Articles tagged with: hiv testing

Join us: community response to the effects of HIV treatment and viral suppression on sexual transmission – webinar

published: June, 27, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services invites you to attend. Scroll down for the registration link.

Join us: community response to the effects of HIV treatment and viral suppression on sexual transmission – webinar

On Friday, June 30, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy will host a community led “Community Response to the Effects of HIV Treatment and Viral Suppression on Transmission” webinar. To register CLICK HERE In the last year, compelling new evidence has demonstrated that HIV treatment significantly reduces sexual transmission of HIV. In addition, this research found no cases of HIV that were transmitted sexually by individuals with a suppress

Why China Is selling cheap HIV tests in campus vending machines.

published: May, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Youth, Current Affairs, International , Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

But not many are buying. From NPR.org, Emily Feng reports.

Why China Is selling cheap HIV tests in campus vending machines.

HIV testing kits in a vending machine in a university in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Reuters To read the complete article by Emily Feng, visit NPR.org, here. Vending machines are selling increasingly novel items: cupcakes, live crabs and fresh baguettes. In China, you can now add HIV testing kits to that list. China is piloting the use of vending machines that sell HIV testing kits on university campuses. The goal is to reach students who may be reluctant to go to a clinic f

Shaming promotes ignorance

published: August, 30, 2016 Written by // Alex Sparrowhawk Categories // Gay Men, Youth, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Alex Sparrowhawk

"Shaming peers and failing to acknowledge the prevalence of HIV amongst men who have sexual relationships with other men is dangerous," says the UK's Alex Sparrowhawk

Shaming promotes ignorance

The ‘chesty cough stuff’ didn’t work and I endured the sore throat for a good few more weeks into the Autumn of 2009. I must have journeyed to the GP at least three times, each visit being told I would be alright and whatever it was causing the cough was just being stubborn and would sort itself out of it’s own accord (spoiler – it didn’t). During the final trip the term ‘persistent virus’ was used and the cogs started to turn in my mind. Persistent virus; THE virus? I li

Testing testing - when diagnosis isn't just about you (Part 2)

published: June, 02, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Health, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

With the conclusion of "Testing Testing", guest author Rob Newman continues to examine the start of his family's journey with HIV

Testing testing - when diagnosis isn't just about you (Part 2)

"...No sooner did we start the celebration than we realized that the test results for me and the boys did not come back ... odd we thought ... the tests were all done at the same time." The wait for the test results just so happened to coincide with both mine and my partners parents coming to our home over the Christmas holidays as well as my brother’s wedding happening on New Year’s Eve.  I cannot stress enough how impossible this secret was to keep so we decided to metaphorically let s

Can offering incentives to test increase HIV and STI testing rates?

published: June, 01, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Hep B and C, CATIE, Research, Sexual Health, Health, International , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Apparently they can. CATIE summarizes the results of a systematic review investigating the use of incentives to encourage testing.

Can offering incentives to test increase HIV and STI testing rates?

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  By Erica Lee Testing and diagnosis for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important to detect new infections and bring people into care and treatment. Diagnoses of infections can not only improve the health of people living with HIV or STIs through care and treatment but it also helps to prevent new infections, thus controlling infection in communities. Many different st

The Test: Reaching out to heterosexual Black men about HIV and health through video

published: March, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From the iSpeak research study comes a short film about one heterosexual Black man’s decision to get tested for HIV, and his anxiety about the possibility of being HIV-positive

The Test: Reaching out to heterosexual Black men about HIV and health through video

The Test is a six minute video about one heterosexual Black man’s decision to get tested for HIV, and his anxiety about the possibility of being HIV-positive. The Test highlights his journey, and the inner tensions about being a man who is concerned about HIV, his health and the health of people close to him. Despite his apprehension, he is determined to get tested.  In addition to promoting HIV testing among heterosexual Black men, The Test encourages them to reflect on their ide

How to get away with murder

published: October, 15, 2015 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Newly Diagnosed, Television, Opinion Pieces, Brian Finch

Brian Finch on the popular ground-breaking TV series that features gay sex, PrEP and HIV testing.

How to get away with murder

I love watching TV In fact I’m a Netflix addict. Fall is an exciting time of year for the televised series junkie as all the new and returning show’s seasons premiere! One of my returning favourites is How To Get Away With Murder, or HTGAWM for those of you who love acronyms. The plot takes more twists and turns than the mountainous roads that took Princess Grace's life. Google her. Hint - Monaco. The show focuses around a group of defence law students and their professor who, big surpr

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

published: June, 18, 2015 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Social Media, Pride, As Prevention , Activism, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Legal, Treatment, Living with HIV, Media, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

What is #HIVnow? It’s the HIV awareness campaign Toronto Pride deserves.

HIVnow campaign will change the conversation during Toronto Pride

John Maxwell, executive director, ACT (left) Christopher Thomas, communications coordinator, ACT (right)     Ryan Lisk, manager of community health programs, ACT (left) Mason McColl, gay men's online strategy and resource coordinator, ACT (right)     Ty Best, graphic designer of the posters The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) has just launched a bold, new multimedia campaign, HIVnow, that is intended to raise awareness around HIV because the times

Abuse has many forms: part three

published: June, 04, 2015 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Toronto's Josh and his three-part story of a relationship gone sour that rocked his natural resiliency. Today: the positive HIV test – and the forgiveness that followed

Abuse has many forms: part three

If you haven’t had a chance to read part one, you can find it here and part two here.   Dreading the expected There was more to the one-night fling that Alex had than he had first told me. I would come to learn through messages he sent that weekend that it was a “flip-flop” situation between the two of them, and was not done safely. Alex’s unsafe sex with a stranger had changed his life forever and put me at risk too. I didn’t even know how to react. I was in the middle of nowh

“I never expected someone I loved would give me HIV”

published: August, 18, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From FS Magazine comes this true story by Joshua, 22 from London: “The day I found out I was positive, the only thing I could think about doing was blaming someone.”

“I never expected someone I loved would give me HIV”

At 18-years-old I met a rather amiable and attractive man, who just happened to be a considerable number of years my senior. We started dating and went about our courtship like any other gay couple, navigating a potential life together. I had all the enthusiasm and exuberance of an 18-year-old, but I was considered to have an ‘old soul’. No more than a month into our dating, something unexpected happened – my other half was diagnosed with HIV. In his emotional state, he said that he didn

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