Latest by James Wilton

Research Roundup: A Decade of Seminal HIV Studies

In the past decade, there have been tremendous advances in HIV research, arguably more so than for any other infectious disease. Here's a quick tour through some of the most influential findings of the past 10 years.

By James Wilton for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Enhancing HIV Prevention: The Need to Better Link and Integrate Services for Individuals at Highest Risk of HIV Infection

A more holistic and comprehensive approach to HIV prevention is needed, but a major barrier to such an approach is the fragmentation of the diverse range of services needed to address risk for individuals.

By James Wilton and Logan Broeckaert for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Revisiting HIV Prevention Messaging to Reach Those Who Are Undiagnosed

How do change HIV prevention messaging to reach those people who don't yet know their HIV status?

By James Wilton for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Quebec Develops Expert Consensus on Viral Load and HIV Transmission Risk

In the past few years, a large body of evidence has emerged supporting the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) as an HIV prevention tool. This evidence shows that effective ART can reduce the amount of virus (also known as viral load) in the blood an...

By James Wilton for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Uptake of PrEP in the United States

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is an exciting new HIV prevention strategy that involves the ongoing use of anti-HIV drugs by an HIV-negative person in order to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV. Many types of PrEP are currently bein...

By James Wilton for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

If a major study found "zero" cases of HIV transmission among mixed-status couples, why did it also find that the risk was higher than zero?

By James Wilton for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Guiding Principles on the Use of HIV Treatment as Prevention: An International Community Consensus Statement

One of the most significant developments in HIV research in the past few years has been the discovery that antiretroviral therapy (ART) can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Indeed, research continues to emerge that supports the use o...

By James Wilton for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

NAAT Testing Combined With Social Marketing Campaigns Improve Detection of Acute HIV Infection Among MSM in Vancouver

People who have recently become infected with HIV are at increased risk of transmitting HIV to others and may account for up to half of new HIV infections in some populations. Several factors contribute to an increased risk of HIV transmission.

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By James Wilton for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange