Latest Anthony Fauci Stories

2009-07-23 06:40:00

US officials are looking to launch clinical trials of a swine flu vaccine before the winter flu season begins. "With the emergence of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, we have undertaken a collaborative and efficient process of vaccine development that is proceeding in stepwise fashion," said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The United States has been hit the hardest by the A(H1N1) virus, with over 40,600 cases and 263 deaths. The Centers for...

2008-11-23 14:35:00

In 430 B.C., a new and deadly disease"”its cause remains a mystery"”swept into Athens. The walled Greek city-state was teeming with citizens, soldiers and refugees of the war then raging between Athens and Sparta. As streets filled with corpses, social order broke down. Over the next three years, the illness returned twice and Athens lost a third of its population. It lost the war too. The Plague of Athens marked the beginning of the end of the Golden Age of Greece.The Plague of...

2008-11-20 12:41:58

Testing very young babies for HIV and giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately to those found infected with the virus dramatically prevents illness and death, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that giving ART to HIV-infected infants beginning at an average age of 7 weeks made them four times less likely to die in the next 48 weeks, compared with postponing ART until signs of illness or a weakened immune system appeared--the standard of care...

2008-10-27 12:45:00

Drug therapy for patients with the AIDS virus should begin even sooner than current guidelines advise, according to new findings reported on Monday. "The data are rather compelling that the risk of death appears to be higher if you wait than if you treat," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which helped support the study. Delaying treatment could actually double a patient's rick of death in the next few years compared to patients...

2008-10-14 15:40:00

AIDS research could take a hit from U.S. economic woes, according to scientists on Tuesday, spelling out more trouble for researchers hoping to find a vaccine against the virus. The U.S. government contributed $659 million, or 69 percent, of the funds earmarked for research in 2007 according to data released at a global AIDS vaccine conference in Cape Town. However, in light of new possibilities of a recession in the U.S., many fear that the government and private sector will be forced to...

2008-10-06 15:05:00

BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A return to the use of chimpanzees in AIDS research and vaccine development is without scientific justification," according to a paper released today in the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA). "An Assessment of the Role of Chimpanzees in AIDS Vaccine Research" concludes that vaccine responses in chimpanzees are not predictive of responses in humans, and that claims of chimpanzees' critical role and importance in AIDS vaccine...

2008-10-02 07:45:00

Researchers said on Wednesday the deadly AIDS virus has been circulating among humans for nearly a century "” decades longer than scientists had first thought. Genetic analysis pushes the estimated origin of HIV back to between 1884 and 1924, with a more focused estimate at 1908. The disease is thought to have originated in sub-Saharan Africa, just as modern cities were emerging in the region. Scientists had originally estimated the origin at around 1930. AIDS wasn't recognized...

2008-08-11 09:01:40

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB), (the "Company") said that additional biological tests and data analysis have shown that animals treated with its lead anti-HIV drug candidate, HIVCide(TM)-I, demonstrated a substantially greater reduction in viral load -- number of infectious virus particles per milliliter of blood -- when compared to the animals given the anti-HIV "combo cocktail" in a preliminary animal study. An important objective of anti-HIV treatment is to minimize the viral load....

2008-07-23 13:05:00

Newly revised estimates of the annual rate of HIV infections in the U.S. are expected to be released early next month, officials of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Some activists are impatiently awaiting the release of recent figures. They claim that the numbers have been increasing, and are sharply higher. In June, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he believed the numbers had risen from 40,000...

2008-07-19 00:40:00

U.S. AIDS researchers will no longer test an experimental AIDS vaccine. They say the failure of a Merck and Co. vaccine shows the need for quicker, more focused testing. On Thursday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said it was canceling the HIV vaccine study called PAVE 100 that would test 2,400 U.S. men. "However, NIAID believes the vaccine developed by its Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is scientifically intriguing and sufficiently different from previously tested...

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