International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia: An Interview with Advocate James Demers.

Alisha OstbergBlog, Gay Men, Gay Pride, Gay Rights, human rights, international, stigma

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, celebrated annually on May 17, raises awareness about the discrimination and violence faced by 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals. Established in 2004 to mark the World Health Organization’s 1990 decision …

2 Months or a Year – HCV Treatment Improvements

Alisha Ostbergantiretroviral therapy, Blog, harm reduction, stigma, STIs, testing, treatment

New direct-acting Antivirals are changing chronic Hepatitis C treatment for the better. Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment has gone from a once exhausting 48 weeks duration to as a little as 8 weeks with a 95% sustained virologic response (SVR). SVR is defined as a viremia (the presence of viruses in the blood) 24 weeks after completion of antiviral therapy for chronic HCV infection (. In analyses of SVR durability, the incidence of late relapse is extremely low, less than 1%.