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2014-02-06 09:45:52

Recent scientific advances offer promising areas for further exploration WHAT: Broader global access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapies and wider implementation of proven HIV prevention strategies could potentially control and perhaps end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. However, a safe and at least moderately effective HIV vaccine is needed to reach this goal more expeditiously and in a more sustainable way, according to a new commentary from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National...

2014-02-01 23:01:42

Study from Fenway Health shows Black MSM account for more than 20 percent of new HIV infections in the United States despite being a very small percentage of the overall population. Enhanced understanding of factors associated with undiagnosed infections can help inform programs needed to address this epidemic. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 An analysis of data from a six-city study of Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and published January 31 in the...

2013-12-19 10:38:09

Biological markers confirm behavioral data; underscore drug's effectiveness In 2012 the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada became the first and only medication approved by the FDA for HIV prevention. Led by Gladstone Institutes' Investigator Robert Grant, MD, MPH, this research was hailed as an important step towards reducing the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. Now, a new study provides further proof that regular Truvada use can reduce one's risk for contracting HIV—without increasing sexual...

2013-12-09 08:30:18

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report released today, AVAC calls on funders and researchers to capitalize on lessons learned from a range of recent HIV prevention trials with better problem solving, more critical thinking and coordinated action around large-scale human trials, faster roll out of proven options and ongoing research for new advances that women and men will want to use. This year's AVAC Report, entitled Research and Reality, pays...

2013-12-02 23:27:21

PEP Angels announced today that it will begin delivering HIV exams to metro-area homes twenty-four hours a day - seven days a week - according to Matt Rice, who founded PEP Angels in March of 2013. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 PEP Angels announced today that it will begin delivering HIV exams to metro-area homes twenty-four hours a day - seven days a week - according to Matt Rice, who founded PEP Angels in March of 2013. Many reports state that nearly 1 in 5 people are...

2013-12-02 20:22:16

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 400 people attended the 20(th) Annual Noche De Las Memorias at the AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park commemorating World AIDS Day and celebrating the founding of the organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131202/DC26245LOGO) The organization was founded on World AIDS Day, 1993 to construct an AIDS Monument to people who have died of AIDS. The purpose of the monument was to draw attention to the epidemic that...

2013-11-20 12:28:37

At the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, officers launch global call for rethink of policing to help stop the spread of HIV BANGKOK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 5,000 law enforcement officials from over thirty countries have publicly called for a rethink to policing, and endorsed a statement of support for 'harm reduction' approaches to drug use and sex work at Asia's largest biennial conference on HIV/AIDS. Initiated in 2012 by the...

2013-11-14 12:55:19

Research to be presented at world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting Researchers developed a first-of-its-kind microbicide gel formulation that shows promise for safe vaginal and rectal administration to prevent the sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This research is being presented at the 2013 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, in San Antonio, Nov....

2013-08-19 23:02:46

The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) released a policy statement today, recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International...

2013-08-09 12:22:17

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health information, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its pre-market application (PMA) to market Alere Determine(TM) HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo in the United States for the detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1/HIV-2. The FDA...