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Slide sets from talks and workshops

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

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 …

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 …

Science support resources

The following resources are to help learn about scientific aspects of HIV. ART in pictures: HIV treatment explained (2017) Clinical trials: a guide to HIV research (2015) HIV genome – excellent resource that explains the genetic structure of HIV. Science learning modules …

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. poz.com US site linked to POZ magazine that includes resources, online discussions and treatment news. …

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 …

ART in pictures: HIV treatment explained (June 2017)

Also in Russian. A new i-Base resource explaining HIV and ART. Read this guide online Download ART in pictures PDF (1.3 Mb) Order print copies (free in UK) This 32-page publication explains HIV and treatment (ART) by using six simple pictures. Each picture …

Databases for HIV collaboration (DHICE project)

DHICE Project (Databases for HIV: Integration, Collaboration, Engagement) DHICE is a project to encourage collaborative working practice between different HIV cohort projects in the UK. Roy Trevelion, based at i-Base, is the Community Liaison Co-ordinator with the project. Memory works …

PARTNER and PARTNER 2 study

The PARTNER study reported zero HIV transmissions from a positive partner on ART to their negative partner. This was after couples in the study had sex more than 58,500 times without using condoms. The PARTNER study is one of the …

PrEP on Channel 4 news: community activists on need for PrEP in UK now…

On 16 December 2015, Channel 4 news include a short story about PrEP. Watch on YouTube. The report included interviews with activists from i-Base and the community PrEP organisations I Want PrEP Now and Prepster. We hope this raises the …

START study – important benefits even for people with a high CD4 count

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 …

PIVOT study: protease inhibitor monotherapy

Note: the PIVOT study is now closed. Results were presented at CROI 2014 and the BHIVA/BASHH in 2014. PIVOT stands for “Protease Inhibitor monotherapy Versus Ongoing Triple-therapy in the long term management of HIV infection”. The PIVOT study is the largest UK trial for …

HIV and drug resistance: online training guide (2014)

This online course is a resource for treatment advocates who want to learn about HIV and drug resistance. It is also a reference for HIV positive people who want to know more about this aspect of treatment. Each module should …

UK seroconverters study

The UK Register of HIV seroconverters study is an observational database study of people who are diagnosed with HIV when they are still in very early infection. This study was set up in 1994 and is ongoing. Enrolment criteria include …

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: …

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

Research and clinical studies

Research is essential if we are to understand more about HIV. We need research to get better and safer treatments, a vaccine and a cure. Research into HIV has vastly expanded our knowledge on other fields of medicine including the …

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 …

World CAB: meetings and reports

World Community Advisory Board (World CAB) An international collaboration of initially coordinated by activists from i-Base in the UK and GMHC in the USA in collaboration with ITPC who now run this project. The focus of bringing international activists with …

Course materials – introduction course

The following resources are developed for the introduction course.

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