Articles tagged with: CATIE

Three reasons why CATIE supports U=U for sexual transmission

published: January, 25, 2017 Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , CATIE, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, International , Treatment

From CATIE, Camille Arkell with three reasons why this revolutionary message is so important

Three reasons why CATIE supports U=U for sexual transmission

This article by Camille Arkell previously apperared at CATIE blog, here. Une version française est disponible ici. CATIE recently endorsed the Consensus Statement of the Prevention Access Campaign, celebrating the fact that “undetectable equals untransmittable.” This revolutionary statement, pushed forward by a dedicated group of people living with HIV, has prompted CATIE to reflect on our sexual HIV prevention messaging. The research on treatment as prevention has been slowly ac

Remember, people with HIV invented safe sex.

published: January, 19, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, General Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Sexual Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Megan DePutter, Opinion Pieces

Megan DePutter debunks the logic that it is people who are aware of their HIV status who are responsible for spreading HIV and the ethics of withholding the information that U=U.

Remember, people with HIV invented safe sex.

"Withholding information on the assumption that it will be misused is not only misguided, it is unethical." Like most PositiveLite.com readers, I’ve been following the undetectable = untransmittable saga with interest. I was thrilled to read about the new statement from CATIE, which endorses this clear message. This ground-breaking change comes directly from the efforts of people living with HIV themselves. It represents a fine example of the profound work of people living with HIV and illu

Government walks away from talks on critical harm reduction measure in Canadian prisons.

published: January, 19, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Hep B and C, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network says last-minute about face means prisoners remain at risk of HIV and hepatitis C

Government walks away from talks on critical harm reduction measure in Canadian prisons.

TORONTO, January 17, 2017 - In a profoundly disappointing move by a government that claims to support harm reduction and "evidence-based policies," the Government of Canada has withdrawn from a planned mediation, preferring to waste more money on lawyers to fight evidence-based harm reduction services in prisons. Meanwhile, prisoners will continue to needlessly contract preventable infections, at serious cost to both Canadian public health efforts and the public purse. This developmen

How U = U came to Canada: the inside story

published: January, 18, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy has been with the Undetectable = Untransmittable campaign in Canada from the beginning. Here he tells the remarkable story of how a movement led by people living with HIV changed the HIV message forever.

How U = U came to Canada: the inside story

“The “fabulousness” of this news cannot be understated. With or without a condom, if you’re undetectable you won’t pass along HIV! This is an absolute game-changer and those who live with HIV can proudly share this information” Laurie Edmiston, CATIE’s executive director. It was the domino effect. Once CATIE signed on to U = U, others quickly scrambled to do the same. Swamped, the small group of people living with HIV running the U = U campaign – more on them later – could h

High rates of injury found among some HIV-positive people in B.C.

published: January, 16, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, CATIE, General Health, Mental Health, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, International

CATIE reports on a study that undertook an assessment of rates and predictors of injury in HIV-positive and HIV-negative adults in British Columbia

High rates of injury found among some HIV-positive people in B.C.

Une version française est disponible ici.   In Canada and other high-income countries, the widespread use of potent combination HIV therapy (ART) has significantly reduced AIDS-related deaths and illness—at least among people who are aware of their infection, in care and taking ART every day exactly as prescribed and directed. Due to the tremendous life-saving effects of ART, researchers increasingly expect that a young adult who is infected today and who initiates treatment shortly t

Undetectable=Untransmittable – CATIE signs on

published: January, 13, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , CATIE, Current Affairs, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

Read this amazing blog post from CATIE's Excective Director Laurie Edmiston

Undetectable=Untransmittable – CATIE signs on

This article originally appeared on the CATIE blog here  Une version française est disponible ici.   All of us here at CATIE, and indeed around the world, are celebrating the most significant development in the HIV world since the advent of effective combination therapy 20 years ago – people living with HIV with sustained undetectable viral loads can confidently declare to their sexual partners “I’m not infectious!” The “fabulousness” of this news cannot be overstated. With or

Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

published: January, 03, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, International , Treatment

CATIE reports on the effects of ART and the need for further measurement as a possible impediment to reaching UNAIDS 90-90-90- targets.

Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

Une version française est disponible ici.   When initiated and taken every day exactly as prescribed and directed, HIV treatment(ART) can greatly reduce the amount of HIV in the blood (viral load), allowing the immune system to begin the process of gradually repairing itself. As the use of ART continues, the amount of HIV in the blood eventually falls very low—below the level at which it can accurately be counted with routine tests. This low level is commonly called undetectable. Conti

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

published: December, 12, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy: Are organizations passing up on the chance to end HIV stigma and inform people living with HIV who are durably undetectable that they can’t transmit the virus? What people are saying

The science-based U=U message is everywhere - but some aren’t biting.

The images accompanying this article are from campaigns around the world informing people living with HIV that if their viral load is durably suppressed, they can not transmit the virus to others. There were no Canadian images used because no such campaigns exist in Canada.  It’s getting heated People living with HIV have never played a greater part in designing and implementing prevention messaging. In just a few months, the U = U message from the Prevention Access Campaign, arguably the

CATIE statement on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to maintain an undetectable viral load to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

published: December, 09, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Treatment, Living with HIV

From CATIE, these statements were developed to help service providers in Canada adapt their programs and incorporate this evidence into their messaging.

CATIE statement on the use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) to maintain an undetectable viral load to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

Une version française est disponible ici.    Over the past several years the HIV prevention toolbox has expanded significantly. This is due to a rapid growth in our knowledge of effective approaches that help prevent the transmission of HIV. However, to maximize the impact on the HIV epidemic, we must effectively increase awareness, uptake and proper use of these approaches. The CATIE statements summarize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of three approaches to help pre

The "epidemic" of misunderstanding about HIV

published: December, 02, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, Hep B and C, As Prevention , CATIE, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment

Laurie Edmiston of CATIE shares some thoughts about where we are in the fight against HIV.

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Many Canadians likely think of HIV as a challenge experienced by other parts of the world, such as Sub-Saharan Africa. And they're correct. But it's also true Canada faces its own HIV epidemic-- a reality to be reminded of on World AIDS Day (December 1) and throughout the year. The most visible face of our HIV epidemic is the 75,000 Canadians living with the virus. Less visible, but perhaps equally significant, is the widespread lack of knowledge about new advances in HIV prevention. If more o

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