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2014-05-16 11:35:38

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Even if treated, hypertension and high cholesterol are increasingly common for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a new study from researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals in New York and the University of California, Davis. The finding – published online in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes – leads the study authors to recommend greater emphasis on...

2014-05-16 04:22:11

GENEVA, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The programme of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) is now online A declaration affirming that non-discrimination is fundamental to an evidence-based response to HIV and effective public health programmes was announced today by the organizers of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), to be held in Melbourne, Australia, from 20-25 July 2014. "The enforcement of discriminatory and criminalising laws...

2014-05-14 23:02:59

Even if treated, hypertension and high cholesterol are increasingly common for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), reports Mount Sinai and University of California, Davis. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Even if treated, hypertension and high cholesterol are increasingly common for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a new study from researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals in New York and the University of California, Davis....

2014-05-14 16:28:47

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator from Charles Lyons, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation President and CEO http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO Dear Ambassador Birx: Congratulations on your recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I look forward to continuing our work with you to ensure that children and their families have access to critical HIV...

2014-05-14 08:30:31

9th Consecutive Four-Star Rating; 4th Under New Rating System NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today that it has received its 9(th) consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States. This is also EJAF's fourth such rating in as many years under Charity Navigator's new, enhanced metrics. "Receiving four out of four stars indicates that our Foundation...

2014-05-13 23:05:48

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Condoms markets. Global market for Condoms is projected to reach 44 billion units by 2020, driven by increasing use of Condoms for family planning and the pressing need for protection against sexually transmitted diseases. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Condoms are rapidly becoming a way of life for today’s sexually active population. Increasing awareness about and usage of contraception...

2014-05-13 20:22:43

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, during an interview with Anderson Cooper, the disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling tried to distract the public from his history of racial bigotry by changing the conversation to attacking and stigmatizing people living with HIV/AIDS. Among many other offensive statements Donald Sterling made, he said this about Magic Johnson: "What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he...

2014-05-11 23:01:29

polyDNA’s April 2014 survey found that 24% of respondents wanted to know if a common virus can cause brain cancer. polyDNA reviews the literature on this topic and recommends Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin against CMV, which is linked to some forms of brain cancer. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 In polyDNA’s April 2014 survey, 24% of respondents wanted to know if a virus can cause brain cancer. The answer is yes. Research shows that the human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is found “in brain...

2014-05-08 23:07:19

Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and current Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been elected to the Accordia Global Health Foundation Board of Directors. Accordia establishes supports and sustains African-owned health institutions, enabling locally relevant research, high quality training and education programs, and delivering essential healthcare services to millions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014...

2014-05-08 12:29:33

WUPPERTAL, Germany and WHITEHOUSE STATION, New Jersey, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AiCuris and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the publication of results from a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of letermovir, an investigational, oral antiviral agent for the prevention of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in patients receiving bone marrow transplant. The results published in the latest issue of...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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