Treatment

TAF as Effective as TDF in Cisgender Women, With Fewer Side Effects

Another important article From TheBodyPRO By Martha Kempner Initial data gathered from seven separate studies found tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is just as effective as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread, TDF), with fewer side effects to the kidneys and bones, when used in cisgender women. These results, presented this week at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Beyond Positive Workshop Series

Beyond Positive is a workshop series for HIV Positive Gay and Homosexually Active Men. Topics include Sex, Intimacy and Relationships, Stigma & Discrimination, Disclosure & Empowerment, Treatments as Prevention, Living Well and more. Facilitated by Mark Reid, the Positive Peer Educator. The workshops will run weekly on a Tuesday evening from 6:30pm from November 14th …

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When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV?

 More leading health experts and organizations endorse “Undetectable = Untransmittable.” This is a great article that raises some important points to consider! Reprinted from The Advocate. BY DESIREÉ GUERRERO Over the past year, hundreds have joined the growing list of health experts and organizations around the world to endorse the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Consensus Statement. The …

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International HIV Conference Reveals Exciting Progress in Global HIV Fight

French AIDS ambassador Michèle Boccoz, executive director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé, mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Christine Kafando, a community health worker from Burkina Faso, speak at a press conference on the new 90-90-90 UNAIDS report.Benjamin Ryan Highlights from the research presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris. …

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Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Moves Closer to Reality

By Warren Tong From TheBody.com Interesting reading from TheBody.com about long-acting injectable HIV treatment. Long-acting injectable treatment takes another step closer to becoming a real-world option for people living with HIV. The latest 96-week data from the LATTE-2 study, which is investigating long-acting injectable maintenance therapy for people with HIV, were presented at the 2017 International Conference on …

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The Evidence for U=U: Why Negligible Risk Is Zero Risk

By Simon Collins Republished from The Body Pro – http://www.thebodypro.com/ August 10, 2017 Over the last year, hundreds of HIV organisations have joined a new campaign to endorse the statement that HIV transmission does not occur when viral load is undetectable on ART. And while the dramatic impact of ART on reducing HIV transmission has …

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Community Pharmacy Dispensing

Dispensing rules for HIV ART medication changed on 1 July 2015. This mean you can fill your script and collect your HIV ART from a number of select community pharmacies. Unfortunately we will not just be able to waltz into a community pharmacy and have the pharmacist pull our ARTs off the shelf. The majority …

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Triumeq (abacavir 600mg, dolutegravir 50mg and lamivudine 300 mg)

Triumeq a new single tablet regimen (STR), combining abacavir 600mg, dolutegravir 50mg and lamivudine 300 mg has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare and is already available in the US (Aug 2014) and European Union (Sept 2014). It is the first single-tablet regime that does …

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Australian Treatment Cascade

At the beginning of January I wrote about New Year resolutions for our HIV management. That got me thinking about the ‘treatment cascade’. You may not have heard of it, so let me explain. The HIV care and treatment cascade is a graph which helps us visualise the proportion of: people with HIV in Australia, …

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New Year Resolutions

Love them or hate them, stick to them or ditch ‘em, New Year resolutions are common talk around this time of year. We promise ourselves acts of self-improvement or doing something nice for others, yet whether they last really depends on our level of motivation. I consider managing my HIV to be a worthy resolution. …

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