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2013-10-23 16:30:15

Recent Financing Enhances Cash Position RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today reported third quarter 2013 financial results and accomplishments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130102/SF35903LOGO) For the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, Sangamo reported a consolidated net loss of $6.1 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.8 million, or $0.11 per share, for the same period in 2012. As of September...

2013-10-23 12:29:14

Online STD testing leader, STDcheck.com's new HIV RNA test can identify the presence of HIV in the blood faster than previous methods HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Online STD testing service, STDcheck.com is revolutionizing the HIV screening process with their new, 4th generation FDA-approved Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) test. This exclusive test detects the virus in blood plasma 9 to 11 days after exposure. This new HIV testing technique provides faster and more accurate...

2013-10-23 11:26:11

A team of scientists at Duke Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has created an artificial protein coupled with a sugar molecule that mimics a key site on the outer coat of HIV where antibodies can bind to neutralize a wide variety of HIV strains. Reported during the week of Oct. 21, 2013, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the finding provides a potential new strategy in vaccine development to elicit the broadly neutralizing antibodies...

2013-10-22 23:00:14

Dr. Loveness Mabhunu reveals the challenges Westernization brings to the culture and identity of female Zimbabwean adolescents. Atlanta (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 For Dr. Loveness Mabhunu, there is truth in the saying, “If you educate a woman, you develop the society." With her newest book titled “KNOWLEDGE OF HIV TRANSMISSION AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AMONG ZIMBABWEAN ADOLESCENT FEMALES IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA,” she aims to empower and educate women and young girls as she explores the...

Protein From Breast Milk May Be Key To Protecting Babies From HIV Infection
2013-10-22 11:15:23

Duke University Medical Center A substance in breast milk that neutralizes HIV and may protect babies from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been identified for the first time by researchers at Duke Medicine. The protein, called Tenascin-C or TNC, had previously been recognized as playing a role in wound healing, but had not been known to have antimicrobial properties. The discovery could lead to potential new HIV-prevention strategies. Reporting in the journal...

2013-10-22 08:33:52

Students are using condoms for birth control, less concerned about STI prevention TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - A newly-released survey conducted for the makers of Trojan® Condoms found that students say they are taking their sexual health seriously, with 88 per cent agreeing that their sexual health contributes to their overall health and well-being. The study found that almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of post-secondary students across the country had a sexual encounter...

2013-10-22 08:23:44

EJAF's Second Round of Grants for 2013 Address Needs of Under-served Populations NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced its second round of grants for calendar year 2013, totaling $2,090,275. To date, this new funding brings EJAF's grant investments for 2013 to nearly $3 million. "After more than 20 years of doing this work, I know that the only way to fight AIDS is by helping everyone in need, especially those...

2013-10-21 04:21:09

Inovio is partnering with VGX International, its affiliate, in Korea BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of its therapeutic vaccine for hepatitis C (INO-8000/VGX-6150) will be studied in a phase I clinical trial in chronically HCV infected patients. Under a 2011 collaborative development agreement, Inovio's affiliate, VGX International Inc. (KSE: 011000), is fully...

2013-10-19 23:03:17

Latest survey by PositiveSingles.com, an online dating site for people living with STD, confirms that more than 80 percent of the infected believes that finding a date is the most difficult thing they face in their life. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Finding a date is perhaps the most difficult thing for those who have STDs, confirms the latest report released by PositiveSingles.com, a renowned online dating site for people living with STD. The report is based on the...

2013-10-17 16:25:47

BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) has been awarded a three-year, $5.4 million cooperative agreement to work with Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) grantees to enhance their capacity to enroll minority clients into expanded health insurance choices offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "As usual everything about HIV is more complicated," said co-Principal Investigator Stewart Landers, JD MCP. "A typical person...


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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