Articles tagged with: newly diagnosed

The chaser’s tale – part two

published: November, 21, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy in part two of a frank conversation with recently diagnosed Joseph Sinnott who deliberately exposed himself to HIV in search of the erotic and a sense of belonging. Here Joseph discusses the aftermath of the act which made him positive.

The chaser’s tale – part two

Read part one here.  Bob Leahy: We left off the story with the incident in which you became infected. So you walked out of the door. How did you feel? It must have been kind of momentous, no? Joseph Sinnott: It didn’t feel momentous at the time. I knew what had happened . . . Let me put it another way. I received blood slams from two different guys and I was invited by them to their places. And yet afterwards, I never heard from either of them – and that surprised me. Certainly I was no

Chasing the bug, chasing community

published: October, 27, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Newly diagnosed Guest Author Joseph Sinnott says “I deliberately sought to be and was “pozzed", . Was I crazy? mad? insane? psychotic? Was my essential eroticization and subsequent pursuit of HIV deviant or perverted?

Chasing the bug, chasing community

As members of human society, perhaps the most difficult task we face daily is that of touching one another—whether the touch is physical, moral, emotional or imaginary. Contact is crisis. As the anthropologists say, “Every touch is a modified blow.” The difficulty presented by any instance of contact is that of violating a fixed boundary, transgressing a closed category where one does not belong. The ancient Greeks seem to have been even more sensitive than we are to such transgressions

Midlife virus

published: October, 02, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Newly Diagnosed, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

This article from POZ magazine is about those diagnosed in later life and says “Older people newly diagnosed with HIV can stay resilient.”

Midlife virus

This article by Tim Murphy of which the following is an excerpt first appeared in POZ magazine here.    Nancy Asha Molock did the right thing. When Molock—a striking, bright-smiled 63-year-old retired Philadelphia schoolteacher—started dating again in 2000 after divorce ended a 17-year marriage that produced two kids, she’d heard the reports that sexually active midlife folks were susceptible to HIV and should wear condoms with partners of unknown status. So when she started dating a

Nightlight: on my HIV Diagnosis and crystal meth

published: April, 24, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

From TheBody.com on being first diagnosed and then thirty years later battling another enemy in “the battle for my soul” – meth addiction.

Nightlight: on my HIV Diagnosis and crystal meth

This article By R. Craig Stringer first appeared on TheBody.com here.  David was at Kroger's, the one down off Chapman Highway. I was outside working in the garden off the front porch. It was a nice size one, with large wide seat railings, banisters really, that stretched the entire exterior of the front half of the house. It was hot in Knoxville, as it always was in August, but you get used to it. Born in Midland, Texas, raised in Arizona for a while, and having spent the last half decade

C’est meme chose…

published: February, 18, 2014 Written by // Michael Yoder Categories // Aging, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Michael Yoder

Michael Yoder on the difference between long term survivors and those newly diagnosed with HIV and finds there is - little.

C’est meme chose…

“Tweedledum and Tweedledee      Agreed to have a battle; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee     Had spoiled his nice new rattle. Just then flew down a monstrous crow,     As black as a tar-barrel; Which frightened both our heroes so,     They quite forgot their quarrel.”  Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland  I’ve been reading a number of different articles online about how the “old guard

How treatment as prevention is impacting people newly diagnosed with HIV

published: January, 26, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

San Francisco program pushes immediate HIV treatment, reports the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate

How treatment as prevention is impacting people newly diagnosed with HIV

The full article by Erin Allday previously appeared on SFGate here.   A San Francisco program to get people newly diagnosed with HIV infection immediately into treatment - as in, taking antiretroviral drugs the same day they test positive - hadn't even officially begun when Dr. Hiroyu Hatano got her first patient in July.  The patient had been tested at a city clinic and same-day results revealed he had an acute infection, likely acquired within the past few weeks. Most worrisome was that

Newly diagnosed young people

published: January, 18, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Youth, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Aidsmap.com reports high viral load levels in young people newly linked with HIV care in the US. That means there’s a high risk of onward transmission, but also evidence of prompt diagnosis?

Newly diagnosed young people

This article by Michael Carter first appeared in aidsmap.com here.   Approximately a third of young people newly linked to HIV care in the United States have viral loads that indicate a high risk of onward transmission, according to research published in the online edition of AIDS. Young men who have sex with men (MSM) had a mean viral load of approximately 125,000 copies/ml, significantly higher than the average of 47,000 copies/ml recorded in their heterosexual peers. Moreover, a potenti

Ever wondered how many people acquire a drug-resistant strain of HIV?

published: January, 08, 2014 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Research, Health, Treatment, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Research from the OHTN Ontario Cohort Study on genotypic testing of recently diagnosed people living with HIV reveals the answers

Ever wondered how many people acquire a drug-resistant strain of HIV?

What research question is addressed by 'Increase in Transmitted HIV Drug Resistance among Persons Undergoing Genotypic Resistance Testing in Ontario, Canada, 2002-09’? HIV treatment success may be compromised if people acquired a drug-resistant strain of HIV when they were first infected. Treatment guidelines recommend that people living wiith HIV (PHAs) get drug resistance testing done at the time of HIV diagnosis, before starting treatment, to find out whether they have a drug-resistant H

Diagnosed with HIV: looking back after six months

published: January, 06, 2014 Categories // Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Living with HIV, Population Specific

New PositiveLite.com writer, Toronto-based student and activist Rodney Rousseau recounts the day six months ago when he first learned he was HIV-positive and what he went through with the man he dated the night before.

Diagnosed with HIV: looking back after six months

In my mind I’ve had an endless debate of what this first PositiveLite.com piece should be about. What’s an appropriate theme for an introductory article? I feel confident with my writing, and inspired and passionate about my interests, but something about putting my thoughts out for the world makes me feel like a bit of an imposter. Does what I have to say really matter that much? My hope for what I have to share is that it can inspire others, or at least feel relatable. So, here goes . .

The day I thought all hope was lost

published: January, 02, 2014 Written by // Joshua Middleton Categories // Newly Diagnosed, Travel, Population Specific , Joshua Middleton

Writer Joshua Middleton from pozitivehope.com tells the story of his diagnosis and what he learned from it: “ I thought HIV was the end however it was simply a new beginning.”

The day I thought all hope was lost

In June of 2012 I had already been through an enormous amount of stress. I had survived near death from necrotizing fasciitis two years prior and was recovering from continuous recurrences of staph infection/MRSA in my left leg. Months prior I had broken up with my ex girlfriend, Amairany, of two years whom I felt I loved. Before breaking up as the relationship spiraled down hill we were having unprotected sex regularly in an attempt to have a child which, thank God, did not happen. I was so

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