Maggie Hulbert is a medical student in the Class of 2020 at Queen's University
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The HIV/AIDS Care Unit (Unit 371) at Chicago’s Illinois Masonic Medical Centre was founded on a heartbreakingly simple observation. “We are all just people taking turns being sick,” stated Dr. David Blatt, one of the founders of Unit 371, in ’s newest graphic novel — the aptly named Taking Turns: Stories from the HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Czerwiec was a brand-new nursing graduate on 371 during the height of the HIV epidemic, and Taking Turns is in many ways her tribute to the unit’s extraordinary spirit. The intention of the unit was made clear from day one: this would be a place where the most stigmatized and ostracized patients could be cared for with empathy, understanding, and love. ...continue reading →
RCTs of treatment as prevention have shown significant prevention of onward HIV transmission among serodiscordant couples, but observational studies of clinical practice have not consistently replicated these findings. There are particular concerns among men who have sex with men (MSM).
In this podcast, explores some of the issues. Dr. MacPherson is a specialist in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ottawa Hospital, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa, and a clinician scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
In their (subscription required), Dr. MacPherson and his co-author Patrick O’Byrne examine HIV treatment as prevention in MSM.