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Health, Disease Development, opoid addiction, HIV, Hepatitis C

WVU Researchers, Health Professionals Lead New Effort to Prevent HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreaks Related to Opioid Epidemic

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When communities face epidemics of drug abuse, a wave of infectious diseases often follows, including hepatitis and HIV. A new federally-funded program in southern West Virginia, led by West Virginia University, will seek to interrupt that cycle. 

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HIV, AIDS, Hiv Aids, Paris Declaration, Center for AIDS Research

Birmingham Among 13 U.S. Cities Committed to End the Spread of AIDS by 2030

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• Birmingham committed to the “90:90:90” principle, whereby 90 percent of people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 percent of those who know their status will be engaged with clinical care and on anti-HIV therapy, and 90 percent of those on treatment will achieve full viral suppression • Paris Declaration confirms 13th city to commit to being a Fast-Track City in the effort to end the spread of HIV/AIDS • HIV/AIDS research powerhouse, UAB stands behind commitment of city to end the spread of the disease

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Medical Marijuana, Cannabis, Opioid use, Chronic Pain, pain, HIV

First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana’s Impact on Opioid Use for Pain

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether medical marijuana reduces opioid use among adults with chronic pain, including those with HIV.

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Older Adults with HIV: An Overlooked Population?

Stigma due to age, sexual orientation, HIV status contributes to poor mental, physical health

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Gay Men, LGBTQ Health, Psychology, Rutgers School of Public Health, Perry N. Halkitis, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, American Psychological Association, AIDS, HIV

Rutgers Dean Named Researcher of the Year for Studies on Men and Masculinity

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Perry N. Halkitis, new dean of Rutgers School of Public Health, is cited for his scholarship and advocacy for gay men’s health

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Northern Arizona University, HIV, Ecoss, Bruce Hungate, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society

NAU Researcher Collaborates on Study of Risk Factors for HIV in Men

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According to a new paper published in the scientific journal mBio, an increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man’s risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent.

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HIV, vorinostat, Assay

Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance

For the first time researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an assay that can measure antigen production and clearance caused by a latency-reversing agent.

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CRISPR, Genetics, Cell Biology, technology and engineering, genome engineering, HIV, Prostate Cancer

How Powerful is CRISPR?

"Good morning, doctor, I am here for my gene editing appointment.” In the future, could this be a greeting heard in physician offices around the world? With the introduction of CRISPR technology, genetic material can now be more easily and precisely edited, even creating changes that can subsequently be inherited by offspring.

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Tricorder, X-Prize, Star Trek, Qualcomm, Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize, Diagnostic, Science Fiction

Livestreaming Today: Star Trek Tricorder XPrize Winning Device Presentation

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT

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HIV, Aids Treatment, Hematopoietic Cells, HIV Reservoirs

The Cells That Stand in the Way of Curing HIV: New Discovery Expands Understanding of Bone Marrow’s Role

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The reservoirs of long-term HIV infection mean patients must keep taking daily medication for life. But a new discovery could aid the search for new drugs to clear it entirely







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