Articles tagged with: treatment as prevention

We’re in an HIV prevention revolution. Where is the excitement?

published: September, 10, 2015 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Canadian prevention expert Marc-André LeBlanc asks "Whether you’re involved in HIV prevention, gay men’s health, or are a gay man yourself, what do you think explains the lack of excitement for this HIV prevention revolution? What can we do about it?"

We’re in an HIV prevention revolution. Where is the excitement?

This article by Marc-André LeBlanc first appeared in the CATIE blog here.  Une version française est disponible ici.  We’re in the midst of an HIV prevention revolution. Over the past few years, we have gained new tools and knowledge to prevent HIV, from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the knowledge that an undetectable viral load dramatically reduces the risk of transmission.  So where is the excitement, especially in communities hardest hit by HIV? In Canada, gay and bisexual me

People living with HIV who are undiagnosed: Revisiting our HIV prevention messaging

published: August, 20, 2015 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Dating, CATIE, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Lifestyle, Sex and Sexuality

CATIE says “most HIV transmissions – particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM) – may originate from people living with HIV who don’t know that they are HIV positive: and “There is a clear need to develop new HIV prevention messages”

People living with HIV who are undiagnosed: Revisiting our HIV prevention messaging

This article by James Wilton first appeared in Prevention in Focus, a publication of CATIE, here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  Who is at risk of HIV infection and what are the circumstances in which transmissions occur? This information is important for people working in HIV to know to effectively target HIV prevention messages and inform what these messages say. Historically, those considered at highest risk were HIV-negative partners of people who knew they were HIV pos

People living with HIV make their mark at IAS 2015 in Vancouver

published: July, 28, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Activism, Conferences, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reports on the Canadian Declaration by Persons Living with HIV that calls for the protection of human rights in light of biomedical advances in HIV Treatment but in a progressive way supportive of 90-9-90 and expanded treatment access

People living with HIV make their mark at IAS 2015 in Vancouver

Of the significant outcomes of the IAS 2015 in Vancouver that closed just last week, one was the signing of the Vancouver Consensus Statement (2015). It’s  an urgent call to world leaders, donors, governments, clinicians and civil society to ensure that all people living with HIV have access to antiretroviral treatment upon diagnosis and the strategic use of ARVs for treatment and prevention in order to meet the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.  It’s progressive and addresses the priorities tha

Vancouver conference confirms tools are in place, shows the way to move forward to end the epidemic

published: July, 27, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy was in Vancouver last week for IAS 2015 for what he terms “a moment in time when the end of AIDS really does seem in sight”. Here is his very personal view of conference highlights

Vancouver conference confirms tools are in place, shows the way to move forward to end the epidemic

If IAS 2015 (aka the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention)  was not notable for new research, it was certainly hugely important in building resolve. It was strong too in identifying what needs to be done to use the tools and knowledge we now have to turn the epidemic around. For collectively, we seem poised now, witnessing a moment in time when the end of AIDS really does seem in sight.  Many have been singing the same tune. Said Elton Joh

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

published: June, 18, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Pride, Social Media, Community Events, As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, Legal, Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

What is #HIVnow? It’s the HIV awareness campaign Toronto Pride deserves.

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

John Maxwell, executive director, ACT (left) Christopher Thomas, communications coordinator, ACT (right)     Ryan Lisk, manager of community health programs, ACT (left) Mason McColl, gay men's online strategy and resource coordinator, ACT (right)     Ty Best, graphic designer of the posters The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) has just launched a bold, new multimedia campaign, HIVnow, that is intended to raise awareness around HIV because the times

Towards a Canadian consensus statement on the health and prevention Implications of HIV treatment

published: April, 15, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Conferences, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Going to CAHR 2015 in Toronto? There’s a session important to attend. Even if you’re not able to, here’s how you can contribute to a made-in-Canada consensus statement on the health and prevention implications of taking on HIV meds. Bob Leahy reports.

Towards a Canadian consensus statement on the health and prevention Implications of HIV treatment

Consensus con·sen·sus    (kən-sĕn′səs) n. 1.  An opinion or position reached by a group as a whole 2.  General agreement or accord Sometimes it’s not that simple – consensus in this writer’s experience has a little bit more give, take and compromise than the dictionary definition implies. But there is no doubt that many voices are more powerful than one and consensus statements, not to mention the discussions that inevitably precede them, are a proven

Is PrEP right for me?

published: April, 13, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

In a video interview, PositiveLite.com talks with Ryan Lisk and Mason McColl of the AIDS Committee of Toronto about the agency’s new education campaign to start conversations and share information about the use of Truvada as PrEP in the Canadian context.

Is PrEP right for me?

The evidence is now in. Science has proven that the use of Truvada (a fixed dose combination in one tablet of emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention tool.  Yet, almost three years now after the Food and Drug Administration approved Truvada as PrEP in the U.S., its approval in Canada for this purpose is nowhere on the horizon. While some doctors have agreed to prescribe it to their patients (prescribing an approved drug for a

No to treating our way out of the epidemic, say South African experts

published: October, 26, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Consensus lacking on TasP? Some experts take a swing at treatment as prevention as a way to end the epidemic on a global scale

No to treating our way out of the epidemic, say South African experts

This article by Lesley Odendal first appeared on aidmsap.com here. No, we cannot treat our way out of the HIV epidemic, was the resounding sentiment of a panel of expert clinicians and the audience, at a debate held at the 2014 Southern African HIV Clinicians Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, last month. Professor Richard Chaisson of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine argued that antiretroviral therpay (ART) is essential to decrease the size of the HIV epidemic. He argued

90-90-90

published: September, 05, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors

From UNAIDS a discussion paper introduced at AIDS 2014 proposes ambitious treatment targets for writing the final chapter of the AIDS epidemic based on treatment as prevention

90-90-90

. “90–90–90 is not just a numeric target. It is a moral and economic imperative. It will keep people living with HIV alive and healthy, protect future generations from infection, provide economic value over the long term and drive the AIDS epidemic into history.”  Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS Ending AIDS is more than a historic obligation to the 39 million people who have died of AIDS-related illnesses. It also represents a momentous opportunity to lay the foundation

Making sense of AIDS 2014

published: July, 29, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , As Prevention , Conferences, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From aidsmap.com, Gus Cairns writes of guidelines, targets and resources- the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

Making sense of AIDS 2014

This article by Gus Cairns previously appeared on aidsmap.com here.   If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference, one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents, it was “Key Affected Populations”. The World Health Organization (WHO) actually released its new Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations on 11 July, nine days before the conference started. The primary attention

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