Disclosure, Sex and Relationships

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…

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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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PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH & BREASTFEEDING AND HIV

It is timely in an era of undetectable viral load to look at how far we have come with women with HIV being able to start a family from the early days of the epidemic. The following is an article that was recently updated from www.avert.com How is HIV transmitted from mother-to-baby? If you are…

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Top 5 Anal Douching Safety Tips

March 30, 2017 This article appeared on the great HIV website ‘TheBody.com’ and highlights an issue that we do not really take enough time to consider. Anal douching is something that some people who have anal sex do and others do not know about.  So here are the Top 5 tips to consider when preparing…

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