This House Believes we will see the end of AIDS

Earlier this evening, The Queen’s University Literific Society was debating the motion, This House Believes we will see the end of AIDS I was invited to speak in the debate, which is how they are marking World AIDS Day. It is some time since I have spoken in a formal debate, so I hope that … Continue reading This House Believes we will see the end of AIDS

Regular testing is needed if we can start HIV treatment when WHO suggests

Yesterday the World Health Organization said that treatment for people living with HIV should start when CD4 count is 500 per cubic millimetre or less. Previously, it was when the count was 350 or less. The announcement came on the opening day of the International AIDS Society 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. The new recommendations … Continue reading Regular testing is needed if we can start HIV treatment when WHO suggests

Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical

Positively UK co-ordinated a conference of people living with HIV ‘No Decision About Me Without Me’. This year they are convening another conference focusing on ‘Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical’. The content of the conference is yet to be finalised and they would like the assistance of people living with HIV in the … Continue reading Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical

PEP – is Post not Pre!

There seems to be some confusion, PEP = Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP ≠ Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis One friend got this wrong today. I'm reposting the excellent explanation on PEP from GMFA.... PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) PEP is a course of HIV medication which you can take if you have been at risk of HIV infection. The course … Continue reading PEP – is Post not Pre!