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2014-05-05 08:29:21

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People in Kentucky whose jobs mandate HIV/AIDS training now have a convenient, affordable, and accredited solution in the form of Dunham Writing's online testing portal: https://www.hivaidshealtheducationtraining.org/home.html. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140502/83810 Dunham Writing and Corexcel have partnered to provide "Kentucky: HIV Awareness in the Workplace" (approved as course # 0416-1612-M) for 0.6...

2014-05-02 10:06:07

Enzyme's double-edged sword may soon be sheathed Johns Hopkins biochemists have figured out what is needed to activate and sustain the virus-fighting activity of an enzyme found in CD4+ T cells, the human immune cells infected by HIV. The discovery could launch a more effective strategy for preventing the spread of HIV in the body with drugs targeting this enzyme, they say. A summary of their work was published online on April 21 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2014-05-01 23:16:14

Minnesota Independent Cooperative Inc. will be the Title-Sponsor of the 2014 MN AIDS Walk for the second year in a row to prevent HIV. Eagan, MN (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Minnesota Independent Cooperative Inc. will, for the second time in a row, be the Title-Sponsor of the 2014 MN AIDS Walk. MICOOP has generously donated an impressive $75,000 to the organization over the last two years on top of the countless hours donated by the employees during the events. MICOOP is additionally challenging...

2014-05-01 20:24:08

HealthHIV's Third Annual State of HIV Primary Care National Survey Identifies Significant Training Needs and Barriers to Quality Care WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Primary care providers who provide clinical HIV care (HIV PCPs) are experiencing rising HIV caseloads from newly insured patients under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to a national survey released today by HealthHIV. Forty percent of those surveyed say that the number of...

2014-05-01 12:32:35

Targeted education, prevention, testing and connection to health care critical MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Health, 301 confirmed new cases of HIV were reported in Minnesota during 2013. The 301 new cases represent a 4 percent decrease from 2012. The Minnesota AIDS Project, the leading source for HIV information and services in Minnesota, believes that this data demonstrates the importance of HIV...

2014-05-01 08:31:56

"Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS" MENLO PARK, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys will join with Greater Than AIDS and ESSENCE to headline a special ESSENCE Empowerment Experience panel on Friday, July 4(th) (specific time to be announced) in New Orleans on "Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS."...

2014-04-30 23:25:05

HIVPeopleMeet.com is an online dating site caters to people with HIV AIDS, and there are plenty of HIV positive people from all over the world, looking for a partner who has the similar health condition. Los Angeles, California, USA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Dating is hard enough, and it will be more difficult when comes to people with any type of STD. This is why HIVPeopleMeet.com has been launched. It caters to people with HIV AIDS, and there are plenty of HIV positive people from all over...

2014-04-30 10:32:38

Discovery raises hope for new methods to prevent the spread of HIV Researchers have discovered a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, raising hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection. The proteins, called cnidarins, were found in a feathery coral collected in waters off Australia's northern coast. Researchers zeroed in on the proteins after screening...

2014-04-30 09:35:16

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research that could lead to new strategies to control infection. The Pitt Public Health researchers found that low cholesterol in certain cells, which is likely an inherited trait, affects the ability of the body to transmit the virus to other cells. The discovery, funded by the...

2014-04-29 23:02:03

Riverdale Urgent Care offers the local community some useful advice during STD Awareness Month. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 April is STD Awareness Month and Riverdale Urgent Care wants to offer some helpful advice to the community regarding safety and STDs. Hundreds of thousands of Americans contract an STD every year. Although HIV is not a highly contagious infectious disease, other STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes, venereal warts and syphilis...


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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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