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Stay informed on HIV criminalization

published: August, 19, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Cécile Kazatchkine, Snr. Policy Analyst from the Canadian Legal Network on the “bad example” that Canada sets in the international community, on how things are changing globally, and on the resources available to learn about HIV criminalization in Canada

Stay informed on HIV criminalization

The overly broad  criminalization of HIV is not a uniquely Canadian problem.  In many countries around the world, a person living with HIV can be prosecuted, convicted and sent to prison for not disclosing their status, exposing someone to HIV or transmitting the virus. The situation in Canada is particularly infuriating at this juncture with few developments in line with public health or human rights, But other jurisdictions such as Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Senegal and Iowa have rece

Neuropathy: facts and fiction

published: April, 18, 2013 Categories // Health, Treatment, Living with HIV

.Dave R writes…Neuropathy remains a mystery disease for many people; both those who have it and those who’ve never heard of it. Its symptoms are largely universal yet both the disease and the various current treatments for it, affect everyone differently.

Neuropathy: facts and fiction

Neuropathy is one of those diseases that affects millions of people (20 million in the USA alone) and between 30% and 40% of people living with HIV and yet if you ask 100 people on the street what it is, the vast majority of them won’t have a clue what you’re talking about. This article is meant to establish some facts and clear up some misunderstandings about the disease, especially in relation to people with HIV. What is neuropathy? Simply put, neuropathy is damage to the nervous syste

High rates of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario

published: December, 27, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Women, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Good news from CATIE: “The widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has greatly reduced deaths from AIDS-related infections in Canada and other high-income countries.”

High rates of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  The widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has greatly reduced deaths from AIDS-related infections in Canada and other high-income countries. ART improves the health of HIV-positive people by reducing the production of HIV and allowing the immune system to begin to repair itself. The power of ART is such that researchers and doctors incre