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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...

2014-06-24 08:31:18

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) announced today that President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and artist and activist Sir Bob Geldof will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world's top AIDS researchers, community leaders, people living with HIV and policy-makers at AIDS...

2014-06-24 08:28:18

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-06-23 08:29:48

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobira Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company advancing cenicriviroc (CVC) in liver disease and HIV, announced today the appointment of four directors to its Board: Jeffrey H. Cooper, Craig S. Gibbs, Ph.D., Gwen A. Melincoff and Graeme J. Moyle, M.B.B.S., M.D. "I am very pleased to add to our Board of Directors a group of diverse and talented individuals who bring a wealth of experience and unique skill set...

Study Shows Digital Outreach Efforts May Help Prevent HIV
2014-06-23 03:07:33

Columbia University Medical Center Columbia Nursing study reviews eHealth outreach for men who have sex with men While many HIV prevention interventions have traditionally been delivered face-to-face, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be an effective way to reach at-risk younger men. The research review, published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

2014-06-19 23:10:56

Two-hundred people expected to get tested at the event. Washington (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), has partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM radio and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for the sixth annual National HIV Testing Day, a yearly campaign to encourage and educate African Americans about the importance of getting tested for HIV and knowing their status. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.1...

2014-06-18 16:26:41

GERMANTOWN, Maryland, and HILDEN, Germany, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Assay offers faster quantification of CMV DNA levels in patient samples - Up to 60% of all transplant patients are repeatedly tested for CMV viral load to help avoid potentially life-threatening conditions caused by this virus - PMA approval of artus(R) CMV RGQ MDx Kit adds further value to the QIAsymphony modular family of automated instruments as the...

2014-06-18 16:26:28

Breaking New Ground in a Collective Search for Vaccines against Major Killer Diseases NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New technologies and insights in antigen discovery, genomics and immunological monitoring offer tremendous potential that could be collectively leveraged to speed development of vaccines against major diseases, according to leading scientists who met across specializations to explore creation of a Human Vaccines Project and reported their...

2014-06-17 08:30:44

Free HIV Testing Events at Select Walgreens Locations in More Than 140 Cities, June 26-28 DEERFIELD, Ill., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), the nation's largest drugstore chain, and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of about 200 public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations across the...

2014-06-16 16:25:47

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to mounting patient complaints, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBS") has announced it will soon end its discriminatory HIV drug-pricing practices and has taken HIV/AIDS drugs off its mandatory mail-order drug list, which threatened patient health, safety, and privacy. Read the letter from BCBS announcing the change in policy: http://tinyurl.com/nvtlmlv The changes go into effect on June 27, 2014...


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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