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Expanding HIV testing into local hospitals and primary care may not only find more people who have lived with HIV for a long time without knowing it, but may also find more people who have only recently become infected, a pilot study from Vancouver in Canada has found.
Week-long series on PEP. PositiveLite talks with Duncan MacLachlan, the Manager of Community Health Programs at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), to find out about PEP, its effectiveness and its availability.
To have a meaningful conversation about HIV status, people should... keep it to-the-point and ask the following questions: "When did you last test for HIV? What was the test result?" Equally important is to open minds to reality by remembering that the time of binary HIV statuses is pretty much over.
A new study suggests the life expectancy of Canadians and Americans who are HIV positive is closing in on that of the general population. The study says that a 20-year old diagnosed with HIV today can expect to live into their early 70s.
One in 120 adult Torontonians are living with HIV. Despite advances in treatment, the effects of this disease are still enormous. So where has all the outrage gone?