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A groundbreaking year in HIV treatment and prevention

published: November, 23, 2015 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

CATIE says: “Evidence that has been building over the past few years about the treatment and prevention of HIV is so significant, some people are calling it revolutionary. The question for the world is: When will we put it into practice?”

A groundbreaking year in HIV treatment and prevention

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  It’s historic. It’s inspiring. Evidence that has been building over the past few years about the treatment and prevention of HIV is so significant, some people are calling it revolutionary. Showcased at this year’s International AIDS Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver, our new information forever changes the prospects of health for those living with HIV, their partners and

How effective are HIV prevention methods

published: October, 29, 2015 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Opinion Pieces

From the CATIE blog “new prevention options are welcome news for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people, but they have created dilemmas for HIV educators.”

How effective are HIV prevention methods

This article by Laurel Challacombe first appeared in the CATIE blog here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  Three decades of awareness campaigns have instilled a very clear and consistent message to the public: condoms are the most effective way to prevent an HIV infection. So what happens when a new prevention method emerges – and it is also highly effective? In recent years, multiple studies have confirmed that maintaining an undetectable viral load through the consisten

PrEP, PEP, undetectable viral load: A brave new world for HIV prevention

Café Scientifique in Toronto on October 14 (just prior to the CATIE forum) features Darrel Tan, Bob Leahy and Jodi Jollimore on the hottest topics in HIV today

PrEP, PEP, undetectable viral load: A brave new world for HIV prevention

We’re in the midst of an HIV prevention revolution. We have new tools and knowledge to prevent HIV beyond just condoms. How is this changing our response to HIV? Join us for a café scientifique featuring:  Dr. Darrell Tan, St. Michael’s Hospital Bob Leahy, PositiveLite.com Jody Jollimore, Health Initiative for Men  When: Wednesday, October 14 7 to 9:30 p.m. RSVP on Facebook Where: Oakham House, Ryerson University Thomas Lounge 55 Gould Street Toronto, ON  M5B 1E9 Facilita

Another myth regarding viral load about to topple?

published: May, 07, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Aidsmap reports new research on men taking HIV treatment - they have undetectable viral loads in the rectum; sexually transmitted infections make no difference

Another myth regarding viral load about to topple?

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here.  A small study assessing the infectiousness of HIV-positive gay men taking antiretroviral therapy has found that all study participants had an undetectable viral load in the rectum. Men who had rectal gonhorroea or chlamydia didn’t have detectable virus either, suggesting that concerns about sexually transmitted infections raising the risk of HIV transmission may be unfounded when people are taking effective HIV treatment. T

How often do we need blood work done?

published: April, 17, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Research, Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

Aidsmap reports on research that says annual CD4 count monitoring may be sufficient for people doing well on HIV treatment

How often do we need blood work done?

This article by Michael Carter first appeared on aidsmap.com here.  Annual CD4 count monitoring may be sufficient for people taking antiretroviral treatment who have a suppressed viral load and a CD4 count above 250 cells/mm3, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Their study showed that people in this situation had a very low risk of experiencing a drop in their CD4 count below 200 cells/mm3 or of developing a serious HIV-related

Top Ten PositiveLIte.com posts from 2014

published: January, 19, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Living with HIV, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Editor Bob Leahy lists your top ten favourite posts from last year and finds barebacking - sex without condoms when you are undetectable - was the topic of the year that interested readers most.

Top Ten PositiveLIte.com posts from 2014

These are the PositiveLite.com articles that were most read in 2014, based on number of hits received, A mix of the (mostly) new and old there is also a mix here of the serious and the not so serious. Why not catch up on any you missed because there are some real gems here. Marc-André LeBlanc contributed our number one post, a leader in the now common argument that still has to percolate the pages of any sexual health site I know, namely that having sex with undetectable poz guys is a hell

Being paid to stay well

published: December, 06, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, International , Treatment, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

Aidsmap reports a positive response to cash incentives for maintaining an undetectable viral load' in US trial

Being paid to stay well

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared in aidsmap.com here.  Republished with permission.  A US study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference found generally positive responses among people with HIV and clinic staff to a trial that used $70 gift tokens as an incentive for people to maintain an undetectable viral load. However, the study found that only just under half of patients had an accurate understanding of what viral load was, and that this did not impro

Being an “Elite Controller”

published: December, 02, 2014 Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Very few of us have an undetectable viral load, while never being on HIV treatment. This 1% of people living with HIV consists of people called “elite controllers:. Rodney Rousseau is one.

Being an “Elite Controller”

I was diagnosed with HIV in the summer of 2013. Later that week I went back to the clinic so they could draw my blood to check my CD4 count and viral load. When the results came back, the nurse practitioner and I were both astonished: my viral load was undetectable and my CD4 count was 910 – well within the normal range. He told me that they were going to retest everything, including my antibody tests, to be sure I was actually positive.  After giving more blood to re-run the tests, I spe

The science has changed. Know the facts, reduce stigma, stop criminalization of HIV

published: November, 30, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Legal, Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Three new videos for World AIDS Day from the HIV Disclosure Project explore the connections between what we now know about risk of transmission and how that might impact HIV stigma, disclosure and criminalization

The science has changed. Know the facts, reduce stigma, stop criminalization of HIV

The HIV Disclosure Project addresses the complexities of disclosing one's HIV status to potential sex partners through workshops based on role play and theatre. The aim is to provide safe spaces for people to meet, identify barriers to disclosure, while keeping the .goal on the need to raise pubic awareness of the risks involved in disclosure - risks which are created by stigma and lack of basic information about HIV. The HIV Disclosure Project has been involved in workshops across Canada and

Dear Zachary

published: November, 25, 2014 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Current Affairs, Opinion Pieces, Brian Finch

Brian Finch with "My response to “On the Response to My OUT 100 Interview” by Zachary Quinto."

Dear Zachary

I’ve had a crush on Zachary Quinto long before I knew that he was gay. My first thought? There is a god after all. He can almost do no wrong.  Emphasis on almost. While he was recently lamenting what he sees as the complacency around HIV in the gay community, I had to take umbrage with some of the commentary. This of course is a reference to his original interview in Out Magazine. Then came the Huffington Post response to all the blowback he got. It was good until I got to this part.  "I

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