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NIH Funds Research to Detect Tuberculosis Progression in People with HIV

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Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death worldwide among people infected with HIV. But as yet, no test can reliably show when latent (inactive) TB infections in people with HIV starts progressing to active—and potentially fatal—TB disease. Now, a researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine has received a five-year, $3.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to identify biomarkers that signal an increase in activity by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes TB, in people with HIV.

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Mutational Tug of War Over HIV's Disease-Inducing Potential

A study from Emory AIDS researchers shows how the expected disease severity when someone is newly infected by HIV reflects a balance between the virus' invisibility to the host's immune system and its ability to reproduce.

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Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Cancer, HIV, AIDS, Pharmaceuticals

Professor Receives Funding to Improve Drug Manufacturing Processes

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Enrique del Castillo has been awarded $270,568 by the National Science Foundation to develop statistical methods that will improve the formulation and manufacturing of drugs used to treat some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

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Sexual Satisfaction, Sub-Saharan Africa, HIVAIDS, World Gallup Poll, Religion, Income, Relationship

Sub-Saharan Africans Are Satisfied with Their Sex Lives

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People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of survey respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research to be presented Monday, Aug. 22, at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Study Finds Better Definition of Homelessness May Help Minimize HIV Risk

Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness.

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SUNY Downstate’s STAR Program Receives $1.9 Million to Expand HIV Prevention Services

Brooklyn, NY – SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program has been awarded $1.9 million in new grant funding from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide enhanced HIV prevention services throughout Brooklyn using the latest biomedical tools, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PEP).

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Roadblocks to Research: UNC Bioethicist Addresses Lack of HIV Studies in Pregnant Women

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CHAPEL HILL, NC –UNC School of Medicine’s Anne Lyerly is addressing the urgent need for effective HIV prevention and treatment for the estimated 1.5 million women worldwide with HIV who give birth each year. Lyerly, associate director of the UNC Center for Bioethics and associate professor of social medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, is also an obstetrician/gynecologist who studies ethically complex clinical and policy issues related to women’s reproductive health.

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Einstein-Montefiore and CUNY Research Team Receives $9.4 Million to Lead Study of HIV/AIDS Care in Central Africa

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore, in collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY), have received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead research in Central Africa to improve clinical care and health outcomes for patients with HIV. The ongoing, five-country observational study, called Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (CA-IeDEA), involves more than 50,000 HIV-positive children and adults taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART).

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VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth Rewards Mount Sinai Health System for Management of Patients with HIV

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Mount Sinai Health System receives $420k for reducing HIV viral loads for VNSNY’s CHOICE SelectHealth Plan members

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Professor Receives Grant to Identify Genes That Keep HIV Latent

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One of the biggest challenges to discovering a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is when the disease becomes dormant — hidden and inactive within the human body. Modern therapy can practically wipe out the virus, but stores of latent HIV soon become active and multiply all over again.

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Dormant Copies of HIV Mostly Defective, New Study Shows

After fully sequencing the latent HIV “provirus” genomes from 19 people being treated for HIV, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that even in patients who start treatment very early, the only widely available method to measure the reservoir of dormant HIV in patients is mostly counting defective viruses that won’t cause harm, rather than those that can spring back into action and keep infections going.

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HIV Stigma Influenced by Perceptions of Masculinity, Study Reveals

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Whether an HIV-positive man has met cultural expectations of masculinity might impact how much stigma he experiences, according to a new study from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Researchers at Sandia, Northeastern Develop Method to Study Critical HIV Protein

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Mike Kent, a researcher in Sandia National Laboratories’ Biological and Engineering Sciences Center, is studying a protein called Nef involved in HIV progression to AIDS with the ultimate goal of blocking it. He and his collaborators have developed a new hybrid method to study this HIV protein that compromises the immune system. The method also could work on many other proteins that damage cellular processes and cause diseases.

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First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

Research announced today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind next-generation sequencing test can detect HIV drug resistance mutations that conventional tests fail to identify. This test could play a critical role in helping clinicians to optimize HIV treatment regimens, while also helping public health initiatives to minimize the development of global resistance to antiretroviral drugs.

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Cardiology, HIV and AIDS, Imaging, Coronary Arteries, Men's Health

Cardiac Imaging Reveals the Association Between Increased Prevalence of Coronary Issues Among Men with HIV and Higher Indications of Cardiac Inflammation

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Using cardiac CT scans, researchers found an association between higher inflammatory biomarkers and a significantly higher prevalence of coronary artery disease in men infected with HIV

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New Anti-HIV Medication Provides Protection for Women and Infants

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Each year, 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant. Without effective treatment, up to 45 percent of HIV-infected mothers will transmit the virus to their child. In an effort to prevent HIV transmission to women and their children, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrated the effectiveness of a new anti-HIV medication, EFdA, in pre-clinical animal models.

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New Study Finds CD4 T-Cell and Blimp-1 Protein Critical to Toxoplasmosis Regulation

Researchers from the George Washington University published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine finding a way to regulate chronic toxoplasmosis, one of the most common parasitic diseases worldwide.

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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to Present Seven Scientific Posters, Six Products at AACC

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics will present seven scientific posters on its assays and display six products at the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting. Ortho’s posters will address a range of important tests, both marketed and in-development for clinical labs.

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HIV and AIDS, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Hiv Vaccine, broadly neutralizing antibodies

Tracking How HIV Disrupts Immune System Informs Vaccine Development

One of the main mysteries confounding development of an HIV vaccine is why some people infected with the virus make the desired antibodies after several years, but a vaccine can’t seem to induce the same response.

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UofL Provides Comprehensive Dental Care for People Living with HIV

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UofL’s Community Based Dental Partnership Program (CBDPP), is one of only 12 Ryan White CBDPP federally funded oral health programs in the United States, and the only one in Kentucky.







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