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2014-05-20 16:26:58

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates Major Milestone in the Effort to End AIDS in Children WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today announced that it has reached 20 million women with lifesaving services, such as HIV testing, counseling, and treatment, to prevent HIV-positive women from passing the virus to their babies. EGPAF is one of the largest providers of prevention of mother-to-child...

2014-05-20 04:21:04

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations [http://www.ifpma.org ] (IFPMA) has published today a new report and recommendations on Hepatitis, encouraging a comprehensive approach to fighting this silent epidemic. Titled "Towards a Sustainable, Intersectoral Approach to Viral Hepatitis [http://www.ifpma.org/fileadmin/content/Publication/2014/IFPMA_Viral_Hepatitis_May2014.pdf ] ", the report is meant to...

2014-05-19 10:18:50

University of Utah University of Utah study shows last-minute role of protein named ALIX University of Utah researchers devised a way to watch newly forming AIDS virus particles emerging or "budding" from infected human cells without interfering with the process. The method shows a protein named ALIX gets involved during the final stages of virus replication, not earlier, as was believed previously. "We watch one cell at a time" and use a digital camera and special microscope to make...

2014-05-19 09:55:53

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences The first direct proof of a long-suspected cause of multiple HIV-related health complications was recently obtained by a team led by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR). The finding supports complementary therapies to antiretroviral drugs to significantly slow HIV progression. The study, which will be published in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and is available online, found that...

2014-05-19 08:25:05

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A generation is growing up thinking an AIDS diagnosis is no big deal, but the Center for Disease Control estimates that more than 1 in 2 young gay men will be HIV-positive by the time they're 50 years old. The second book in Victoria Noe's award-winning series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends, revisits a time when people with AIDS were targets of bigotry and discrimination. Photo -...

painkillers for frequent UTI sufferers
2014-05-19 04:55:59

American Society for Microbiology Women plagued by repeated urinary tract infections may be able to prevent the infections with help from over-the-counter painkillers, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that inhibiting COX-2, an immune protein that causes inflammation, eliminated recurrent urinary tract infections in mice. COX-2 is one of the proteins...

2014-05-19 00:20:10

NEW YORK, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you remember the world before HIV/AIDS? Where will you be when the shadow of this disease is finally gone? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131210/DC30761LOGO We have seen major advances in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS - but millions of people are still becoming infected and dying. In East and Southern Africa, 10.5 million children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. As the number-one killer of women of...

2014-05-18 23:03:05

45% of members spent this past Mother's Day with their mother, a recent survey conducted by PositiveSingles.com confirmed. Users also shared their memories of the past on PositiveSingles.com’s forums and blogs. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 A recent survey carried out by PositiveSingles.com, a renowned online dating site for singles with STDs including HIV, Herpes and HPV, among others, confirms that more than 45% of the survey’s 10,000 participants spent this...

2014-05-17 08:20:11

Sunday, May 18, Minnehaha Park MINNEAPOLIS, May 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 18, join the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) at Minnehaha Park for the 27(th) year of the Minnesota AIDS Walk. Donations to the Minnesota AIDS Walk help the Minnesota AIDS Project prevent new HIV infections and keep people living with HIV in Minnesota healthy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140516/88622 For over 25 years, the Minnesota AIDS Walk has raised funds for the Minnesota...

2014-05-16 23:05:57

The CDC’s Guidelines Expand the Pool of Patients Who Should Be Educated About PrEP Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute strongly support the May 14 recommendations issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. PrEP is a proven tool for preventing HIV infection, reducing chances of infection by up to 92% according to several studies, including the iPrex study that...


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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