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2014-04-30 23:25:05

HIVPeopleMeet.com is an online dating site caters to people with HIV AIDS, and there are plenty of HIV positive people from all over the world, looking for a partner who has the similar health condition. Los Angeles, California, USA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Dating is hard enough, and it will be more difficult when comes to people with any type of STD. This is why HIVPeopleMeet.com has been launched. It caters to people with HIV AIDS, and there are plenty of HIV positive people from all over...

2014-04-30 11:01:45

The risks of birth defects in children exposed to antiretroviral drugs in utero are small when considering the clear benefit of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV but where there are safe and effective alternatives, it might be appropriate to avoid use by pregnant women of drugs that may be associated with elevated risks of birth defects, such as zidovudine and efavirenz, according to a study published by French researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The...

2014-04-30 10:32:38

Discovery raises hope for new methods to prevent the spread of HIV Researchers have discovered a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, raising hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection. The proteins, called cnidarins, were found in a feathery coral collected in waters off Australia's northern coast. Researchers zeroed in on the proteins after screening...

2014-04-30 09:35:16

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research that could lead to new strategies to control infection. The Pitt Public Health researchers found that low cholesterol in certain cells, which is likely an inherited trait, affects the ability of the body to transmit the virus to other cells. The discovery, funded by the...

2014-04-29 23:02:03

Riverdale Urgent Care offers the local community some useful advice during STD Awareness Month. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 April is STD Awareness Month and Riverdale Urgent Care wants to offer some helpful advice to the community regarding safety and STDs. Hundreds of thousands of Americans contract an STD every year. Although HIV is not a highly contagious infectious disease, other STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, venereal warts and syphilis...

2014-04-28 12:16:07

A study tracing the evolution of HIV in North America involving researchers at Simon Fraser University has found evidence that the virus is slowly adapting over time to its human hosts. However, this change is so gradual that it is unlikely to have an impact on vaccine design. “Much research has focused on how HIV adapts to antiviral drugs—we wanted to investigate how HIV adapts to us, its human hosts, over time,” says lead author Zabrina Brumme, an assistant professor in SFU’s...

2014-04-26 12:20:58

DALLAS, April 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com offers Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - Early Stage Pipeline Shows Diversity of Novel Targets though Commercial Impact Remains Distant and HIV Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - Limited Pipeline Efficacy Improvement, Patent Expirations and Stringent Healthcare Spending to Suppress Market Growth research reports in its store. Human Immunodeficiency Virus...

2014-04-24 23:16:33

After analyzing the age of all its members, PositiveSingles.com found that young STD carriers aged from 18 to 25 are on the rise. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 PositiveSingles.com, the largest online community and dating website for people who live with HIV, Herpes, HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), analyzed the age of all its members on April 15. The result shows that young STD carriers under the age of 25 are on the rise. According to the survey,...

2014-04-24 12:30:09

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) have discovered a new vulnerable site on HIV that antibodies can attack to prevent infection from a broad range of the virus' many variants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131210/DC30761LOGO "HIV has very few known sites of vulnerability, but in this work we've described a new one, and we expect it will be useful in developing a...

2014-04-24 08:34:57

Easy-to-use CD4 analysis platform tailored to meet the needs of resource-limited settings SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the BD FACSPresto(TM) Near Patient CD4 Counter system that provides absolute and percentage results of CD4 T lymphocytes and hemoglobin (Hb) concentration in whole blood samples to stage and...


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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