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2012-08-01 10:39:48

In a first-of-its-kind health campaign in Uganda, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show that adults with HIV who had less severe infections could work more hours per week, and their children were more likely to be enrolled in school. The finding, led by Harsha Thirumurthy, Ph.D., a health economist at UNC´s Gillings School of Global Public Health, not only could mean greater earning potential for people with HIV, but also a better economic outlook for...

2012-07-27 10:57:56

Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show additional benefits of early antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV clinical outcomes. Expanded analysis of HPTN 052 study data, presented today at the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., demonstrated that early versus delayed ART showed a trend toward delaying the time to both AIDS and non-AIDS primary events and significantly delayed the time to AIDS events, death and tuberculosis. The overall...

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2012-07-24 23:17:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday gave hope in the search for finding a cure for the disease that caused nearly 30 million deaths since the 1980s. With around 34 million people around the world living with HIV, experts say a cure is more crucial than ever before, because the rate of infections is outpacing the world's ability to medicate people. "For every person who starts antiretroviral therapy, two new individuals...

2012-07-23 20:43:37

UCSF-led SEARCH study suggests people with HIV/AIDS would take HIV medicines at early stages of HIV, before they were sick An ongoing clinical study in rural Uganda, begun in 2011, suggests that many people infected with HIV/AIDS would take antiretroviral drugs if they were available to them–even before they developed symptoms from the disease. Led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) and...

2012-07-23 12:27:25

HIV-infected young adults, blacks, injection drug users and the uninsured less likely to have disease under control while taking antiretroviral drugs Tens of thousands of Americans taking potent antiretroviral therapies, or ART, to keep their HIV disease in check may not have as much control over the viral infection as previous estimates have suggested, according to results of a study by AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. In what is believed to be the...

Over-the-Counter HIV Test Approved By FDA
2012-07-04 05:46:02

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are approximately 40,000 newly-diagnosed HIV infections annually. Interestingly enough, a large number of the infections were passed by those who are unaware that they had been affected. With these staggering statistics, many researchers have worked to remedy the situation and one step was made in that direction when the FDA recently approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV...

2012-06-11 19:12:34

Disclosure of HIV positive serostatus to sexual partners is considered an important public health goal to prevent new infections. Disclosure can motivate sex partners to make informed choices and change behavior through negotiation of safer sex practices. It might also prompt partner testing and counseling. A team of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)researchers in cooperation with Pavlov State University investigated nondisclosure of HIV infection in a cohort of 700 people living...

2012-05-29 05:16:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups. "Although post-exposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

2012-05-15 09:29:18

Groundbreaking 10-year UCSF research examines causes of death among HIV patients in San Francisco What is the connection, if any, between sudden cardiac death and people with HIV/AIDS? And can that knowledge help prolong their lives? In a comprehensive, 10-year UCSF study, researchers found patients with HIV/AIDS suffered sudden cardiac death at a rate four times higher than the general population. "As part of my ongoing research in 2010, we were looking at every instance of sudden...


Latest HIV and AIDS misconceptions Reference Libraries

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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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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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