Latest by Simon Collins
We Learn, We Think, We Change: Martin Fisher Foundation and Stiggy Launch Campaign to End HIV Stigma
The UK's Martin Fisher Foundation has produced a new set of videos about making HIV stigma history starring Stiggy, "the HIV stigmasaur."
NHS England Fudges PrEP Access and Delays On-Demand Access to PrEP by Years; Blocks Doctors From Prescribing PrEP Now
"After almost a year of turmoil a new [NHS] press statement still fails to allow a single doctor to protect the health of their patients by prescribing PrEP," Simon Collins writes.
Simon Collins remembers the co-founder of HIV i-Base, founder editor of ATP's DrFax and first editor of HIV Treatment Bulletin.
Activists Convince Washington Post That Pfizer Lowers Prices: Global Action Highlights Fairer Alternatives -- 'This Story Has Been Removed!'
How did the media get fooled by a fake press release? "The believability that prices could be lower and companies could still make profits accounts for the original rapid reporting," notes Simon Collins of HIV i-Base.
"As an activist living with HIV, I want decisions about my care to be supported by evidence. Jumping ahead of the data -- even with the best intentions -- has led to treatment guidelines in the past getting it wrong."
The IAS conference in Washington also included the opportunity to see two new films on early HIV activism in the U.S.
On the first evening of the conference, a few blocks south of the conference centre, a preview screening took place for a film that...
On 18 May 2012, more than 80 People Living with HIV with prominent side effects from stavudine (d4T), protested at a "Stavudine Phase-Out Festival" demanding immediate phase out of the ARV from India's National Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) program....
Testosterone: A Man's Guide: Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality by Nelson Vergel
This is the second edition of a book by the U.S. activist Nelson Vergel. It is a users guide to testosterone by an HIV positive man who has researched the subject over many years for his own care.
The non-technical sections include helpful tips abou...