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When an HIV regimen needs to be changed

2017-07-28T12:38:04+00:00

When Your HIV Regimen Makes You Sick, Speak Up David Duran June 13, 2017 When I first began taking antiretroviral medication after being diagnosed, my body just didn't want to cooperate. Unfortunately, what I remember from my first year of being HIV positive was a lot of trial and error, which involved me being [...]

When an HIV regimen needs to be changed 2017-07-28T12:38:04+00:00

Undetectable Viral Load “Completely Effective” At Stopping HIV Transmission, Study Finds

2017-07-26T19:34:25+00:00

Posted on July 25, 2017, at 1:01 a.m. Lane Sainty BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia A groundbreaking new study found zero transmissions occurred between HIV-positive men with an "undetectable viral load" due to treatment, and their HIV-negative partners, across thousands of instances of anal sex without a condom. The Opposites Attract study, led by professor [...]

Undetectable Viral Load “Completely Effective” At Stopping HIV Transmission, Study Finds 2017-07-26T19:34:25+00:00

No man with undetectable HIV passed on HIV to their partner in study of 343 gay couples

2017-07-26T19:30:37+00:00

25 July 2017 by Shannon Power The world’s largest study on HIV transmission has proved HIV+ men with undetectable viral loads cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners. The results from the Opposites Attract study were presented today at the IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. Couples who participated in the study had [...]

No man with undetectable HIV passed on HIV to their partner in study of 343 gay couples 2017-07-26T19:30:37+00:00

More evidence treatment zeroes HIV transmission during sex while the world awaits a vaccine

2017-07-26T19:20:23+00:00

Paris (CNN) The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, taking regular treatment can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex. Sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when someone is on treatment, whether they're in a heterosexual or homosexual relationship, according to [...]

More evidence treatment zeroes HIV transmission during sex while the world awaits a vaccine 2017-07-26T19:20:23+00:00

Rare case of 9-year-old in HIV remission for years without drugs

2017-07-25T23:05:01+00:00

July 24, 2017 Paris (CNN)A 9-year-old South African child diagnosed with HIV when he was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years -- without regular treatment. This is the first reported case of a child controlling their HIV infection without drugs in Africa and the third known case globally. Soon [...]

Rare case of 9-year-old in HIV remission for years without drugs 2017-07-25T23:05:01+00:00

I Found Out I Was HIV Positive at a Gay Bar

2017-07-19T08:08:59+00:00

by JEFF LEAVELL What it's like to emerge from a life-changing moment into the arms of strangers. I am an HIV-positive 49-year-old gay man. If you've ever read my work, this is not news. I say it all the time. But I think it's important to say, as loud and as publicly as possible. Because [...]

I Found Out I Was HIV Positive at a Gay Bar 2017-07-19T08:08:59+00:00

TTF is joining forces with Prevention Access Campaign

2017-07-18T21:23:17+00:00

Prevention Access Campaign  Prevention Access Campaign is a multi-agency health equity initiative to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma by expanding access to HIV prevention and empowering people with and vulnerable to HIV with accurate and meaningful information about their social, sexual, and reproductive health.  Prevention Access Campaign's Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) is a [...]

TTF is joining forces with Prevention Access Campaign 2017-07-18T21:23:17+00:00

‘It’s time to stop confusing alcohol abuse with queer culture,’ blogger says

2017-07-15T16:57:52+00:00

By Graham Gremore For years, Tyler Curry’s life was one big party. Drunken nights at gay bars. Champagne-fueled brunches. Shots! Shots! Shots! Until one day, when he was well into his 30s, he realized the party just wasn’t fun anymore. “At the age of 33, I still found myself in the thick of the gay [...]

‘It’s time to stop confusing alcohol abuse with queer culture,’ blogger says 2017-07-15T16:57:52+00:00

First Vaccine Against Gonorrhoea Discovered By Scientists

2017-07-13T19:41:02+00:00

7/11/17 by Sophie Gallagher Life Writer at HuffPost UK For the first time ever scientists have found a vaccine that protects against gonorrhoea. It is being touted as a potential solution to the growing problem of ‘super gonorrhoea’ that is impervious to antibiotics. The University of Auckland team stumbled upon the injection, which as a [...]

First Vaccine Against Gonorrhoea Discovered By Scientists 2017-07-13T19:41:02+00:00

PrEP Fails in Gay Man Adhering to Daily Truvada, He Contracts Drug-Resistant HIV

2017-07-09T21:28:46+00:00

February 25, 2016 • By Benjamin Ryan Researchers have for the first time documented a case of an individual contracting HIV, a multi-drug resistant strain, while apparently adhering well to the daily regimen of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The scientists concluded that it is indeed possible for individuals who are adherent to [...]

