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2014-09-16 12:31:01

Study finds HIV medication specialist improved care, lowered costs ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente's Mid-Atlantic Region found that the introduction of an HIV clinical pharmacist improved medication adherence, resulting in better health outcomes and lower costs for HIV positive patients. The study states that non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been associated with...

2014-09-16 12:30:47

HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How can a cat help the fight against AIDS? Both FIV and HIV rely on a protein called integrase that inserts the virus' DNA into an infected cell's DNA....

2014-09-10 08:31:53

Agreement Settles Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination, Threats to Privacy & Health SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with HIV and AIDS enrolled in health coverage provided by United Healthcare, the nation's largest health insurer, may now "opt-out" of a requirement that they obtain their medications by mail-order if they have privacy or delivery concerns, or if they have difficulty discussing their HIV medications over the phone. The settlement...

2014-09-09 08:32:01

New FC2 packaging conveys pleasure and empowerment CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Female Health Company (NASDAQ - CM: FHCO), maker of the world's leading female condom, today announced the launch of its vibrant new packaging for the FC2 Female Condom® (FC2) in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140908/144176 On Global Female Condom Day, September 16, 2014, events around the world will serve as a catalyst to increase awareness and availability of the female...

2014-09-08 08:29:30

Control of Viral Load During Treatment Interruption of Antiretroviral Therapy Sustained and Ongoing for More than One Year in One Subject and Several Months in Another RICHMOND, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced the presentation of new data demonstrating that a single infusion of Sangamo's novel ZFP Therapeutic(®), SB-728-T, resulted in sustained reduction and control of viral load (VL) in the absence of antiretroviral drugs...

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2014-09-05 02:00:42

Andy Fell, University of California - Davis Health System Infants receiving different diets after birth develop distinct immune systems Infant rhesus monkeys receiving different diets early in life develop distinct immune systems that persist months after weaning, a study by researchers from UC Davis, the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis and UC San Francisco has shown. The study, which compares breast- and bottle-fed infants, appears online September 3 in...

2014-09-03 08:32:56

First molecular test indicated for samples from both males and females SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) TV, an on-demand molecular test for rapid, accurate and reproducible identification of Trichomoniasis (TV) infections in both males and females. The test will be marketed as a CE-IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, bringing the total number of CE-IVD tests available...

2014-09-02 16:22:29

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cover story of the September 2014 edition of Chemical and Engineering News, titled "Aiming for HIV's Weak Spot," cites work by NYBC's Asim Debnath, Ph.D., and his Laboratory of Molecular Modeling and Drug Design for their work to identify small molecules that prevent HIV from entering T cells. Here's a link to the story: http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i35/Aiming-HIVs-Weak-Spot.html Dr. Debnath's lab was the first to discover the...

2014-08-26 12:24:39

Fifth Annual A Day with HIV Initiative Empowers Everyone to Take Your Best Shot Against HIV CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On one day, Tuesday, September 9, Positively Aware and TPAN are inviting everyone around the world, regardless of HIV status, to get in the picture and participate in A Day with HIV, the magazine's fifth annual anti-stigma photo campaign. On 9/9/2014 people across the world, whether HIV-positive or negative, will visually capture and share a...

2014-08-25 08:28:30

Multimedia assets associated with the below announcement are now available. Assets include: b-roll footage, corporate sound bites, product images and additional information. Please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7197331-viiv-healthcare-vhc-triumeq-fda-approval LONDON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 22, ViiV Healthcare announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Triumeq(®) (abacavir 600mg, dolutegravir 50mg and lamivudine 300mg) tablets for the...


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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