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Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Endorses Canadian Consensus Statement on HIV and its Transmission in the Context of Criminal Law

[Positive Lite, April 11, 2017] As the country’s premier national HIV research conference got underway, a statement released by the original signatories of the Canadian consensus statement on HIV and its transmission in the context of criminal law (2014) was endorsed by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) at… Read More »

Vaccine, improved treatment are keys to control of a surging HIV pandemic

[EurekAlert, March 20, 2017] Development and widespread use of a vaccine that’s even partially effective against HIV, along with more progress toward diagnosis and treatment, offer the best hopes for turning the corner on a global pandemic that’s still spiraling out of control, researchers reported today. For more, click here.

Living with Diagnosed HIV Infection for a Long Time is Associated with Poor Quality of Life

[From Positive Lite, Feb 23, 2017] Longer time living with diagnosed HIV infection is strongly associated with depression, anxiety and poor quality of life, according to UK research published in HIV Medicine. Older age in itself was not associated with symptoms of distress or poor mental health but did have an association with lower physical… Read More »

Adverse birth outcomes in pregnant women with HIV varied by ART regimen

[From Healio, Feb 16, 2017] The safety of ART for HIV-infected pregnant women, and its impact on adverse birth outcomes such as stillbirth and preterm delivery, varied by individual ART regimen, according to data presented at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). For more, click here.

Living with diagnosed HIV infection for a long time is associated with poor quality of life

[From aidsmap, Feb 10, 2017] Longer time living with diagnosed HIV infection is strongly associated with depression, anxiety and poor quality of life, according to UK research published in HIV Medicine. Older age in itself was not associated with symptoms of distress or poor mental health but did have an association with lower physical functioning.… Read More »

Many women with HIV aren’t sticking to drug treatment programs, BC study finds

[From Cantech letter, Jan 25, 2017] A population-based study of BC residents living with HIV finds that more woman than men aren’t successfully adhering to their drug therapy programs. For more, click here.

Scaling up adult male circumcision calculated to have HIV prevention benefits additional to those seen with 90-90-90 treatment target

[From Aidsmap, Jan 5, 2017] Scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in countries with a high HIV prevalence has the potential to reduce incidence of new infections over and above the level associated with attainment of the 90-90-90 treatment target, according to a modelling study published in PLOS One.   For more, click here.

Advocates eager for feds to review ‘over-criminalizing’ of HIV non-disclosure

[From CTV, Dec 28, 2016] Marjorie Schenkels had unprotected sex three times with a friend, while they both had been drinking, as she was going through a difficult and volatile time in her life. For more, click here.

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