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2013-03-13 14:55:18

More frequent screenings would be cost-effective for high- and low-risk groups Early HIV treatment can save lives as well as have profound prevention benefits. But those infected with the virus first must be identified before they can be helped. In a new study, two Northwestern University researchers report that current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV screening guidelines are too conservative and that more frequent testing would be cost-effective in the long run for...

2013-03-08 00:40:23

Multi-site study, led by a Miriam Hospital researcher, could change treatment strategy for these patients A new multi-site study reveals patients with drug-resistant HIV can safely achieve viral suppression — the primary goal of HIV therapy — without incorporating the traditional class of HIV medications into their treatment regimen. Karen Tashima, M.D., director of the HIV Clinical Trials Program at The Miriam Hospital, served as study chair. The AIDS Clinical Trials Group...

2013-03-04 23:10:30

1. Research Results Show Current CDC HIV Screening Guidelines Are Too Conservative and Not Cost-Effective 2. Study Says Heavy Drinking Leads to Increased HIV Risk for Men Who Have Sex with Men The results of two important studies have been published in the March issue of AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society. One study notes that screening for HIV should be performed more frequently–up to every three months for the highest-risk patients, while low-risk groups...

First-Ever HIV Cure Found For Mississippi Baby
2013-03-04 08:16:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online AIDS research has come a long way since the disease was first clinically discovered in 1981 and officially named by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1982. And although many hurdles had been overcome in the prevention and treatment of the world´s deadliest sexually-transmitted infection (STI) over the past thirty years, no real cure had ever been found. That is until today. Unveiling their landmark...

2013-02-09 23:01:09

Alere Pima CD4 test provides point-of-care HIV health status in under 20 minutes Waltham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Alere Inc. is pleased to announce that, with the aid of a revolutionary point-of-care device, World Health Clinicians, a US-based nongovernmental organization, were able to provide absolute CD4 counts for patients living with HIV in rural Zimbabwe in under 20 minutes. This outcome is the result of a proof-of-concept evaluation World Health Clinicians performed...

2013-01-22 13:39:42

Bacterial pneumonia is one of the commonest and most serious infections occurring in people infected with HIV. A metanalysis of cohort and case control studies published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine finds that current smokers with HIV were at double the risk of bacterial pneumonia than non-smoking counterparts, but that when people stopped smoking their risk was reduced. The metanalysis reanalysed the data of several thousand participants with HIV, from 14 studies...


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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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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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