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2014-09-17 08:28:44

New Treatment Option Combining Protease Inhibitor and Boosting Agent Reduces the Number of Pills Required to Manage HIV TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Janssen Inc. announced today that PREZCOBIX(TM) (darunavir/cobicistat), a once-daily, oral medication for the treatment of HIV infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents, is now available in Canada.(1) It is the first HIV treatment option available to patients that provides boosted darunavir in a single tablet. "We...

2014-09-17 08:24:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, HIV-Age.org today announced the addition of a first-person narrative by Olympian star Greg Louganis on his personal experience of aging with HIV. Louganis was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, just six months before his second triumphant appearance at the Olympic Games. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146590 Mr. Louganis celebrates his unexpected longevity in his...

2014-09-16 12:31:05

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center's Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (LFKRI) Laboratory of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop and test an HIV self-testing intervention for young, Black, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. This groundbreaking study will be led by NYBC's Social and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory Head,...

2014-09-16 12:31:01

Study finds HIV medication specialist improved care, lowered costs ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente's Mid-Atlantic Region found that the introduction of an HIV clinical pharmacist improved medication adherence, resulting in better health outcomes and lower costs for HIV positive patients. The study states that non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been associated with...

2014-09-16 12:30:47

HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How can a cat help the fight against AIDS? Both FIV and HIV rely on a protein called integrase that inserts the virus' DNA into an infected cell's DNA....

2014-09-11 08:28:42

CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (NASDAQ - CM: FHCO), which manufactures the world's leading female condom, today announced the increased access and use of FC2 Female Condom in Kenya. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120712/MM39764LOGO The Female Health Company reports that it shipped 1.4 million FC2 Female Condoms to Kenya in the fourth quarter of FY2014 through the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), reflecting the success of in-country...

2014-09-10 08:31:53

Agreement Settles Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination, Threats to Privacy & Health SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with HIV and AIDS enrolled in health coverage provided by United Healthcare, the nation's largest health insurer, may now "opt-out" of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order if they have privacy or delivery concerns, or if they have difficulty discussing their HIV medications over the phone. The settlement...

2014-09-10 08:30:18

New Study Reveals 62 Percent of People Stop Using Condoms Regularly within Two Months of a New Relationship EWING, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research released today from the makers of Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms, 80 percent of American adults say condom use is important to them, however, only 35 percent report always using a condom. The study, which examined condom attitudes and behaviors among American adults, found that among those with a repeat partner who...

2014-09-09 08:32:01

New FC2 packaging conveys pleasure and empowerment CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (NASDAQ - CM: FHCO), maker of the world's leading female condom, today announced the launch of its vibrant new packaging for the FC2 Female Condom® (FC2) in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144176 On Global Female Condom Day, September 16, 2014, events around the world will serve as a catalyst to increase awareness and availability of the female...

2014-09-08 08:29:30

Control of Viral Load During Treatment Interruption of Antiretroviral Therapy Sustained and Ongoing for More than One Year in One Subject and Several Months in Another RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced the presentation of new data demonstrating that a single infusion of Sangamo's novel ZFP Therapeutic(®), SB-728-T, resulted in sustained reduction and control of viral load (VL) in the absence of antiretroviral drugs...


Latest HIV/AIDS Reference Libraries

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
2012-05-16 12:01:26

The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1988 and is currently published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The journal was renamed ‘Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology’ in 1995, and then returned to its original title in 1999. The journal was the official publication of the International Retrovirology Association until 2000. This journal covers aspects of research in HIV/AIDS, including...

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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'