Latest by James Wilton
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.
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.
How do change HIV prevention messaging to reach those people who don't yet know their HIV status?
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...
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...
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?
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...
When it comes to HIV prevention, is knowledge of your status a "tool" in the "prevention tool belt"?
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.
We know "treatment as prevention" has individual benefits, but what are its public health benefits?