Articles tagged with: treatment as prevention

Eight changes in HIV prevention

published: November, 03, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

As he leaves his role as CEO of GMFA, Matthew Hodson takes stock of how HIV prevention work has changed during his tenure there.

Eight changes in HIV prevention

Matthew when he first started at GMFA. This article by Matthew Hodson previously appeared at FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here. A child who was born on the day I started at GMFA would now be old enough to join the army or get married – two rights that British gay men didn’t have back then. I’ve been with GMFA about half of my adult life. After 17 years with GMFA it’s time for me to move on. It’s been at various times wonderful and gruelling and frustrating and inspiring

U=U: HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable = Unifectious

published: November, 01, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Youth, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

People with HIV are speaking out loud and clear. Now The Body.com has just posted a great new video from the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), where community members share what U=U means to them.

U=U: HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable = Unifectious

This article previously appeared at The Body.com, where you can also watch the video. Research shows that people with HIV who are on effective treatment cannot pass on the virus to their partners. People with HIV and our allies are working together to ensure that message is shared -- loud and clear! Stay on treatment. Stay undetectable. Stay uninfectious. Thank you to Linus Ignatius for all your work and creativity in producing this video. #UequalsU #FactsNotFear #ScienceNotStigma For m

Advocating for a louder voice for treatment as prevention

published: October, 06, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Features and Interviews, Sexual Health, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy speaks to Noel Gordon Jr, a young activist who at the recent US Conference on AIDS made a plea for more attention to treatment as prevention, suggesting it’s been "left in the closet" due in part to the "sexiness" of PrEP

 Advocating for a louder voice for treatment as prevention

Bob Leahy: Hi Noel. If I can paraphrase what I hear the topic of your talk was, I think you felt that the attention being given to promotion and advocacy for PrEP is not being matched by our enthusiasm for treatment as prevention. But tell me how you came to this conclusion. Noel Gordon Jr:  Yes. I’ve been a PrEP user for the past three years and I started PrEP because as a young black gay man living in Washington D.C. which has one of the highest incidence rates of HIV in the country

From safer sex condom advocate to condomless sex guy... vive la revolution!

published: June, 30, 2016 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Sexual Health, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Brian Finch

Brian Finch explains how he became "that guy who everyone wants to wag their fingers at."

From safer sex condom advocate to condomless sex guy... vive la revolution!

Condoms R Us Remember when you first used a debit card and it was great? So convenient, no more cash to carry around. Then came the ability to simply tap my debit card on a reader and presto,  my groceries had been paid for. Not one button did I have to press.  Today, if a store doesn’t have the tap feature it’s really annoying. Now I have to punch in 'ok' for the amount, what account I’m going to pay for it and then my pin number. It feels like so much work. Once a new technology is

Treatment as prevention success in Denmark

published: June, 03, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From aidsmap, news of a Danish study shows clearest evidence yet that treatment as preventioin works

Treatment as prevention success in Denmark

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared on aidsmap.com here. Denmark shows first clear evidence of the success of treatment as prevention in gay men in a high income country  Very high diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression rates needed, say researchers   A study by the University of California, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen University Hospital provides the first unambiguous evidence of a link between high rates of viral suppression in gay men and falling HIV incidence (the proportio

From the front lines: Gay men’s knowledge of new prevention strategies

published: April, 06, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Gay Men, CATIE, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE spoke to three service providers to find their views and approaches on the issues related to talking to gay men about new prevention strategies

From the front lines: Gay men’s knowledge of new prevention strategies

This article previously appeared in CATIE’s Prevention in Focus here.   Une version française est disponible ici.   We spoke to three service providers to find their views and approaches on the issues related to talking to gay men about new prevention strategies:  Brook Biggin, Community Education Facilitator, HIV Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta Phillip Banks, Executive Director, Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN), Brampton, Ontario Chris Aucoin, Gay Men’s Health Coordinator, AIDS Coali

The 10% left behind

published: February, 18, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, As Prevention , International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Guest post from the Quebec collective The Warning on the ethics of biomedical prevention in the age of 90-90-90 that asks “What about the 10-10-10 left in the shadows?”

The 10% left behind

Based on the untapped potential of bio-medical prevention, UNAIDS has recently devised a strategy known as 90-90-90: 90% of all infected people tested, 90% of diagnosed people undergoing treatment, and 90% of people treated reaching an undetectable viral load. Now echoed by many involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS is loudly contending that this is how we will halt the epidemic. There is even talk of an outright “end of AIDS” by 2030.  In a sector that is often lacking in dire

Treatment as prevention is transforming lives

published: October, 02, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Research, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Aidsmap reports on research that says awareness of treatment’s impact on transmission is transforming the lives of couples of mixed HIV status

Treatment as prevention is transforming lives

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here.  Treatment as prevention counters stigma and enhances sexuality A greater understanding of the impact of HIV treatment on prevention is changing the experience of being in a relationship with a partner of a different HIV status, according to a qualitative Australian study published last week in the Sociology of Health and Illness. A biomedical intervention appears to be having unexpected effects – loosening the association o

B.C.s Julio Montaner pushing for consensus on 90-90-90 in Canada

published: September, 29, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Health, International , Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Montaner pens open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada calling for endorsement of HIV/AIDS global target

B.C.s Julio Montaner pushing for consensus on 90-90-90 in Canada

                      September 2015 Dear Prime Minister, It gives me great pleasure to report that our 90-­‐90-­‐90 Target will be further considered as the strategy to end AIDS by 2030. This will be part of the agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this September 27th, at a Special Session within the 2015 UN General Assembly (UNGASS) in New York City. The 90-90-90 Target, based on the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS-pioneered Treatment as Preventi

Talking early treatment issues

published: September, 15, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks with the world's leading treatment as prevention advocate, B.C.'s Dr. Julio Montaner, about new research that broadens the case for early treatment – and why Canada still needs to fully embrace its benefits.

Talking early treatment issues

Vancouver, BC [September, 2015] A new study finds patients who start HIV combination antiretroviral treatment at high CD4 levels – when the immune system is still healthy – have higher likelihood of long-term adherence and better clinical outcomes. Published in the journal AIDS, the new research confirms, at the population level, the results of recent randomized clinical trials supporting immediate initiation of HIV treatment. “Our study counters concerns among clinicians that individua

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