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Newswise: Blood Stem Cell Research
Released: 15-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Blood Stem Cell Research
University of Delaware

A nanoparticle carrier system that could eliminate the need for bone marrow transplants, which are both expensive and difficult for patients to undergo. The University of Delaware's Emily Day, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is developing a platform that could treat stem cells directly without the need to remove them from the body.

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Released: 8-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B
Florida State University

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 36 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 5:45 PM EST
Intervention for patients hospitalized with HIV improved reengagement and outcomes of care
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Providing multidisciplinary team consults for HIV patients while they are hospitalized to help address social and medical barriers reduces future infection rates and boosts participation in follow-up care, results from a study on how to reengage patients show.

Newswise: Women with single dose of HPV vaccine gain similar protection as multiple doses
20-Dec-2019 1:10 PM EST
Women with single dose of HPV vaccine gain similar protection as multiple doses
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A new study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 26-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST
Managing HIV/HCV Drug Interactions – JANAC Presents an Update for Nurses
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

New direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medications are highly effective in curing patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). But these drugs carry a risk of interactions with antiretroviral therapy (ART) used to control HIV. An update on management of drug interactions in patients coinfected with HIV/HCV is presented in The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC). The official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, JANAC is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 4:45 PM EST
New study shows pregnant women with HIV often not given recommended treatment
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Pregnant women living with HIV don’t always receive antiretroviral medications recommended for use in pregnancy, according to a recent study published in Jama Network Open this week. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago’s researchers collaborated in the multi-site Surveillance Monitoring for ART Toxicities (SMARTT) study of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) network.

Released: 19-Dec-2019 2:45 PM EST
FY 2020 Spending Bill Funds Critical Initiatives While Neglecting Urgent Priorities
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The spending bill passed today is a welcome step forward. Allocations in the bill will strengthen public health and research efforts during the year ahead and will provide critical support for important goals. At the same time, the legislation in its final form also brings inadequate responses to current and urgent challenges with the potential for long-term and costly consequences.

Newswise: A Decade in Review: 7 Healthcare Breakthroughs
Released: 18-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST
A Decade in Review: 7 Healthcare Breakthroughs
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health experts weigh in on the most significant healthcare advances of the last ten years and what exciting developments we can look forward to in the decade ahead.

Released: 16-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
Novel drug purified and developed from Amazon rainforest tree sap being studied for treatment of chronic diarrhea
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A drug purified and developed from the sap of a tree in the Amazon rainforest is now being studied for the treatment of chronic idiopathic diarrhea in non-HIV patients at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as part of a two-year pilot study.

16-Dec-2019 3:05 AM EST
Young adults experiencing homelessness are not seeking medical care after rape
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Nearly three-fourths of young adults experiencing homelessness who are raped do not seek post-sexual assault medical care, missing an opportunity to greatly reduce their risk of contracting HIV, according to a survey led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 12-Dec-2019 3:30 PM EST
House Drug Pricing Bill Serves Patients, Public Health
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act passed by the House of Representatives today introduces critically needed and significant steps to reduce costs and improve access to life-saving therapies for conditions including HIV and hepatitis C. Importantly, the legislation also brings essential resources to combat antibiotic resistance, find and develop new infection fighting drugs and bring them to market. The balanced approach of this legislation will serve patients and public health.

Released: 6-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fueling drug resistance
University of Liverpool

A common first-line treatment approach for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance, new University of Liverpool research warns.

Newswise: New prevention program uses emergency room to reach black women at risk for HIV
Released: 3-Dec-2019 12:35 PM EST
New prevention program uses emergency room to reach black women at risk for HIV
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With a disproportionate number of black cisgender women in the U.S. becoming HIV positive, researchers are sharing critical health information through an atypical venue: the emergency room.

Released: 2-Dec-2019 12:40 PM EST
This World AIDS Day Finds Us at a Crossroads
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

This World AIDS Day marks a promising and unprecedented point in a quest begun nearly four decades ago to end the global public health threat of HIV through science and solidarity. Increasingly, effective and essential technologies, medicines and measures to effectively treat the virus and prevent transmissions are finding their way to where they are needed most and are demonstrating that we have what is needed to end this pandemic. For the first time, the United States has developed a plan aiming to end the American epidemic. And in keeping with hard-earned knowledge as well as with the theme of this World AIDS Day, communities are at the center of ambitious responses. Still, this World AIDS Day finds progress stalled by policies and politics that threaten the momentum we have gathered.

Newswise: To Meet HIV World Health Goals, TB Must Also Be Reduced
Released: 26-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST
To Meet HIV World Health Goals, TB Must Also Be Reduced
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The World Health Organization has set a goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

26-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
HIV: Overwhelming the enemy from the start
Universite de Montreal

Virologist Eric Cohen and his team have identified a way to thwart HIV infection at its very early stages.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Experts Available in Observance of World AIDS Day
Released: 26-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Johns Hopkins Experts Available in Observance of World AIDS Day
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nearly 40 million people around the world are living with HIV, and experts believe about 20% do not know their status. In the U.S., more than 1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV.

