Articles tagged with: treatment as prevention

Most believe treatment as prevention is almost as effective as using condoms

published: December, 14, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Aidsmap reports NAM European prevention survey shows support for treatment as prevention, but reservations about PrEP

Most believe treatment as prevention is almost as effective  as using condoms

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared on aidsmap.com here.   A survey of beliefs and opinions on HIV prevention options, conducted by NAM as part of a programme of European HIV prevention work, has found that respondents believed that using antiretroviral therapy (ART) is almost as effective in preventing HIV infections as using condoms. HIV testing and condom provision remain the prevention resources that respondents believed need most prioritisation. Respondents also tended to belie

World AIDS Day, 2013: What’s the prescription for an ‘AIDS-free’ Canada?

published: November, 30, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces

On December 1, World AIDS Day, let’s take a measure of our progress in achieving an ‘AIDS-free’ world says CATIE

World AIDS Day, 2013: What’s the prescription for an ‘AIDS-free’ Canada?

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Globally, there is good news. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012, 13 countries, many in the African continent, showed an annual growth in the number of people on anti-retroviral therapy outpacing the number of new HIV infections. This ‘tipping point’ is a welcome development and an important step toward the ultimate goal of ‘getting to zero’: zero new infecti

What will it take to make treatment as prevention work?

published: October, 09, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Political leadership on finance and pace of scale-up are needed to realise the full potential of treatment as prevention, aidsmap reports

What will it take to make treatment as prevention work?

This article by Keith Alcorn first appeared on aidsmap.com here Achieving the full potential of antiretroviral treatment as a prevention method will require governments to take political decisions about long-term finance, and be brave enough to lead rather than follow the scientific agenda, according to speakers at Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals: From Consensus to Implementation, a conference that took place in London last week. The conference, organised by the Internatio

Tracking the treatment cascade

published: October, 02, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

New study shows B.C. successfully engages people into HIV care, yet more needed to maximize benefits of treatment

Tracking the treatment cascade

The following is the text of a press release issued by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.  B.C.’s cascade of HIV care demonstrates increase in viral suppression  Vancouver, B.C. [September, 2013] — A new study shows British Columbia has been increasingly successful at identifying and engaging HIV-positive individuals into treatment following the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in 1996, however more remains to be done to maximize and sus

Medicalization is not a four-letter word

published: September, 23, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Conferences, CATIE, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on the future role of biomedical solutions, notably treatment as prevention, in improving the health of people living with HIV and in helping put an end to the epidemic.

Medicalization is not a four-letter word

The following is the text of a speech delivered by Bob Leahy at the closing plenary of the CATIE Forum – New Science, New Directions in HIV and HCV – in Toronto last week.  We’ve been charged today with looking ahead and I’m going to do that, but I think it’s also important to frame that look ahead in terms of where we’ve come from and our own personal journeys. So . . I need to state up front that for many years I’ve been an activist and while doing that work – it was o

Where on the treatment cascade do new infections come from?

published: August, 10, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

People with HIV outside continuous care contribute disproportionately to viral load and infection potential, Canadian study finds, as reported in aidsmap.

Where on the treatment cascade do new infections come from?

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared on aidsmap.com here.  A study from Calgary in Canada has found that people who were in continuous care for a year, although representing nearly 80% of all people with diagnosed HIV, contributed less than 30% of the total viral load within the diagnosed HIV-positive community. It found that while people who were newly diagnosed accounted for 37.5% of the total viral load, the other 33% was accounted for by a mix of people arriving from other areas, r

Tackling the MSM epidemic

published: August, 03, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Aidsmap reports strategies to detect and treat MSM with acute infection may be a powerful tool to control HIV epidemics. Immediate HIV treatment is associated with rapid falls in viral load and sustained behaviour change, research shows.

Tackling the MSM epidemic

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here. The detection and control of acute (very recent) HIV infection may be a powerful HIV prevention measure in HIV epidemics in men who have sex with men (MSM), Eugène Kroon of the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center told a late breaker session at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur this week. An HIV testing programme in Bangkok, Thailand, was able to identif

A new role for treatment as prevention?

published: July, 24, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Hep B and C, As Prevention , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment

Not just for HIV. CATIE on limiting the spread of hepatitis C virus with treatment as prevention (TasP)

A new role for treatment as prevention?

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.   The idea of Treatment as Prevention, or TasP, has been proposed and is being implemented in some regions as one tool to help control the spread of HIV. An initial part of TasP is offering HIV testing and counselling to help educate people about ways to protect themselves and others from HIV. After counselling, those who test positive can be referred to a healthcare provider so that opt

On continuing or discontinuing HIV treatment

published: June, 17, 2013 Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, As Prevention , Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Josh Kruger on the decisions we face about whether to take HIV meds – and why he’s questioning his own choices.

For the better part of a year, I have been writing advocating for those living with HIV to immediately get on medication. After all, in 2013, antiretroviral treatment means little more than taking one pill once a day that, by and large, gives the consumer little to no side effects. And, by taking that pill, he ensures that he suffers none of the silent symptoms of untreated HIV infection, including low-grade inflammation and potential nesting of HIV in his brain or spine leading to AIDS-relate

CATIE webinar series

published: May, 23, 2013 Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health

In June and July, CATIE is presenting four webinars that focus on new science and new directions in HIV & HCV

CATIE webinar series

In June and July, CATIE is presenting four webinars that focus on new developments in HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) research, integrated approaches to HIV treatment and prevention, and the integration of HIV, HCV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in frontline work.  These webinars are designed as a good orientation to the issues that will be discussed at the CATIE Forum: New Science, New Directions in HIV & HCV, September18-19, and CATIE recommends that all those plan

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