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UK Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The UK CAB is a network for community HIV treatment advocates across the UK that was set up by i-Base in 2002. The CAB is now run by a Steering Group elected by the members who decide and run the …

START study

START study START is one of the most important HIV studies from the last ten years. It was designed to look at the benefits and risks of early HIV treatment (ART). In May 2015, results showed that ART has important benefits …

Slide sets from talks and workshops

The following selccted slide sets for i-Base community workshops and other talks were produced by Simon Collins. These are free to use for any non-commercial application. When third-party slides are used these remain the copyright of the original author. Positive …

Sample workshop course structure

These pages outline a recent course that i-Base ran for Positively UK. The numbered buttons at the bottom of the page link to each of the five sessions. Session 1: Introduction to HIV treatment and setting course priorities Topics discussed: …

PrEP, PEP and PEPSE

This page includes links to information about PrEP, PEP and PEPSE. PrEP = Pre Exposure Prophylaxis. It is the term for using HIV drugs before exposure to reduce the chance of getting HIV. This is usually daily by someone who …

PARTNER and PARTNER 2 study

This pocket ART page links to different i-Base resources about ART. The PARTNER study is one of the most important studies about the risk of HIV transmission. This is because the study reported zero HIV transmissions from a positive partner …

Online resources

Knowing where to find information is essential. Many of these resources are the same as those for health professionals. i-Base resistance course Treatment guidelines Online calculators Drug interactions Professional links Conference calendar Drug resistance Clinical trials Online journals

i-Base advocacy courses

i-Base sometimes runs advocacy training courses. The resources from the last courses held with the African Outreach Project at i-Base have been kept online as a resource. Course materials One course was for young people and one was for adults …

Hydrochloroquine study (HCQ)

Can hydroxychloroquine decrease immune activation in asymptomatic patients? ……….. This study is now closed and results presented at the IAS conference in Rome in July 2011 showed that HCQ had no benefit and actually produced a slight drop in CD4 …

History and timeline

As an advocate it is important to know your history both in your own country and globally. History can put local issues in context. If you know what went before you can have confidence that the future can be as …

Current UK studies (selected)

The following studies are a few of those currently running in the UK. This listing is mainly for independent research studies rather than studies run by pharmaceutical companies. Information may change as study enrolment status changes. There in no online …

Community publications

The following community-based websites include treatment news and reports. aidsinfonet.org US site with a broad range of non-technical factsheets on all aspects of HIV treatment. aidsmeds.com US site linked to POZ magazine that includes resources, online discussions and treatment news. …

Advocacy organisations

Many thousands of different organisations work globally on treatment advocacy issues. Some of the groups that work on an international level and which are membership-based are listed below. AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC) Activist network in the USA linking around …