Articles tagged with: HIV prevention

The HIV treatment cascade – patching the leaks to improve HIV prevention

published: March, 07, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV, Population Specific

CATIE on the concept of a treatment cascade that's a way to identify gaps in the testing-care-treatment continuum, which are preventing people from realizing the treatment and prevention benefits of antiretroviral therapy.

The HIV treatment cascade – patching the leaks to improve HIV prevention

This article by CATIE’s James Wilton and Logan Broeckaert first appeared on the CATIE  website here. Une version française est disponible ici. We have known for years that antiretroviral therapy can significantly improve the health outcomes of people living with HIV. More recently, research has revealed the important role that antiretroviral therapy plays in preventing the transmission of the virus. As HIV treatment and prevention have converged, attention has turned to how well we are e

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Three

published: February, 27, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Len Tooley is an HIV-negative gay guy who is on pre-exposure prophylaxis. In this third of three interviews with PositiveLite.com, he responds to critics of negative guys who think PrEP is right for them.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Three

Len Tooley is a relatively young, HIV-negative gay guy who works in downtown Toronto as a gay men’s health promoter and an HIV educator, tester and counsellor. As a way of helping him stay HIV-negative, his family doctor prescribed him Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  In the first part of his interview with me, which we published two weeks ago, Len talked about what motivated him to go on PrEP. Last week he discussed the conversations he had with his family doctor about PrE

Thinking about porn

published: February, 26, 2013 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Women, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Olivia Kijewski on the adult film industry, how it impacts women, porn as sex ed, the money shot, body modification – and “designer vaginas”.

Warning- this post talks about vaginas and pornography and contains some slightly explicit language. Gasp! Anyone who is squeamish, uptight, or related to me can just stop reading right now. Consider yourselves warned. Lately, I’ve been having a lot of conversations about sex, or should I say a lot more than usual. Actually, a large portion of these said conversations have been about pornography. I’m not sure how the conversation always seems to go there. Perhaps it is because I’ve be

The Gay Scene: “The Biggest Suicide Cult in History”! Say What Now

published: February, 21, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Dave R writes...more and more influential figures from within the community are speaking openly about behaviour excesses on the gay scene, leading to yet more HIV infections. However, is it justified to call it a collective suicide wish?

The Gay Scene: “The Biggest Suicide Cult in History”! Say What Now

It's morning, I open my eyes And everything's still the same I turn to the guy who stayed last night And ask him, "What's your name?" ‘So Many Men, So Little Time’: Miquel_Brown 1983 I must admit, when I read this title quote by the much-lauded, British performance artist and TV personality David Hoyle, I thought it must be something from a late eighties politician and one not exactly gay-friendly. In fact, the very gay David Hoyle said it in 2007, on the day before World Aids Day and on

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Two

published: February, 20, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Len Tooley, an HIV-negative guy on pre-exposure prophylaxis, works as a gay men’s health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. In this second of three interviews, he talks about conversations with his doctor about PrEP and about being on it.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Two

Len Tooley is a 31-year old, sexually active, HIV-negative gay guy who lives in downtown Toronto, where he works as a gay men's health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. As a way of helping him stay HIV-negative, his family doctor has prescribed him Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  In the first part of his interview with me, which we published last week, Len and I talked about what motivated his decision to go on PrEP. This week, he discusses the conversations h

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part One

published: February, 13, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Len Tooley is an HIV-negative gay guy on pre-exposure prophylaxis who works in Toronto as a gay men’s health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. In the first of three interviews about being on PrEP, he discusses his decision to go on it.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part One

In July 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Truvada (a fixed dose combination in one tablet of emtricitabine and tenofovir) to reduce the risk of HIV infection in uninfected individuals who are at high risk of HIV infection and who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners. This use of an anti-HIV drug to prevent infection is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  PrEP is considered by most observers to be a major breakthrough in

GAY=DEATH: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and what it means for HIV

published: February, 11, 2013 Categories // Current Affairs, International , Opinion Pieces

New PositiveLite.com writer Amy C. Willis says "the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has the potential to negatively impact HIV education and prevention for both the LGBTQ and straight populations alike."

GAY=DEATH: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and what it means for HIV

While Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act - affectionately known by its supporters as the “Kill the Gays” bill - isn’t new (it was introduced in 2009 by parliamentarian David Bahati), it’s recently experienced an aggressive resurgence; in November 2012, the Ugandan government revived the proposed bill with concerted efforts to pass it before year’s end. Admittedly, I didn’t know much about the bill when it was proposed in 2009; however, when it began to resurface a few months ago in

We’re still here . . .

published: January, 15, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors

Guest writer Iain Murtagh has been keeping us informed of the struggle to keep The Crescent, a Hertfordshire (UK) based ASO, afloat, despite a withdrawal of its government funding. But how long can it survive without more cash from somewhere?

We’re still here . . .

Back in early 2011, as some of you may remember, we had our funding pulled after almost 25 years of providing prevention, education, testing and support services for those living with or affected by HIV, and the wider population of Hertfordshire. This was not the result of a funding cut, more from a desire to transfer funding to another organisation chaired by an employee of lead funding body Hertfordshire County Council (HCC). This decision was taken without consultation, and resulted in a s

Scotland’s HIV epidemic, Part Two

published: January, 10, 2013 Categories // Sexual Health, Health, International , Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality

Enter harm reduction. Guest Roy Kilpatrick continues his story about how needle sharing and injection drug use fueled Scotland'’s HIV epidemic initially– and the response of communities and individuals.

Scotland’s HIV epidemic, Part Two

Overnight, Edinburgh and Scotland had acquired an HIV problem. Progress would be slow and hard won. Gained it was, however, at least in drug-related HIV. Sexual transmission would remain problematic as we will note.  What was to become a twentieth century public health success started in the response of communities and individuals immediately affected. The 1986 peak fell dramatically as drug users tested almost universally and formal interventions reinforced behavior changes. Now, for the la

Webinar - HIV-positive newcomers to Canada: Migration Challenges and Successes

published: January, 02, 2013 Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s January Community Health Forum focuses on the challenges faced and successes experienced by HIV-positive newcomers to Canada. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available as a webinar

Webinar - HIV-positive newcomers to Canada: Migration Challenges and Successes

The fifth workshop in the current series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  This month, the forum will focus on the challenges faced and successes experienced by HIV-positive newcomers to Canada. Topics to be discussed will include:  Ethnoracial diversity Getting into health care Navigating the system The

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