Articles tagged with: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Are women prepared for HIV PrEP?

published: May, 05, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Dating, African, Caribbean and Black, As Prevention , General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Women, Research, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Lifestyle, Guest Authors

From KALW.org, Chloe Lessard: "some women and trans folks are wondering why a drug that could potentially save their lives hasn’t been aggressively promoted in their communities."

Are women prepared for HIV PrEP?

To read the complete article by Chloe Lessard, visit KALW.org, here. Did you know that you can take a drug to reduce your risk of getting HIV? If you’re a gay man, you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a daily regimen called PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis. Maybe you’ve even seen ads for it on BART trains or clinic brochures, usually targeting men who sleep with other men. But PrEP doesn’t only benefit men, and some women and trans folks are wondering why a drug that could potential

Research finds that harm reduction and ART helped to reduce the spread of HIV in Vancouver

published: May, 02, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment

Sean R. Hosein of CATIE reports on research in Vancouver that attempted to study the relative impact that ART, harm reduction or both can have on the spread of HIV.

Research finds that harm reduction and ART helped to reduce the spread of HIV in Vancouver

In clinical trials, the early initiation of HIV treatment (ART) stabilizes the immune system and significantly reduces the risk of developing AIDS-related infections and cancers. This benefit of ART is so profound that researchers increasingly expect that many ART users will live into their senior years. Key to reaping the benefit of ART is achieving an undetectable level of HIV in the blood (viral load) and maintaining it through daily use of ART and regular checkups and laboratory monitori

Dear HIV, just to let you know...

published: April, 27, 2017 Written by // Kimutai Kemboi, Categories // Activism, Mental Health

Dear HIV, just to let you know...

Dear HIV,  Just to remind you that you are a failure despite the efforts you are putting in place. You had succeeded in others long time ago but am a wrong target in a different generation. You have always tried to take me down by destroying and weakening my immune system but unfortunately I have a dearest friend who always stands by me: ARV, giving me strength to fight diseases and build my immunity. I know after realizing that I have an inner friend, you never slept and thought of attack

Sean McKenna: Life with AIDS isn’t so damn ‘fabulous’

published: April, 25, 2017 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Aging, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Mark S. King

Sean McKenna interviewed by Mark S. King: "I want respect and services before we die. I want services for homebound long-term survivors."

Sean McKenna: Life with AIDS isn’t so damn ‘fabulous’

Last December I attended the most moving, transcendent World AIDS Day program I have witnessed in years. That’s not saying much, of course. These evenings are usually well-meaning but maudlin, featuring tearful eulogies while we hold up candles that drip on our fingers and we revisit personal losses that I put to rest a long time ago. Okay, clearly I have issues with grief. But this event, organized by long-term AIDS survivor Sean McKenna in New York City, inspired and reawakened somethin

Scotland says ‘yes’ to PrEP

published: April, 20, 2017 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, International , Treatment, Media, Alex Sparrowhawk

Alex Sparrowhawk: "The news today exacerbates a postcode lottery that already exists in the UK when it comes to sexual health and the impact that has on the communities living with and affected by HIV."

Scotland says ‘yes’ to PrEP

In just a couple of weeks we will also have an announcement in Wales – let’s hope it is as positive. I’m annoyed at my ignorance but I don’t even know what’s happening in Northern Ireland and a quick ‘Google’ isn’t answering the question. Meanwhile in England we’re still awaiting the start date of another trial – although in reaction to the news today a statement was released:  "Considerable progress has been made in preparing for the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

What’s Reckless About a Campaign to Prevent HIV?

published: April, 20, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

From The Advocate: educating people about the availability of PrEP shouldn't be controversial, writes Dr. Michael Gottlieb.

What’s Reckless About a Campaign to Prevent HIV?

The complete article by Dr. Michael Gottlieb can be read at The Advocate, here. As a physician who has been treating people with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic and as a witness to more than a few AIDS-related controversies, I’m profoundly puzzled by how some are overreacting to a new HIV prevention campaign. F*ck w/out Fear is the admittedly audacious tagline of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new campaign to raise awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis, which consists of tak

NAM's director talks about PrEP and the decline in HIV diagnoses on BBC2's Newsnight

published: April, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Health, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

From AIDSmap, NAM executive director Matthew Hodson: "If you roll it out to everyone who will benefit most, then we have the power to end the epidemic."

NAM's director talks about PrEP and the decline in HIV diagnoses on BBC2's Newsnight

NAM’s Executive Director, Matthew Hodson, appeared on BBC2’s Newsnight on Tuesday 21 February to talk about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and the dramatic decline in new HIV diagnoses in London in the past year. In the film sequence accompanying the interview, HIV consultant Dr Nneka Nwokolo of London’s 56 Dean St clinic explained that the reduction in new HIV diagnoses is real, substantial and is being seen in clinics across London. “The most significant thing that’s happene

STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

published: March, 17, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences

AIDSmap.com's Gus Cairns: Modelling study predicts STI rates will fall with regular testing

STI rates in PrEP users very high, but evidence that PrEP increases them is inconclusive

A study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) last week in Seattle, showed that PrEP users had very high rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosis – in the order of 20 times higher than among HIV-negative gay men in the general population. There was also an increase in STI diagnoses from a time point a year before they sought PrEP to the date they started it. And the percentage of men r

AIDS United affirms evidence that proves people living with HIV with a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners

published: March, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

AIDS United joins Prevention Access Campaign consensus statement and issues implementation recommendations.

AIDS United affirms evidence that proves people living with HIV with a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners

In a statement released today, the AIDS United Public Policy Committee—the largest and longest-running national coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations—strongly affirmed the conclusive evidence proving that people living with HIV who have achieved a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. This evidence-based declaration reinforces AIDS United’s programmatic, policy and advocacy work to expand access to antiretroviral medications to all peo

Support people with HIV: stop the cuts!

published: March, 09, 2017 Written by // Christian Dolan Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Upcoming Events, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Christian Dolan

The U. K.'s Christian Dolan: "There will always be those who will try to shut you down, but when you are fighting for what is right, when you are fighting for love, you do not give up."

Support people with HIV: stop the cuts!

After a lot of hard work and protesting by various organisations and individuals, with particular reference to that of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), the end of last year saw NHS England announced plans to fund PrEP for at least 10,000 people through a new trial. This of course is amazing news and worth all the hard work undertaken to get here by those involved. That was not all, there was more amazing work happening. The work of Greg Owen, someone I have had the pleasure to meet personally,

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