Treatment as Prevention

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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.

Position Statement: Enhanced Access to HIV Testing

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Research indicates individuals who are HIV positive but undiagnosed may be the source of a majority of new infections, driving the epidemic in those populations most at risk. At HIV Community Link, we believe HIV testing is essential in reducing potential for forward transmissions and new infections. Early diagnosis is also a primary factor in health and wellness for people living with HIV. Enhanced access to HIV testing has a profound impact on both individual and community health outcomes.

Shift: International Day to end Violence Against Sex Workers

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December 17th will be the 10th anniversary of The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (lovingly nicknamed Red Umbrella Day).  The red umbrella is a symbol of safety for sex workers and was …

Just when I thought I was over it…. Response to Dallas Buyers Club

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It never ceases to amaze me the things that will trigger a response to past experiences, even when we think they have been worked through and thought to be buried and packed away neatly into …