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Dartmouth Medical School receives $1.6 million in AIDS funding
A national foundation with a mission of supporting programs for children with AIDS made its final grant on Wednesday - World AIDS Day - with the distribution of $1.6 million to the section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. (2004-12-01)

Countries need greater support and less stringent conditions if global fund goals are to be met
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will today publish interim findings relating to how the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is being implemented in four African countries. The Fund was established in 2002 as a mechanism to get additional resources to affected countries to control these devastating diseases. (2004-07-01)

NIH multicenter AIDS cohort study commemorates 25 years of discovery
The longest US study of people with HIV/AIDS will be honored at a 25th anniversary commemoration on May 12, 2009, at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study has significantly contributed to the scientific understanding of HIV, AIDS and the effects of antiretroviral therapy through more than 1,000 publications, many of which have guided public health policy and the clinical care of people with HIV. (2009-05-06)

New preservative increases shelf life of blood platelets - decreases risk of harmful reactions
A new study has found that storing whole blood derived platelets in an artificial preservative can extend their shelf life and produce a safer end product. This is the finding of a research paper appearing in the May 2006 issue of Transfusion by researchers at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. (2006-05-31)

Antenatal HIV
South Africa's Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Program has severe shortcomings that could be doing more harm than good. HIV patients are missing out on opportunities to receive a key intervention -- namely the nevirapine tablet -- according to a study published in the online open access journal AIDS Research and Therapy. (2007-11-21)

Setting up cervical cancer screening programmes in the developing world
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Groesbeck Parham from the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, and colleagues describe their Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, which has provided services to over 58,000 women over the past five years. (2011-05-17)

IAS urges Russian government to radically reassess counterproductive drug policies
As Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the Russian state Duma, calls for a (2011-06-27)

Media reports ignore that Global Fund resources deliver tremendous results in the fight against AIDS
Following the publication of several media reports which seriously distort the extent of fraud discovered in grants financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the International AIDS Society urges all donors and governments to continue their funding. (2011-02-07)

Drug trials & the media
Media reports of drug trials can lack accuracy and reliability, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC International Health and Human Rights. Researchers say that in controversial issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention drug trials, investigators and funders should engage with the media to avoid misinterpretation and inaccurate reporting. (2005-08-24)

Methamphetamine study suggests increased risk for HIV transmission
New findings that one in 20 North Carolina men who have sex with men reported using crystal methamphetamine during the previous month suggests increased risk for spreading HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. (2007-08-27)

Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising
The first study in the developing world of directly observed antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children shows this form of treatment is an inexpensive, effective way to ensure that children take life-saving medications. Researchers at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, together with Maryknoll, the international Catholic charity, conducted the study. Results are published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health. (2007-05-31)

Global theme issue on poverty and human development
Four Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. journals are participating in the Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development, a special worldwide publishing event on Oct. 22, 2007, to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue to address poverty and human development. The Council of Science Editors has organized this unique simultaneous publication event with the participation of key journals throughout the world, including those published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (2007-10-22)

AIDS vaccine induces HIV-specific immune response in chronic infection
A controversial vaccine against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been shown to stimulate a critical part of the HIV-specific immune response in chronically infected patients. The small study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital finds that a vaccine made from an inactivated form of the AIDS virus (Remune) induces the proliferation of CD4 cells - also called T helper cells - that specifically target HIV. (2003-05-22)

Research aims to improve access to music for people using hearing aids
A collaborative project between the University of Leeds and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is bringing together music psychologist Dr Alinka Greasley and Dr Harriet Crook, Lead Clinical Scientist for Complex Hearing Loss, to investigate how music listening experiences are affected by deafness, hearing impairments and the use of hearing aids. (2015-05-19)

FSU research produces images of AIDS virus that may shape vaccine
As the world marks the 25th year since the first diagnosed case of AIDS, groundbreaking research by scientists at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. has produced remarkable three-dimensional images of the virus and the protein spikes on its surface that allow it to bind and fuse with human immune cells. (2006-05-26)

Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
Reducing the high rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa through treatment with antiviral drugs can be cost-effective if drug prices are lowered, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco AIDS Research Institute (ARI). (1998-05-08)

Every death counts: Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies and children
The authors of three South African health reports on maternal, neonatal and child deaths have come together to launch a new report titled (2008-04-10)

End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers
The nation's frontline HIV medical providers are calling for an end to waiting lists for essential anti-AIDS drugs that patients need in order to live. (2005-03-08)

T cell-based HIV vaccine candidate demonstrates positive results
New findings show that a T cell-based strategy remains a viable course to follow in the development of an HIV-1 vaccine. (2008-11-09)

Hearing the words beneath the noise
Professor Miriam Furst-Yust of TAU's School of Electrical Engineering has developed a new software application to improve the noise-filtering abilities of hearing aids and cochlear implants. (2009-08-05)

NIAID leaders outline research agenda for universal, voluntary HIV testing and treatment
Could a global program of universal, voluntary, annual HIV testing and immediate treatment for those who test positive effectively extinguish the HIV pandemic? Is such a program feasible? In the June 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, top HIV/AIDS research leaders at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, set forth a research agenda to answer these and other provocative questions that may help shape the future of HIV prevention. (2009-06-09)

