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Study Shows Digital Outreach Efforts May Help Prevent HIV
2014-06-23 03:07:33

Columbia University Medical Center Columbia Nursing study reviews eHealth outreach for men who have sex with men While many HIV prevention interventions have traditionally been delivered face-to-face, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be an effective way to reach at-risk younger men. The research review, published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

2014-06-19 23:10:56

Two-hundred people expected to get tested at the event. Washington (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), has partnered with WHUR 96.3 FM radio and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for the sixth annual National HIV Testing Day, a yearly campaign to encourage and educate African Americans about the importance of getting tested for HIV and knowing their status. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.1...

2014-06-18 16:26:28

Breaking New Ground in a Collective Search for Vaccines against Major Killer Diseases NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New technologies and insights in antigen discovery, genomics and immunological monitoring offer tremendous potential that could be collectively leveraged to speed development of vaccines against major diseases, according to leading scientists who met across specializations to explore creation of a Human Vaccines Project and reported their...

2014-06-17 08:30:44

Free HIV Testing Events at Select Walgreens Locations in More Than 140 Cities, June 26-28 DEERFIELD, Ill., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), the nation's largest drugstore chain, and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of about 200 public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations across the...

2014-06-16 16:25:47

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to mounting patient complaints, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association ("BCBS") has announced it will soon end its discriminatory HIV drug-pricing practices and has taken HIV/AIDS drugs off its mandatory mail-order drug list, which threatened patient health, safety, and privacy. Read the letter from BCBS announcing the change in policy: http://tinyurl.com/nvtlmlv The changes go into effect on June 27, 2014...

2014-06-15 15:07:37

BMJ-British Medical Journal Higher risk of gonorrhoea and chlamydia for gay men, US study indicates Phone dating apps used by gay men to find a sexual partner carry a higher risk of getting common sexually transmitted infections than meeting online or in bars and clubs, suggests research published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. Previous research has suggested that gay and bi-curious men who meet online are more likely to indulge in unprotected sex and to have...

2014-06-12 08:28:17

Agreement is ViiV Healthcare's first external collaboration for development of a two drug single-tablet combining dolutegravir and rilpivirine LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Janssen R&D Ireland Ltd (Janssen) for the development and commercialisation of a single-tablet combining dolutegravir (Tivicay®) and Janssen's non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor rilpivirine (Edurant®([1])). This...

2014-06-12 08:28:09

CORK, Ireland, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen R&D Ireland Ltd announced today that they have entered into a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare to develop and commercialize a new single tablet regimen containing Janssen's Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor rilpivirine (marketed as EDURANT(R)) and ViiV's Integrase Inhibitor dolutegravir(marketed as TIVICAY(R)) as the sole active ingredients for the maintenance treatment of people living with Human...

2014-06-10 23:12:41

Entera Health, Inc. Announces Study Published Outlining the Mechanism of Action for EnteraGam™ (Bovine Immunoglobulin Isolate) Cary, NC (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Entera Health, Inc. announced today a paper entitled, Serum-Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin Protein Isolate: Postulated Mechanism of Action for Management of Enteropathy, authored by Bryon W. Petschow, PhD; Bruce P. Burnett, PhD; Audrey L. Shaw, PhD; Eric M. Weaver, PhD; and Gerald L. Klein, MD has been published in the journal...

2014-06-10 08:29:37

Key findings point to significant differences between treated and untreated people living with HIV RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced new survey data that provide important insights that may help explain why HIV treatment rates remain low in the United States. Findings from the online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of ViiV Healthcare in 2013, reveal gaps in knowledge about HIV and its treatment among diagnosed but...


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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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