Dating and HIV

weston Blog, Gay Men, living with HIV, stigma

Hopefully we can evolve enough as a society to see HIV positive dating as one more thing in the long list of things a dater must consider, from “what am I going to wear” all the way to “could they be my knight in shining armor” and your knight just may be someone living with HIV.

Hepatitis C: Cured or Cleared, for Now or for Life?

weston Blog, drug use, personal story, research

As I sit and listen to Robert speak about his experience in treatment, I am amazed at his resilience and will power to continue on. Robert cleared the virus after his 3rd week of treatment, or third shot of Peg-interferon, a drug that is helping his body fight the replication of the virus, and is now in his 22nd week of a 24 week treatment process.

Treatment as Prevention

weston Blog, position statements

Earlier this month, the HIVCL Board updated our position statement on the use of anti-HIV medication to prevent the forward transmission of HIV. Often referred to as “Treatment as Prevention”, the approach recognizes that by reducing viral load, HIV treatment has a secondary benefit of significantly reducing the potential for HIV transmission.