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Researchers Have Fully Sequenced The Deadly Human Pathogen

Researchers Have Fully Sequenced The Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus

By Marla Vacek Broadfoot, Duke University Ten-year effort yields map for finding weaknesses in the fungus Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival. These...

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2014-04-22 23:03:19

Registration is now open for Fenway Health partner AIDS Action Committee's annual fundraiser Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Registration is now open for the 29th annual AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run, which will take place Sunday, June 1, 2014. The event, which regularly draws 10,000 to 15,000 participants, is AIDS Action Committee’s largest annual fundraiser. The Walk is 6.2-miles. The 5K Run is a competitive, timed event fully sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Association....

2014-04-18 23:07:35

April is the official STD Awareness Month and PositiveSingles.com aids this campaign by increasing awareness relating to STD’s by providing three top tips. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 PositiveSingles.com, the largest online community and dating website for people who live with HIV, Herpes, HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), has today announced that it is raising the awareness of sexually transmitted diseases during the official STD Awareness Month by...

2014-04-18 23:04:22

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professional market research reports on "HIV Therapeutics Market To 2019" Industry Analysis and Overview. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/193009 (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The leading business intelligence provider GBI Research has released its latest research report, entitled “HIV Therapeutics Market to 2019 – Limited Pipeline Efficacy Improvement, Patent Expirations and Stringent Healthcare Spending to Suppress...

2014-04-14 23:12:04

Use promo code SXHLTH10 to save 10% on the 4th Generation HIV screening. This offer expires April 30th, 2014. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 For the month of April 2014, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off all STD testing including the New HIV 4th Generation Test. The HIV 4th Generation test uses the most current testing technology to provide an HIV screening that is more sensitive and has an earlier detection window...

2014-04-14 23:00:28

A new real-life, short film portraying the reality of living with HIV/AIDS is being funded in part by Civic Duty, a charity cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi. The film’s production team, including writer Armand Petri, appreciates the support which will help propagate their important message– that the days of equating an HIV diagnosis as a death sentence are over. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Millions around the world have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, with a significant...

2014-04-11 23:24:37

MatchHerpes dedicated to help connect people living with Herpes, HIV, HPV or other STD for over 12 years. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and Match Herpes is dedicated to serve people living with herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDs or other STD. CDC estimates that, annually 776,000 people in the United States get new herpes infections. Over 110 million people are living with STDs in the U.S. alone, as well as an estimated 400 million people worldwide....

2014-04-11 12:58:41

Mortality from viral hepatitis is significantly higher than from HIV/AIDS across EU countries, according to results from The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) which was announced for the first time today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014. GBD 2010 is the most recent version of a large epidemiological study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In the...

2014-04-10 14:59:41

When it comes to HIV, geography can be destiny, argue authors of a new article in the American Journal of Public Health. The epidemic has become heavily concentrated in poor urban neighborhoods where people are less likely to be tested and treated, creating more risk that the virus will spread. New prevention efforts should focus on neighborhoods. In U.S. cities, it’s not just what you do, but also your address that can determine whether you will get HIV and whether you will survive. A...

2014-04-09 23:00:34

The charity Civic Duty is helping to further the reach of a new short film called Undetectable about living with the HIV/AIDS disease and is also supporting the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for research, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Others are encouraged to also help launch the film into the festival circuit by donating on the crowd-sourcing website Indiegogo. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Civic Duty, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping fund the launch of a...

2014-04-08 08:31:28

Seattle Non-Profit Receives Major Challenge Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation SEATTLE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelong AIDS Alliance (Lifelong), a Seattle-based organization that delivers food, housing, and health services to people with chronic illnesses such as HIV, received news of a $500,000 challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support capacity expansion of their food program, Chicken Soup Brigade. "As part of the...


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AIDS
2012-05-07 07:38:24

AIDS is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published 18 times yearly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, London, UK. It was established in 1987 and is the official journal of the International AIDS Society. It covers all aspects of HIV and AIDS research, including basic science, clinical trials, epidemiology, and social science. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Jay A. Levy. AIDS has been cited as the most read journal in its area of science and has the highest impact of all...

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2011-02-23 20:58:48

Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...

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2011-02-17 15:06:48

Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) one of seven currently known human cancer virus, is also the eighth human herpesvirus. Kaposi's sarcoma, caused by the virus, is common in AIDS patients, primary effusion lymphoma, and some types of multicentric Castelman's disease. Moritz Kaposi discovered the blood vessel tumor, in 1872, which would eventually be names Kaposi's sarcoma. It was originally though that KS was of Jewish and Mediterranean origins until it was found to be common...

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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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