Articles tagged with: PrEP

Why cities hold the key to fighting AIDS

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

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

Why can’t we see beyond the latex?

published: June, 20, 2016 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Alex Sparrowhawk

The UK's Alex Sparrowhawk says, "There is a alternative and it works" and makes a case for the National Health Service to comission PrEP

Why can’t we see beyond the latex?

"Condoms are extremely effective at stopping the transmission of a variety of STIs, including HIV – but there are plenty of transferrable infections that condoms offer little or no protection against."  NHS England announced this afternoon that it is maintaining the stance that it has no legal power to commission PrEP. As you would expect outrage from HIV organisations and activists followed but so too did the inevitable slut shaming that has shadowed the PrEP debate from the outset. C

Poz is here to stay

published: June, 07, 2016 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Activism, Aging, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Rob Olver - Editor

A few concerns for long term survivors and their children as Rob Olver looks into the possible future

Poz is here to stay

 “You won't have to wait for the judgment day, Judgment will happen every day. And fear is what will frame you, Not your DNA.” The Paper Chase, “We Have Ways to Make You Talk” OK so you've just been diagnosed Poz and you've got a million questions but the one that looms up first for a lot of people is, “Am I going to die?” And the answer is yes, darn right you are. We all will, but probably not as a result of HIV, not these days at least. Not as long as we're successfully in

Positive on PrEP

published: May, 26, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

From POZ, guest author Trenton Straube offers insight into PrEP failure and what it means for HIV prevention

Positive on PrEP

Meet three guys who got HIV after starting Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis. How does this happen, and how are they doing today? By Trenton Straube If you take Truvada daily, the antiretroviral pill reduces your chances of contracting HIV by 99 percent. The FDA approved Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 2012, but the drug only recently gained traction, with more than 40,000 people now taking it in the United States; thousands more have taken it in clinical trials and studie

Mr. Gay World entry gets personal on PrEP and testing poz

published: April, 25, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Mark S. King writes about the UK’s Sadiq Ali, Mr Gay Great Britain, who tested HIV-positive just as he was to embark on a PrEP trial.

Mr. Gay World entry gets personal on PrEP and testing poz

When Sadiq Ali heard about a clinical trial for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) happening in the United Kingdom in 2013, the athletic 26-year old hesitated. He worried about what starting PrEP might say to people about his sexual behavior. The stigma he associated with being on the prevention pill was just too much for him.  I was ashamed to even be offered this thing, even though I barely knew what it was,” the Londoner says now. “I thought that only highly promiscuous and risky sex pra

From the front lines: Gay men’s knowledge of new prevention strategies

published: April, 06, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Gay Men, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

CATIE spoke to three service providers to find their views and approaches on the issues related to talking to gay men about new prevention strategies

From the front lines: Gay men’s knowledge of new prevention strategies

This article previously appeared in CATIE’s Prevention in Focus here.   Une version française est disponible ici.   We spoke to three service providers to find their views and approaches on the issues related to talking to gay men about new prevention strategies:  Brook Biggin, Community Education Facilitator, HIV Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta Phillip Banks, Executive Director, Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN), Brampton, Ontario Chris Aucoin, Gay Men’s Health Coordinator, AIDS Coali

When PrEP educators don't like PrEP

published: January, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From AVAC. “To all of the people responsible for implementing and educating communities about PrEP who don’t like PrEP, I say, “It’s not about you.” Your questions have been asked and answered. PrEP works…. Get out of the way.”

When PrEP educators don't like PrEP

Minister Rob Newells' message to naysayers at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta  What do you do when the people responsible for implementing PrEP education programs don’t trust the science? What if the outreach workers and HIV test counselors believe they’re required to “push” PrEP at the expense of behavioral interventions that have been the focus of prevention programs for years? These are people in prime positions to provide PrEP education to key populations,

I think I trust the science now

published: January, 04, 2016 Categories // Women, Population Specific

On letting go of PrEP. Poppy Morgan’s husband is HIV-positive and undetectable. She wants to have a baby and she’s comfortable doing so now without PrEP in the background

I think I trust the science now

Well, our move to Chicago hasn't been as smooth as I thought it would be. I underestimated the difficulty of the transition, but neither of us regret it...it’s just been harder than we thought.  My hubby has found a clinic to receive HIV related care...it’s an hour away.  The doctors run about an hour late on their appointments, and it takes all day to get back home with traffic, but it’s the best in the area so we're doing what needs to be done to make sure he gets to his appointment

Between a principle and a delicate place

published: December, 18, 2015 Categories // Activism, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Ken Monteith says we people living with HIV are not all on the same page on issues like criminalization of non-disclosure or PREP. Some of us say the wrong things. But how easy is it for us to correct each other?

Between a principle and a delicate place

The HIV movement has a long history of personal testimonials, and these can be our best weapons in the fight against stigma. An individual telling his or her story can help to put a face on something that is very abstract for the general public and can elicit sympathy or empathy from those hearing about real life experiences. Sometimes, the approach is better than a whole lot of statistics in the struggle to bring attention to our cause and to move decision-makers to action.  But what do you

Towards a Canadian vision for new HIV prevention options

published: December, 01, 2015 Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces

Marc-André LeBlanc says “we have not yet come together to articulate a vision for PrEP and the preventive effect of treatment for our community." Here’s his.

Towards a Canadian vision for new HIV prevention options

This article was adapted from comments delivered as part of a panel presentation for “PrEPared: A Community Health Forum”, organized by AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) in November 2015.  In a recent TED talk on PrEP and rectal microbicides, Will Nutland from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK reminded us of the ending to the 1989 movie Longtime Companion, where the surviving characters walk along a beach and wonder what the end of AIDS will look like. They i

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