Articles tagged with: CATIE

B.C. researchers explore life expectancy among HIV-positive people

published: March, 30, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Aging, Social Media, Hep B and C, General Health, Mental Health, Health, Living with HIV, Media, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

From CATIE, Sean R. Hosein reports on studies comparing the effect of comorbidities on life expectancy in people living with HIV and those who are HIV-negative.

B.C. researchers explore life expectancy among HIV-positive people

In the 20th century, life expectancy increased in Canada and other high-income countries thanks to improvements in medicine, better living conditions and so on. These changes have led some researchers to focus on something called health-adjusted life expectancy: exploring the number of years a person can expect to live in good and bad health and taking into account age-related illness, death and disability. Among many HIV-positive people in Canada and other high-income countries there has be

Bruce Richman brings the U=U message to Toronto April 5

published: March, 22, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Your chance to learn more about the impact of undetectable viral load and the issues it raises in a community forum at ACT

Bruce Richman brings the U=U message to Toronto April 5

It's official. Bruce Richman is coming to Canada next month to talk U=U (Undetectable =Untransmittable) . We have already announced details of the Montreal public meeting on April 6. Now we can share details of the Toronto event. The energetic Richman has become something of a celebrity, appearing often in poz-related publications and active on social media. Details of the event are here:  Where: ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) 543 Yonge Street 4th Floor (Rooms A and B) When: April 5.

If you just found out you are HIV-positive...

published: March, 16, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , CATIE, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE's must-read information for the newly diagnosed.

If you just found out you are HIV-positive...

Finding out you have HIV may be a shock. You do not have to go through this alone: There is help. With ongoing treatment, care and support, HIV can be managed. You can live long and well with HIV. You’ve already taken the first step by getting tested. Now it is important to get care and treatment as soon as you can. 1. HIV can be treated. Talk to the person who gave you your test result about finding a doctor who treats people with HIV. If they cannot give you the name and number of an HI

Women: What HIV/AIDS organisations aren’t telling us about our amazing bodies!

published: March, 09, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Social Media, Women, Sexual Health, Health, International , Megan DePutter, Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter:"there’s a considerable lack of understanding, respect and information-sharing going on about the basic elements of women’s sexual health, enjoyment, and reproduction."

Women: What HIV/AIDS organisations aren’t telling us about our amazing bodies!

When delivering training on HIV transmission, I like to ask the participants to name the five bodily fluids that can transmit HIV. Blood is always stated first. Next, the participants will (incorrectly) state saliva. People usually get semen next. And often one person will identify breastmilk. The remaining two tend to be a bit of a puzzle. The answers are of course, anal mucous and vaginal fluid. I have yet to encounter any participant who is not already working/volunteering in the field wh

HIV prevention for people who inject drugs: New biomedical approaches and time-honoured strategies

published: March, 06, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Lifestyle

From CATIE, Camille Arkell looks at the risk of HIV transmission through injection drug use, and explores some of the factors that contribute to an increased risk among people who inject drugs.

HIV prevention for people who inject drugs: New biomedical approaches and time-honoured strategies

Une version française est disponible ici. In Canada, people who inject drugs are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to the general population. Among people who inject drugs, HIV transmission happens primarily through the sharing of injection drug use equipment, but also through sexual transmission. This article will look at the risk of HIV transmission through injection drug use, and will explore some of the factors that contribute to an increased risk among people who inject dr

Views from the front lines: PrEP in Canada

published: March, 01, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Women, Treatment, Media, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE spoke to three service providers about PrEP and finds very different conditions in different regions, but a common need for PrEP access.

Views from the front lines: PrEP in Canada

We spoke to three service providers to find their views and insights on how they talk to their clients about PrEP: Holly Taylor, Women's HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, London, Ontario Brook Biggin, Community Education Facilitator, HIV Edmonton; Founder, Edmonton Men’s Health Collective, Edmonton, Alberta Jessica Quijano, Travailleuse de rue, RÉZO, Montreal, Quebec Holly Taylor Are the communities or clients that you work with a

Research update: meta-analysis shows PrEP is effective in women with high adherence

published: February, 24, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Women, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From CATIE, Camille Arkell discusses the results of five randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that included women.

Research update: meta-analysis shows PrEP is effective in women with high adherence

Une version française est disponible ici. What do we know about PrEP effectiveness in women? Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has demonstrated high levels of effectiveness in research conducted among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM);1however, research in women has shown mixed results,2,3,4,5,6 leading to concerns that PrEP may be less effective for women. Of the five randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that included women, 2,3,4,5,6 two trials (in women alone) fou

Getting to 90-90-90 requires attention to mental health

published: February, 17, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, CATIE, Mental Health, Research, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE: Studies have found that mental health conditions, including depression and problematic substance use, can, in some cases, increase the risk for non-adherence to ART.

Getting to 90-90-90 requires attention to mental health

Une version française est disponible ici. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has established goals for countries trying to achieve progress in the prevention, care and treatment of HIV infection. Countries and regions are encouraged to strive to meet these goals by the year 2020. The goals can be summarized in the phrase 90-90-90, which stands for the following: 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV

PrEP in Canada: What do we know about awareness, acceptability and use?

published: February, 14, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Media, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

For CATIE, Camille Arkell reports on the current state of PrEP in Canada.

PrEP in Canada: What do we know about awareness, acceptability and use?

Une version française est disponible ici. Introduction A growing body of evidence tells us that oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective strategy for reducing the risk of HIV transmission when used consistently and correctly. In February 2016, Health Canada approved the daily use of the drug Truvada as PrEP, in combination with safer sex practices, to reduce the risk of sexual HIV transmission for people at high risk of HIV infection. This approval was a necessary step

Good news from CATIE: what people need to know about Undetectable viral load and HIV sexual transmission

published: February, 08, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, CATIE, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE says "people who are engaged in regular healthcare, are on treatment and have an ongoing undetectable viral load do not pass HIV to their sexual partners".

Good news from  CATIE: what people need to know about Undetectable viral load and HIV sexual transmission

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici. Studies have shown that HIV-positive people who are engaged in regular healthcare, are on treatment and have an ongoing undetectable viral load do not pass HIV to their sexual partners. This is great news! If I am HIV-positive how can I make this work for me? Talk to your doctor about treatment and an undetectable viral load as a prevention strategy. Before depending on this strategy,

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