Articles tagged with: arguments for treatment as prevention

Dumbing down HIV treatment hurts everybody

published: February, 10, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Alternative Therapies, Activism, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says there is so much faulty information on what being on treatment means and when to start that it is hurting us all. But there are solutions which can successfully balance patient rights with the benefits of starting treatment early

Dumbing down HIV treatment hurts everybody

Balancing act There has always been a balancing act between what science or even common sense suggests what’s best for us and our right to freedom of choice, to do what we think is right for our bodies. That applies to both prevention and treatment decisions. Sometimes we have got it right like saying “give people relevant and accessible information to make them feel in control of their sexual health“.  Sometimes we get it wrong, like the highly prescriptive, but once popular “use a

Nearly half of Canadians living with HIV start treatment late

published: October, 08, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS reports on a new Canadian study finding that from 2000-2012 nearly half of those surveyed started antiretroviral treatment (ART) when they had already reached an AIDS-defining illness or a weakened immune system

Nearly half of Canadians living with HIV start treatment late

Vancouver, BC [October 5, 2015] HIV testing in parts of Canada remains based on “perceived risk” and could be keeping people living with the disease from discovering their status. A new study, based on the largest Canadian database of people living with HIV, finds nearly half of those surveyed started antiretroviral treatment (ART) when they had already reached an AIDS-defining illness or a weakened immune system. The study found that: From 2000 to 2012, 48% started ART with low CD4 co

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

published: March, 20, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From Troy Media, here's how BC decreased the number of AIDS cases in the province by 88% - with a strategy that could help the entire country

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

This article by Julio Montaner, Director, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Ryan Meili, and Ryan Meili, Expert Advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca first appeared in www.troymedia.com.  VANCOUVER, BC, and SASKATOON, SK/ Troy Media/ - Canadians are rightly proud of the universal coverage provided by our national healthcare system. Sadly, there are gaps in access with very grave consequences. In regions across the country, care and treatment is failing to reach those living with HI

CATIE, 90-90-90 and the case for early treatment

published: February, 10, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on what CATIE has described as the crucial role HIV prevention work can play and the call for a “new narrative on HIV treatment.” And, says Bob, the case for starting treatment early has never been made clearer.

CATIE, 90-90-90 and the case for early treatment

CATIE throws out the challenge Hidden away in the pages of the Spring 2015 edition of CATIE’s Prevention in Focus, a series of articles intended to inform the work of service providers, comes a document that is staggeringly important for all to read. "Changing the Narrative: Why HIV prevention work in Canada needs to embrace HIV treatment"  is also exactly right for the times. Meticulously researched by CATIE’s Tim Rogers, it not only sets out the case for including treatment as part of

Early antiretroviral treatment reduces risk of AIDS and HIV-related illness

published: May, 11, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

Aidsmap reports that coupling clinical benefits of treatment with a striking effect on transmission risk gives additional strength to the argument for early initiation of antiretroviral treatment

Early antiretroviral treatment reduces risk of AIDS and HIV-related illness

This article by Michael Carter originally appeared on aidsmap.com here.   Early antiretroviral therapy significantly reduced the risk of AIDS and HIV-related illness in a large study in low and middle-income countries, according to the final results of the HPTN 052 study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. Participants in this large multi-site study were randomised to take immediate or delayed HIV therapy. Overall, participants in the early treatment arm had a lower risk of AIDS, tuber

Julio Montaner and Treatment as Prevention

published: April, 16, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

An editorial from Bob Leahy about the most controversial figure on the Canadian HIV landscape, BC’s Dr. Julio Montaner, the world’s leading proponent of treatment as prevention and why we like him and his work.

Julio Montaner and Treatment as Prevention

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is not a man to mince his words or spare those in power a tongue lashing when he senses they could do more – much more - to fight the epidemic.  “All the evidence is in. What we are lacking is political leadership to implement what we know works, to do it effectively and to do it now” he says.  Talk to him privately and he’ll name names, talk colourfully about his repeated overtures to the federa

Treatment as prevention needs scale up in the UK, experts say

published: March, 21, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Conferences, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Aidsmap reports a m assive scale-up of HIV testing, plus HIV treatment on diagnosis,is needed to curtail the UK gay HIV epidemic

Treatment as prevention needs scale up in the UK, experts say

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here.  Increasing the proportion of HIV-positive gay men in the UK who have an undetectable viral load from the current figure of around 60% to 90% could result in a substantial drop in new HIV infections, a modelling study suggests. In order to achieve this, it wouldn’t be enough to change treatment guidelines – a substantial increase in HIV testing rates would also be required, Andrew Phillips of University College London