An extraordinary example of HIV criminalization gone awry in the States. Bob Leahy talks to Lt. Colonel Ken Pinkela, court martialed and sentenced to a jail term for allegedly exposing another officer to HIV, when no sexual contact occurred, says Pinkela.
Alex Sparrowhawk on the big decision that, like a haircut, is often put off. But, he says “medication is an emotive issue that every person living with the virus has to deal with - when to start, if to start . . .”
Condom use is still being urged for people with undectectable viral loads or on PrEP because of the danger of contracting STIs. But, asks, Mark S King “When did avoiding every possible STI become the new goal for gay sexual behavior?”
Positively Dating says “I know I blame my HIV status on my subpar dating life. But in reality there are much bigger factors at play that have nothing to do with being positive and everything to do with me being socially awkward”
Ken Monteith questions the quality of debate on PrEP- "Everybody take a moment to appreciate that there are two (or more) sides to every argument, calm down, and stop stigmatizing or ridiculing the choices that someone else might be considering."
Dr. Julio Montaner writing for ICAD says “To close the gap in treatment of HIV, innovative HAART therapy must be made universally accessible to those living with HIV across Canada and the world. . . The Canadian government is falling out of step.”