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Newswise:Video Embedded covid-19-a-wake-up-call-for-the-need-for-new-antiviral-weapons
Released: 26-May-2020 3:00 PM EDT
COVID-19: A wake-up call for the need for new antiviral weapons
Morgridge Institute for Research

Even after heroic medical and societal efforts finally break the back of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the global sigh of relief may not last long. The chilling reality is that viral threats are growing more common. And they’re getting deadlier.

19-May-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Combining Multiple Measures of Alcohol Use Helps Clarify Risky Drinking in People with HIV
Research Society on Alcoholism

Researchers and clinicians can better understand the health risks facing people with HIV through comprehensive measures of alcohol use, including objective biomarkers, according to a new study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Frequent or heavy alcohol use in people with HIV can affect HIV disease progression and comorbidities. Alcohol use disorder is a barrier to effectively managing HIV and contributes in multiple ways to poor health outcomes. These effects are not well understood, however, owing in part to the limitations of self-report tools (questionnaires) for measuring alcohol use. Researchers at Louisiana State University and Tulane University correlated self-reported alcohol use, measured by multiple questionnaires, with a biomarker of alcohol consumption in people with HIV. This study explores the implications of this multi-faceted approach for understanding the alcohol use of people with HIV and the related risk factors.

Released: 7-May-2020 6:30 PM EDT
Dearth of Medical Resources in Africa for COVID-19 Reminiscent of Early HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Georgetown University Medical Center

Global health scholars have issued a clarion call about the needless loss of life expected because of a foreseeable prospect of “slow and inadequate access to supplies” to control COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa. They say what is unfolding now is similar to when lifesaving diagnostics and treatments came to the region long after they were available elsewhere.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Released: 30-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

Newswise: New University of Kentucky study could change what we know about platelets
Released: 29-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New University of Kentucky study could change what we know about platelets
University of Kentucky

The $6.6 million study will focus on how platelets function when they form clots in blood vessels and when they sense circulating pathogens, like viruses.

Newswise: Potential new HIV treatment could mean once-a-year injection
Released: 27-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Potential new HIV treatment could mean once-a-year injection
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

The advance has the potential to eliminate complications that arise from missing doses of life-saving medicines, according to the study published today in Nature Materials, a leading peer-reviewed biomedical research journal.

Released: 20-Apr-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Africa in the path of COVID-19
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

In a New England Journal of Medicine "Perspective" published today, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, global director of ICAP at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and Jessica Justman, MD, ICAP's senior technical director, and associate professor of epidemiology, urge a coordinated global effort in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with "countries around the world [taking] concrete steps to assist Africa in staying ahead of the curve, even as they confront their own epidemics."

Released: 7-Apr-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Depressive Disorders Are ‘Under Recognized and Under Treated’ in People with HIV/AIDS
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

People living with HIV/AIDS are at increased risk of depressive disorders. But all too often, these conditions go unrecognized or untreated, suggests a literature review in the May/June issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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