Articles tagged with: United Kingdom (UK)

Media reports of a British HIV cure 'breakthrough' are premature

published: October, 11, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors

From AIDSmap.com, Keith Alcorn reports on the RIVER study and yesterday's clarification.

Media reports of a British HIV cure 'breakthrough' are premature

The Sunday Times yesterday reported that HIV had become undetectable in the blood of one man taking part in the RIVER study, a trial of an intensive treatment regimen designed to test whether it is possible to reduce levels of HIV-infected cells in the bodies of people recently infected with HIV. The researchers hope that the treatment may eradicate HIV infection altogether. The Sunday Times reported that British scientists are on the “brink of an HIV cure”. In fact, the study is

Dutch model finds PrEP for high-risk gay men is cost-effective at current prices and cost-saving at generic prices

published: October, 10, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

From AIDSmap, Gus Cairns: "Applying generic rather than on-patent prices turned PrEP in most scenarios from cost-effective to cost-saving."

Dutch model finds PrEP for high-risk gay men is cost-effective at current prices and cost-saving at generic prices

A mathematical modelling study based on the HIV epidemic in the Netherlands has found that daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) would be cost-effective even at current drug prices if it was targeted at gay men at high risk of HIV infection. In a base case where PrEP was 80% effective, 10% of higher-risk gay men took it, current drug prices were used, and PrEP was taken every day, then PrEP’s cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained would be €11,000. This would fall to only €20

Your voice in your care

published: September, 27, 2016 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Alex Sparrowhawk

"All too often decisions are made with little involvement with the people that new arrangements will impact," says U. K. guy, Alex Sparrowhawk

Your voice in your care

A long and busy week – but a really informative and interesting one, especially the last couple of days! On Friday I attended the Second Joint Multidisciplinary Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), looking at HIV in primary care. Throughout the day there was a lot of debate about cost, collaboration and communication. I believe the normalisation of HIV can only occur with increased involvement of primary care in HIV tes

Looking for PrEP, part seven

published: September, 26, 2016 Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

What about those STIs? "As far as PrEP awareness is concerned we’ve reached peak PrEP. Now the scapegoating can really begin," says Alex Aviance

Looking for PrEP, part seven

Has PrEP has gone mainstream? The CBC can’t seem to stop talking about it; Shonda Rhimes has written it into How to Get Away with Murder and most guys I talk to have at least heard about it by now, even if they’re still not sure how to get their hands on it, or how it works. As far as awareness is concerned we’ve reached peak PrEP. Now the scapegoating can really begin. A number of concerning figures were recently released out of the U.K1. showing an increase in the number of STIs in me

My guilty pleasures

published: September, 13, 2016 Written by // Christian Dolan Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Food, Nutrition and Recipes, Mental Health, International , Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Christian Dolan

Let's dance - and eat,. "We are all just as guilty of knowing we shouldn’t do things… and doing them anyway. This is where moderation comes into play," says UK guy, Christian Dolan.

My guilty pleasures

All of us, whether or not we care to admit them, have guilty pleasures. According to a quick Google search, a guilty pleasure is described as “Something, such as a film, television program of piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not held in high regard.” I would add that in some cases a guilty pleasure can be something which we may find embarrassing. Just as I have in many previous pieces, I am going to lay it all bare and really embarrass myself here, as some of my

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