Tag archive for ‘HIV’
By Robert On Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Haiti reports 25000 new HIV cases in 2013

Haitian health officials are reporting via their Epidemiological Bulletin for HIV Surveillance #7 (computer translated) that from January to December 2013, there were 25,161 newly diagnosed cases during the year, More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Philippines DOH clarifies position on ‘mandatory’ HIV testing in response to critics

Several HIV interest groups recently criticized the DOH for its plans to implement “mandatory” HIV testing while citing provisions in the 1998 AIDS law that does not allow “compulsory” testing. In More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Scientists Show AIDS Vaccine Could Work Against Changeable Site on HIV

PRESS RELEASE LA JOLLA, CA—May 14, 2014—A vaccine or other therapy directed at a single site on a surface protein of HIV could in principle neutralize nearly all strains of the virus—thanks to the diversity More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Lipid Concentration Determines Time of HIV Spread

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health have found that an inheritable trait, in which dendritic cells of the immune system have low levels of cholesterol, slowed the usually rapid More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Northwestern U professor talks details about intravaginal ring device

Patrick F. Kiser Ph.D, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University discusses a device that could change women’s reproductive health in a significant way–an intravaginal ring More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 13th, 2014

CDC reports rare woman-to-woman HIV transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) today of a rare, but likely female-to-female transmission of HIV, which occurred in Houston, More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Vaginal ring delivers herpes, HIV antivirals, contraceptives for months of protection: Northwestern researcher

A Northwestern University (NU) researcher has come up with a device that could  change women’s reproductive health in a significant way–an intravaginal ring that delivers antiviral protection against More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Miami researchers make a dramatic step towards an HIV vaccine

The elusive HIV/AIDS vaccine. Researchers have been trying to develop this vital preventive tool for the viral syndrome for years. Now, researchers at the  University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Center More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Top 5 most prevalent sexually transmitted infections in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections (STI) among men and women nearly split evenly. This number includes both new and existing More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Letter to the Editor: HIV-infected women released from jail have worse HIV treatment outcomes than men, according to Yale study

In response to an interview I had with the lead author of the study, “Gender Disparities in HIV Treatment Outcomes Following Release From Jail: Results From a Multicenter Study”, Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

HIV-infected women released from jail have worse HIV treatment outcomes than men, according to Yale study

A recently published study in the American Journal of Public Health shows that HIV-infected women transitioning from jail experience greater comorbidity and worse HIV treatment outcomes than their male counterparts. Jaimie More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Knowing HIV status lowers sexual risk among US gay and bisexual men

A new analysis of data from 20 major U.S. cities reveals continued signs of sexual risk among gay and bisexual men, but shows dramatically lower sexual risk among those who accurately know their HIV status. The More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

HIV infections up in Europe

The number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections has increased by 8 percent from 2011 to 2012 on the European continent, according to new data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and More...

By Robert On Monday, September 23rd, 2013

New HIV infections down 33% since 2001: UNAIDS

The combined, adult and children, new HIV infections has dropped by a third, according to new data released today in the 2013 UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic. Public domain photo/ ChristianHeldt via More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Two men clear of HIV post-bone marrow transplants

Two patients at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) are HIV free after undergoing bone marrow transplants for cancer treatment, according to findings presented at the International AIDS Society More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 30th, 2013

WHO: Earlier ART recommended in new guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new treatment guidelines for HIV, which centers around earlier antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the newly published guidelines. Image/CIA The new recommendations More...

By Robert On Friday, June 28th, 2013
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Emory releases new national data on AIDSVu, the interactive national HIV mapping tool

The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched its annual update of AIDSVu, including new interactive online maps that show the latest HIV prevalence data for 20 U.S. cities by ZIP code or census More...

By Robert On Monday, April 22nd, 2013

HAART appears to protect against heart damage: NIH

For children who have had HIV-1 infection since birth, the combination drug therapies now used to treat HIV appear to protect against the heart damage seen before combination therapies were available, according More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

NIH: Children exposed to HIV in the womb at increased risk for hearing loss

From an NIH news release June 20, 2012: Photo/US Navy Children exposed to HIV in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than are their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, December 5th, 2011

‘Robin Hood’ protesters in New York sue for stolen pizza and soda

There were 8 ‘Robin Hoods’ arrested during an act of civil disobedience last week, and they are now demanding $30 restitution from the NYPD for two stolen large pizzas, and two bottles of soda. These More...

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