Healthy Living

Biktarvy Continues to Suppress HIV Well in Long-Term Follow-Up

This held true even among those with resistance to nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This article is from Poz.com writer Benjamin Ryan Gilead Sciences’ Biktarvy (bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide) boasts high rates of viral suppression even after two years of treatment and is also highly effective among those who start the regimen with resistance to the nucleoside/nucleotide reverse …

Posted in Healthy Living, Treatment | Tagged | Leave a comment

Detectable HIV Despite Treatment? Clonal Expansion Could Be The Culprit

In a study of people with a low but detectable viral load despite adherence to treatment, infected cells were apparently cloning themselves. This article comes from Poz.com and was originally posted on March 12, 2019 and was written by Benjamin Ryan People who maintain a low but detectable viral load despite adhering well to antiretroviral …

Posted in HIV, Treatment | Tagged | Leave a comment

National Women Living with HIV Day

Women and HIV Originally from The Well Project and also featured on Thebody.com this is a great summary of that state of play for women with HIV around the world. Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in Women Living with HIV: Effectiveness, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions …

Posted in HIV, Living With HIV, Treatment | Tagged | Leave a comment

Smoking Pot Related to Higher Lung Disease Risk in HIV-Positive Men

Researchers compared lung disease diagnoses among groups of HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who reported marijuana use. This article points to some interesting research and was written by Benjamin Ryan from Poz.com    Among men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV, smoking marijuana is associated with a higher risk of both infectious and noninfectious lung diseases. …

Posted in Health, HIV | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Road Ahead for HIV Cure Research

Today, with better understanding of the complex task at hand, cure researchers are investigating multiple avenues and taking the long view.  This article comes from Benjamin Ryan and was first presented online in Poz.com on January 7, 2019 Cure research and the potential for a cure is still front and centre in many of our …

Posted in HIV, Living With HIV, Medication, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Even When Well Treated, HIV Is Linked to Advanced Aging

Researchers analyzed 10 biomarkers associated with biological aging among a group of HIV-positive and -negative Europeans. This article is a reprint from POZ.com  from January 17, 2019 • By Benjamin Ryan People living with well-treated HIV may experience faster biological aging than their HIV-negative counterparts. Publishing their findings in the journal AIDS, researchers from the ComorBidity in …

Posted in Exercise, Health, Healthy Living, HIV, Living With HIV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

AIDS 2018 told the story of a global health crisis

This important article comes from Devex.com and puts the International AIDS Conference into perspective. AMSTERDAM — The fight to end HIV/AIDS was given a boost by a star-studded week of presentations, panel sessions and the occasional protest at this year’s International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. However, tensions within the community remain, and with few new funding pledges announced, there …

Posted in HIV, Living With HIV, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Health Record

AFAO have just released a Consumer fact Sheet about My health record, telling you about what it is and how it can be of use to you. You can find it here – My Health Record Fact Sheet

Posted in Health, Healthy Living, HIV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nearly all Australians with HIV can’t transmit the virus — but can its stigma be broken?

This article appeared online at the ABC News website and is authored by James Hancock As we continue to see improvements in our health we still battle on a daily basis with stigma… By the time he was 25, Ed Moreno was preparing to die. He imagined a painful and undignified end — a fate he …

Posted in HIV, Living With HIV, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New South Wales Gay HIV Rate Drops by One Third After PrEP Scale-Up

This is according to the world’s first study to conduct an analysis of PrEP’s apparent effect on the HIV rate on a public-health level. March 14, 2018 • By Benjamin Ryan reposted from Poz.com  After a rapid scale-up of the distribution of Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men …

Posted in HIV, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Women Living with HIV Day!

Get tested, know your status 07 Mar 2018 – reproduced from NAPWHA Once again, March 9 commemorates the National Day of Women Living with HIV in Australia. Initiated by the National Network of Women Living with HIV — otherwise known as the Femfatales — the annual day of awareness was conceived due to concerns that Australian …

Posted in HIV, Living With HIV, Positive Stories, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Study suggests many gay and bisexual men are skeptical, but attitudes are on the rise about U=U

First published on January 11, 2018, The City University of New York Dr. Jonathon Rendina, an Assistant Professor at Hunter College and Director of Quantitative Methods at Hunter’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training, and Dr. Jeffrey Parsons, Distinguished Professor at Hunter and Director of CHEST, have published a new paper in the Journal of the …

Posted in HIV, Living With HIV, Medication, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peer Mentor Program set to launch in Perth!

Living with HIV has changed over the past 3 – 4 years.  With modern treatment and support, HIV positive people can lead healthy and active lives.  Learning how to do this does not have to be overwhelming, and no one needs to be isolated or alone. The WA AIDS Council Peer Mentoring Service can provide …

Posted in Healthy Living, HIV, Living With HIV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finally! The Sexy Gay PrEP Video We’ve Been Waiting For.

This article and the links to the videos first appeared in June on Poz.com  and was written by Mark King.  As we move closer to the PrEPIT WA trail launching here in Perth it is a great time to look at these videos because they share some important information. Even though they are from the …

Posted in Medication, Positive Stories, Treatment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A journey over 30 years of living with HIV

POZ STORIES I was fortunate to have been asked to submit this article to POZ.com and it was recently published so I thought I would share it with you! Mark Reid October 6, 2017 West Perth, Australia Positive since 1987 2017 marks the 30th year since I was diagnosed with HIV, and it also marks …

Posted in Healthy Living, HIV, Living With HIV | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

One Reply to “Healthy Living”

  1. The above article “Short-term on Hiv Supplementation and Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence, CD4+ Cell Counts, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Viral Load” from the National Institute of Health (NIH) may answer your question: Here is a quote: “In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected individuals still use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) widely. Studies have shown that individuals mainly use CAM as a complementary rather than an alternative treatment to HAART to alleviate symptoms associated with HIV disease and its treatment or to improve quality of life.” Consult a herbal doctor on hiv cure homeofnaturalremedy8@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.