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2014-04-15 10:25:27

Diagnostic tool easily accessible and administered by lay people in South Africa Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions. A report on the global AIDS epidemic published by the United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which has...

2014-03-24 12:29:49

IBM's Big Data analytics to help crack the code of the tuberculosis genome and uncover new diagnosis and treatment approaches DURBAN, South Africa, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Tuberculosis Day, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) have announced plans to research new treatment approaches to fight tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. IBM's Big Data analytics technologies will be put to work on bacterial genetics and drug...

2013-12-01 08:20:28

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced that they will give a combined $1 million to the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free (BLC) for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV in Nigeria. Nigeria is home to 3.4 million people living with HIV, with approximately 60,000 children newly infected with the...

HIV Treatment Should Be Started Earlier: WHO
2013-07-01 05:28:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By administering AIDS drugs to patients with HIV closer to their initial diagnoses, doctors could save three million additional lives over the next 12 years, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Sunday. In new guidelines designed to help control and ultimately reduce the spread of the immunodeficiency virus, the UN health agency said as many as 80 percent of all HIV-positive men and women - an estimated 26 million...

2013-02-07 08:28:03

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Duane Cramer, an acclaimed photographer and HIV advocate, is joining the national HIV education campaign I Design. Duane has partnered with Project Runway star Mondo Guerra, who served as the voice of the campaign in 2012, to help empower people living with HIV to work with their doctors and approach HIV treatment "through their own lens." The I...

Blueprint For An AIDS-free Generation
2012-11-30 07:09:04

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “The goal of an AIDS-free generation may be ambitious, but it is possible with the knowledge and interventions we have right now. And that is something we´ve never been able to say without qualification before. Imagine what the world will look like when we succeed.” These were the words of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a little over a year ago. Since then, Clinton has worked towards constructing a plan...

2011-12-23 01:12:45

The HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, led by Myron S. Cohen, MD of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. HPTN 052 evaluated whether antiretroviral drugs can prevent sexual transmission of HIV among couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not. The research found that early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced HIV transmission in couples by at least 96 percent. The study was...

2011-09-03 10:00:00

Five years ago at the age of 22, Angela Larkan established non-profit organization Thanda.org to fight the destructive impact of HIV/AIDS and poverty on rural communities. Today, Angelaâs project supports 325 children daily, and she is working to bring hope to thousands more through her model for community change. This inspiring young woman is defining a new approach to ending poverty and HIV/AIDS in rural communities, and developing a new model of orphan care that could be...

2011-08-17 08:51:00

Document Provided Impetus to Establish the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The coordinated approach to accelerating medical discovery in HIV/AIDS began 15 years ago with a White House initiative called the Keystone National Policy Dialogue on the Establishment of Studies to Optimize Medical Management of HIV Infection. Now, the independent public-private partnership formed in response to this effort -- the Forum for Collaborative...

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2011-06-05 09:05:00

Timothy Ray Brown, an HIV-positive American, known as "the Berlin patient," has become an icon for the potential end of a disease that has claimed the lives of countless millions, and has also become a sign of hope for scientists who are trying to end the AIDS pandemic.Remarkable scientific advances since HIV was first discovered 30 years ago this week mean the virus is no longer a death sentence. Thanks to tests that detect HIV early on, new drugs that have been developed that can control...