Scientists Devise Method of Snipping HIV From Immune Cells

July 24, 2014 - AIDSmeds.

Researchers have created a genetic treatment that, for the first time, has succeeded in removing HIV from infected human cells, providing hope that the technique may be used as part of a treatment, cure or vaccine for the virus. Publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers devised molecular tools that delete HIV proviral DNA from infected cells....

Amidst Sadness, AIDS 2014 to Proceed as Global HIV Community Mourns Lost Leaders

July 18, 2004 - TheBodyPro.com by Julie "JD" Davids

A time of much anticipated excitement for the global HIV community has instead become a day of mourning, even as the leaders of the AIDS 2014 conference vow to proceed with the gathering in honor of comrades who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday.

A statement from conference hosts International AIDS Society explains that "In...

Statement on the re-emergence of HIV in the "Mississippi Baby"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Friday, 11 July, 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - International AIDS Society.
 
The International AIDS Society today expressed its disappointment at the announcement made in the past 24 hours by the National Institutes of Health in the US that the child known as the "Mississippi baby" - an infant seemingly cured of HIV in early 2013, now has clear evidence of HIV...

Jailhouse theater program helps women disclose HIV status

July 11, 2014 - SFGate.

by Erin Allday

UCSF doctors have teamed with artists from the Medea Project - a jailhouse theater program for women designed to reduce recidivism rates - to help women disclose to their partners and family members that they have HIV.

The point, in turn, is to improve their support network and overall quality of life.

The troupe of HIV-positive women creates and performs theater productions...

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

July 10, 2014 - NPR.

by Richard Harris

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.

This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising new treatment for infants born with HIV.

The ...

NYU Researchers Tackle Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Medical Studies

July 7, 2014 - New York University.

First social/behavioral intervention to address under-representation of African Americans and Latinos in AIDS clinical trials

A New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) research team found that a social/behavioral intervention vastly increased the number of African American and Latino individuals living with HIV/AIDS who enrolled in HIV/AIDS medical studies. The intervention, designed by researchers at the NYUCN's Center for Drug Use and HIV...

Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York's AIDS Epidemic

June 28. 2014 - The New York Times.

By Anemona Hartocollis

Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office plans...

PrEPared to Fight: A Woman-Centered Approach to HIV Prevention

June 18, 2014 - BETA (San Francisco AIDS Foundation).

by Heather Boerner

In 2000, Poppy Hillsborough* entered an office at San Francisco General Hospital with babies on her mind. Her boyfriend, Ted Morgan,* has HIV, and she wanted to know if she could have children with him without adopting or using expensive reproductive technology. If she thought of HIV medications at all, it was because they were keeping Morgan healthy....

Emerging HIV Epidemics Among People Who Inject Drugs in the Middle East and North Africa

Press Release from Weill Cornell Medical College Newsoom

DOHA, QATAR (June 17, 2014) — HIV epidemics are emerging among people who inject drugs in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Though HIV infection levels were historically very low in the Middle East and North Africa, substantial levels of HIV transmission and emerging HIV epidemics have been documented among people who inject drugs in at least one-third of...

HIV infections rise among Vietnamese women: report

June 18, 2014 - Thanh Nien News.

More than 3,100 people in Vietnam, many of them women, have been found to be infected with HIV so far this year, according to the National Commission on AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention.

The proportion of women among the infected increased from 24.2 percent in 2007 to more than 32 percent in 2013 and the first half of this year, the agency reported.

So...

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Scientists Devise Method of Snipping HIV From Immune Cells

July 24, 2014 - AIDSmeds.

Researchers have created a genetic treatment that, for the first time, has succeeded in removing HIV from infected human cells, providing hope that the technique may be used as part of a treatment, cure or vaccine for the virus. Publishing their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers devised molecular tools that delete HIV proviral DNA from infected cells....

Amidst Sadness, AIDS 2014 to Proceed as Global HIV Community Mourns Lost Leaders

July 18, 2004 - TheBodyPro.com by Julie "JD" Davids

A time of much anticipated excitement for the global HIV community has instead become a day of mourning, even as the leaders of the AIDS 2014 conference vow to proceed with the gathering in honor of comrades who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yesterday.

A statement from conference hosts International AIDS Society explains that "In...

Statement on the re-emergence of HIV in the "Mississippi Baby"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Friday, 11 July, 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - International AIDS Society.
 
The International AIDS Society today expressed its disappointment at the announcement made in the past 24 hours by the National Institutes of Health in the US that the child known as the "Mississippi baby" - an infant seemingly cured of HIV in early 2013, now has clear evidence of HIV...

Jailhouse theater program helps women disclose HIV status

July 11, 2014 - SFGate.

by Erin Allday

UCSF doctors have teamed with artists from the Medea Project - a jailhouse theater program for women designed to reduce recidivism rates - to help women disclose to their partners and family members that they have HIV.

The point, in turn, is to improve their support network and overall quality of life.

The troupe of HIV-positive women creates and performs theater productions...

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

July 10, 2014 - NPR.

by Richard Harris

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.

This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising new treatment for infants born with HIV.

The ...

NYU Researchers Tackle Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Medical Studies

July 7, 2014 - New York University.

First social/behavioral intervention to address under-representation of African Americans and Latinos in AIDS clinical trials

A New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) research team found that a social/behavioral intervention vastly increased the number of African American and Latino individuals living with HIV/AIDS who enrolled in HIV/AIDS medical studies. The intervention, designed by researchers at the NYUCN's Center for Drug Use and HIV...

Cuomo Plan Seeks to End New York's AIDS Epidemic

June 28. 2014 - The New York Times.

By Anemona Hartocollis

Borrowing an idea from leading AIDS researchers, the Cuomo administration said on Friday that it had developed a plan to aggressively identify, track and treat people with H.I.V. infection with the aim of reducing new infection to the point that by 2020, AIDS would no longer reach epidemic levels in New York State.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office plans...

PrEPared to Fight: A Woman-Centered Approach to HIV Prevention

June 18, 2014 - BETA (San Francisco AIDS Foundation).

by Heather Boerner

In 2000, Poppy Hillsborough* entered an office at San Francisco General Hospital with babies on her mind. Her boyfriend, Ted Morgan,* has HIV, and she wanted to know if she could have children with him without adopting or using expensive reproductive technology. If she thought of HIV medications at all, it was because they were keeping Morgan healthy....

Emerging HIV Epidemics Among People Who Inject Drugs in the Middle East and North Africa

Press Release from Weill Cornell Medical College Newsoom

DOHA, QATAR (June 17, 2014) — HIV epidemics are emerging among people who inject drugs in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Though HIV infection levels were historically very low in the Middle East and North Africa, substantial levels of HIV transmission and emerging HIV epidemics have been documented among people who inject drugs in at least one-third of...

HIV infections rise among Vietnamese women: report

June 18, 2014 - Thanh Nien News.

More than 3,100 people in Vietnam, many of them women, have been found to be infected with HIV so far this year, according to the National Commission on AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention.

The proportion of women among the infected increased from 24.2 percent in 2007 to more than 32 percent in 2013 and the first half of this year, the agency reported.

So...

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