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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...

2014-07-17 08:29:34

"Speaking Up" is Vital, Given the Significant Impact of the Disease on Women WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Maria Davis - a music industry promoter and HIV advocate - and Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA) - are joining its national HIV education campaign, I Design. The awareness campaign will help inspire and motivate women living with HIV to "vocalize" how they...

2014-07-17 04:20:56

GENEVA, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MPP forges first agreement with a Chinese manufacturer Desano; and with Cipla, Mylan and Micro Labs; Extends Collaborations with Aurobindo, Laurus Labs and Emcure Three days before the start of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced seven new sub-licensing agreements for the manufacture of generic HIV medicines, atazanavir (ATV) and dolutegravir (DTG). The...

2014-07-14 08:27:10

Results Published Ahead of Print in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) WALTHAM, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) today announced the publication of a study demonstrating the viability of accurate and rapid HIV screening among infants at the point of care (POC). The study was conducted in five clinics in Maputo, Mozambique, with the prototype of Alere's new POC nucleic acid test, the Alere(TM) q HIV-1/2 Detect assay. Results of the...

2014-07-11 10:26:38

Emory Health Sciences Viral fitness tracks with likelihood of transmission New research on HIV transmission shows that viral fitness is an important basis of a "genetic bottleneck" imposed every time a new person is infected. The findings define a window of opportunity for drugs or vaccines to prevent or limit infection. HIV represents evolution on overdrive. Every infected individual contains a swarm of viruses that exhibit variability in their RNA sequence, and new mutations are...

Child Believed To Be Cured Of HIV Now Has Detectable Virus Levels
2014-07-11 07:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Mississippi infant believed to have been cured of HIV following an extended remission now once again has “detectable levels” of the AIDS-causing virus in her blood, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has confirmed. The child was born prematurely in 2010 to an HIV-infected mother who had not been diagnosed until the time of delivery and had not been given antiretroviral medication during...

2014-07-10 16:25:12

Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's announcement that the "Mississippi Baby," believed to have been functionally cured of HIV, has now been found to have detectable levels of the virus, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses disappointment in this setback but remains hopeful that the scientific breakthrough that allowed the child's HIV levels to remain...

2014-07-10 08:25:07

BALTIMORE, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) released today a special supplement devoted entirely to health communication and its role in HIV prevention and treatment. The supplement was sponsored by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and led by Johns Hopkins...

2014-07-09 20:22:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 11, the second annual nationwide National Gay Blood Drive (NGBD) will take place to raise public awareness and increase pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its policy on the long-standing ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men (MSM) - a restriction that has been in place since 1983. In Minnesota, the drive is scheduled to occur from 7:30 AM to 4 PM at Memorial Blood...

2014-07-09 11:22:21

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. For African American women in their 50's and 60's, self-managing their HIV as they age is proving to be less of a challenge than dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes or hypertension and socioeconomic and emotional aspects of aging, as described in a study published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the AIDS Patient Care and STDs website until August 8, 2014. In...


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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