HIV infection requires an accomplice: B cells with special protein direct HIV to T cells
HIV infection of T cells requires activation of a molecule on the surface of B cells, a finding that reveals yet another pathway the virus uses in its insidious attack on the immune system, University of Pittsburgh researchers will report at the XVI International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2006). While these cells themselves do not become infected, they play a pivotal role as an accomplice in HIV's takeover of T cells. (2006-08-12)

HIVMA opposes The Gambia's unproven AIDS remedy
Leading HIV experts are alarmed that the government of The Gambia is encouraging citizens living with HIV to stop taking antiretroviral medications in order to try an unproven herbal remedy. The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) calls on President Yahya Jammeh to cease his unproven claims that the treatment (2007-04-30)

Safety of new microbicide for HIV prevention to be tested in young women in US trial
In an effort to help stem the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly in women, researchers have launched a clinical safety trial of a topical vaginal microbicide with a unique molecular structure that holds promise for preventing the sexual transmission of HIV. The Microbicide Trials Network is leading the NIH-funded study in which VivaGel is being tested for the first time in sexually active young women to determine its safety, acceptability and ease of use. (2007-07-09)

Small Molecule Blocks Cell-Surface Receptor Needed For HIV-1 Infection Of T Cells: New Generation Of Combination Therapies Suggested
Last year, scientists discovered several new receptors on the surface of immune-system cells that are required -- along with the long-known CD4 receptor -- for HIV-1 to enter and infect those cells. Now, little more than a year later, researchers have identified a small molecule that blocks one of these so-called coreceptors. (1997-10-20)

Noted UCSF researcher to argue innate immune system plays vital role in fighting HIV
A debate between leading AIDS researchers on the role of the immune system in HIV infection will highlight the plenary sessions at the upcoming XIII International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (July 9-14). (2000-07-06)

Shorter AZT treatment reduces mother to child HIV transmission as well as longer treatment but for less cost
A shorter course of AZT therapy than currently prescribed for HIV-infected pregnant women may allow women in developing countries to afford the treatment that can reduce their babies' chances of contracting AIDS, but at a much lower cost, according to a study in the October 5 New England Journal of Medicine. (2000-10-03)

HIV infection progresses to AIDS quicker in developing countries
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences and Chiang Mai University in Thailand found that the progression from HIV infection to AIDS and death from AIDS is more rapid in people living in developing countries than those living in the United States and Europe. (2004-04-27)

Civil society and local partners for XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) announced
The International AIDS Society, conveners of the International AIDS Conference, along with permanent partners, the Global Network of People Living with HIV, the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, the International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS, are pleased to announce the new civil society and local partners for the XIX International AIDS Conference which will be held in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. (2010-07-12)

Pregnancy, not high-risk behavior, predictor of STD testing among newly homeless youth
In the first study of its kind focusing on newly homeless youth, UCLA researchers have found that high-risk sexual behavior did not predict whether these youths were tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Instead, they were tested only when someone became pregnant or got someone pregnant. (2006-02-17)

HIV/AIDS impact on education intensifies economic downfall
The economic decline caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in one of Africa's hardest hit sub-Saharan countries, Mozambique, may translate into even more dramatic losses as the disease takes a toll on education, according to a World Bank report by a Purdue University agricultural economist. (2002-02-05)

Virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma sabotages immune system with a new and unusual strategy
The virus that causes a common form of AIDS-related cancer sabotages the body's immune system in a novel and previously unsuspected way, University of California, San Francisco scientists have discovered. (2000-06-19)

Cryptococcus infections misdiagnosed in many AIDS patients
Most AIDS patients, when diagnosed with a fungal infection known simply as cryptococcosis, are assumed to have an infection with Cryptococcus neoformans, but a study from Duke University Medical Center suggests that a sibling species, Cryptococcus gattii, is a more common cause than was previously known. The difference between these strains could make a difference in treatment, clinical course, and outcome. (2011-09-01)

UCLA researchers develop T-cells from human embryonic stem cells
Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that human embryonic stem cells can be genetically manipulated and coaxed to develop into mature T-cells, raising hopes for a gene therapy to combat AIDS. (2006-07-03)

HIV subtype linked to increased likelihood for dementia
Patients infected with a particular subtype of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are more likely to develop dementia than patients with other subtypes, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows. (2009-08-28)

New study calculates millions of years saved in lives of AIDS patients
This year, the US federal government will spend $21 billion for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, prevention, and related activities. Is this enormous expenditure paying off? A study published in the July 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online, indicates that it is -- and more so than previously thought. (2006-06-01)

Study offers insights about development of the human immune system
A UCSF study has found that a surprisingly high number of maternal cells enters the fetus during pregnancy, prompting the generation of special immune cells in the fetus that suppress a response against the mother. (2008-12-04)

Immune cells engineered in lab to resist HIV infection, Stanford study shows
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a novel way to engineer key cells of the immune system so they remain resistant to infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (2013-01-22)

FACS professors receive $6 million to develop prevention programs for adolescents
Two grants, totaling more than $6 million, will allow University of Georgia child and family development professors to draw on years of research findings in developing preventive programs for young adolescents. (2000-11-26)

The hidden impact of aids on South African children
December 1st is World AIDS day. There are 33.4 million people worldwide living with HIV, 67per cent in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. In South Africa alone, 5.6 million people are HIV-positive, with only 22 per cent having access to anti-retroviral medication. A pioneering study, funded by Economic and Social Research Council and the South African National Research Foundation, finds that those children who care for parents with AIDS have a higher level of mental illness. (2010-11-30)

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