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2014-03-10 12:24:03

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is pleased to welcome Nigel Barker, world-renowned photographer and host of Oxygen's "The Face," to its board of directors. Prior to joining the board, Barker served as an EGPAF ambassador for more than five years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100326/EGPAFLOGO "We are thrilled that Nigel Barker is expanding his role with EGPAF," said Willow Bay, co-chair of EGPAF's...

2014-03-10 08:30:12

Multi-center collaboration aims to advance neutralizing antibody research from preclinical to clinical trials. SEATTLE, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle BioMed today announced that it has received a seven year Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development (IPCAVD) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop a vaccine that would elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1. Seattle BioMed will lead a consortium...

2014-03-06 16:27:36

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Robert Grant, MD, MPH, as chief medical officer, with special focus on advancing the foundation's work to combat HIV/AIDS by creating the first-ever dedicated home for health and wellness for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco. Dr. Grant brings more than 26 years of experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care and research. In 2012, he was named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential...

2014-03-06 12:28:29

Company Outlines Future Plans for HIV "Functional Cure" RICHMOND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today announced the presentation of data from its SB-728-T program to develop a 'functional cure' for HIV/AIDS at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014). The conference is being held in Boston from March 3 to 6, 2014. Data from an earlier Phase 1 clinical study in this program were also published in the March 6,...

2014-03-06 12:27:42

DUBLIN, Mar. 06, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n8j7b9/research_report ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Chinese Condom Industry" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Condom industry belongs to relative special industries in China. Its market can be divided into two parts. One is government purchase. Chinese government purchases over 1 billion condoms every year,...

2014-03-06 12:26:27

Anniversary of United Nations focus on women and HIV at 2004 International Women's Day an ideal occasion for raising additional awareness and taking action WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international expert steering committee focused on women's issues released a consensus statement today to raise awareness of the need to improve care for women living with HIV. The consensus statement was developed as a part of the See Us: Women Take a Stand on HIV (See Us) initiative...

2014-03-06 04:23:24

LONDON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowering those involved in HIV care to support girls as they develop into young women In conjunction with International Women's Day (March 8, 2014), a practical and educational tool on the topic of young women living with HIV has been developed by Women for Positive Action (a global, multidisciplinary group of experts committed to addressing the specific concerns of women living...

2014-03-05 16:26:40

Treatment with Sangamo's ZFN- Modified T-cells (SB-728-T) Provides Functional Control of HIV without Antiretroviral Drugs RICHMOND, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today the publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the first clinical study of its proprietary zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-based genome editing technology in humans. Data from the study, carried out in HIV-positive subjects, demonstrate that the T-cell...

2014-03-05 11:08:15

While a number of strategies can prevent and control HIV transmission and spread, their effective use depends on understanding the sexual networks within and between communities. A paper published in this week's PLOS Medicine reports a detailed analysis with surprising results from the Rakai district in Uganda, one of the most studied areas of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Mary K. Grabowski, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led an international group of scientists...

2014-03-05 08:28:34

NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growlife Inc. (OTCQB: PHOT) Recent studies have shown that the use of marijuana in medicinal doses can reduce the symptoms and side effects of many illnesses, including joint pain and inflammation, several types of cancers and even Alzheimer's Disease. Glaucoma, eye problems and many other illnesses can all be helped by the use of medical marijuana. Now medical marijuana is providing new hope in the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS. The...


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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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