Articles tagged with: CATIE

What’s hot in HIV research

published: April, 09, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

The Pacific AIDS Network’s Andrea Langlois reviews What’s Hot: The HIV Treatment Cascade

What’s hot in HIV research

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 I didn’t attend AIDS 2012 in Washington last July, but I do remember that when others came back they were all abuzz about the concept of the treatment cascade as possibly the next “big thing” in the way that we conceptualize HIV prevention and treatment. Now, many months later, and numerous references to the treatment cascade in meeti

Aging, HIV and the possible effect of nukes

published: April, 08, 2013 Written by // Kinder, gentler, more understanding. Categories // Aging, As Prevention , CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Population Specific

How safe are HIV drugs and when to start treatment? CATIE’s Sean Hosein reviews the impact of nukes (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor) on our bodies, including whether they contribute to premature aging – and how.. . .

Aging, HIV and the possible effect of nukes

This article by Sean Hosein first appeared on the CATIE website here   Une version française est disponible ici.  In high-income countries such as Canada, Australia and the U.S. and in regions such as Western Europe, huge advances have been made in the treatment of HIV disease. Researchers increasingly expect that a young person who is diagnosed today and who initiates potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) and who has minimal co-existing health conditions sho

Undetectable blood viral load and HIV transmission risk: results of a systematic review

published: April, 01, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , Research, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV

CATIE; “Our findings suggest minimal risk of sexual HIV transmission for heterosexual serodiscordant couples when the HIV-positive partner has full viral suppression on ART, with caveats . . “

Undetectable blood viral load and HIV transmission risk: results of a systematic review

This article by James Wilton originally appeared on the CATIE http://www.catie.ca/en/home  website here.  Une version française est disponible ici. The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. Research shows that a higher amount of HIV (viral load) in these fluids increases the risk of HIV transmission and that a lower viral load decreases the risk.1 Treatment, viral load and HIV transmission T

U.S. poised to normalize HIV testing

published: March, 24, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Newly Diagnosed, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, International , Population Specific

CATIE reports there is a consenus in the States that expansion and normalization of HIV testing in medical settings “is an important step forward in helping to reduce the spread of this virus and bring people into care.” But where does Canada stand?

U.S. poised to normalize HIV testing

This article by Sean Hosein first appeared on the CATIE website here  Une version française est disponible ici.  In Canada and in most other high-income countries the cost of HIV treatment is subsidized for permanent residents and citizens. Such treatment, commonly called ART or HAART, helps to stabilize the immune system and reduces the amount of HIV in the blood and genital fluids. ART’s power is so profound that an HIV-positive young adult who initiates therapy and takes his/her medi

Grappling with the HIV treatment cascade

published: March, 16, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

It’s important to know how well we are reaching people with HIV, in particular how many are currently virally suppressed. But aidsmap.com asks, are we underestimating the proportion of virally-suppressed patients?

Grappling with the HIV treatment cascade

This article by Gus Cairns previously appeared on aidsmap.com here.  PositiveLite.com says why this article is important. This article is particularly important for those of us following the notion of treatment as prevention and in particular the concept of the “HIV treatment cascade” that CATIE’s James Wilton described here. An important part of watching the treatment cascade at work is the need to follow – even encourage – the passage of people with HIV through the continuum whic

Condoms: Tried, tested and true?

published: March, 14, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Sex and Sexuality

From CATIE. Are condoms the most effective strategy available? How do they compare to other strategies? This article explores the evidence on how effectively condoms prevent HIV transmission and the implications for HIV prevention messaging.

Condoms: Tried, tested and true?

This important article by James Wilton first appeared in Prevention in Focus on the CATE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, condoms have been a cornerstone of our HIV prevention efforts—often promoted as the most effective way to prevent the sexual transmission of the virus. However, in the past few years the number of HIV prevention options has increased and some people are interested in, or are already using, newer strate

The HIV treatment cascade – patching the leaks to improve HIV prevention

published: March, 07, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Research, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV, Population Specific

CATIE on the concept of a treatment cascade that's a way to identify gaps in the testing-care-treatment continuum, which are preventing people from realizing the treatment and prevention benefits of antiretroviral therapy.

The HIV treatment cascade – patching the leaks to improve HIV prevention

This article by CATIE’s James Wilton and Logan Broeckaert first appeared on the CATIE  website here. Une version française est disponible ici. We have known for years that antiretroviral therapy can significantly improve the health outcomes of people living with HIV. More recently, research has revealed the important role that antiretroviral therapy plays in preventing the transmission of the virus. As HIV treatment and prevention have converged, attention has turned to how well we are e

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Three

published: February, 27, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , 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 who is on pre-exposure prophylaxis. In this third of three interviews with PositiveLite.com, he responds to critics of negative guys who think PrEP is right for them.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Three

Len Tooley is a relatively young, HIV-negative gay guy who works in downtown Toronto as a gay men’s health promoter and an HIV educator, tester and counsellor. As a way of helping him stay HIV-negative, his family doctor prescribed him Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  In the first part of his interview with me, which we published two weeks ago, Len talked about what motivated him to go on PrEP. Last week he discussed the conversations he had with his family doctor about PrE

AIDS on the silver screen

published: February, 25, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV

Wondering what DVD to rent? Or thinking about hosting a movie night? Darien Taylor highlights a few AIDS-related movies worth watching.

AIDS on the silver screen

This article first appeared in The Positive Side, a publication of CATIE. Une version française est disponible ici.   “If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from.”  —Bob Marley, Buffalo Soldier Though we come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, people living with HIV all share a common history: the history of the AIDS epidemic. But some 30 years into this epidemic, many of us scarcely know the stories that serve to bind us together as a commun

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Two

published: February, 20, 2013 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Len Tooley, an HIV-negative guy on pre-exposure prophylaxis, works as a gay men’s health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. In this second of three interviews, he talks about conversations with his doctor about PrEP and about being on it.

Len Tooley on PrEP — Part Two

Len Tooley is a 31-year old, sexually active, HIV-negative gay guy who lives in downtown Toronto, where he works as a gay men's health promoter, HIV educator, tester and counsellor. As a way of helping him stay HIV-negative, his family doctor has prescribed him Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  In the first part of his interview with me, which we published last week, Len and I talked about what motivated his decision to go on PrEP. This week, he discusses the conversations h

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