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2014-04-11 12:58:41

Mortality from viral hepatitis is significantly higher than from HIV/AIDS across EU countries, according to results from The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) which was announced for the first time today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014. GBD 2010 is the most recent version of a large epidemiological study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In the...

2014-04-10 14:59:41

When it comes to HIV, geography can be destiny, argue authors of a new article in the American Journal of Public Health. The epidemic has become heavily concentrated in poor urban neighborhoods where people are less likely to be tested and treated, creating more risk that the virus will spread. New prevention efforts should focus on neighborhoods. In U.S. cities, it’s not just what you do, but also your address that can determine whether you will get HIV and whether you will survive. A...

2014-04-09 23:00:34

The charity Civic Duty is helping to further the reach of a new short film called Undetectable about living with the HIV/AIDS disease and is also supporting the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for research, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Others are encouraged to also help launch the film into the festival circuit by donating on the crowd-sourcing website Indiegogo. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Civic Duty, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping fund the launch of a...

2014-04-08 08:32:29

SYDNEY, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, ide's innovative and world-class product design has been recognised at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The AtomoRapid(TM) HIV is one of three finalists in the In Vitro Diagnostic Products and Systems category of this year's MDEA, the Medtech industry's leading international awards. AtomoRapid(TM) HIV is the world's first integrated rapid HIV blood test, offering a simple, reliable solution for...

2014-04-08 08:31:28

Seattle Non-Profit Receives Major Challenge Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation SEATTLE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelong AIDS Alliance (Lifelong), a Seattle-based organization that delivers food, housing, and health services to people with chronic illnesses such as HIV, received news of a $500,000 challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support capacity expansion of their food program, Chicken Soup Brigade. "As part of the...

2014-04-07 23:28:27

Advocates for Youth Supports Young People Across the Country Who are Transforming the Way the World Sees HIV & AIDS on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 26 percent of all new HIV infections occur among young people ages 13 to 24 years old. Of those new infections, African-American youth and young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are most at risk: nearly 60 percent...

2014-04-03 12:58:10

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Despite the effectiveness of antiviral therapies at suppressing HIV, the virus still persists indefinitely at low levels in infected patients who are diligent about taking their medications. "Current therapies fail to cure...

2014-04-02 20:22:23

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 19 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assistance to health departments and organizations implementing CDC's new prevention strategies and improving health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS. Not one of these organizations is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out...

2014-04-01 16:25:28

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Applauds Agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool and ViiV Healthcare WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) applauds the licensing agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and ViiV Healthcare to increase access to dolutegravir (DTG), a promising new antiretroviral (ARV) medication. This agreement will allow generic manufacturers to scale up production of...

2014-04-01 16:25:22

GENEVA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to dolutegravir could improve millions of lives in developing countries The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and ViiV Healthcare announced a new collaboration on HIV medicines today, signing two licensing agreements to increase access to dolutegravir (DTG), a promising new antiretroviral, for both adult and paediatric care. The agreements would allow generic...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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