Articles tagged with: Research Conference

OHTN Research Conference news

published: August, 11, 2013 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Conferences, Events, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Register now for the early-bird rate. The three-day event will be held November 17-19 at the Hilton Toronto Hotel. Scholarships are available.

OHTN Research Conference news

Can you spot the PositiveLite.com contributors? Registration for the 16th Annual OHTN Research Conference is officially underway. Please note that in order to take advantage of the early-bird rate, you need to register before September 15. Abstract and scholarship applications begin on August 5. The theme for this year's conference is Changing the Course of the HIV Prevention, Engagement and Treatment Cascade. The three-day event will be held November 17-19 at the Hilton Toronto Hotel.  Co

John McCullagh interviews Lisa Power on HIV and aging

published: December, 19, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Conferences, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, John McCullagh

What should service providers be doing differently to help people living with HIV stay healthy and active into old age? At the recent OHTN Research Conference in Toronto, John McCullagh put this question to Lisa Power of the UK’s Terrence Higgins Trust

John McCullagh interviews Lisa Power on HIV and aging

Thanks to ART, those of us with HIV are now living much longer. But aging with HIV is not without its challenges. In addition to the normal aging process, people aging with HIV face complications associated with the virus, side effects of treatment and high rates of comorbidities with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, renal disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. And often we experience social isolation and financial challenges as well.  So what should service providers be

Bob Leahy talks to Patrick Sullivan

published: December, 18, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, As Prevention , Conferences, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

What is driving high infection rates in the gay and bi men’s community? And what techniques might work best to address this epidemic within an epidemic? Editor Bob Leahy talks to Patrick Sullivan at the 2012 OHTN Research Conference

Bob Leahy talks to Patrick Sullivan

One of the most interesting sessions at last month’s Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) 2012 Research Conference in Toronto  was a plenary called “Is Treatment Enough Prevention?” This  session focussed on the recent discourse concerning the potential for antiretroviral therapy to reduce infectiousness and thus, the theory goes, reduce infection rates. But to what extent does treatment as prevention work with gay men?  If it hasn’t worked so far, why not?  And does a discourse

Research on gay men that gives new meaning to the term Oral Abstracts; is it for real?

published: November, 08, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy looks at an example of questionable research concerning the phenomenon of gay men giving oral sex to straight guys and says “Whaaaat?”

Research on gay men that gives new meaning to the term Oral Abstracts; is it for real?

First the background. This research study was floating around the internet last week. It’s a piece of research which purportedly investigates the impact on heterosexual males who receive daily oral sex from gay men.  In plain terms, it suggests there's a link between said regular blowjobs and lowering the risk of the recipients for developing some nasty things like prostate and testicular cancer. Specifically, straight men who lay back and enjoy are less likely to develop those nasty-so