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2014-07-03 10:51:21

American Society for Microbiology A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, demonstrated sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days, according to a paper published ahead of print in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The ring, designed to prevent transmission of HIV, was tested in pig-tailed macaque monkeys, and is engineered to be inexpensive, all the better for use in developing countries, says corresponding author Marc Baum....

2014-07-02 11:04:45

Bulletin of the World Health Organization Efficiency and costs in core HIV services Millions of people in need would benefit from HIV services in developing countries that are moving towards universal health coverage if these services were run more efficiently and integrated better into their health systems. According to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today, scaling up HIV services can achieve substantially lower unit-costs per patient, while...

2014-07-01 10:07:43

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Lack of clinical trial data, guidelines on HIV patients with cancer may contribute to health disparity HIV-infected people diagnosed with cancer are two to four times more likely to go untreated for their cancer compared to uninfected cancer patients, according to a new, large retrospective study from researchers in Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published online ahead of print in the Journal...

2014-06-30 11:45:29

New York University HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes are used to administer illicit drugs. Now, a newly reported study by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that HIV infection among heterosexual non-injecting drug users (no hypodermic syringe is used; drugs are taken orally or nasally) in New York City (NYC) has now surpassed HIV...

2014-06-28 09:23:51

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences While bringing new drugs to market is important for increasing life expectancy in younger people with HIV, lowering the toxicity of those drugs may have an even greater health impact on all HIV patients, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals. The research, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and published June 25 in the journal PLOS ONE,...

2014-06-27 23:04:10

Annual campaign encourages people to “Take the Test, Take Control”. Washington (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In recognition of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) to host the sixth annual National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 27, 2014. The event included free and confidential HIV testing, public health...

2014-06-27 08:26:00

San Francisco AIDS Foundation unveils plans to expand testing citywide with a new mobile testing unit SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Newly-appointed White House Office of National AIDS Policy Director Douglas M. Brooks today visited the sexual health clinic operated by San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the Castro neighborhood to underscore the importance of knowing one's HIV status in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day. Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano also...

2014-06-25 12:29:48

Targeted Media Messages Promote Free and Low-Cost Testing Services MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, has released new targeted media messages urging Americans to get tested for HIV as part of efforts coinciding with National HIV Testing Day (June 27). A new partnership with the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) places materials in...

2014-06-25 00:20:38

Health, government experts address HIV / AIDS investment, research and treatment at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation policy roundtable WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomed health, government, and NGO experts at a policy roundtable. The event, held at the Pew Charitable Trusts, was a discussion on current advancements, investment opportunities, and future innovations in pediatric AIDS treatment....

2014-06-24 23:06:38

New technology supports HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance in resource-limited countries. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, has licensed technology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring a rapid and cost-effective PCR-based method of monitoring HIV drug resistance to resource-limited countries. The ATCC® HIV-1 Drug Resistance...


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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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