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2014-07-21 11:08:54

The JAMA Network Journals Among adults in the African country of Malawi offered HIV self-testing, optional home initiation of care compared with standard HIV care resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of adults initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. In 2012, an estimated 35 million individuals were infected...

2014-07-21 11:01:03

The JAMA Network Journals The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. "There has been increasing emphasis on care and...

2014-07-21 10:56:40

Emory Health Sciences In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation. The guidelines, which will be published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), integrate both cutting-edge biomedical advances and evidence-based behavioral interventions for the care of people living with...

2014-07-18 23:00:46

Datingfactory.com, the leader in online dating white labeling services, introduces the HIV lifestyle niche to their award winning platform. Atlanta, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 Dating Factory, the international leader in online dating white labeling services, has successfully launched their new HIV Dating niche. According to the most recent reports by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS), an estimated 35.3 million people worldwide...

2014-07-18 16:23:11

Building on achievements and exploring new ways to find a cure for HIV/AIDS OTTAWA, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Melbourne next week at the 20(th) International AIDS Conference. Canada is making many significant contributions in the areas of testing and treatment guidance; vaccine development and research; and international partnerships to combat this deadly disease. The Conference is an opportunity for Canada to further...

2014-07-18 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses deep sadness regarding the tragedy of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the loss of all those aboard. While full details remain unconfirmed, it is believed that many passengers were en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), scheduled to take place in Melbourne, Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO Joep...

2014-07-17 20:23:13

Report shows prevention R&D funding falls 4% due to public sector research budget reductions in U.S., Europe MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of...

2014-07-17 20:23:11

Statement from Kate Iorpenda, Chair of The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group launched a call to action titled "The Melbourne Statement on Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families". The statement, released at a symposium in advance of the 20(th) International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), calls on global leaders to prioritize the youngest children...

2014-07-17 12:29:56

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1 million men and youth in sub-Saharan Africa have chosen to protect themselves and reduce their risk of contracting HIV by participating in Jhpiego-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs. This significant milestone contributed to the U.S. Government's goal of providing 4.7 million men with access to this safe and effective procedure that reduces transmission of HIV by December 2013. The medical male...

2014-07-17 08:30:26

Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation ahead of the 20th International AIDS Conference WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the global HIV/AIDS community gathers for the 20(th) International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) urges conference delegates, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, and ministries of health around the world to prioritize children who are...


Latest AIDS Reference Libraries

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.