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2013-10-17 10:45:27

Discovery offers hope of new, shorter HIV treatment if drugs are started right away Scientists have discovered a critical new clue about why some people are able to control the HIV virus long term without taking antiviral drugs. The finding may be useful in shortening drug treatment for everyone else with HIV. These rare individuals who do not require medicine have an extra helping of a certain type of immune protein that blocks HIV from spreading within the body by turning it into an...

2013-10-15 16:26:14

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Latino Commission on AIDS joins with actress/model and Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza and OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSUR) to promote the importance of knowing your HIV status for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, taking place today, October 15, 2013. OraSure manufactures and distributes the OraQuick® In-Home HIV test - the only FDA-approved rapid HIV test that is available over the counter at more than 30,000...

2013-10-15 12:31:28

Celebrities, politicians and others join multimedia campaign to support HIV awareness NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to bring attention to HIV/AIDS awareness and to reduce the fear and stigma surrounding the disease and testing for it, a new social media campaign entitled "HIV Equal" has been developed by Connecticut-based World Health Clinicians (WHC), and will officially launch on October 26, 2013 as part of the organization's LGBT wellness event....

2013-10-09 11:57:53

With the abundance of sequencing data, scientists can use ever more powerful evolutionary biology tools to pinpoint the transmission and death rates for epidemics such as HIV, which has remained elusive to a cure. Reconstructed evolutionary trees, called phylogenies, can trace a family of viral mutations over time. When combined with epidemiology, tree construction can allow for great insight into the dynamics of disease transmission and how a pathogen eludes its host to spread infection....

2013-10-09 10:54:57

A new analysis of two HIV vaccine trials that involved pediatric patients shows that the investigational vaccines stimulated a critical immune response in infants born to HIV-infected mothers, researchers at Duke Medicine report. The finding, reported Oct. 8, 2013, at the AIDS Vaccine 2013 meeting in Barcelona, Spain, examined samples from two previously completed pediatric HIV vaccine trials – called PACTG 230 and PACTG 326 - to determine whether they elicited a key immune response that...

2013-10-08 10:02:20

Progress in reducing HIV/AIDS deaths has been the key, reports AIDS journal Over the past decade, South Africa has made a dramatic reversal in child survival—mainly because of improvements in HIV/AIDS care, reports a study in AIDS, official journal of the International AIDS Society. AIDS is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. "After years of rising mortality rates, the mortality picture for South Africa's children has shifted drastically,"...

2013-10-07 23:05:09

Project will offer support and expertise to health ministries to improve HIV/AIDS services. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new HIV/AIDS technical assistance project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief(PEPFAR). EGPAF will offer technical support for health system strengthening and service...

2013-10-04 23:02:34

Project Kimia will improve access to HIV/AIDS and other health services. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today announced the launch of an integrated HIV/AIDS program, Project Kimia, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Project Kimia will utilize prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services as an entry point to reach the wider population with comprehensive health services including general HIV...

2013-10-04 23:02:29

250 million unmarried adults in China gain access to NEW MOJO Love Condoms for HIV/STD Prevention and Family Planning. 648,000 high quality, affordable condoms were sold in the first month of sales. Dr. Neil Schmid is available for interview. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 DKT International, a leading non-profit family planning and HIV/AIDs prevention organization working in Beijing, has begun distribution of MOJO Love Condoms with 648,000 condoms sold in the brand’s first...

2013-10-04 12:23:31

New Campaign from Greater Than AIDS developed locally with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to Engage Gay and Bisexual Men in Response to HIV/AIDS SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic epidemic, today launched Speak Out, a new campaign developed locally with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to engage gay and bisexual men in response to HIV/AIDS and confront the silence and stigma...


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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