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2014-08-18 12:27:03

amfAR and AVAC call for improved, transparent and timely data collection NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made with incomplete data are undermining the response--even as the systems for collecting this data continue to improve, the report found....

2014-08-14 23:04:54

DKT International Branches out through Social Marketing in Iran, Tanzania and Myanmar - Expanding Access to Contraception Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 DKT International announces the opening of offices in Iran, Tanzania and Myanmar to offer family planning, reproductive health products and services and HIV/AIDS prevention. The additional offices now bring DKT services to 22 countries worldwide. With a population of 44 million, Tanzania is the 6th most populous country in Africa...

2014-08-07 23:02:53

Verian Solution to Streamline Purchasing across EGPAF Offices Internationally Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has selected Verian as their Enterprise Purchase-to-Pay solution. EGPAF has chosen Verian to automate their procurement workflow and ensure contract compliance and preferred pricing arrangements. The visibility into spending provided by Verian’s suite will also allow greater transparency on the status of orders. EGPAF...

2014-08-06 16:30:05

Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Regarding the Launch of the Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomes today's launch of the Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) initiative, which was announced during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The new partnership between the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief...

2014-08-05 16:27:17

A man infected by HIV-1 in 1998 was treated at the time of acute infection with 4 antiretrovirals during 2 years and is now still in remission TOULON, France, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is only one man cured from HIV in the world, the "Berlin" patient: the only case of HIV cure, because in every infected patient we observe a HIV persistence. To reach this cure he received a non-scalable procedure with bone marrow transplant due to acute leukemia from a special donor. His life...

2014-08-05 11:54:33

BMJ-British Medical Journal Antiretroviral drugs and chronic immune system suppression might explain link HIV infection is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), indicates observational research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Chronic dampening down of the immune system as a result of the infection and/or the antiretroviral drugs used to treat it might explain this association, say the researchers....

2014-08-04 23:00:29

Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the...

2014-07-30 23:05:02

Market Size - $4,369.3 mn in 2013, Market Growth – CAGR of 3.2%, Market Trends – Rapidly growing adoption rates of 100% digital hearing aid technology. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/hearing-aids-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The global market for hearing aids is expected to reach USD 5,440.5 million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of 3.2% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research,...

2014-07-29 08:31:43

Program to Enable Broader Access to Groundbreaking Tuberculosis Diagnostic SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent completion of a record shipment of 774 GeneXpert systems to a single country in one quarter, Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today applauded groundbreaking tuberculosis programs in China where more than a million new cases of tuberculosis (TB) are reported each year. Combined with systems placed previously, the second quarter placements bring the...

2014-07-24 12:27:52

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a new $49 million, seven-year contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for HIV infection and AIDS. The contract supports the development of drugs to treat HIV and AIDS and the complications and opportunistic infections associated with the disease, as well as...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.