Articles tagged with: James Wilton

Is PARTNER good news being ignored?

published: November, 05, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on how Canada has interpreted the preliminary results of the ground-breaking PARTNER study. In some quarters it’s still “wait and see”,But wait and see what? And does “wait and see” cut it with poz gay men?

Is PARTNER good news being ignored?

“As always, it takes time for scientific results to diffuse from the scientific community to the public, and when it does, one can be sure it will trigger all kind of debates and arguments more than often entrenched in beliefs and prejudices as facts.” Incidence.org   Slow reaction Odd, isn’t it, that eight months after preliminary results were announced, reference to the ground-breaking PARTNER study is missing in action from any AIDS Service Organization (ASO) website or gay men

One night stand with James Wilton

published: May, 09, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Dating, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Events, Research, Health, Sexual Health, Treatment, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

AIDS Committee of Toronto’s One Night Stand Workshop Series features CATIE’s James Wilton talking May 8 in Toronto about the study that’s redefining risk for poz gay men and others with undetectable viral loads.

One night stand with James Wilton

Bob Leahy says: Regular readers of PositiveLite.com will know the name James Wilton.  He’s CATIE’s affable expert on HIV transmission risk and has been an amazing resource for PositiveLite.com to interview, exchange ideas and on occasion, argue with, albeit amiably. (An example of an interview on transmission risk I’ve had with him, which also appears on the CATIE website, is here.) Now comes a chance to hear James speak on what I consider the most exciting news to come down the HIV p

What’s hot in HIV research

published: April, 09, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

The Pacific AIDS Network’s Andrea Langlois reviews What’s Hot: The HIV Treatment Cascade

What’s hot in HIV research

This article first appeared on the website of Pacific AIDS Network here.  Republished with permisision of the author. Folllow PAN on twitter at @PAN_CBR I didn’t attend AIDS 2012 in Washington last July, but I do remember that when others came back they were all abuzz about the concept of the treatment cascade as possibly the next “big thing” in the way that we conceptualize HIV prevention and treatment. Now, many months later, and numerous references to the treatment cascade in meeti

Undetectable blood viral load and HIV transmission risk: results of a systematic review

published: April, 01, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE; “Our findings suggest minimal risk of sexual HIV transmission for heterosexual serodiscordant couples when the HIV-positive partner has full viral suppression on ART, with caveats . . “

Undetectable blood viral load and HIV transmission risk: results of a systematic review

This article by James Wilton originally appeared on the CATIE http://www.catie.ca/en/home  website here.  Une version française est disponible ici. The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. Research shows that a higher amount of HIV (viral load) in these fluids increases the risk of HIV transmission and that a lower viral load decreases the risk.1 Treatment, viral load and HIV transmission T

Condoms: Tried, tested and true?

published: March, 14, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, Sex and Sexuality , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

From CATIE. Are condoms the most effective strategy available? How do they compare to other strategies? This article explores the evidence on how effectively condoms prevent HIV transmission and the implications for HIV prevention messaging.

Condoms: Tried, tested and true?

This important article by James Wilton first appeared in Prevention in Focus on the CATE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, condoms have been a cornerstone of our HIV prevention efforts—often promoted as the most effective way to prevent the sexual transmission of the virus. However, in the past few years the number of HIV prevention options has increased and some people are interested in, or are already using, newer strate

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

published: December, 28, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Guest writer CATIE’s James Wilton explores the challenges and opportunities in moving research around new HIV prevention technologies like treatment as prevention into practice

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

This article first appeared on the website of Pacific AIDS Network here. Republished with permisision of the author. Folllow PAN on twitter at @PAN_CBR  Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice By James Wilton Recent research findings have improved our understanding of HIV transmission and prevention and could change the landscape of our response to the HIV epidemic. In the past few years, several new HIV prevention approaches, such as post-exposure

Views from the front lines: Communicating risk

published: September, 21, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

In the third of three articles about communicating risk, CATIE’s James Wilton asks three front - liners just how they do it.

Views from the front lines: Communicating risk

Interviews by James Wilton: This article first appeared in Prevention in Focus, a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.  We asked three people about the challenges of explaining risk to their clients and patients. Jody Jollimore—Program Manager, Health Initiative for Men, Vancouver Riyas Fadel—M.A. candidate, Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal Mona Loutfy—Infectious Diseases Specialist, Women's College Hospital; Research Director, Maple Leaf M

Putting a number on it: The risk from an exposure to HIV

published: September, 14, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, Sex and Sexuality , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Service providers working in HIV prevention are often asked by their patients and clients about the risk of HIV transmission from an exposure to HIV through sex. What do the latest studies tell us about this risk?

Putting a number on it: The risk from an exposure to HIV

This article by James Wilton first appeared in Prevention in Focus, a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.  Service providers working in HIV prevention are often asked by their patients and clients about the risk of HIV transmission from an exposure to HIV through sex. What do the latest studies tell us about this risk? And how should we interpret and communicate the results? Challenges in calculating a number It isn’t easy for researchers to calculate the r

Certainly uncertain: Challenges in communicating HIV risk

published: September, 08, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

In the first of several articles, CATIE provides perspectives for service providers about talking to their clients about risk of transmission, but there’s valuable information for people living with HIV too.

Certainly uncertain: Challenges in communicating HIV risk

This article by James Wilton first appeared in Prevention in Focus , a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.  Clients often want to know how great their risk of becoming infected with HIV or transmitting HIV is and how effectively different strategies can reduce this risk. Answering these questions in a way that is meaningful to clients can be complex and challenging. Frontline HIV prevention workers need to have a solid understanding of risk and how to help clien

Semen goes viral – or does it?

published: April, 17, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

If you have an undetectable viral load, is your semen undetectable too? Researchers say it may not be. But what’s the likelihood of actual HIV transmission? And how should we process that risk? Bob Leahy reports.

Semen goes viral – or does it?

There has been a flurry of articles recently with headlines like “Undetectable Viral Load? Not Necessarily in Semen” like this one in POZ.  Discovery of this connection isn’t the least bit new, of course, but what’s drawn attention is new research from Boston which furthers our understanding of the associated risk a little more. More on what that research says in a moment. The headlines may sound alarming for those who thought, because they’d reached undetectable, they were muc

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