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2014-01-09 08:27:16

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that Zyomyx's MyT4(TM) point-of-care CD4 diagnostic test has received the CE Certificate of Conformity in the European Union, an important step toward launching this innovative test and expanding access to affordable, accessible and reliable diagnostics for people living with HIV globally. As a result, the MyT4(TM) CD4 test can now bear the CE Mark, which demonstrates that the MyT4(TM) CD4 test complies...

2014-01-07 08:30:37

BALTIMORE, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine wholeheartedly supports U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) in his efforts to pass the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, which will modernize laws based on scientific research, and outlaw unfair criminal discrimination against HIV infected individuals. Thirty-two states have laws based on perceived exposure to HIV, and 13 states have laws that...

2014-01-06 23:22:57

In response to an article published by HealthDay, Gabriel Pediatrics discusses the decrease in pediatric AIDS in the United States. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Gabriel Pediatrics, a NY-based comprehensive pediatric care practice, responds to an article published by HealthDay on December 24th, which reports that the current state of pediatric AIDS has decreased substantially over recent years. According to the article published by HealthDay titled “Big Strides in Battle Against...

Iowa State AIDS Researcher Admits To Falsifying Study Findings, Fraud
2013-12-27 09:36:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With countless lives depending on their work, it seems unthinkable that AIDS researchers might falsify their work. However, that’s just what Iowa State University assistant professor Dong-Pyou Han has admitted to, according to federal documents released on Monday. The Iowa State professor’s AIDS research project had been awarded $19 million in federal grants over the past several years, according to the Des Moines Register. Han...

2013-12-23 08:27:14

The Brazilian Government is Heavily Investing in the Local Manufacturing of ARVs, Hindering Market Entry of New Drugs, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Brazil's National Health System (SUS) currently provides coverage for 22 drugs that are distributed free of charge to more than 300,000...

Scientists Discover How Immune Cells Die During HIV Infection And Identify Potential Drug To Block AIDS
2013-12-20 13:04:27

Gladstone Institutes Research led by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes has identified the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the immune system's CD4 T cells as an HIV infection leads to AIDS. Further, they have identified an existing anti-inflammatory drug that in laboratory tests blocks the death of these cells—and now are planning a Phase 2 clinical trial to determine if this drug or a similar drug can prevent HIV-infected people...

2013-12-19 23:27:23

An appreciative member of PositiveSingles.com is prolifically spreading the word about how great the community is at the dating site. He is especially concerned with the people in his country who are inflicted with STDs and wants to ensure they also benefit from the lovingly supportive community at Positivesingles. Los Angeles California (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 PostiveSingles.com is happy when its members are happy, and the popular dating website for singles who have sexually...

2013-12-19 11:56:14

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a first-of-its-kind series of compounds possessing anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) activity. The compounds present a new target for potential HIV drug development and future treatment options. Complete findings are printed in today's issue of the Journal of Virology. The compounds, known as ribonucleoside analogs 8-azaadenosine, formycin A, 3-deazauridine, 5-fluorocytidine and 2'-C-methylcytidine, were found to stop the...

2013-12-19 11:42:36

Life expectancy of treated HIV-positive individuals approaches that of general population A 20-year-old HIV-positive adult on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the U.S. or Canada may be expected to live into their early 70's, a life expectancy approaching that of the general population, according to results published December 18, 2013, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Hasina Samji and colleagues from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the North American...

2013-12-19 10:38:09

Biological markers confirm behavioral data; underscore drug's effectiveness In 2012 the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada became the first and only medication approved by the FDA for HIV prevention. Led by Gladstone Institutes' Investigator Robert Grant, MD, MPH, this research was hailed as an important step towards reducing the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. Now, a new study provides further proof that regular Truvada use can reduce one's risk for contracting HIV—without increasing sexual...


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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