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2014-05-06 08:34:30

Half of Americans are Not Getting Recommended and Potentially Life-Saving Services, Despite ACA Coverage WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH), which consists of nearly 40 leading health and medical organizations, issued a call-to-action to increase the shockingly low uptake of essential sexual health care services in America, and launched a new guide and website to help Americans get the services they need. More than half of...

2014-05-05 23:01:12

Barry Haarde, 48-year-old Texan, cycles across the Southern US for Hemophilia. Georgetown, MA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Cyclist Barry Haarde commenced his third cross-country bike tour, “Wheels for the World 2014: Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’ in Costa Mesa, California on April 19. He is riding a total of 2,904 miles through nine states to raise funds for Save One Life. Averaging 120 miles a day, he is due to arrive in Savannah Georgia on May 17. Save One Life supports over 1,100...

2014-05-05 20:28:32

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:High-Growth Diagnostic Testing Marketshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/high_growth_diagnostic_testing_markets.htmlThere will be a steady increase in demand for new diagnostic testing services in the next five-year period, along with pressures to improve the quality of healthcare delivered in the clinic and also to lower its costs. Clinical labs experienced a substantial...

2014-05-05 20:27:53

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Molecular Diagnostics in Infectious Disease Testinghttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/molecular_diagnostics_infectious_disease_testing.htmlThis TriMark Publications report describes the specific segment of the in vitro diagnostics market known as molecular diagnostics testing for infectious disease. In the current medical diagnostics market, molecular diagnostics in...

Researcher Finds Soy Sauce Molecule May Unlock Drug Therapy For HIV Patients
2014-05-05 03:45:36

Jeff Sossamon / Roger Meissen, University of Missouri Compounds can be 70 times more potent than Tenofovir, a first-line HIV regimen For HIV patients being treated with anti-AIDS medications, resistance to drug therapy regimens is commonplace. Often, patients develop resistance to first-line drug therapies, such as Tenofovir, and are forced to adopt more potent medications. Virologists at the University of Missouri now are testing the next generation of medications that stop HIV from...

2014-05-05 10:33:42

Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-infected with both HIV and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Even light ("nonhazardous") drinking—which typically poses a relatively low risk for uninfected persons—was linked to an increased risk of...

2014-05-05 08:29:21

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People in Kentucky whose jobs mandate HIV/AIDS training now have a convenient, affordable, and accredited solution in the form of Dunham Writing's online testing portal: https://www.hivaidshealtheducationtraining.org/home.html. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140502/83810 Dunham Writing and Corexcel have partnered to provide "Kentucky: HIV Awareness in the Workplace" (approved as course # 0416-1612-M) for 0.6...

2014-05-02 10:06:07

Enzyme's double-edged sword may soon be sheathed Johns Hopkins biochemists have figured out what is needed to activate and sustain the virus-fighting activity of an enzyme found in CD4+ T cells, the human immune cells infected by HIV. The discovery could launch a more effective strategy for preventing the spread of HIV in the body with drugs targeting this enzyme, they say. A summary of their work was published online on April 21 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2014-05-01 23:16:14

Minnesota Independent Cooperative Inc. will be the Title-Sponsor of the 2014 MN AIDS Walk for the second year in a row to prevent HIV. Eagan, MN (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Minnesota Independent Cooperative Inc. will, for the second time in a row, be the Title-Sponsor of the 2014 MN AIDS Walk. MICOOP has generously donated an impressive $75,000 to the organization over the last two years on top of the countless hours donated by the employees during the events. MICOOP is additionally challenging...

2014-05-01 20:24:08

HealthHIV's Third Annual State of HIV Primary Care National Survey Identifies Significant Training Needs and Barriers to Quality Care WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Primary care providers who provide clinical HIV care (HIV PCPs) are experiencing rising HIV caseloads from newly insured patients under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to a national survey released today by HealthHIV. Forty percent of those surveyed say that the number of...


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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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