AIDS


  • March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on March 10 to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV by getting tested, using condoms, and checking with their healthcare provider about medicines that prevent and treat ...More
    March 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • Reducing HIV Transmission Among Drug Injectors Lowers AIDS Mortality in Heterosexuals
    Although community network studies show that sexual relationships occur between members of risk groups -- men who have sex with other men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), non-injection drug users (NIDU) -- and heterosexuals, researchers at New York University's Center ...More
    February 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Experts Say End to AIDS Will Require HIV Vaccine Development
    Broader global access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapies and wider implementation of proven HIV prevention strategies could potentially control and perhaps end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. However, a safe and at least moderately effective HIV vaccine is needed to reach this ...More
    February 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Aggressive HIV Strain Leads to Faster AIDS Development
    A recently discovered HIV strain leads to significantly faster development of AIDS than currently prevalent forms, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. The period from infection to development of AIDS was the shortest reported among HIV-1 types, at ...More
    November 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers and Clinicians Unite to Explore What It Will Take to Achieve an AIDS-Free World
    Since the onset of the AIDS pandemic more than three decades ago, researchers from the lab and physicians in the clinic have been working toward one shared goal: an AIDS-free world. This week, a conference hosted by the journals Cell and The Lancet brought leading ...More
    November 7, 2013 Posted in News
  • OHSU AIDS Vaccine Candidate Appears to Completely Clear Virus from the Body
    An HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate developed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University appears to have the ability to completely clear an AIDS-causing virus from the body. The promising vaccine candidate is being developed at OHSU's Vaccine and Gene Therapy ...More
    September 11, 2013 Posted in News
  • Growing Share of HIV/AIDS Burden Shifts to Changing Group of Regions
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing in unexpected ways in countries around the world, showing that greater attention and financial investment may be needed in places where the disease has not reached epidemic levels, according to a new study from the Institute for Health ...More
    August 21, 2013 Posted in News
  • Is a Common Food Fungus Worsening the AIDS Epidemic?
    A type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may be quietly worsening the AIDS epidemic, according to a paper published today in the World Mycotoxin Journal. Kept in sacks piled in barns and warehouses, food stores in ...More
    July 23, 2013 Posted in News
  • Scientists Attempt to Define What Works for HIV/AIDS Vaccines
    Designing an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine is something of a paradox: a good vaccine would be safe and look enough like HIV to kick-start the immune system into neutralizing the virus – but the problem is that this is exactly what the human immune system has trouble doing even ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • AIDSVu Releases New Maps Depicting Impact of HIV in America
    This map shows the 2010 rate of adults/adolescents living with an HIV diagnosis per 100,000 population. The darker the area, the higher the rate. Areas shown in white are places where data are not shown (to protect privacy) and gray areas indicate places where data were not ...More
    June 27, 2013 Posted in News
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