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2014-01-15 10:42:21

Christopher Parsons, MD, Director of the HIV Malignancies Program at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is the senior author of a paper that is the first to report that specialized fat (lipid) molecules, called sphingolipids, play a key role in the survival of aggressive lymphomas caused by viruses. The paper also reveals a new therapy for preventing production of sphingolipids by lymphoma cells, thereby killing these cells, which are often resistant to standard therapies. The study is...

2014-01-14 08:29:06

EJAF's Newest Grants Address Needs of Marginalized Populations NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today its third round of grants for calendar year 2013. The new funding amounts to $4,381,580, bringing EJAF's total grant investments for 2013 to more than $7.3 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 living at the...

2014-01-13 08:28:25

Deal Dramatically Increases U.S. Access to Patented Rapid Testing Technology HALIFAX, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MedMira Inc., (MedMira) (TSXV: MIR), a developer of rapid testing technologies and solutions, today announced a U.S. distribution agreement with VWR International LLC, a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012. Through this new agreement, MedMira will benefit from the breadth and depth of...

Researchers Demonstrate 'Guided Missile' Strategy To Kill Hidden HIV
2014-01-10 13:59:06

University of North Carolina Health Care The finding provides a new route to killing persistent HIV-infected cells -- a major roadblock to a cure Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have deployed a potential new weapon against HIV – a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells that standard therapies cannot kill. Using mouse models that have immune systems composed of human cells, researchers led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD, found that an antibody combined with a...

2014-01-10 08:24:14

The funding marks the collaborative backing for a cocktail approach to fighting the HIV virus and critically for combating resistance by targeting treatment on an individual basis NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, has put his support behind the celebrated Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) to combat HIV resistance to drugs. For more than a decade, scientists have applied a cocktail of inhibitors and other drugs to suppress...

2014-01-10 08:22:42

GIRLS' NIGHT IN! Sunday, January 19th at 8-9 pm EST / 5-6 pm PST Streaming on VH1.com and GreaterThanAIDS.org Live Chat #WeAreEmpowered MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gather your girlfriends, your book club, your church group, your sorority sisters and claim the living room for a Girls' Night In! Fourteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate, Alicia Keys, is joining with Greater Than AIDS to host a National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women...

2014-01-09 20:21:05

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AVAC today issued the following statement from AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren on the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx as the new Ambassador and US Global Coordinator: "We at AVAC are extremely excited that President Obama has nominated an innovative and visionary person to lead the U.S. government's fight against HIV/AIDS. The program, now 10 years old, is at a critical juncture, and Dr. Deborah Birx is the ideal leader for the...

2014-01-09 20:21:01

Statement from Charles Lyons, President and CEO WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomes the nomination of Deborah Birx, M.D. as the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Dr. Birx will lead the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator as it develops sustainable solutions to global health challenges, including efforts to eliminate HIV/AIDS. "Dr. Birx has been on the frontline of the...

2014-01-09 11:36:55

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have identified that injection frequency and taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV are risk factors for nonfatal drug overdoses among Russians who are HIV positive and inject drugs. Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, an attending physician in general internal medicine at BMC and an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM, is the study's lead author. Published in the journal AIDS Care, the study was done...

2014-01-09 08:28:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An article released in the journal AIDS, which included data from Washington, DC underscores the necessity for increased HIV-specific services for youth. The article concludes that HIV positive young people have dangerously high levels of the virus in their system which can make them more likely to transmit HIV to their partners. "The findings reinforce the need for continued or expanded HIV testing services as well as services that link...


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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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