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Can Social Media Help Stop The Spread Of HIV

Can Social Media Help Stop The Spread Of HIV?

Provided by Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press In addition to providing other potential benefits to public health, all of those tweets and Facebook posts could help curb the spread of HIV. Although public health researchers have focused early...

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2014-10-31 08:25:06

Award honors passionate young advocate lost too soon CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo, a passionate advocate for the rights of young people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, has posthumously received the fifth Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy. The award was accepted on behalf of his family by fellow Nigerian advocate Olayide Akanni during the closing plenary of the HIV...

2014-10-30 23:16:32

Save 10% on STD testing with promo code STD10. This offer expires November 30, 2014. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 For the entire month of November, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off of all STD Testing orders. Use promo code STD10 when placing an order to take advantage of this opportunity and save. Before the holiday season arrives, Request A Test wants to remind everyone to take a little extra time to focus...

2014-10-30 16:28:01

PARIS, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Karl Birthistle, M.D., appointed VP of Global Regulatory Affairs Daniel Kenny appointed Chief Commercial Officer & VP of Business Development ABIVAX, the Paris-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specialised in the development and commercialisation of therapeutic vaccines and anti-viral compounds, today announced the appointments of Karl Birthistle, M.D., and Daniel Kenny to its Executive...

2014-10-30 16:27:49

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Birchbox, a leading beauty e-commerce company innovating the way consumers shop for beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products online, has partnered with (RED) this holiday season to raise money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155600 While November is a time about pumpkin pie and gift giving, it is also a time for giving back. During November, subscribers will receive special (RED)...

2014-10-29 12:29:41

Partnership Keeps Flex Los Angeles at Industry Forefront LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLEX Spas, a national chain of gay men's health spas, announced today a new partnership with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) aimed at bolstering HIV testing and awareness among high-risk populations through the use of technology. Under a pilot program with AHF, FLEX Spas' club on Melrose Avenue here became the first in the industry to install an electronic vending machine that...

2014-10-29 08:32:36

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease and cancer, disclosed today that it will provide Hemopurifier® therapy under FDA compassionate use access provisions to support potential requests by qualified physicians and institutes that may seek to treat ebola virus infection in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b The...

2014-10-28 23:01:31

This World AIDS Day, the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee invites all who are interested in helping a child be born free from HIV/AIDS to support the “Countdown to Zero: Just Save One” initiative. Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 This World AIDS Day, the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee invites all who are interested in helping a child be born free from HIV/AIDS to support the “Countdown to Zero: Just Save One” initiative. “This...

2014-10-28 08:35:11

Trial will evaluate if a daily dose of the statin, pitavastatin, can reduce the elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in this patient population MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are initiating a landmark multimillion dollar outcomes trial utilizing pitavastatin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in persons infected with HIV. The REPRIEVE (Randomized Study...

2014-10-27 16:27:16

The global youth platform will inspire and empower a generation to overcome barriers to safer sex and respectful relationships NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Durex and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation announce the start of the new worldwide phase of their joint collaboration, Someone Like Me, which launched last year to promote better sex education, help improve the sexual health and well-being of young people everywhere and realize a world free from HIV. After its...

2014-10-27 12:30:39

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Temple University have received a joint $4.3 million, four-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate new methods to eradicate HIV that lurks in brain cells despite conventional antiviral treatments. The NeuroAIDS Grant funds three research projects, each targeting different biological pathways crucial to the persistence of the human immunodeficiency...


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Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2012-06-28 20:49:18

The sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World Monkey that can be found throughout the area stretching from Senegal to eastern Ghana. Its other common names include the white-naped mangabey, the white-crowned mangabey, and the white-collared mangabey, which causes some confusion with the collared mangabey. There are currently two recognized subspecies of this mangabey, although they can be considered distinct species. The sooty mangabey resides in forests within its range, preferring...

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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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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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2011-01-05 13:01:59

The African Swine Fever virus, ASFV, is a double-stranded DNA virus that replicates in the cytoplasm of infected cells. It can affect most pigs, wild and domesticated, as well as soft ticks. It is the only virus with a DNA genome that is transmitted by arthropods. The virus causes a lethal hemorrhagic disease in domestic pigs which sometimes leads to death in as little as a week. In every other species the virus causes no discernible disease. The virus is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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