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2014-07-24 10:49:42

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation New HIV infections dropped by almost one-third from the epidemic peak; TB deaths declined by 3.7 percent between 2000 and 2013; child deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped 31.5 percent in the past decade Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The pace of decline in deaths and infections has accelerated since 2000,...

2014-07-24 10:47:06

The Lancet Declaration in reducing the global burden of HIV, malaria, and TB A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published in The Lancet, shows that accelerated progress against the global burden of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) has been made since 2000 when governments worldwide adopted Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB. The new estimates show that worldwide, the number of people living with HIV has risen...

2014-07-24 10:43:07

Temple University Health System Their approach promises a permanent cure and potential for protection against HIV The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims' DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen to control the virus and prevent a fresh attack. Now, a team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers has designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for good. "This is one important step on the path...

2014-07-24 00:21:34

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Announced at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, the agreement seeks to increase access to a promising new HIV medicine in 112 developing countries At the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne today, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a new licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences for tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a promising new medicine currently...

2014-07-23 12:31:13

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20(th) International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term approach to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. While in Melbourne, Minister Ambrose toured the...

2014-07-22 20:22:31

Patients become teachers through an innovative, clinic-based audio project of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that gives youth infected with HIV a chance to share their experiences with the diagnosis MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The voice on the recording was low and calm as the speaker recounted the telephone call that brought the news he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS: "My heart just stopped for a little...

2014-07-22 04:21:22

- iPrEx OLE is the first PrEP demonstration project to report on its experience; results presented as a late-breaker at AIDS 2014, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases - MELBOURNE, Australia, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provides a high degree of protection against HIV infection, even for individuals who miss some daily doses, according to new data from iPrEx OLE, the first PrEP demonstration project to report outcomes. PrEP was...

2014-07-21 12:24:53

New Prevalence Estimates from More Than 100 Countries WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world....

2014-07-21 11:19:15

The JAMA Network Journals Among heterosexual African couples in which the male was HIV positive and the female was not, receipt of antiretroviral pre-exposure preventive (PrEP) therapy did not result in significant differences in pregnancy incidence, birth outcomes, and infant growth compared to females who received placebo, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The authors note that these findings do not provide a definitive conclusion regarding...

2014-07-21 11:08:54

The JAMA Network Journals Among adults in the African country of Malawi offered HIV self-testing, optional home initiation of care compared with standard HIV care resulted in a significant increase in the proportion of adults initiating antiretroviral therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. In 2012, an estimated 35 million individuals were infected...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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