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2014-07-18 16:23:11

Building on achievements and exploring new ways to find a cure for HIV/AIDS OTTAWA, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Melbourne next week at the 20(th) International AIDS Conference. Canada is making many significant contributions in the areas of testing and treatment guidance; vaccine development and research; and international partnerships to combat this deadly disease. The Conference is an opportunity for Canada to further...

2014-07-18 12:21:04

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses deep sadness regarding the tragedy of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the loss of all those aboard. While full details remain unconfirmed, it is believed that many passengers were en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), scheduled to take place in Melbourne, Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO Joep...

2014-07-18 11:56:40

University of California - San Francisco New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence New research from UC San Francisco found that 60 percent of the city's homeless and unstably housed women who are HIV-infected or at high risk to become infected have endured a recent experience of some form of violence. "We...

2014-07-18 08:25:01

Actual Disbursements in 2013 Increased 8% As Some Funds from Earlier Years Were Spent MELBOURNE, Australia, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donor governments in 2013 committed US$8.1 billion in new funding to support the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down 3 percent from 2012, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released in advance of the 2014 International AIDS Conference. The...

2014-07-17 20:23:13

Report shows prevention R&D funding falls 4% due to public sector research budget reductions in U.S., Europe MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of...

2014-07-17 20:23:11

Statement from Kate Iorpenda, Chair of The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group launched a call to action titled "The Melbourne Statement on Young Children Born into HIV-affected Families". The statement, released at a symposium in advance of the 20(th) International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), calls on global leaders to prioritize the youngest children...

2014-07-17 12:29:56

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1 million men and youth in sub-Saharan Africa have chosen to protect themselves and reduce their risk of contracting HIV by participating in Jhpiego-supported voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programs. This significant milestone contributed to the U.S. Government's goal of providing 4.7 million men with access to this safe and effective procedure that reduces transmission of HIV by December 2013. The medical male...

2014-07-17 08:30:26

Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation ahead of the 20th International AIDS Conference WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the global HIV/AIDS community gathers for the 20(th) International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) urges conference delegates, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, and ministries of health around the world to prioritize children who are...

2014-07-17 08:29:34

"Speaking Up" is Vital, Given the Significant Impact of the Disease on Women WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Maria Davis - a music industry promoter and HIV advocate - and Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA) - are joining its national HIV education campaign, I Design. The awareness campaign will help inspire and motivate women living with HIV to "vocalize" how they...

2014-07-17 04:20:56

GENEVA, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MPP forges first agreement with a Chinese manufacturer Desano; and with Cipla, Mylan and Micro Labs; Extends Collaborations with Aurobindo, Laurus Labs and Emcure Three days before the start of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced seven new sub-licensing agreements for the manufacture of generic HIV medicines, atazanavir (ATV) and dolutegravir (DTG). The...


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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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