Articles tagged with: research

Making sense of AIDS 2014

published: July, 29, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , As Prevention , Conferences, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From aidsmap.com, Gus Cairns writes of guidelines, targets and resources- the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

Making sense of AIDS 2014

This article by Gus Cairns previously appeared on aidsmap.com here.   If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference, one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents, it was “Key Affected Populations”. The World Health Organization (WHO) actually released its new Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations on 11 July, nine days before the conference started. The primary attention

How important is testing in curbing new infections?

published: July, 25, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // International AIDS Conference , Conferences, Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

Aidsmap reports HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, a comparative study finds. Testing is enabling more disclosure and effective serosorting in San Francisco, the figures suggest

How important is testing in curbing new infections?

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared in aidsmap.com here.  A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne compared the HIV epidemics in gay men in San Francisco, US and London, UK and confirmed that while HIV incidence in San Francisco was falling, it was static and even rising in London. The chief reason appeared to be that gay men in London not only test for HIV less often than men in San Francisco, but that they also test far less often than th

An easier on the system option?

published: July, 18, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Research, Health, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Aidsmap reports therapy with newer, safer antiretrovirals may be an option for the majority of HIV-positive patients but that a clinical trial is needed

An easier on the system option?

This article by Michael Carter first appeared on aidsmap.com here.  The majority of patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) that includes drugs associated with long-term side-effects may have the option of switching to a novel regimen that uses newer and safer anti-HIV drugs, according to Australian research published in PLOS One. The single-site study showed that up to 89% of patients had the option of changing to a combination that includes three active newer agents with improved safe

Online cruising meets HIV outreach

published: July, 06, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Research, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Aidsmap reports health interventions in online cruising environments are more acceptable when they take a ‘passive’ approach

Online cruising meets HIV outreach

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here.   A survey of men who have sex with men in Scotland has found that sexual health promotion is acceptable in online cruising environments such as Gaydar and Grindr, but that a significant minority of men object to health workers initiating contact with them while using these websites and apps. The researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University make several recommendations for online health promotion with gay and other men who

What’s the buzz? Gay men and new HIV information

published: July, 03, 2014 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Marc-André LeBlanc on research which asks whether our understanding of (or confusion about) the new, complex, and technical information about risk has had any influence on our decisions about the kinds of sex we have?

What’s the buzz? Gay men and new HIV information

Over the past few years, a lot of new information has emerged about HIV prevention, risk and transmission. And boy, is it complex and technical!  Treatment and undetectable viral load. Acute infection and high viral load. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Seroadaptive behaviours such as serosorting and seropositioning. Functional and sterilizing cures. New testing technologies like rapid testing, home-based testing, and p24 antigen tests.  Are we stil

Gay men who discuss HIV status with sexual partners are less likely to acquire HIV

published: June, 25, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Population Specific

Aidsmap reports on research which points to factors which lead to reduced risk of transmission

Gay men who discuss HIV status with sexual partners are less likely to acquire HIV

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmpa.com here. A case-control study, examining the sexual behaviour of German gay men receiving HIV-negative and HIV-positive test results, identified two key factors which distinguish the groups – consistent condom use with casual partners and discussing HIV status with partners.  The results, recently published in BMC Public Health, lend some support to the idea of serosorting (choosing a partner who has the same HIV status), but only wh

Transmission risks

published: June, 14, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From aidsmap.com comes news of further analysis of heterosexual couples that indicates transmission risk where the viral load is undetectable may not be zero, but could be.

Transmission risks

This article first appeared in HIV Update from aidsmap.com.  Two weeks ago HIV update reported on an analysis which showed that even if the risk of HIV transmission during one sexual act is relatively small, the risk can accumulate over time for a couple who have sex regularly. The analysis suggested that effective HIV treatment provides more protection than condoms, but combining both strategies is safer. But when couples (where one person has HIV and the other doesn’t) have sex regularly

Howdy PARTNER

published: June, 03, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // CATIE, As Prevention , Gay Men, Features and Interviews, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com editor Bob Leahy in conversation with CATIE’s James Wilton on what the PARTNER study tells us about the risk of HIV transmission in gay men where one partner is HIV-positive but who’s viral load is undetectable

Howdy PARTNER

Bob: Leahy: Hi James Thanks for agreeing to talk to PositiveLite.com again, this time on the PARTNER study. Now I read your analysis of the interim results - Positive Lite.com published it here - which took me back to the day the news first broke from CROI that we finally had data about the risk of HIV transmission involving gay men with an undetectable viral load. I was really excited that day. Would you agree that this was ground-breaking stuff? Yes, I think the prelimi

Alberta—reducing deaths by strengthening the HIV Treatment Cascade

published: May, 29, 2014 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // As Prevention , Research, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV

From CATIE “More focus is being paid to the HIV Treatment Cascade as researchers realize that gaps in the Cascade impair a person’s health and contribute to the spread of HIV.”

Alberta—reducing deaths by strengthening the HIV Treatment Cascade

This article previously appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.    In Canada and other high-income countries, deaths from AIDS-related illnesses have decreased dramatically since the arrival of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) in the mid-to-late 1990s. The benefits of ART are so tremendous that researchers in high-income countries expect that young adults who become infected today and who are diagnosed and begin tre

Culture shock: no 'Mississippi Baby' in Canada

published: May, 17, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Conferences, Newly Diagnosed, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Population Specific

From MedPage, a report that Canadian doctors are as yet unable to replicate the case of the U.S. baby famously “cured” of HIV

Culture shock: no 'Mississippi Baby' in Canada

The full text of this article by Michael Smith, North American Correspondent for MedPage Today first appeared here.   There is no "Canada baby" to put against the U.S. "Mississippi baby."  At least, not yet. And all that, of course, needs some background. Constant readers will recall that early in 2013, American scientists reported that they were observing a baby who had been infected with HIV at birth, was given full-scale antiretroviral therapy within hours, and is now without HIV. Cou

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