Articles tagged with: Robert Reinhard

Public forum: making all the tools better to prevent HIV

published: January, 12, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

Hear an update of how Toronto can end HIV transmissions.

Public forum: making all the tools better to prevent HIV

Leading Toronto researchers and clinicians invite you to a discussion of how HIV prevention tools are improving and combine to get us to zero new infections. (Speakers: Sharmistha Mishra, Rupert Kaul, Malika Sharma, Beth Rachlis, Taylor Sicard, Isaac Bogoch, Abigail Kroch.  Moderator: R. Reinhard) When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM Where: Hart House Music Room (U. of Toronto campus) Elevator and access ramp accessible. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RVSP by email

‘A near normal lifespan for people with HIV?’ For whom is this true - and who misses out?

published: May, 15, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Social Media, Aging, As Prevention , General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Smoking Cessation , Treatment, Megan DePutter, Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter: "We can’t ignore these vulnerabilities that can put individuals more at risk both for acquiring HIV, getting diagnosed late, or struggling to adhere to the medication."

‘A near normal lifespan for people with HIV?’ For whom is this true - and who misses out?

Yesterday, the Lancet published a study titled ‘Survival of HIV-positive patients starting antiretroviral therapy between 1996 and 2013: a collaborative analysis of cohort studies’. This study found that ‘even in the late ART era, survival during the first three years of ART continues to improve.’ In fact, the authors found that ‘between 1996 and 2010, life expectancy in 20-year-old patients starting ART increased by about nine years in women and ten years in men.’ The authors con

Why we still need an HIV vaccine today

published: May, 05, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, General Health, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

"... without an effective vaccine against a virus that constantly mutates and connives to evade the fragile and complex strategies we find to stop it, the prospect of ending new infections is precarious," writes Robert Reinhard

Why we still need an HIV vaccine today

Advocates recognize May 18, 2017 as the 20th anniversary of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, an important day to mark the need to develop this safe, effective and accessible prevention tool to augment the current biomedical and behavioral prevention options we have now to curb the incidence of new HIV infections in each country. Many ask, “Why is that so when we now have, singly or in strategic combination: oral preexposure prophylaxis, harm reduction, ways to lower a person’s HIV viral load so

HIV cure research: slow going at AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa

published: August, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, International AIDS Conference , Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Conferences, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors

Guest Author Robert Reinhard gives a first-hand account of the highlights of AIDS2016 and the HIV Cure Symposium.

HIV cure research: slow going at AIDS2016 in Durban, South Africa

I attended the recent IAS Durban Conference and the preceding two-day HIV Cure symposium hoping to learn of significant advances in the search for interventions that could place HIV infection into remission with durable immune system control of virus without the need for lifetime antitretroviral therapy (ART). That’s one working definition, among several, of what HIV cure might mean for the 37 million people who currently have HIV. My appetite for progress was not substantially rewarded al

Webinar - HIV-related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women

published: March, 04, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s March Community Health Forum focuses on HIV-related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar.

Webinar - HIV-related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women

The seventh and final workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)  will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto. This month, the forum will focus on HIV related fatigue and the role of hormones in men and women Topics to be discussed will include: Causes of fatigue and ways to address it through elimination Hormones and other supplemen

New insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure

published: October, 01, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s second Community Health Forum in the current series is on new insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available via webcast.

New insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure

The second workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  The topic this month is New insights in HIV Management and Strategies for a Cure. The forum will address questions such as:  What is the current problem with curing HIV infection? Reservoirs and immune containment. What shou