The Independent: Five HIV patients left ‘virus-free’ with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials

By no means is this a cure or a vaccine. They are still in early trials and testing and there are positive (pun intended!) results and this is merely a status update about the significant progress that they are making towards HIV research. The article is talking about treatment that improves upon the current ART/ARV…Read more The Independent: Five HIV patients left ‘virus-free’ with no need for daily drugs in early vaccine trials

We can end AIDS together

It's World AIDS Day today. This my ninth year to celebrate World AIDS Day as a person living with HIV. In the Philippines, the HIV situation is considered an epidemic and recently it has been touted as a "youth epidemic" with the most-at-risk and most vulnerable sector of society are young men and women ages…Read more We can end AIDS together

It might be over soon

I woke up today with this article (and similar ones to this all over my FB newsfeed): HIV cure close after disease 'vanishes' from blood of British man (link / Telegraph) I was overwhelmed. I didn't actually believe that I would be alive to see the cure for HIV. I didn't think it was going…Read more It might be over soon

Better People

Okay, this is going to be a long one. And I'm going to try to stay calm. This is going to be about HIV. A few days ago, I got a message from someone I had met a long while back through Grindr when I still had Grindr. We never met up but we used…Read more Better People

Talking About Sex Is the Only Way to Stop HIV

This is an article by Kent Sepkowitz from The Daily Beast. I don't actually read The Daily Beast, I didn't know it existed but I saw the article from a friend's Twitter account. I clicked on the link and found myself on a very interesting article about how, even in America, talking about sex still…Read more Talking About Sex Is the Only Way to Stop HIV