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2013-12-03 16:23:46

Stigma toward people with (or at risk for) HIV, hepatitis C and drug addiction means they end up being treated like zombies, shunned away from support and care. NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Stigma toward people with (or at risk for) HIV, hepatitis C and drug addiction means they end up being treated like zombies, shunned away from support and care. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131203/MN26875) That's the message of this edgy, funny new video pegged to...

2013-12-03 13:48:07

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer in women, is also known to cause anal cancer in both women and men. Now, a study led by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing has found that older HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at higher risk of becoming infected with the HPVs that most often cause anal cancer. The researchers also report that smoking increases the risk of infection with specific types of HPV among both HIV-infected and uninfected older men by...

2013-12-03 13:27:17

Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has transformed the outlook for patients infected with HIV by suppressing the...

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...

2013-12-03 00:21:27

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has transformed the outlook for...

2013-12-02 21:06:17

UPV/EHU research personnel have studied the evolution that took place between 1984 and 2011 in paediatric HIV infection in Gipuzkoa Miren Apilánez, researcher in the Department of Paediatrics of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, has studied the evolution that took place between 1984 and 2011 in paediatric HIV infection in Gipuzkoa. The development of methods to diagnose the disease coupled with increasingly more effective treatments have made it possible to reduce...

2013-12-01 23:04:26

Dating Platform for STD and STI Positive Singles Supports HIV / AIDS Cure Initiatives With Healthy December Donation Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2013 One-of-a-kind online dating platform, Positive Singles (http://www.positivesingles.com/), announced today that they will be donating 50 percent of their December 1st 2013 proceeds to an AIDS charity of choice to support AIDS Awareness, open communication, and healthy dating without fear amongst members of the AIDS community....

2013-12-01 23:04:25

STD and STI Positive Singles Site Promotes Healthy Living with HIV/ AIDS For Members Upgrading between 11/30 and 12/2 New York, NY (PRWEB) December 01, 2013 Positive Singles (http://www.positivesingles.com) is known for promoting healthy living for members of the HIV and AIDS community and December 1st 2013 World AIDS Day is no different. In honor of the recognized day, the twelve year old dating website will be giving away free Gold memberships for the duration of a month to HIV and AIDS...

2013-12-01 23:04:11

PositiveSingles.com is offering one month free for all members who have HIV/AIDS and upgrade their account during November 30 to December 2, 2013, which is to commemorate World AIDS Day. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) December 01, 2013 PositiveSingles.com has announced that they will be offering one month free for all members who have HIV/AIDS and upgrade their account during the three days of November 30 to December 2, 2013, which is in honor of World AIDS Day. The upgrade must be done...

2013-12-01 08:20:28

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced that they will give a combined $1 million to the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free (BLC) for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV in Nigeria. Nigeria is home to 3.4 million people living with HIV, with approximately 60,000 children newly infected with the...


Latest HIV Reference Libraries

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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