PrEP Fails in Gay Man Adhering to Daily Truvada, He Contracts Drug-Resistant HIV 2017-07-09T21:28:46+00:00

People Read Real Grindr Messages Poz Guys Get: “You Should Be Ashamed, You’re A Walking Disease”

2017-07-07T09:42:54+00:00

Warning: Contains explicit and disturbing content. by Adam Salandra  A heartbreaking new video released by HIV Foundation Queensland is shining a spotlight on the devastating stigma that people living with HIV often face while trying to date. The new campaign, Real Conversations of Grindr, is hoping to illuminate how damaging that stigma can be [...]

People Read Real Grindr Messages Poz Guys Get: “You Should Be Ashamed, You’re A Walking Disease” 2017-07-07T09:42:54+00:00

These daring PrEP videos put the sexy back in HIV prevention

2017-06-27T12:59:48+00:00

by Mark King “PrEP is an HIV prevention strategy that deals with sex, namely bareback sex,” says film student Chris Tipton-King on the eve of HIV Testing of the June 27 National HIV Testing Day. “And I got tired of people tip-toeing around that fact.” The young Bay Area resident had never seen a PrEP [...]

These daring PrEP videos put the sexy back in HIV prevention 2017-06-27T12:59:48+00:00

HIV-A Reflection of 50 years

2017-06-27T11:25:37+00:00

A REFLECTION OF 50 YEARS As The Advocate marks its 50 Anniversary, let’s take a look back at 50 years of groundbreaking journalism from a magazine at the forefront of the HIV and AIDS crisis. 1959 The first human tissue samples have been verified to have HIV from a man taken this year in [...]

HIV-A Reflection of 50 years 2017-06-27T11:25:37+00:00

Let there be PINK at upcoming Big Night Out Fundraiser!

2017-06-21T22:18:32+00:00

The Pink Lady of Hollywood, Kitten Kay Sera, as seen on : Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper, My Crazy Obsession, Pop Sugar Beauty, The Scene, Harpers Bazaar Magazine and more, will be making a special guest appearance at the upcoming Big Night Out Gala Fundraiser, benefitting Thrive Tribe Foundation scheduled for Saturday August 12, 2017. The Premier Gala Reception will take [...]

Let there be PINK at upcoming Big Night Out Fundraiser! 2017-06-21T22:18:32+00:00

TTF Board of Directors elect new president

2017-05-28T18:13:35+00:00

This past May 20th, our Board of Directors conducted their annual retreat. Also, as part of the event, Richy Pugh was elected Board President. We reached out to Richy to get his thoughts on the occasion and he told us:  "I am proud to announce to have been elected the Thrive Tribe Foundation Board President [...]

TTF Board of Directors elect new president 2017-05-28T18:13:35+00:00

Gene editing eliminates HIV infection in mice

2017-05-03T21:13:04+00:00

By BRIAN MASTROIANNI CBS NEWS May 3, 2017, 10:37 AMHave researchers taken a step closer to developing an eventual cure for HIV? A Temple University-led team hopes so, by using a gene editing technique to successfully remove HIV infection from lab mice. The gene-editing tool called CRISPR — which allows scientists to basically cut out and [...]

Gene editing eliminates HIV infection in mice 2017-05-03T21:13:04+00:00

Men & Poetry Hit the Silver Screen

2017-04-22T14:14:59+00:00

An HIV-positive actor helps make an incomparable neo-noir feature film. Exclusive interviews with director Hunter Lee Hughes and actor Daniel Berilla. By Diane Anderson-Minshall When it premiered at the the 21st Palm Beach International Film Festival this week, the ingenious film, Guys Reading Poems, broke all the rules by integrating visual poetry with traditional narrative, [...]

Men & Poetry Hit the Silver Screen 2017-04-22T14:14:59+00:00

TTF to sponsor special screening of “Guys Reading Poems”

2017-04-22T14:28:27+00:00

Thrive Tribe Foundation(TTF) is co-sponsoring a special screening of the film "Guys Reading Poems" on Wednesday May 3rd at 7:35pm at Arena Cinelounge located on 1625 N. Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles, 90028. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased at: http://arenascreen.com/event/guys-reading-poems1. "Guys Reading Poems"  features one of our tribe members, Daniel Berilla, in the [...]

TTF to sponsor special screening of “Guys Reading Poems” 2017-04-22T14:28:27+00:00

Happy HIV patients ‘less infectious’, study claims: Scientists taught men 8 happiness techniques – and their viral load decreased

2017-04-20T12:23:45+00:00

Northwestern University taught 80 HIV-positive men eight happiness skillsThey included keeping a note of good memories, doing small acts of kindnessThe men continued with their anti-retroviral drugs during the trial After 15 months, 91% of those men saw reduced viral load, compared with 76% of a control group who did not practice the so-called happiness techniquesBy [...]

Happy HIV patients ‘less infectious’, study claims: Scientists taught men 8 happiness techniques – and their viral load decreased 2017-04-20T12:23:45+00:00