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2014-04-07 23:28:27

Advocates for Youth Supports Young People Across the Country Who are Transforming the Way the World Sees HIV & AIDS on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 26 percent of all new HIV infections occur among young people ages 13 to 24 years old. Of those new infections, African-American youth and young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are most at risk: nearly 60 percent...

2012-07-23 20:47:03

Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show disturbing rates of new HIV infections occurring among black gay and bisexual men in the U.S. (also known as men who have sex with men, or MSM), particularly young black MSM. The HPTN 061 study showed that the overall rate of new HIV infection among black MSM in this study was 2.8% per year, a rate that is nearly 50% higher than in white MSM in the U.S. Even more alarming, HPTN 061 found that young black...

2012-03-28 00:36:29

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Fenway Health have found that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) does not completely suppress HIV in the semen of sexually active HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). The findings, which currently appear on-line in AIDS, could indicate a potential transmission risk in MSM, who are highly susceptible to HIV infection. Approximately 33.3 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS, and 1.8 million...

2010-12-23 12:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 17, Science Magazine recognized a promising HIV study as one of the top ten achievements of 2010. The groundbreaking research provided the first-ever proof of concept that a microbicide can effectively and safely reduce HIV transmission in women. Ninety percent of the study was funded by USAID as part of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) The...

2010-08-18 13:38:39

To improve the quality of HIV care and treatment nationwide, 17 measures such as screening and prevention for infections and monitoring of antiretroviral therapy should be adopted uniformly, according a work group led by a Kaiser Permanente researcher. The work group's study results appear in the current issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study shows how national HIV quality performance measures were developed, approved by national bodies, and are being implemented, said Michael...

2010-07-21 22:57:19

Lancet series on HIV presented at international AIDS conference The Lancet Series on HIV in people who use drugs, published online July 20 and presented at the International AIDS conference in Vienna, reports that in order to improve access to antiretroviral therapy among injecting drug users (IDUs), health providers must focus less on the individual patient's ability to adhere to treatment, and more on conditions of health delivery that create treatment interruptions. Among low-income and...

2010-07-19 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah released the following statement on today's historic CAPRISA 004 trial results: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) USAID is proud to be the major funder of the first-ever proof of concept that a microbicide can effectively and safely reduce the transmission of HIV from men to vulnerable women. An achievement of this...

2010-06-25 15:16:48

Routine, jail-based HIV testing of inmates can successfully identify a substantial proportion of people unknowingly infected with HIV and could play a critical role in preventing the spread of the disease, according to a new report in this week's U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The analysis, conducted by researchers with The Miriam Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Department of Corrections...


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