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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...

2014-06-24 10:58:46

Monash University Huge advancements have taken place in HIV treatment and prevention over the past 10 years, but there is still no cure or vaccine. The findings are part of a review into the global HIV epidemic published in The Lancet, co-authored by Monash University Professor Sharon Lewin. The review shows that because of advancements in treatment, people with the virus are living longer. Overall, new infections have decreased from 3.3 million in 2002 to 2.3 million in 2012....

2014-06-24 10:35:56

American College of Emergency Physicians Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening for emergency patients at an institution with a large number of ethnic minority, underinsured and uninsured people reveals few are HIV positive, but of those who are, nearly one-quarter are in the acute phase and more than one-quarter have infections that have already advanced to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The results of the study were reported online yesterday in Annals of Emergency...

2014-06-24 08:32:27

OAKLAND, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 15-year study found that HIV-positive individuals had a 40 percent increased risk of ischemic stroke, however stroke rates were nearly the same for HIV-positive individuals with high CD4 cell counts as for HIV-negative subjects. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The study, published recently in AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society, covered the years 1996 through 2011 and included nearly...

2014-06-24 08:31:18

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and artist and activist Sir Bob Geldof will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world's top AIDS researchers, community leaders, people living with HIV and policy-makers at AIDS...

2014-06-24 08:28:18

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening for emergency patients at an institution with a large number of ethnic minority, underinsured and uninsured people reveals few are HIV positive, but of those who are, nearly one-quarter are in the acute phase and more than one-quarter have infections that have already advanced to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The results of the study were reported online yesterday in Annals...

2014-06-23 08:29:48

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobira Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company advancing cenicriviroc (CVC) in liver disease and HIV, announced today the appointment of four directors to its Board: Jeffrey H. Cooper, Craig S. Gibbs, Ph.D., Gwen A. Melincoff and Graeme J. Moyle, M.B.B.S., M.D. "I am very pleased to add to our Board of Directors a group of diverse and talented individuals who bring a wealth of experience and unique skill set...

2014-06-22 23:03:40

Research reported by clinical director at Hands-On Physical Therapy of Astoria NY, suggests use of decision making aids may lower use of elective surgery. Astoria, New York (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Aylin Mahmut, PT, DPT, clinical director at Hands-On Physical Therapy in Astoria, NY, recently completed research into how Decision Aids help patients understand their health conditions and available options for treatment. Most of the time, patients do not get to speak to our doctors enough to...

2014-06-22 23:00:36

International team of scientists find liver problems may complicate inadequate treatment of tickborne illness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 A new study suggests that persistent infection may cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in Lyme disease. The study was published in the online journal Research Open Access. Lyme disease is a tickborne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of corkscrew-shaped bacteria known as a spirochete (pronounced spiro’keet). Last...


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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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