "... as people age with HIV we now face other health risks that often mirror aging in uninfected people."
Dr. Gordon Arbess is a staff physician with the Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team in Toronto. He specializes in HIV Primary Care.
As a physician in the treatment and care of HIV, I see people living and thriving with HIV. Today, with early diagnosis and effective treatments, a 20-year old HIV-positive person can expect to live into his/her early 70s. In fact, the majority of people with HIV are now over the age of 50, and within
CATIE Executive Director Laurie Edmiston on the November 30 joint statement from Canada’s chief public health officer and the chief medical officers of health of all Canadian provinces and territories.
It’s official! The Government of Canada supports U=U, the consensus statement that a person living with HIV does not transmit the virus sexually if they take treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load (“undetectable = untransmittable”).
The news came on November 30 in a joint statement from Canada’s chief public health officer and the chief medical officers of health of all Canadian provinces and territories.
“We have known for some time that ART [antiretroviral therapy] i
To achieve and exceed the three 90-90-90-targets, two new targets are proposed
As we approach World AIDS Day on December 1, CTAC is sending a strong message that “we’re not going away” by reaching out to select policymakers and their critics at all levels of government across Canada. We are providing them with an update on the issues of access to HIV and HCV treatment and care across Canada.
CTAC was created by HIV positive leaders in 1996 to ensure access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with HIV/hepatitis C co-infe
For World AIDS Day 2017, PositiveLite.com is proud to present this guest editorial by CATIE Executive Director, Laurie Edmiston.
Having turned 60 two months ago, I know there’s nothing quite like a milestone birthday to force you to get serious about your priorities and your future. The HIV response is facing our own wake-up call this December 1 as we mark the 30thWorld AIDS Day – a milestone I never imagined we would reach when I started working in HIV, 30 years ago.
I have spent more than half of my life working in the HIV response, and while our goals have remained unchanged – reducing HIV infections and kee
PHAC World AIDS Day statement praises the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign and Indigenous Know Your Status program
Statement on behalf of the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health
From Public Health Agency of Canada
November 30, 2017 Ottawa, ON Government of Canada
Every year on December 1st, we come together to mark World AIDS Day and the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. There was a time not long ago when many lives were lost to AIDS in Canada. Thanks to advances in treatment, the situation today is vastly different. With timely interventions and supports, people living wit
This Friday, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Help us send a message to Minister Wilson-Raybould, and her provincial and territorial colleagues, that they must take action to end unjust HIV criminalization in Canada,
November 27, 2017 - Today, in advance of World AIDS Day, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) released its Community Consensus Statement signed by over 150 HIV and human rights organizations across Canada. The statement, which you can read on the CCHRC website, calls on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to take specific actions to end unjust criminal prosecutions against people living with HIV.
Why is this needed?
Right now, people living with HIV
North Bay City Council to be asked to adopt GIPA/MIPA. From BayToday.ca, Linda Holmes reports
To read the complete article by Linda Holmes, visit BayToday.ca, here.
North Bay City Council will be asked at this week’s Tuesday night meeting to adopt the Ontario Accord, called GIPA/MIPA, as part of its policies. GIPA/MIPA, are acronyms for Greater Involvement of People Living With or Affected by HIV/AIDS, and Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS.
Jason MacLennan, an advocate for the Canadian Positive People Network, will be making a public presentation to cou
For the first time, the HIV community and other concerned organizations are calling on the federal government to reform the Criminal Code.
TORONTO, November 27, 2017 — With World AIDS Day just a few days away, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has released a joint Community Consensus Statement endorsed by over 150 organizations across the country, from the HIV sector and beyond. Developed through several months of cross-country consultation, the statement shows clear consensus against the current overly broad use of the criminal law against people living with HIV and the urgent need for action fro
Clinicians in high-income countries should take a harm reduction advice approach with HIV-positive mothers who breastfeed. From AIDSmap, Roger Pebody reports.
While effective HIV treatment greatly reduces the risk of onward transmission during breastfeeding, it does not appear that the risk is zero, a leading paediatrician told the British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in London last week. Although formula feeding is the safest option in high-income countries, some women will choose to breastfeed and healthcare professionals should support them to do so as safely as possible.
Dr Hermione Lyall of St Mary's Hospital, London said that she and
Force plans to issue guards to officers from January, saying people infected with blood-borne viruses use spitting as a weapon. From The Guardian, Damien Gayle reports.
Avon and Somerset police says the restraints will be used only when a person threatens to spit, has attempted to spit or has already spat. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA
A police force has been accused of fear mongering and stigmatising sufferers of hepatitis C and HIV by playing up the risks of transmission of blood-borne viruses as a reason to introduce spit guards.
Avon and Somerset police announced their plan to issue spit guards to all operational officers from January next year. “Each d