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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...

2013-11-22 23:31:41

PositiveSingles.com released the most frequently searched keywords by its users. The top three keywords are listed to be: HIV(No1), HPV(No.2), Herpes(No.3). Los Angeles California (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 The largest STD dating site PositiveSingles.com has released the result of their latest survey. This time, the survey aims to find the searching habit of their users and discover the most searched iterms. The dating site conducted this survey as a helpful tool that allows them to look...

2013-11-22 23:03:16

HIVAZ.ORG is Arizona's first comprehensive online database for all things HIV, and one of the first statewide programs nationally. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 To raise awareness of the need for education and outreach, Aunt Rita’s Foundation is launching a statewide campaign that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness across Arizona by launching HIVAZ.ORG an online resource for testing and services. A portion of the campaign, made up of banners that will hang throughout the...

2013-11-22 08:23:50

LONDON, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion recommending marketing authorisation for Tivicay(®) (dolutegravir) for use in combination with other antiretroviral medicinal products for the treatment of HIV-infected adults and adolescents above 12 years of age. "We welcome the CHMP's positive opinion on dolutegravir - it puts us a step...

2013-11-21 13:02:32

Of the two major types of HIV, only one, HIV-1, typically causes AIDS in infected people who don't receive treatment. A study published by Cell Press November 21st in the journal Immunity reveals how HIV-1 escapes detection by essentially becoming invisible to a patient's immune system, whereas HIV-2 triggers protective immune responses in patients. This understanding of how HIV-1's "invisibility cloak" works could lead to the development of effective vaccines against HIV-1. "Our study...

2013-11-21 11:59:06

Strongest independent predictors of testing include high HIV-related partner communication and being in a committed relationship Having high knowledge about HIV and engaging in risky sexual activity do not make high-school-aged teens more likely to get tested for HIV. Those are the findings of a new study by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study of nearly 1,000 Bronx, NY teens found those most likely to be tested...

2013-11-21 11:45:08

Case Western Reserve University researchers were surprised to learn that people younger than 50 years old with HIV feel more isolated and stressed than older people with the disease. They expected their study to reveal just the opposite. “The younger, newly diagnosed individual may not know anyone in their peer group with a chronic illness, much less HIV,” said Allison Webel, PhD, RN, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Webel’s...

2013-11-21 11:21:44

A team from Royal Holloway University and St. Mary's Hospital, London, interviewed young people aged 18-23 who had transmitted HIV from their mothers – known as 'perinatally acquired HIV' (PAH). Previously most of these children would have died in childhood, but medication in the UK, means they are surviving into early adulthood. Researchers found that all of the participants wanted to become parents, but they were concerned about having to tell their children that they were HIV positive...


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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