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US PrEP guidelines released

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 30 August 2012
HIV prevention

As a follow-up to the preliminary guidelines regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for men who have sex with men, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also issued interim recommendations for heterosexually active adults. read more »

Time for Australia to get its act together

Media release • 17 July 2012

Landmark US approval of the drug (Truvada) TDF/FTC for use in preventing HIV infections in sexually active HIV negative adults read more »

Prevention gets topical

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier and Jane Costello • 8 June 2012

Only two years ago, we had scant evidence that a product used before sex could prevent HIV. Since then, the Caprisa 004 trial has proved that a gel applied topically to the vagina can reduce the chance of HIV infection, and several trials have shown that a tablet taken orally can do the same.

Next on the agenda are rectal microbicide gels and multi prevention technologies designed to prevent pregnancy as well as HIV.

But where does this new technology leave those of us who already have HIV? Adrian Ogier and Jane Costello report from the International Microbicides Conference held in Sydney in April. read more »

Superinfection risk higher than imagined

Positive Living article • • 8 June 2012
HIV prevention

The risk of becoming superinfected (contracting another strain[HIV strain] Any subgroup of the HIV species. Because HIV mutates very easily, there are many different strains (and may be multiple strains within a single person). of hiv to the one you have already) may be as high in the community as the risk of contracting hiv, according to a paper released in february.

Superinfection can be difficult to detect, claim the writers, and is undoubtedly underdiagnosed.

However, many superinfections are unlikely to be clinically relevant. read more »

Spotlight on Seattle

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 7 June 2012

The 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (Croi) was held in Seattle in march. Here are some important highlights. read more »

Report on female condom advocacy events by Femfatales members on the WAD 2011

Report • Graham Stocks • 5 April 2012

2011 WAD saw the Positive Women’snetwork heavily involved in awareness raising activities around the female condom. read more »

Zinc fingers make HIV-resistant T-cells

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 24 November 2011

GeneThe most basic unit of genetic information. therapy that interferes with co-receptors on the surface of T-cells can protect these cells from HIV infection, and represents a potential first step toward a ‘functional cure’ for HIV. read more »

Our combo-prevention future

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 24 November 2011
HIV in Australia

In his opening address at the conference, Graeme Brown, AFAO’s outgoing President, acknowledged the enormous challenges we are facing in Australia at the moment, midway through our Sixth National HIV Strategy. read more »

Report from Rome - 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Story • • 28 July 2011

The 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention was held in Rome last week from 17-20 July. This meeting is held every two years and alternates with the much larger World AIDS Conferences also organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS). read more »

HIV. No big deal?

Positive Living article • David Menadue • 26 July 2011

‘So, what’s the big deal about having HIV?’ This is what a friend asked David Menadue, recently.

‘You look okay. It’s a manageable condition, now,’ he said. ‘Sometimes I think you guys make too much fuss about it all.’ read more »

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