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2014-07-11 10:26:38

Emory Health Sciences Viral fitness tracks with likelihood of transmission New research on HIV transmission shows that viral fitness is an important basis of a "genetic bottleneck" imposed every time a new person is infected. The findings define a window of opportunity for drugs or vaccines to prevent or limit infection. HIV represents evolution on overdrive. Every infected individual contains a swarm of viruses that exhibit variability in their RNA sequence, and new mutations are...

Child Believed To Be Cured Of HIV Now Has Detectable Virus Levels
2014-07-11 07:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Mississippi infant believed to have been cured of HIV following an extended remission now once again has “detectable levels” of the AIDS-causing virus in her blood, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has confirmed. The child was born prematurely in 2010 to an HIV-infected mother who had not been diagnosed until the time of delivery and had not been given antiretroviral medication during...

2014-07-10 16:25:12

Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's announcement that the "Mississippi Baby," believed to have been functionally cured of HIV, has now been found to have detectable levels of the virus, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses disappointment in this setback but remains hopeful that the scientific breakthrough that allowed the child's HIV levels to remain...

2014-07-10 08:25:07

BALTIMORE, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) released today a special supplement devoted entirely to health communication and its role in HIV prevention and treatment. The supplement was sponsored by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and led by Johns Hopkins...

2014-07-09 11:22:21

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. For African American women in their 50's and 60's, self-managing their HIV as they age is proving to be less of a challenge than dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes or hypertension and socioeconomic and emotional aspects of aging, as described in a study published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the AIDS Patient Care and STDs website until August 8, 2014. In...

2014-07-08 15:01:02

University of Adelaide Research led by the University of Adelaide has provided new insights into how the HIV virus greatly boosts its chances of spreading infection, and why HIV is so hard to combat. HIV infects human immune cells by turning the infection-fighting proteins of these cells into a "backdoor key" that lets the virus in. Recent research has found that another protein is involved as well. A peptide in semen that sticks together and forms structures known as "amyloid fibrils"...

2014-07-03 10:51:21

American Society for Microbiology A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, demonstrated sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days, according to a paper published ahead of print in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The ring, designed to prevent transmission of HIV, was tested in pig-tailed macaque monkeys, and is engineered to be inexpensive, all the better for use in developing countries, says corresponding author Marc Baum....

2014-07-02 23:08:14

ZeptoMetrix™ Corporation (ZMC) releases a cost effective HIV 1/2 Verification Panel (KZMC029) to support Quality Assurance Compliance with the Centers for Disease Control Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 ZeptoMetrix™ Corporation (ZMC), an industry leader and innovator of quality and reliable products and services for infectious disease diagnostic development, is pleased to announce the release of a low cost HIV...

2014-07-02 11:04:45

Bulletin of the World Health Organization Efficiency and costs in core HIV services Millions of people in need would benefit from HIV services in developing countries that are moving towards universal health coverage if these services were run more efficiently and integrated better into their health systems. According to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today, scaling up HIV services can achieve substantially lower unit-costs per patient, while...

2014-07-01 10:07:43

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Lack of clinical trial data, guidelines on HIV patients with cancer may contribute to health disparity HIV-infected people diagnosed with cancer are two to four times more likely to go untreated for their cancer compared to uninfected cancer patients, according to a new, large retrospective study from researchers in Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published online ahead of print in the Journal...


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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