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2014-01-28 09:23:41

Researchers found specific racial/ethnic differences in discussions of HIV medicine adherence in a newly published analysis of recorded office visits between 45 doctors and nurse practitioners and more than 400 patients. A lot of evidence shows that a patients’ race or ethnicity is associated with differences in how health care providers communicate with them, the health care they receive, and their health outcomes. In HIV care, a key to those outcomes is whether people take their...

2014-01-28 08:30:47

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis(TM) technology platform, today announced that the company will present a trial-in-progress update on the company's ongoing pivotal phase 3 clinical trial of AGS-003 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The...

2014-01-25 23:03:44

International team of scientists finds evidence for sexual transmission. Carmel, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 A new study suggests that Lyme disease may be sexually transmitted. The study was presented at the annual Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research, and an abstract of the research was published in the January issue of the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Lyme disease is a tickborne infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of...

2014-01-24 11:34:18

Drug resistance mutations in HIV reduce the genetic diversity in the rest of the virus genome when they spread within an infected patient, but they do so to a different extent in different patients. A new study published in PLOS Genetics, by Dr Pleuni Pennings and colleagues, found that in some patients a resistance mutation to a particular drug appeared in a single virus particle, which then rapidly proliferated until the entire viral population within the patient consisted of its progeny...

2014-01-20 23:23:59

Results of this weeks survey on the Hot Topic page show that most members would rather not date someone with a different STD than themselves. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 The leading dating website for people who have sexually transmitted diseases, PositiveSingles.com, has released the results of the latest weekly “Hot Topic” page. This is a page within the website that allows members to share their views on the hot topic of the week. This week the hot topic asks...

2014-01-15 10:42:21

Christopher Parsons, MD, Director of the HIV Malignancies Program at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is the senior author of a paper that is the first to report that specialized fat (lipid) molecules, called sphingolipids, play a key role in the survival of aggressive lymphomas caused by viruses. The paper also reveals a new therapy for preventing production of sphingolipids by lymphoma cells, thereby killing these cells, which are often resistant to standard therapies. The study is...

2014-01-13 08:28:25

Deal Dramatically Increases U.S. Access to Patented Rapid Testing Technology HALIFAX, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MedMira Inc., (MedMira) (TSXV: MIR), a developer of rapid testing technologies and solutions, today announced a U.S. distribution agreement with VWR International LLC, a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012. Through this new agreement, MedMira will benefit from the breadth and depth of...

Researchers Demonstrate 'Guided Missile' Strategy To Kill Hidden HIV
2014-01-10 13:59:06

University of North Carolina Health Care The finding provides a new route to killing persistent HIV-infected cells -- a major roadblock to a cure Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have deployed a potential new weapon against HIV – a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells that standard therapies cannot kill. Using mouse models that have immune systems composed of human cells, researchers led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD, found that an antibody combined with a...

2014-01-10 08:24:14

The funding marks the collaborative backing for a cocktail approach to fighting the HIV virus and critically for combating resistance by targeting treatment on an individual basis NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, has put his support behind the celebrated Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) to combat HIV resistance to drugs. For more than a decade, scientists have applied a cocktail of inhibitors and other drugs to suppress...

2014-01-10 08:22:42

GIRLS' NIGHT IN! Sunday, January 19th at 8-9 pm EST / 5-6 pm PST Streaming on VH1.com and GreaterThanAIDS.org Live Chat #WeAreEmpowered MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gather your girlfriends, your book club, your church group, your sorority sisters and claim the living room for a Girls' Night In! Fourteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate, Alicia Keys, is joining with Greater Than AIDS to host a National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women...


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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