Living With HIV

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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Scientists Shed Light on How HIV Raises Heart Disease Risk

Thinkstock Researchers found a way to block a protein linked with blood clotting and inflammatory processes using a drug derived from tick saliva. August 30, 2017 – reprinted from Poz.com Researchers have uncovered a new pathway by which HIV leads to the chronic inflammation and immune activation associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. […]

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Remembering Princess Diana’s AIDS Work 20 Years After Her Death

Diana, Princess of WalesDe Keerle/Getty Images At the height of AIDS fears, she showed that it was OK to hug people with HIV. Thanks to Poz.com for this great article. August 31, 2017 Twenty years ago, on August 31, 1997, Princess Diana died following a car crash in Paris. She was 36 and had rarely […]

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Positive Living – new issue out now!

 

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Fashion Icon Kenneth Cole Launches the “End AIDS Coalition”

“We are at a tipping point in the fight against AIDS, with a quickly closing window of opportunity.” August 10, 2017 UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé and End AIDS Coalition founder Kenneth Cole Courtesy of UNAIDS American fashion designer and longtime AIDS activist Kenneth Cole launched the End AIDS Coalition (EAC), a collaborative effort aimed […]

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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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Fractures occur at an earlier age among men with HIV

An interesting article from AIDSMap… Michael Carter Published: 13 June 2017 The incidence of fractures begins to rise a full decade earlier in HIV-positive men compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the United States report in AIDS. Analysis by age group showed that fracture incidence among men in their 50s was double that observed […]

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Powerful new campaign puts HIV stigma centre stage!

The issue of stigma is never far away from the conversation and this powerful awareness campaign from QPP needs to be shared far and wide…we need to raise awareness and take part in the conversation to educate, inform and reduce stigma. As a community we have the chance to really make change happen.  We need […]

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AIDS Film “120 Beats Per Minute” Stands Out at Cannes 

Robin Campillo’s “vital new gay classic” follows the Paris chapter of ACT UP in the early 1990s. May 23, 2017 Winners of the Cannes Film Festival in France won’t be announced until its closing ceremonies on Saturday, May 28, but French AIDS drama 120 Beats Per Minute is being touted as a contender for the […]

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Fracture Risk Doubled in 50- to 59-Year-Old Men With HIV

By Mark Mascolini From TheBody.com First published on May 22, 2017 Compared with a similar group of HIV-negative men, 50- to 59-year-old men with HIV in a large U.S. study had a doubled risk of fractured bones. Hypertension raised fracture risk by one-third.Previous research showed that men and women with HIV are more likely to have […]

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ENUF Images ENUF Voices Photography Contest

This amazing competition aims to deal with resilience and is looking to reduce stigma and discrimination in the community.  Run by  Living Positive  Victoria this is a great competition to consider being involved in. Follow the link at the end of this post for further information and to enter the competition. HIV stigma remains the […]

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HIV Levels Before Treatment Can Predict This Immune System Indicator

Researchers may have finally answered a bedeviling chicken-or-egg question about the relationship between the persistence of HIV in the body during antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and the virus-related immune system activation and inflammation that also continues while people are on ARVs. This finding likely adds further weight to the urgency of diagnosing and treating HIV as […]

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Say ‘Hello!’ to PAN

I thought that I would share this email that I received today from Michael Whelan from PrEPaccessNOW…share the love and please if you have any comments check out the website and let him know. PrEPaccessNOW have undergone a bit of an overhaul in the last couple of weeks, including a new design and a new […]

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12 HIV-Positive Tattoos You Must See

What are your thoughts on getting a tattoo that relates to your HIV diagnosis, or your journey as a person living with HIV?  Here Diane Anderson-Minshall talks to a range of people who have done just that. By Diane Anderson-Minshall Nothing fires up a conversation like asking a group of HIV-positive people how they feel […]

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