Articles tagged with: Swiss Statement

Our World AIDS Day message is celebratory

published: December, 01, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Publisher Bob Leahy says World AIDS Day tributes take many forms, but PositiveLite.com is saying World AIDS Day 2017 is a time to celebrate – and, with the Government of Canada now on board, names 2017 as the year of U=U.

Our World AIDS Day message is celebratory

Those charged with writing world AIDS day messages have a surprising array of options. They can honour our fallen – that’s important. Paying tribute to those living with HIV is also a worthy goal. Our messages can be reflective of the past, taking stock of where we are now, or aspirational. Inspirational too. All these topics I’ve addressed in the past. I’ve never done a celebratory World AIDS Day message before. But then 2017 has been no ordinary year. It has been a year of personal

The evidence for U=U: why negligible risk is zero risk

published: August, 17, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , General Health, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

From HIV i-Base, Simon Collins: "Purely theoretical risks are no longer a good enough level of evidence to sustain stigma and discrimination and certainly not criminalisation."

The evidence for U=U: why negligible risk is zero risk

Over the last year, hundreds of HIV organisations have joined a new campaign to endorse the statement that HIV transmission does not occur when viral load is undetectable on ART. And while the dramatic impact of ART on reducing HIV transmission has been known for a long time, it is new to say ART stops transmission completely. This change is especially important given that prejudice and discrimination against HIV positive people is still widespread. So while it is easy to simply answer “n

First U.S. Public Health official endorses “negligible risk” when undetectable

published: August, 18, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Legal, Guest Authors

Prevention Access Campaign: New York City Health Official Joins Global Leaders in Signing a Consensus Statement on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic’s Most Groundbreaking Development in the Last Twenty Years

First U.S. Public Health official endorses “negligible risk” when undetectable

August 10, 2016: HIV/AIDS experts from the U.S., Australia, Denmark and Switzerland--including Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS at the New York City Health Department -- endorsed a consensus statement concluding “negligible risk” of HIV transmission from a person with HIV who is on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and has had a consistently undetectable viral load for six months and beyond. Dr. Daskalakis is the first U.S. public health official to endo

Howdy PARTNER

published: June, 03, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , Gay Men, Features and Interviews, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com editor Bob Leahy in conversation with CATIE’s James Wilton on what the PARTNER study tells us about the risk of HIV transmission in gay men where one partner is HIV-positive but who’s viral load is undetectable

Howdy PARTNER

Bob: Leahy: Hi James Thanks for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com again, this time on the PARTNER study. Now I read your analysis of the interim results - Positive Lite.com published it here - which took me back to the day the news first broke from CROI that we finally had data about the risk of HIV transmission involving gay men with an undetectable viral load. I was really excited that day. Would you agree that this was ground-breaking stuff? Yes, I think the prelimi

Infectiousness

published: December, 13, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Only half of people on HIV treatment fit 'Swiss Statement' criteria for non-infectiousness in US study, aidsmap.com reports

Infectiousness

This article first appeared on aidsmap.com here. Republished with permission.   A study of a sample of predominantly African-American people with HIV in the US has found that, in those taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), only 51% met the criteria for non-infectiousness set by the Swiss Statement of January 2008. This study (published in HIV Medicine), though small, underlines other findings that African Americans are missing out on the benefits of ART. The high proportion of people with d