Articles tagged with: CATIE

Chatty CATIE: Got Ink?

published: February, 18, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Lifestyle, Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Four people with HIV talk about their tats and all that.

Chatty CATIE: Got Ink?

This article with  interviews by RonniLyn Pustil  first appeared in The Positive Side , a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.  Robert MacLeod, 36  Halifax  HIV+: 8 years  Job: Medical lab technologist  How many tattoos do you have?  Hundreds.  Why so many? This is a question I get asked a lot. Tattoos are my passion, my hobby, my obsession. I got each one for a different reason.  What are some of the reasons? Each tattoo has a unique source of

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part One

published: February, 13, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // As Prevention , Activism, 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

The Legacy Project

published: January, 07, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, General Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Building Support through a Mentoring Network: Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT)’s Legacy Project Connects PHAs to Build Capacity and Community

The Legacy Project

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in Canada are committed to the greater and more meaningful involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA and MIPA) and the empowerment of people living with HIV. One manifestation of this commitment is the proliferation of “capacity building” and “leadership” programs for people living with HIV. While such programs play a critical role in building

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

published: December, 28, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Guest writer CATIE’s James Wilton explores the challenges and opportunities in moving research around new HIV prevention technologies like treatment as prevention into practice

Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice

This article first appeared on the website of Pacific AIDS Network here. Republished with permisision of the author. Folllow PAN on twitter at @PAN_CBR  Moving research on new “biomedical” HIV prevention technologies into practice By James Wilton Recent research findings have improved our understanding of HIV transmission and prevention and could change the landscape of our response to the HIV epidemic. In the past few years, several new HIV prevention approaches, such as post-exposure

High rates of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario

published: December, 27, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Women, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Good news from CATIE: “The widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has greatly reduced deaths from AIDS-related infections in Canada and other high-income countries.”

High rates of HIV testing among pregnant women in Ontario

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  The widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has greatly reduced deaths from AIDS-related infections in Canada and other high-income countries. ART improves the health of HIV-positive people by reducing the production of HIV and allowing the immune system to begin to repair itself. The power of ART is such that researchers and doctors incre

The epidemiology of HIV in Canada

published: December, 12, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Current Affairs, Health, Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

This CATIE fact sheet provides a snapshot of the HIV epidemic in Canada. It is one of a series of fact sheets on the epidemiology of HIV and hepatitis C in Canada.

The epidemiology of HIV in Canada

This article originally appeared on the CATIE website here.    Une version française est disponible ici.   All epidemiological information is approximate, based on the best available data. The data contained in this fact sheet comes from the 2011 Estimates of HIV prevalence and incidence in Canada, published by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). More information about this data source can be found in the section “Where do these numbers come from?” at the end of the fact shee

Training your Brain

published: November, 17, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // General Health, Mental Health, Research, Health, Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Pilot study of brain training exercises—produces promising but limited results, CATIE reports

Training your Brain

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  The widespread availability of potent combination therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) for HIV has led to greatly improved health and survival for HIV-positive people in Canada and other high-income countries who can adhere to therapy. Although ART has many benefits, it does not entirely suppress the inflammation that is incited by chronic HIV infection. Researchers are concerned that prol

Tired of being tired?

published: November, 10, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, General Health, Health, Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE’s Sean Hosein: Unravelling the complexity of HIV and fatigue

Tired of being tired?

This article by Sean Hosein first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici. In the time before potent combination therapy for HIV (commonly called ART or HAART) became available one of the symptoms associated with HIV infection was persistent fatigue. In some cases, the intensity of fatigue was severe and could be disabling. This symptom was generally not linked to depression or other obvious health problems. Moreover, the reason for this fatigue was n

Help for quitting

published: November, 01, 2012 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Health, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE on smoking cessation: Innovative group therapy–centered support found to double quit rate

Help for quitting

This article first appeared on the website of CATIE here.  Une version française est disponible ici.  Surveys have found that tobacco use is common among some HIV-positive people. As much as 40% of some clinic populations have been found to smoke cigarettes. In the time before potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) became widely available, smoking cessation was not a major concern for HIV-positive people and their health care providers. In the present era, re

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, International , Treatment, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

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

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