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Can Social Media Help Stop The Spread Of HIV

Can Social Media Help Stop The Spread Of HIV?

Provided by Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press In addition to providing other potential benefits to public health, all of those tweets and Facebook posts could help curb the spread of HIV. Although public health researchers have focused early...

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2014-10-31 08:25:06

Award honors passionate young advocate lost too soon CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo, a passionate advocate for the rights of young people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, has posthumously received the fifth Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy. The award was accepted on behalf of his family by fellow Nigerian advocate Olayide Akanni during the closing plenary of the HIV...

2014-10-30 16:27:49

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Birchbox, a leading beauty e-commerce company innovating the way consumers shop for beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products online, has partnered with (RED) this holiday season to raise money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155600 While November is a time about pumpkin pie and gift giving, it is also a time for giving back. During November, subscribers will receive special (RED)...

2014-10-29 12:29:41

Partnership Keeps Flex Los Angeles at Industry Forefront LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLEX Spas, a national chain of gay men's health spas, announced today a new partnership with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) aimed at bolstering HIV testing and awareness among high-risk populations through the use of technology. Under a pilot program with AHF, FLEX Spas' club on Melrose Avenue here became the first in the industry to install an electronic vending machine that...

2014-10-28 23:01:31

This World AIDS Day, the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee invites all who are interested in helping a child be born free from HIV/AIDS to support the “Countdown to Zero: Just Save One” initiative. Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 This World AIDS Day, the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee invites all who are interested in helping a child be born free from HIV/AIDS to support the “Countdown to Zero: Just Save One” initiative. “This...

2014-10-28 08:35:11

Trial will evaluate if a daily dose of the statin, pitavastatin, can reduce the elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in this patient population MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are initiating a landmark multimillion dollar outcomes trial utilizing pitavastatin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in persons infected with HIV. The REPRIEVE (Randomized Study...

2014-10-27 16:26:18

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (RED) - the organization founded by Bono & Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS - today debuts a new video to highlight that the world can deliver the first AIDS FREE GENERATION in over 30 years. Every day 650 babies are born with HIV, yet life-saving HIV/AIDS medication which can prevent mothers passing the virus on to their babies costs as little as 40 cents a day. In 2013, for the first time since the discovery of the virus, more people were...

2014-10-27 12:30:39

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Temple University have received a joint $4.3 million, four-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate new methods to eradicate HIV that lurks in brain cells despite conventional antiviral treatments. The NeuroAIDS Grant funds three research projects, each targeting different biological pathways crucial to the persistence of the human immunodeficiency...

2014-10-27 12:30:01

Elton John AIDS Foundation leaders to discuss PEPFAR collaboration with Kerry?, Receive award and announce grant to the Human Rights Campaign? NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sir Elton John and David Furnish, the Founder and Chairman, respectively, of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), were in Washington, DC, last Friday for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry. Discussions with Secretary Kerry centered on EJAF's new collaborative arrangement with the...

2014-10-27 12:29:30

International conference in Cape Town attracts world-class research from Canada WINNIPEG, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - A robust contingent of Canadian researchers will present their work this week at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIV R4P) Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference to be held from Oct. 28 to 31 is expected to attract up to 1,500 global leaders in HIV prevention, research, programs and policy. HIV R4P is the world's first and only scientific meeting dedicated...

2014-10-27 08:30:16

Breakthrough timely Infectious Disease Protection Tourniquet amidst Ebola & HIV/AIDS Landscape MILWAUKEE, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- V3 Healthcare Strategies, a Wisconsin Based Accountable Care Strategies company, announced the timely North American launch of the revolutionary ELEO Single Use Tourniquet. The "Easy Lock Easy Opening" Cross Infection Prevention Product comes to market amidst an environment of infectious, catastrophic diseases such as Ebola, Hanta & Hemorrhagic...


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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