Articles tagged with: CATIE

Short term

published: August, 30, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Newly Diagnosed, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Deaths due to late HIV diagnosis still a problem, reports CATIE

Short term

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, the widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has significantly reduced deaths from AIDS-related infections. The benefit of ART is so profound that researchers predict that a young adult today who begins treatment shortly afte

Sex and the serodiscordant

published: July, 30, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Living with HIV, Sex and Sexuality

Headlines about how a low viral load can cut the risk of HIV transmission lead many to wonder: “What do these findings mean for people living with HIV? And how do they affect my sex life?” CATIE’s James Wilton offers some answers.

Sex and the serodiscordant

This article by James Wilton previously appeared in The Positive Side on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.   Antiretroviral treatment has evolved dramatically since it first became available in 1996. Newer medications are more potent, less toxic and easier to take than ever before. With ongoing care, not only can people with HIV now expect to live almost as long and as healthily as people who are HIV negative, but recent research confirms what many scienti

A new role for treatment as prevention?

published: July, 24, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Hep B and C, As Prevention , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment

Not just for HIV. CATIE on limiting the spread of hepatitis C virus with treatment as prevention (TasP)

A new role for treatment as prevention?

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.   The idea of Treatment as Prevention, or TasP, has been proposed and is being implemented in some regions as one tool to help control the spread of HIV. An initial part of TasP is offering HIV testing and counselling to help educate people about ways to protect themselves and others from HIV. After counselling, those who test positive can be referred to a healthcare provider so that opt

How to say “I Quit”—and mean it

published: July, 02, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Smoking Cessation , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Writing for CATIE’s Positive Side, ex-smoker Bob Leahy explains how he butt out for good – and why.

How to say “I Quit”—and mean it

This article previosuly appeared in CATIE’s The Positive Side here.    Une version française est disponible ici.  I’m an ex-smoker. When I smoked, I used to meet scores of fellow HIV-positive smokers, especially outside conference doors during breaks. I must admit that I enjoyed the camaraderie, the chance to connect with people, the ritual. I don’t miss smoking but I do sometimes miss those often-chilly moments outside conference buildings where I made a lot of friends. We smoke

Recreational drugs and HIV

published: June, 24, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

CATIE answers the question: “I sometimes like to party, and I have used a number of different drugs. How could this affect my health and my HIV treatment?”

Recreational drugs and HIV

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  The essentials: Most interactions between recreational drugs and HIV medications have not been scientifically studied, nor are they likely to be, given that most are illegal substances. However, people have shown through experience that “safer partying” is possible, and there are some specific tips that can help make drug use safer and healthier. More details: Many recreational drugs a

If "if’s" and "and’s" were pots and pans, there’d be no need for tinkers

published: May, 23, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Women, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Dave R writes about the confusion in the HIV community, brought about by HIV reporting. Exactly what is fact, what is supposed and what is fiction? And is the lack of needed research keeping the virus alive?

If

The title quote was written by George Bernard Shaw in ‘Saint Joan’ in 1923 but if ever a saying is timeless it’s this one. The reason I’m dragging it out of the cliché locker is because I feel I have to take issue with a couple of articles that have appeared on PositiveLite.com recently.   They are IS HIV TRANSMISSION POSSIBLE WHEN VIRAL LOAD IN THE BLOOD IS UNDETECTABLE? from CATIE and INFECTIOUSNESS coming from Aidsmap.com I respect the work that people in HIV organisations pu

Is HIV transmission possible when viral load in the blood is undetectable?

published: May, 17, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment

From CATIE, HIV viral load, HIV treatment and sexual HIV transmission

Is HIV transmission possible when viral load in the blood is undetectable?

 This article first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  Summary HIV viral load is the amount of HIV (or number of virus) in the bodily fluids of someone living with HIV. It is measured in the blood as part of routine clinical care. A higher viral load is associated with a higher risk of HIV transmission. Research shows that successful HIV treatment can reduce the viral load to “undetectable” levels and this can reduce the risk of HIV transm

HIV testing to become more widespread in Canada?

published: May, 15, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE summarizes a new PHAC testing guide that includes recommendations to promote routine HIV testing

HIV testing to become more widespread in Canada?

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here.   Une version française est disponible ici.   The importance of HIV testing, knowledge of HIV status and early diagnosis of HIV infection cannot be overstated, particularly given recent advancements in our understanding of HIV treatment and prevention.  People who are aware of their HIV-positive status can access care and support services and initiate treatment when they are ready. Advances in treatment mean th

Targeted testing initiative

published: May, 03, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE profiles Vancouver, British Columbia’s STOP Project, a targeted testing initiative designed to promote the early diagnosis of HIV.

Targeted testing initiative

This article first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  What is the STOP HIV AIDS Project? “We can prevent the late diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.” One of the key markers of success for the Vancouver STOP Project is the expansion of opportunities for HIV testing and early diagnosis for all people in Vancouver. To reach specific populations disproportionately affected by HIV, including gay men, people who use injection drugs, sex workers, refugees, i

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

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