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Positive Living March 2014

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 6 March 2014
Top 10 for 2014

The Autumn edition of Positive Living is out and you can like us on Facebook. or

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Positive Living December 2013

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 29 November 2013
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In the summer issue of Positive Living, Daniel Brace explores the new generation of HIV activism. David Menadue tracks the progress of ‘Treatment as Prevention’ in Australia and reveals what other PLHIVPerson (or people) Living with HIV. This term is now preferred over the older PLWHA. around him really think. Cipriano Martinez wonders when we’ll start hearing about the ‘Australian patient’. Neil McKellar-Stewart reveals the latest research around HIV and ageing, the dilemmas around anal cancer and also looks at the safety of Truvada, a popular HIV treatment and one now being trialled as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia.
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Positive Living September 2013

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 5 September 2013

In this spring issue of Positive Living we explore the rise of HIV activism in the ‘80s and ‘90s. There’s plenty of news from the International AIDS Conference in July, and Neil McKellar-Stewart presents the latest research on hepatitis C and HIV co-infection plus the latest on early treatment.

David Menadue returns to Positive Living after an unpleasant brush with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and ponders why a cancer diagnosis today feels almost ‘respectable’ in comparison to an AIDS diagnosis in the 1980s. There’s an AIDS 2014 update; ‘State of mind’ looks at massage as a way to relieve anxiety; Dr Louise explains hepatitis B; and there’s a delicious recipe using this year’s superfood, quinoa.

Plus, Positive Life NSW and Living Positive Victoria join us to bring news from their states. Check them out in the PDF or flip-book versions.

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Positive Living June 2013

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 31 May 2013
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In the winter issue of Positive Living, Peter Watts gives us tips on how to beat the Winter Willies, James May writes on the importance of a 'Place to call my own' and Neil McKellar-Stewart asks: 'The Cure: Are we any closer?'

Petrea King and Muktakiran give guidance on meditation and sleep, Dr Louise talks about STIs[Sexually Transmissible (or Transmitted) Infection] Infections spread by the transfer of organisms from person to person during sexual contact. Also called venereal disease (VD) (an older public health term) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). and throat infections, we share the results of our readers' survey, there's another Superfood recipe and all the latest news.

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Positive Living March 2013

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 7 March 2013
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The Autumn issue of Positive Living features advice on travelling with treatment, vaccinations and travel insurance.
We look at the new antiretroviralsA medication or other substance which is active against retroviruses such as HIV. on the horizon and whether they are any better than what we already have.
A couple of readers provide their stories — one on trying to get on the Disability Support Pension and the other on a radical form of monotherapy.
We also discuss the growing risk of sexually transmitted hepatitis C.
Plus, there's also a delicious recipe using the ‘superfood’ beetroot.

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Positive Living December 2012

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 7 December 2012
Positive Living December 2012 cover

The Summer Issue of Positive Living is out now with news from the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference in Melbourne and elsewhere; Peter Watts offers advice on starting treatment; Neil McKellar Stewart examines ‘Why treatment is good for your brain’; David Menadue talks to three people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds about their experiences of HIV; Kurt Andersson-Noorgard gives advice on changing your use of alcohol and other drugs; Dr Louise discusses kidney health and mouth ulcers; and there are recipes using antioxidant rich 'super foods'.

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Positive Living September 2012

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 20 September 2012
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The Spring Issue of Positive Living is out now and Robert Mitchell’s report from the World AIDS Conference in Washington heads a round-up of news; Adrian Ogier summarises three of the latest cure-related research findings; David Menadue writes on ‘The Power of Resilience'; Neil McKellar Stewart reminds us ‘Why treatment is good for you’; Ruth Hennessey talks about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Dr Louise discusses gonorrhoea and herpes; and the final 'Tale from the Network' deals with fatigue.

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Positive Living June 2012

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 21 June 2012
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The winter edition of Positive Living is out and can be read in the new 'flip book' format.

