Articles tagged with: HIV prevention

(Reprise) Unacceptable. Reprehensible. Strong words on Canada’s approach to HIV prevention from one of its own.

published: November, 08, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Research, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with Part One of his exclusive interview with British Columbia’s most famous scientist, Dr Julio Montaner. Treatment as prevention is Montaner’s passion and the world is listening – and acting. But not Canada, he says – and he’s angry!

(Reprise) Unacceptable. Reprehensible. Strong words on Canada’s approach to HIV prevention from one of its own.

This interview was originally published on PositiveLite.com January 18, 2012. Dr Julio Montaner, head of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS  is proud of what he and his Province have achieved in reducing HIV transmission rates through treatment as prevention strategies. It’s a trend he doesn’t see elsewhere in Canada, not that he hasn’t tried to make it happen. “The public needs to get incensed” he said to me last week. “I‘ve been in the White House three t

AIDS-free generation?

published: October, 25, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // International AIDS Conference , As Prevention , Conferences, CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, International , Treatment

CATIE reviews the landscape. "While we are still years away from an ‘AIDS free generation,’ we appear to be on the right path."

AIDS-free generation?

This article first appeared on the website of CATIE  here.   Une version française est disponible ici.  Recent advancements in our understanding of HIV transmission, treatment, prevention and testing are changing the landscape of our response to HIV and generating a significant amount of optimism. The buzz at the International AIDS Conference this past July in Washington D.C. was that we may now be able to achieve an ‘AIDS-free generation’ where first, no one will be born with the vi

Gay/bi men hung out to dry?

published: October, 05, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy asks why are gay men, who account for by far the majority of those living with HIV in Canada, seeing HIV prevention making gains all around them, leaving them wondering why they are being left out.

Gay/bi men hung out to dry?

The place of gay/bi men in our response to the HIV epidemic has changed. (And I say "gay/bi men" because I dislike seeing the term MSM – men who have sex with men – outside the realm of epidemiology.)  Once, in those early days of the epidemic, we were both leaders and the focus of everything about HIV.  But over time, and as other at-risk groups became more affected by the disease, that all changed. It had to. So in looking at where gay/bi men stand today, there is history to be cons

HIV prevention for Aboriginal women in Canada

published: October, 05, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Women, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Population Specific

Within the Aboriginal community in Canada, HIV is having a profound impact on women and young people.

HIV prevention for Aboriginal women in Canada

This article by Renée Masching, Doris Peltier, Tracey Prentice and Randy Jackson  on behalf of CAAN first appeared in Prevention in Focus, a publication of CATIE.  Une version française est disponible ici. Within the Aboriginal community in Canada, HIV is having a profound impact on women and young people. This is a disturbing trend that requires a robust, immediate and ongoing response. This article emphasizes the importance of dedicated HIV prevention efforts to engage Aboriginal women

New insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure

published: October, 01, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Events, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

ACT’s second Community Health Forum in the current series is on new insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure. Attendance is free. The forum will also be available via webcast.

New insights in HIV management and strategies for a cure

The second 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, October 10, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street in Toronto.  The topic this month is New insights in HIV Management and Strategies for a Cure. The forum will address questions such as:  What is the current problem with curing HIV infection? Reservoirs and immune containment. What shou

How to live well with HIV

published: September, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, As Prevention , General Health, Events, Mental Health, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

John McCullagh talks with Robin Rhodes of ACT about his agency’s monthly educational workshops for people living with HIV - workshops that are now webcast across Canada and around the world.

How to live well with HIV

For those of us who work or volunteer in the HIV sector, there are often opportunities to attend workshops and conferences about new developments in HIV prevention and treatment and, for those of us living with HIV, on managing our heath in all of its dimensions - physical, emotional and spiritual. For most other HIVers though, such opportunities are not as readily available, due to cost, time, location or inclination. This is where the Community Health Forums put on by the AIDS Committee of

New Options

published: August, 30, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Women, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Population Specific

Expanding the HIV Prevention Toolkit. We hear from CATIE on the subject of new HIV prevention technologies and what would they mean for women.

New Options

This article by San Patten first appeared in Prevention in Focus, a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.   Biomedical tools for HIV prevention, also known as new prevention technologies (or NPTs), are often touted as tools that will give women greater control over HIV prevention. But will these tools actually empower women? Here, we explore this question and some reasons for optimism and skepticism.  Women are more vulnerable to HIV In Canada and around the

Truvada: Troubles Ahead?

published: August, 10, 2012 Categories // As Prevention , Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces

Dave R writes...the use of Truvada as an HIV prevention tool, PrEP, has caused waves of excitement in many quarters but is it a case of premature exhilaration, leading to unwanted consequences!

Truvada: Troubles Ahead?

Sometimes a sort of HIV-related sixth sense kicks in and you get that feeling in your water that the latest advance regarding prevention and treatment just doesn’t ring true. Do you feel that occasionally? This story about Truvada, being used as a prevention tool, (PrEP) just gives me the chills. It’s as if they just haven’t taken into account the foibles of human nature when it comes to doing what you’re supposed to do. Let me start by disclaiming. I’m not a doctor but I have been

Is “Dawson’s 20 Load Weekend” the Most Important Gay Porn Film Ever Made?

published: July, 26, 2012 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Gay Men, Movies, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Mark S. King

No condoms. Mark S. King with an important essay on the role of bareback porn in gay men’s sexual health, then and now.

Is “Dawson’s 20 Load Weekend” the Most Important Gay Porn Film Ever Made?

The annual Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco is noted for its unbridled embrace of every star in our sexual constellation. Even the fearless leather community that founded the event can sometimes appear tame amidst the outlandish kinks and clothing – and lack thereof – on display along the city’s tilted streets. In the middle of this rowdy bacchanalia in the fall of 2003, Paul Morris stood at the booth for Treasure Island Media (TIM), the gay porn outfit he founded that features unpro

HIV prevention in the Asian Community

published: July, 05, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reviews SexQ: BB, PnP, Orgy; it's the catchy title of a new HIV prevention video from an ASO for Toronto’s Asian Community. Don’t know what PnP is? Read on

HIV prevention in the Asian Community

From time to time we review HIV prevention campaign and videos that come our way. Today’s is from our friends at ACAS (AsIan Community AIDS Services).  Here’s the description: "SexQ: BB, PnP, Orgy!" follows two fictional characters through an open exchange of questions and discussion regarding sex resembling real-life situations faced by gay men and MSMs. The PSA addresses relevant issues such as sex without protection, substance use, and sex with multiple partners to encourage gay men

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