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"I'm on antivirals and undetectable: what about safe sex?"

In a wide–ranging interview that poses difficult questions, Bob Leahy asks Toronto-based clinician/scientist Dr. Rupert Kaul about how can we interpret risk of HIV transmission in the age of undetectable viral load.

Published
09 November 2012
From
Positive Lite
Only half of people on HIV treatment fit 'Swiss Statement' criteria for non-infectiousness in US study

A study of a sample of predominantly African-American people with HIV in the US has found that, in those taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), only 51% met the

Published
09 November 2012
By
Gus Cairns
Starting HIV treatment reduces risky sexual behaviour among injecting drug users

Starting antiretroviral therapy is associated with reductions in sexual risk-taking and injecting among HIV-positive drug users, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS.  There

Published
06 November 2012
By
Michael Carter
Australia: HIV Prevention: Where to Now?

“The arrangements that we have in place now were fine for say, 1992, or 2002, but they are no longer commensurate, or keeping up with scientific advances that we’ve had over the last two years,” said Bill Whittaker. “They’re really dealing with an old paradigm, an old way of looking at the disease.”

Published
30 October 2012
From
Gay News Network
"How are we going to have a baby? I’m positive and you’re not"

Joanna Moss of the African Health Policy Network (AHPN) looks at conception and fertility guidelines and services for people living with HIV in the UK.

Published
22 October 2012
From
HIV treatment update
Viral load will be no defence against prosecution for HIV exposure or transmission in Norway

HIV campaigners reacted with dismay today to the issuing of a report by a Norwegian Commission on HIV and the Law which, while making one significant concession in

Published
20 October 2012
By
Gus Cairns
North Shields photographer infected woman with HIV, court told

A PHOTOGRAPHER recklessly infected a woman with HIV by having unprotected sex with her, a court heard. Prosecutors say Leslie Pringle failed to tell her he had been diagnosed as having the virus and did not use protection despite being advised he was at risk of passing on the HIV. Newcastle Crown Court heard Pringle had tested positive for the virus but failed to take his medication and missed some follow-up appointments aimed at keeping it under control.

Published
17 October 2012
From
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Rulings on HIV non-disclosure raise concerns

Some criminal lawyers are worried that the Supreme Court has imposed on people prosecuted for not disclosing their HIV-positive status to sex partners a “significant evidentiary burden” to show that they used a condom and that their viral loads were low when they had sex.

Published
15 October 2012
From
The Lawyers Weekly
Supreme Court of Canada rules that condoms alone do not prevent a 'realistic possibility' of HIV transmission

The Supreme Court of Canada stated on Friday that individuals who know they are HIV positive are liable to criminal prosecution for aggravated sexual assault if they

Published
08 October 2012
By
Edwin Bernard
Late start for ART in pregnancy increases HIV transmission risk during breastfeeding period

A high viral load at the time of starting treatment during pregnancy and a shorter time on antiretroviral therapy (ART) before delivery continued to place mothers

Published
27 September 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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