It brings you news on microbicides, PrEP and when to treat; addresses two sexual dilemmas—unprotected sex and sexual dysfunction; reports from a symposium on the prevention needs of positive women; tells a tale of how information, treatment and support work best together; introduces us to ‘mindfulness’ in a new column on tackling depression and anxiety; and answers a positive woman’s question about starting treatment.

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Positive Living Autumn 2012

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 2 March 2012
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The Autumn issue of Positive Living is now out!

In this issue James May writes about dealing with a drug and alcohol crisis; Graham Douglas-Meyer tells us about recent changes to DSP assessments; David Menadue writes about our ‘combo prevention’ future; Neil McKellar-Stewart contributed to our treatment briefs; Dr Louise Owen tackles health checks for the
over-50s; Vic Perri informs us about new HIV apps for smartphones; Peter Watts shows us how to protect ourselves from bone diseases and Sean Slavin gives us the results of the NAPWHA Stigma Survey.

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Positive Living Summer 2011-2012

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 25 November 2011
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The Summer Issue of Positive Living Magazine is now out. In this issue, David Menadue writes a wish list for Christmas; Neil McKellar-Stewart finds relief from peripheral neuropathy; Panos Couros helps someone come out to his family; Vicky Fisher shows us how to salute the sun; Adrian Ogier rings you all the news; Doctor Louise Owen tackles the anorectal region; and Graham Stocks reviews a book about life and death and a clash of cultures.

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Positive Living Spring 2011

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 2 September 2011
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The Spring edition of Positive Living is out and on-line in the flip-bookformat!

In this issue, your editor, Adrian Ogier, brings you the news as usual, and reports back on all the ‘Treatment IS prevention’ excitement from the IAS conference in Rome. In light of HPTN 052, David Menadue tries to find out how infectious we really are; Kirsty Machon discovers some fascinating reservoir research happening in Melbourne; James May retraces the steps he’s taken on the road to find intimacy; Mark Stephens suggests updating your combo; Robert Mitchell reveals the important contribution Australia made at the recent UN special session on HIV; Dr Louise gives us the lowdown on syphilis and Vicky Fisher has more gentle exercise.

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Positive Living Winter 2011

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 27 May 2011
Positive Living Winter 2011 cover

The Winter Edition of Positive Living Magazine is now out. In the cover story – Working with your Doctor: finding the right one and making it work – Adrian Ogier gives advice on having a good relationship with your HIV health care provider. David Menadue challenges the suggestion that HIV infection is no longer ‘A Big Deal' and Neil McKellar-Stewart gives highlights from CROI held in Boston in March.

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Positive Living Autumn 2011

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 4 March 2011
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The Autumn Edition of Positive Living Magazine is now out.

The cover story - Scare Tactics – questions whether fear-based HIV prevention campaigns really work, and to get you started exercising, we have a beginner’s guide to yoga.

Neil McKellar-Stewart gives highlights from the International Congress in Glasgow last November, and there’s all the latest news, plus regulars, 'What's Your Problem' and more 'Tales from the Network'.

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Positive Living December 2010

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 5 December 2010
Positive Living December 2010 cover

The Summer Issue of Positive Living Magazine - Here Comes the Sun - is now out.
The cover story is on Vitamin D, the 'sunshine vitamin'. As well, there are features on making healthy lifestyle changes, the downside of same sex law-reform, internet dating, all the latest news, including items from the recent ASHMAustralasian Society for HIV Medicine. The peak Australasian organisation representing the medical and health sector in HIV/AIDS and related areas. Conference, and regulars: What's Your Problem' and more 'Tales from the Network'.

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Positive Living September 2010

Australia’s national HIV newsmagazine • 2 September 2010
Cover of September 2010 Issue

The September Issue of Positive Living is out now. Subtitled 'Finding Balance' it contains articles on HIV and Ageing, HIV as a disease of inflammation, and diet advice to deal with this, all the news from the IAS Conference in Vienna, more Tales from the Network, a tribute to Gabe McCarthy, and Dr Louise answers readers' questions.

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Positive Living is NAPWHA's national HIV treatments publication, published four times a year.

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