A banker turned AIDS activist, Bob Leahy is the busy Editor of PositiveLite.com, Canada's globally read online HIV magazine by and for people living with HIV. Diagnosed with HIV in 1993, Bob has held almost every volunteer position in the HIV community imaginable, including chairing his local ASO and serving on the boards of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Canadian AIDS Society. Recognized on the Ontario AIDS Network's prestigious Honour Roll, his interests lie in social media, gay men's sexual health and making HIV research intelligible for all. A long-time blogger, this ex-Torontonian lives the rural life with his three dogs and partner of thirty-one years.
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PositiveLite editor Bob Leahy sat down with James Wilton to discuss what having an undetectable viral load means for HIV transmission among gay men.
"In an age where HIV researchers have seemingly studied virtually everything that moves, the most popular way in which gays hook up and its sexual health implications seems largely overlooked. "
"My strategies for quitting [cigarettes] were scattergun. I tried them all at one time or another," recalls Bob Leahy. "By exposing what didn't work for me, quitting actually felt fairly easy."
"Most of my once fervently held objections to treatment as prevention, in 2013, make much less sense than they once did. The realist in me tells me that when it comes to HIV prevention, the status quo isn't working."