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2014-05-19 09:55:53

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences The first direct proof of a long-suspected cause of multiple HIV-related health complications was recently obtained by a team led by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR). The finding supports complementary therapies to antiretroviral drugs to significantly slow HIV progression. The study, which will be published in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and is available online, found that...

2014-05-19 08:28:46

Introducing the First and Only Textured Polyisoprene Condom; Developed to Meet Consumer Demand ISELIN, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansell, the makers of LifeStyles SKYN Condoms, is proud to announce today the expansion of the popular SKYN Condom Collection with the introduction of SKYN Intense Feel, an enhanced version of one of the brand's most popular condom styles, and the first and only condom of its kind. Having revolutionized the condom aisle in 2008 with the release of...

2014-05-19 00:20:10

NEW YORK, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you remember the world before HIV/AIDS? Where will you be when the shadow of this disease is finally gone? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131210/DC30761LOGO We have seen major advances in preventing and treating HIV/AIDS - but millions of people are still becoming infected and dying. In East and Southern Africa, 10.5 million children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. As the number-one killer of women of...

2014-05-18 23:03:05

45% of members spent this past Mother's Day with their mother, a recent survey conducted by PositiveSingles.com confirmed. Users also shared their memories of the past on PositiveSingles.com’s forums and blogs. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 A recent survey carried out by PositiveSingles.com, a renowned online dating site for singles with STDs including HIV, Herpes and HPV, among others, confirms that more than 45% of the survey’s 10,000 participants spent this...

2014-05-16 23:05:57

The CDC’s Guidelines Expand the Pool of Patients Who Should Be Educated About PrEP Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute strongly support the May 14 recommendations issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. PrEP is a proven tool for preventing HIV infection, reducing chances of infection by up to 92% according to several studies, including the iPrex study that...

2014-05-16 11:35:38

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Even if treated, hypertension and high cholesterol are increasingly common for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a new study from researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals in New York and the University of California, Davis. The finding – published online in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes – leads the study authors to recommend greater emphasis on...

2014-05-14 23:02:59

Even if treated, hypertension and high cholesterol are increasingly common for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), reports Mount Sinai and University of California, Davis. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Even if treated, hypertension and high cholesterol are increasingly common for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a new study from researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals in New York and the University of California, Davis....

2014-05-14 16:28:47

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator from Charles Lyons, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation President and CEO http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO Dear Ambassador Birx: Congratulations on your recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I look forward to continuing our work with you to ensure that children and their families have access to critical HIV...

2014-05-14 08:31:21

RICHMOND, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today that data from clinical, preclinical and research-stage programs focused on the development of ZFP Therapeutics(®) will be presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT). Fourteen oral and poster presentations, given by Sangamo scientists and their academic collaborators, will detail data from Sangamo's therapeutic and research programs...

2014-05-13 23:05:48

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Condoms markets. Global market for Condoms is projected to reach 44 billion units by 2020, driven by increasing use of Condoms for family planning and the pressing need for protection against sexually transmitted diseases. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Condoms are rapidly becoming a way of life for today’s sexually active population. Increasing awareness about and usage of contraception...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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