Articles tagged with: AIDS

Four days of PrEP. Part Two

published: February, 12, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Lifestyle, Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

A condom-free future? Part Two of Xtra’s four-part video series on PrEP

Four days of PrEP. Part Two

For Daily Xtra’s full story by Marcus McCann go here.  In the second part of Daily Xtra's four-part series on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) we look at the failure of condoms in stopping the spread of HIV. Can PrEP fill the gap or will it lead to more problems? We speak with HIV/AIDS prevention workers and world-renowned researcher Dr. Robert Grant.    

The sex diaries of T.C. Pomeroy. Part one: phone sex confessions.

published: February, 12, 2014 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

This is the first in a series of unexpurgated stories, all true, from a poz gay guy wanting to get back in to the game, aka in search of sex.

The sex diaries of T.C. Pomeroy. Part one: phone sex confessions.

This is the first of what will be a continuing saga of one middle-aged gay man’s attempt to get back in the proverbial game. Pomeroy’s 2014 resolution is to enter the fray.  Whether it’s personal ads, cruising in sex clubs or asking old friends if they want to fuck, he’s tossing off the invisible cloak and embracing a new attitude to get him out of his comfort zone. While T.C. Pomeroy is a pseudonym the stories below are all true  The Background  I first started calling phone se

Four days of PrEP. Part One

published: February, 11, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Can a pill a day keep HIV away? Part One of Xtra’s four-part video series on PrEP

Four days of PrEP. Part One

For Daily Xtra’s full story by Marcus McCann go here. In part one of Daily Xtra's four part series on PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) we find out how these drugs can help prevent the transmission of HIV and what this might mean in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We speak with HIV/AIDS prevention workers, researcher Dr. Robert Grant and porn star Michael Lucas.

Side by Side, part six

published: February, 11, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Movies, Current Affairs, International

Ed Wolf at the LGBT film festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Things are not going smoothly as a screening is interrupted by a bomb scare.

Part Six: Angels Welcome  Monday, November 25th My hotel room is my safe space. When I close the curtains and write to you, I feel lighter. The terrible situation here can weigh you down; I can see it in the eyes of the people I’m with each day. I went to a supermarket down the street and bought a lot of cookies and I munch on them while I type; there are crumbs everywhere. The room is very warm, the air dry and I have the occasional nosebleed, sometimes a sneezing fit. Earlier I sneezed

Is HIV viral undetectability Important? Take 1.

published: February, 10, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From TheBody.com, an opinion piece from an HIVer who believes that taking HIV meds to reduce viral load to undetectable levels may not be an effective or even wise strategy

Is HIV viral undetectability Important? Take 1.

This article by ScotCharles first appeared on TheBody.com here.   Be sure to read the counterpoint to this article “HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong” here. I have been on anti-HIV meds since 1994. I have had HIV definitely for thirty years and probably more. In that time I have seen people sickened and killed by the meds. I have developed long-term complications as a direct result of the meds. More importantly recent studies of which I was a subject have shown that HIV doesn't si

Take 2. HIV undetectability unimportant? Wrong.

published: February, 10, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From TheBody.com, a doctor’s opinion on why getting to an undetectable viral load through the use of HIV meds is very important

Take 2. HIV undetectability unimportant? Wrong.

In a recent blog entry on TheBody.com, ScotCharles suggests that treating HIV to undetectable levels may be unnecessary. I disagree. I have been an HIV medical provider, caregiver and researcher for over 20 years. I've watched far too many of the people I care about die from AIDS complications or suffer from the side effects (sometimes fatal) of our well-intended, first-generation treatments. Yet, today's HIV medications can be very well tolerated. They can prevent disease. They can restore h

Housing matters

published: February, 09, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Research, Lifestyle, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

From the Pacific AIDS Network in BC, what new research tells us about housing, health and HIV/AIDS

Housing matters

From the chilly houses in New Zealand’s south to the single-room-occupancy units of Vancouver’s downtown eastside, housing is making big a difference for community health ― including for people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. As we gear up for PAN’s Positive Living, Positive Homes research project, here is a summary of recent research that brings insights on the importance of housing for health.  It is well known that poor housing contributes to a variety of health conditions.

Staying connected?

published: February, 08, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Living with HIV, Guest Authors

Significant attrition at each step of the HIV care 'cascade' in British Columbia: only 35% of HIV-positive people in British Columbia have an undetectable viral load, aidsmap report

Staying connected?

This article by Michael Carter first appeared in aidsmap.com here.  Patients are being lost at each stage of the HIV care ‘cascade’ in British Columbia, Canada. Investigators from the STOP HIV/AIDS Study group examined data from 1996 to 2011 and estimated the proportion of people engaged with HIV care at each stage of the care continuum, from diagnosis through to viral suppression. Their findings, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that engagement with care improved steadi

Is this the end of HIV exceptionalism?

published: February, 07, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Two writers from Positive Living BC are on opposite sides of the fence on whether HIV, now a chronic manageable condition, should be treated differently from any other disease, or whether “normalizing” it is a good thing.

Is this the end of HIV exceptionalism?

There’s been a lot of talk about HIV exceptionalism lately. HIV has become a chronic, manageable disease and not a death sentence. Public health agencies are calling on HIV testing to become a regular part of going to the doctor. Awareness has been raised and efforts made to reduce stigma and discrimination. Should we still be thinking in terms of exceptionalism? We(Positive Living)  asked two columnists, Paul Kerston and Shelly Tognazzini, to share their arguments. HIV exceptionalism has

Disclosure: necessary components for success stories

published: February, 06, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Legal, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

What’s your experience of disclosing to sex partners? The HIV Disclosure Project says we need to hear the success stories - keep ‘em coming – but let’s not forget how difficult it can be for some and the work that needs to be done to make it easier.

Disclosure: necessary components for success stories

Lately we have been reading about and hearing about positive experiences with disclosing HIV status to sex partners, experiences that ended well where HIV was not an issue and where individuals were not rejected on the basis of their status. This is what we are ultimately aiming for as the goal - to be accepted as equal partners in sexual relationships. The success stories are well received and we encourage people to keep writing about them.  As part of what feels like a delicate balancing a

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