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2013-11-26 16:29:56

Taking pictures empowers women to realize their strengths and move beyond their illness, MU researcher finds Having human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, can create many challenges for individuals physically, socially and emotionally. A University of Missouri researcher found that participating in photovoice, a process by which individuals document their lives by taking pictures, empowered women living with HIV to realize their strengths in the midst of their...

2013-11-26 13:47:08

Study proposes new benchmarks for clinical treatment of HIV People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) run a higher risk of virologic failure than previously thought, even when their number of RNA copies of the retrovirus per millilitre of blood is slightly above the detection threshold, according to a study by Claudie Laprise at the University of Montreal's Department of Social and Preventative Medicine. Her findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study was...

2013-11-26 12:26:39

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark World AIDS Day 2013 on Dec. 1, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing today two data visualizations that depict the impact that HIV/AIDS has made on the population of 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131126/DC24068-INFO-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131126/DC24068-INFO-b) The Census Bureau estimates and projects population numbers, population growth rate,...

2013-11-26 10:40:27

A large-scale study, led by Oxford University, has identified that government grants in Southern Africa can reduce major HIV risks for teenage girls. Their findings are published in the journal, The Lancet Global Health. The researchers say that half of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are among young people, and girls are two to three times more likely to be infected than boys. One of the major causes is 'sugar daddies': older boyfriends who give food, money or pay for school...

2013-11-26 08:28:22

Nearly Half of Adults Living with HIV Are Women Who Face Unique Challenges Throughout Every Stage of Life NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2013, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the launch of See Us: Women Take a Stand on HIV, an international awareness campaign focused on helping to address the unique challenges faced by women living with HIV. The campaign is being launched in collaboration with an expert steering...

2013-11-25 23:32:31

World AIDS Day is one of the most important days in the calendar, it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and help raise awareness and raise money to find a cure. Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 PositiveSingles.com, which has created a safe online dating site for people living with HIV / AIDS for over ten years to find support and love, is calling on their members to help make World AIDS Day a day to remember. World AIDS Day is one of the most...

2013-11-25 23:22:24

Offices in the United States, Europe, and Africa will host events to commemorate World AIDS Day WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will today begin commemorative events to celebrate World AIDS Day, which will take place on December 1, 2013. EGPAF offices in the United States, Europe, and Africa will host a variety of awareness and fundraising activities to celebrate efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS worldwide. Activities...

2013-11-25 12:56:12

A collaborative team led by a Northeastern University professor may have altered the way we look at drug development for HIV by uncovering some unusual properties of a human protein called APOBEC3G (A3G). In an article published in Nature Chemistry, Prof. Mark Williams and his graduate student Kathy Chaurasiya, along with several collaborators, show how these unusual properties help us to fight HIV infection. APOBEC3G It is well known that in response to virus infection, the body...

2013-11-25 08:27:33

Every Pledge on ProjectIDesign.com Will Reveal a Piece of a New, Community-Created Design WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate World AIDS Day 2013, Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, is encouraging people impacted by HIV to take action with the educational HIV campaign, I Design. Starting today, visitors to www.ProjectIDesign.com can mark the day by making a pledge to learn more about HIV, educate someone else about...

2013-11-24 23:03:01

World AIDS Day is one of the most important days in the calendar, it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and help raise awareness and raise money to find a cure. Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 PositiveSingles.com the World's Best, Largest and Completely Anonymous STD Dating Site for people with Herpes, HIV/AIDS, HPV, Hepatitis, and more, are calling on their members to recommend HIV research organizations to receive help. PositiveSingles.com...


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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