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2014-05-28 23:10:23

Study shows contraceptive use remains very low in emerging nations, especially amongst young people, while internet and mobile technology is becoming widely embraced in the developing world. Family planning pioneers, DKT International, believe social media may be the perfect tool to increase contraceptive prevalence—and they've already had monumental results. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 This year’s Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project found that those in...

2014-05-28 12:47:02

PLOS Concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from testing children for HIV, according to new research from Zimbabwe published this week in PLOS Medicine. The results of the study, by Rashida A. Ferrand of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and colleagues, provide much-needed information on how to improve care of this vulnerable population. More than three million children globally are living with HIV (90% in sub-Saharan Africa) and in 2011 an...

2014-05-27 15:22:17

Aarhus University Aarhus University has developed a technology that uses the HIV virus as a tool in the fight against hereditary diseases For the first time researchers have succeeded in altering HIV virus particles so that they can simultaneously, as it were, 'cut and paste' in our genome via biological processes. Developed at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, the technology makes it possible to repair genomes in a new way. It also offers good perspectives for...

2014-05-27 12:31:12

LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Flow Cytometry Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/global_flow_cytometry_market.html Flow cytometry is a laboratory analytical technique that can rapidly measure multiple parameters of individual cells or particles as they pass through a beam of light, typically a laser. The global flow cytometry market remains one of the fastest-growing segments of life...

2014-05-27 08:28:00

SB-728-T-Treated Subject Maintains Control of Viral Load for 45 Weeks Without Anti-Retroviral Drugs RICHMOND, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced that data from clinical, preclinical and research-stage programs focused on the development of ZFP Therapeutics(®) were outlined in several presentations and posters at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) from May 21-24, 2014....

2014-05-23 23:10:29

85 percent of members on PositiveSingles.com who participated in the discussion thought profiles are pretty important for others to know themselves. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 PositiveSingles.com, the most trusted online dating site for people who are living with Herpes, HPV, HIV or other STDs, started a hot topic about whether people’s profiles are important for others this month. The result showed that 85 percent of the participants admitted that profiles are...

2014-05-23 23:04:33

Julie Davids brings over two decades of HIV/AIDS advocacy and journalism experience. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Remedy Health Media’s TheBody.com, the complete HIV/AIDS resource, has appointed Julie Davids as managing editor. Davids is a well-known figure in the HIV/AIDS community, and brings more than two decades of experience in HIV/AIDS advocacy and health journalism. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day operations of online and offline editorial efforts for...

2014-05-21 08:28:31

DALLAS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com offers "Vaccines: The End of Illness" and other vaccine market research reports focusing on vaccine technology, HIV, China's animal vaccine industry and cancer vaccine partnering terms and agreements. Vaccines: The End of Illness 2014 market research report focuses on the most recent vaccine research [http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/286914-vaccines-the-end-of-illness.html ], emphasizing their reputation as...

2014-05-20 16:26:58

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates Major Milestone in the Effort to End AIDS in Children WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today announced that it has reached 20 million women with lifesaving services, such as HIV testing, counseling, and treatment, to prevent HIV-positive women from passing the virus to their babies. EGPAF is one of the largest providers of prevention of mother-to-child...

2014-05-20 04:21:04

GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations [http://www.ifpma.org ] (IFPMA) has published today a new report and recommendations on Hepatitis, encouraging a comprehensive approach to fighting this silent epidemic. Titled "Towards a Sustainable, Intersectoral Approach to Viral Hepatitis [http://www.ifpma.org/fileadmin/content/Publication/2014/IFPMA_Viral_Hepatitis_May2014.pdf ] ", the report is meant to...


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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