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2014-06-28 09:23:51

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences While bringing new drugs to market is important for increasing life expectancy in younger people with HIV, lowering the toxicity of those drugs may have an even greater health impact on all HIV patients, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals. The research, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and published June 25 in the journal PLOS ONE,...

2014-06-27 23:04:10

Annual campaign encourages people to “Take the Test, Take Control”. Washington (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In recognition of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) and Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) to host the sixth annual National HIV Testing Day on Friday, June 27, 2014. The event included free and confidential HIV testing, public health...

2014-06-27 08:26:00

San Francisco AIDS Foundation unveils plans to expand testing citywide with a new mobile testing unit SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Newly-appointed White House Office of National AIDS Policy Director Douglas M. Brooks today visited the sexual health clinic operated by San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the Castro neighborhood to underscore the importance of knowing one's HIV status in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day. Foundation CEO Neil Giuliano also...

2014-06-25 23:15:16

Members on the world’s top dating site for STD-positive singles have discussed whether people with HIV should get a written confirmation of disclosure before dating or having any kind of relationship with another person. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 A hot debate has recently taken place on PositiveSingles.com, which represents one of the biggest dating communities for people who are living with sexually transmitted diseases such as Herpes, HIV, HPV, and more. The debate...

2014-06-25 12:29:48

Targeted Media Messages Promote Free and Low-Cost Testing Services MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, has released new targeted media messages urging Americans to get tested for HIV as part of efforts coinciding with National HIV Testing Day (June 27). A new partnership with the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) places materials in...

2014-06-25 00:20:38

Health, government experts address HIV / AIDS investment, research and treatment at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation policy roundtable WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomed health, government, and NGO experts at a policy roundtable. The event, held at the Pew Charitable Trusts, was a discussion on current advancements, investment opportunities, and future innovations in pediatric AIDS treatment....

2014-06-24 23:06:38

New technology supports HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance in resource-limited countries. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, has licensed technology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring a rapid and cost-effective PCR-based method of monitoring HIV drug resistance to resource-limited countries. The ATCC® HIV-1 Drug Resistance...

2014-06-24 10:58:46

Monash University Huge advancements have taken place in HIV treatment and prevention over the past 10 years, but there is still no cure or vaccine. The findings are part of a review into the global HIV epidemic published in The Lancet, co-authored by Monash University Professor Sharon Lewin. The review shows that because of advancements in treatment, people with the virus are living longer. Overall, new infections have decreased from 3.3 million in 2002 to 2.3 million in 2012....

2014-06-24 10:35:56

American College of Emergency Physicians Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening for emergency patients at an institution with a large number of ethnic minority, underinsured and uninsured people reveals few are HIV positive, but of those who are, nearly one-quarter are in the acute phase and more than one-quarter have infections that have already advanced to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The results of the study were reported online yesterday in Annals of Emergency...

2014-06-24 08:32:27

OAKLAND, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 15-year study found that HIV-positive individuals had a 40 percent increased risk of ischemic stroke, however stroke rates were nearly the same for HIV-positive individuals with high CD4 cell counts as for HIV-negative subjects. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The study, published recently in AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society, covered the years 1996 through 2011 and included nearly...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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