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2014-03-06 16:27:36

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Robert Grant, MD, MPH, as chief medical officer, with special focus on advancing the foundation's work to combat HIV/AIDS by creating the first-ever dedicated home for health and wellness for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco. Dr. Grant brings more than 26 years of experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and research. In 2012, he was named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential...

2014-03-06 12:28:29

Company Outlines Future Plans for HIV "Functional Cure" RICHMOND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today announced the presentation of data from its SB-728-T program to develop a 'functional cure' for HIV/AIDS at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014). The conference is being held in Boston from March 3 to 6, 2014. Data from an earlier Phase 1 clinical study in this program were also published in the March 6,...

2014-03-06 12:27:42

DUBLIN, Mar. 06, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n8j7b9/research_report ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Chinese Condom Industry" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Condom industry belongs to relative special industries in China. Its market can be divided into two parts. One is government purchase. Chinese government purchases over 1 billion condoms every year,...

2014-03-06 12:26:27

Anniversary of United Nations focus on women and HIV at 2004 International Women's Day an ideal occasion for raising additional awareness and taking action WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international expert steering committee focused on women's issues released a consensus statement today to raise awareness of the need to improve care for women living with HIV. The consensus statement was developed as a part of the See Us: Women Take a Stand on HIV (See Us) initiative...

2014-03-06 04:23:24

LONDON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowering those involved in HIV care to support girls as they develop into young women In conjunction with International Women's Day (March 8, 2014), a practical and educational tool on the topic of young women living with HIV has been developed by Women for Positive Action (a global, multidisciplinary group of experts committed to addressing the specific concerns of women living...

2014-03-05 16:26:40

Treatment with Sangamo's ZFN- Modified T-cells (SB-728-T) Provides Functional Control of HIV without Antiretroviral Drugs RICHMOND, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today the publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the first clinical study of its proprietary zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-based genome editing technology in humans. Data from the study, carried out in HIV-positive subjects, demonstrate that the T-cell...

2014-03-05 11:08:15

While a number of strategies can prevent and control HIV transmission and spread, their effective use depends on understanding the sexual networks within and between communities. A paper published in this week's PLOS Medicine reports a detailed analysis with surprising results from the Rakai district in Uganda, one of the most studied areas of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Mary K. Grabowski, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led an international group of scientists...

2014-03-05 08:28:34

NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growlife Inc. (OTCQB: PHOT) Recent studies have shown that the use of marijuana in medicinal doses can reduce the symptoms and side effects of many illnesses, including joint pain and inflammation, several types of cancers and even Alzheimer's Disease. Glaucoma, eye problems and many other illnesses can all be helped by the use of medical marijuana. Now medical marijuana is providing new hope in the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS. The...

2014-03-04 13:25:34

A series of papers in the March issue of Health Affairs examines how the Affordable Care Act could affect two sectors of the most vulnerable Americans — those living with HIV/AIDS and people who have recently cycled through jail. The issue features several studies by researchers with the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, one of the nation's premier policy research centers dedicated to promoting health and value in healthcare delivery through innovative research and...

2014-03-03 20:21:33

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Joining other Healthcare.gov Champions of Change, the African American Health Alliance released a new PSA to promote prevention and care benefits of the Affordable Care Act Law (Obamacare) on March 3, 2014 9AM. The PSA highlights screening and preventions services as well as how to sign up by the March 31(st) deadline to get coverage that provides access to quality medical care and prevention benefits through the health...


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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