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Quantitative Test for Rapid Measurement of the HIV-1 Viral Load in Plasma Delivers Individual Results in About 90 Minutes SUNNYVALE, Calif. and GENEVA, Dec.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending a new policy which would allow gay men to donate blood provided they have not been sexually active for at least a year.
Using modified human stem cells, a team of UC Davis scientists has developed an improved gene therapy strategy that in animal models shows promise as a functional cure for the human immunodeficiency
The secret to combating AIDS and the HIV virus could lie in one of the last places you would ever think to look: the immune systems of llamas.
On Dec. 22, from 1pm to 6pm, Computer Systems Institute is offering students free screenings for HIV/AIDS at the Chicago CSI campus.
Dr. Tan and Partners Medical Centre offers complete STD screening and treatment for women.
Statement from Charles Lyons, President and CEO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation WASHINGTON, Dec.
DUBLIN, December 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sd3m2k/global_sexually) has announced the addition of the "Global
CLIA waiver expands screening opportunities, enabling healthcare providers to quickly and accurately diagnose HIV infection and initiate treatment WALTHAM, Mass., Dec.
The FCAA annual resource tracking report, which was launched today at the FCAA 2014 AIDS Philanthropy Summit, is the most comprehensive study of its kind, capturing data on 8,986 grants awarded
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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