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RCTs of treatment as prevention have shown significant prevention of onward HIV transmission among serodiscordant couples, but observational studies of clinical practice have not consistently replicated these findings. There are particular concerns among men who have sex with men (MSM).

In this podcast, Dr. Paul MacPherson explores some of the issues. Dr. MacPherson is a specialist in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ottawa Hospital, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa, and a clinician scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

In their analysis article (subscription required), Dr. MacPherson and his co-author Patrick O’Byrne examine HIV treatment as prevention in MSM.

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GroupPhotoMaxime Billick, Jeremy Cygler, Gabriel Devlin and Bellal Jubran are all third year medical students at McGill University


We are four fresh and eager medical students just beginning clerkship, but we can already attest to the importance of blood in medicine. We use blood to bring back patients from the brink of death in the operating room. We use it to treat patients with sickle cell disease on the medical wards. We use it to advance scientific knowledge in the research lab. Yet the policies that govern how we collect donated blood remain woefully antiquated. ...continue reading