Articles tagged with: CATIE

What it means to be undetectable

published: September, 23, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bop Leahy talks to the folks at AIDS Vancouver about their innovative campaign “The New Face of HIV – What It Means to Be Undetectable”. It refers to the new realities of living with HIV in the era of highly effective antiretrovirals

What it means to be undetectable

Bob Leahy: Thanks for agreeing to talk to us. We’re intrigued by what you are doing at AIDS Vancouver. Explain the name you have chosen for this new campaign “The New Face of HIV” and why now is the time for it.  AIDS Vancouver: The full name of the initiative is "The New Face of HIV – What It Means to Be Undetectable". It refers to the new realities of living with HIV in the era of highly effective antiretrovirals (ARVs), which most of us in Canada  - and everyone who tests positiv

Take a load off

published: August, 14, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Mental Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

CATIE with nine tips for how to stress less.

Take a load off

This article first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE, here.  Une version française est disponible ici.  A stress epidemic seems to have swept across the country: According to Statistics Canada, nearly 1 in 4 Canadians report that most days are quite or extremely stressful. And an HIV diagnosis can bring with it its own set of stressors—you might be dealing with health concerns or stigma, or maybe you’re biting your nails over how you’re going to tell your loved o

Someone who’s sailed the same seas

published: August, 07, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV

From CATIE, Logan Broeckaert reports on peer programs that help people living with HIV navigate HIV and HIV care.

Someone who’s sailed the same seas

This article previously appeared in The Positive Side,  a publication of CATIE, here.  Une version française est disponible ici.  When Matthew Beasley was diagnosed with HIV in 2012, he had many questions about the illness and needed support. “I didn’t know what a CD4 cell was. I didn’t know what ‘viral load’ or ‘undetectable’ meant,” says the 32-year-old graduate psychology student from Vancouver. And Beasley isn’t alone. Most people newly diagnosed with HIV face a ste

CATIE and the Quebec Consensus Statement

published: June, 24, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Health, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

CATIE reporting that Quebec has developed an expert consensus on viral load and HIV transmission risk. (It’s been reduced from “high” to “negligible or very low” when certain conditions are met.)

CATIE and the Quebec Consensus Statement

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here.  Une version française est disponible ici.  In the past few years, a large body of evidence has emerged supporting the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) as an HIV prevention tool. This evidence shows that effective ART can reduce the amount of virus (also known as viral load) in the blood and other bodily fluids to undetectable levels, which can significantly reduce the risk of sexually transmitting HIV.  This new knowledge may

Alberta—reducing deaths by strengthening the HIV Treatment Cascade

published: May, 29, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV

From CATIE “More focus is being paid to the HIV Treatment Cascade as researchers realize that gaps in the Cascade impair a person’s health and contribute to the spread of HIV.”

Alberta—reducing deaths by strengthening the HIV Treatment Cascade

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.    In Canada and other high-income countries, deaths from AIDS-related illnesses have decreased dramatically since the arrival of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) in the mid-to-late 1990s. The benefits of ART are so tremendous that researchers in high-income countries expect that young adults who become infected today and who are diagnosed and begin tre

50 Sense

published: April, 12, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, General Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE on HIV and aging: being pricked and prodded can be tiresome, but these screening tests may well be worth your while.

50 Sense

This article previously appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE, here. Une version française est disponible ici,  People with HIV are living longer and better than ever before. But, unfortunately, they are also more likely to develop a host of health conditions—thinner bones, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, even cancer. Thankfully, there are screening tests that can help flag a problem early on and potentially even save a life.  If you’re HIV positive, chances are t

Treatment - from grasping at straws to global health strategy

published: March, 17, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Features and Interviews, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy In conversation with CATIE’s Sean Hosein about the evolution of treatment from the desperate days of the 80s through the advent of protease inhibitors to its current place in discussions about preventing transmission and ending the epidemic

Treatment  - from grasping at straws to global health strategy

  Sean Hosein, CATIE’s Science and Medicine editor, has been chronicling what’s new in HIV treatment for 25 years. (We recently reported on the 200th issue of his prime body of work, TreatmentUpdate here. Now PositiveLite.com editor Bob Leahy sits down with the ever-knowledgeable Sean (below right) once again – he first interviewed him in April 2013  - to review how our concept of HIV treatment has changed over the years and continues to evolve.      Bob Leahy: Hi Sean. Thank y

App news

published: March, 12, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, CATIE, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Media

An HIV treatment talking tool, CATIE’s YourDocTalk aims to help you talk to your doctor about HIV treatment

App news

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here.    Une version française est disponible ici.  YourDocTalk aims to help you talk to your doctor about HIV treatment. By answering a series of questions you will create a list of points to raise with your doctor. Then, together you and your doctor can work to ensure your HIV treatment plan is right for you. YourDocTalk is available to use online and as an app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Download it for free through the Apple

Chronicler of HIV/AIDS celebrates 200th issue

published: February, 26, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, CATIE, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Part of our history. CATIE reports internationally acclaimed TreatmentUpdate started with 1980s AIDS activists.

Chronicler of HIV/AIDS celebrates 200th issue

Sean Hosein, CATIE’s Science and Medicine Editor, in 1992 This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here.  Une version française est disponible ici.  It was 1988. People were dying. There was a hunger for information on a strange disease that was suddenly sapping the life out of so many, and a 23-year-old Toronto gay man was passionate to find some answers.  Sean Hosein had started a news bulletin about AIDS, printed out of his uncle’s basement. It captured in simple wo

World AIDS Day, 2013: What’s the prescription for an ‘AIDS-free’ Canada?

published: November, 30, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Opinion Pieces

On December 1, World AIDS Day, let’s take a measure of our progress in achieving an ‘AIDS-free’ world says CATIE

World AIDS Day, 2013: What’s the prescription for an ‘AIDS-free’ Canada?

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Globally, there is good news. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012, 13 countries, many in the African continent, showed an annual growth in the number of people on anti-retroviral therapy outpacing the number of new HIV infections. This ‘tipping point’ is a welcome development and an important step toward the ultimate goal of ‘getting to zero’: zero new infecti

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