Newswise: Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS
Released: 22-Nov-2019 4:05 AM EST
Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS
University of Washington

Some primates can carry SIV, a virus resembling HIV, lifelong and yet not develop AIDS. They are able to repair SIV damage to intestinal mucous tissues and avoid escape of gut bacteria and other events leading to immune system exhaustion. The findings offer clues for new HIV treatments

Newswise: Philadelphia Foundation Grants $100,000 To Penn Nursing From Robert I. Jacobs Fund for HIV Prevention Study
Released: 20-Nov-2019 10:25 AM EST
Philadelphia Foundation Grants $100,000 To Penn Nursing From Robert I. Jacobs Fund for HIV Prevention Study
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Penn Nursing has received a $100,000 grant from the Robert I. Jacobs Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation for HIV research. The grant supports an investigation, “Youth-driven Perspectives in HIV Biomedical Prevention and Cure Research,” led by José A. Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Presidential Professor of Nursing.

Newswise: Mapping the pathway to gut health in HIV patients
Released: 19-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
Mapping the pathway to gut health in HIV patients
UC Davis Health

A UC Davis study found that Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria rapidly repaired damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus. It linked chronically inflamed leaky gut to the loss of PPARα signaling and damage to mitochondria.

Newswise: Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans
18-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results of their study will be published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

13-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
The Invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis: Addressing Gaps in the National Response
New York University

American Journal of Public Health article sees heightened dangers for Hispanics/Latinos, and an urgent need for enhanced public-health response.

14-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
Injection drug use: not the same across Canada
Universite de Montreal

A new study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows close to 172,000 Canadians injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 just five years earlier, but support varies.

Newswise: How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light
Released: 14-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The success of antiretroviral therapies has extended the lives of people living with HIV, long enough for other chronic health conditions to emerge, including a recently documented uptick in sudden death.

Released: 13-Nov-2019 9:45 AM EST
Sex workers’ preferences for HIV prevention center on convenience
Ohio State University

Preventing HIV in sex workers is a powerful tool in lowering the worldwide burden of the disease, and a new study could help ensure that high-risk women take advantage of medical safeguards.

Released: 12-Nov-2019 3:20 PM EST
UAlbany Receives $1 Million for Public Health Modeling Center
University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany is now the home of an applied modeling center designed to aid the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health organizations in developing, implementing and altering public health initiatives.

Newswise: Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths
Released: 12-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
Respiratory Groups Call for An End to Preventable Pneumonia Deaths
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a member, calls for an end to preventable pneumonia deaths, ensuring equitable access to interventions for prevention and control of pneumonia.

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Released: 8-Nov-2019 12:50 PM EST
Synthetic DNA Technology Applied as a Novel Strategy for Delivery of Anti-HIV Antibodies
Wistar Institute

Wistar scientists applied synthetic DNA-based technology to drive in vivo production of broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies in small and large-animal models, providing proof of concept for a simple and effective next generation approach to HIV prevention and therapy. These results were published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Released: 29-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT
Shaping a Contemporary Research Strategy for HIV
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

To end the HIV epidemic in the US, the use of behavioral and social science research—combined with biomedical strategies—is essential, according to a series of new papers in JAIDS. The 15 article supplement was co-edited by two faculty members in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Newswise: Testing HIV Testers
Released: 29-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Testing HIV Testers
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

An innovative study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) used a youth-driven mystery shopper methodology to assess YMSM’s testing experiences in three metropolitan cities highly impacted by the HIV epidemic.

9-Oct-2019 11:45 AM EDT
Scientists Make Surprising Discovery About Latent HIV Reservoir
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

HIV antiretroviral (ART) meds cannot completely eradicate the virus; it persists in immune cell “reservoirs.” Now scientists have discovered evidence that the initial use of ART alters the host environment to allow the formation or stabilization of most of the long-lived HIV reservoir.

Newswise: One Step Closer: Johns Hopkins Selects Architect For Early-Stage Planning Of Multidisciplinary Building In Honor Of Henrietta Lacks.
Released: 5-Oct-2019 1:15 PM EDT
One Step Closer: Johns Hopkins Selects Architect For Early-Stage Planning Of Multidisciplinary Building In Honor Of Henrietta Lacks.
Johns Hopkins Medicine

After a rigorous vetting process, Johns Hopkins University officials announced today their selection of Vines Architecture to lead the planning stages, known as a feasibility study, for a multidisciplinary building that will honor the legacy of Henrietta Lacks.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
HIV testing to expand with UChicago Medicine’s $4.5 million grant
University of Chicago Medical Center

More HIV testing will be available in the Chicago area, thanks to a five-year, $4.5 million federal public health grant recently awarded to the University of Chicago Medicine.

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Released: 30-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Duke Vaccine Institute Plays Integral Role in National Effort to Improve Flu Shots
Duke Clinical Research Institute

As part of a massive national effort to improve and modernize flu shots, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received three research contracts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with an initial award of approximately $29.6 million in first-year funding.

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Released: 27-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Living well, living longer with HIV-AIDS
Case Western Reserve University

A nurse scientist at Case Western Reserve University is further expanding her research on aging-related health challenges increasingly faced by people living longer with HIV-AIDS.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT
AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource Renewed with $22 Million Grant
George Washington University

The ACSR has been renewed for five years with the George Washington University serving as the prime site.

Released: 24-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Researchers Isolate Switch that Kills Inactive HIV
University of California San Diego Health

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified a switch controlling HIV reproduction in immune cells which can eliminate dormant HIV reservoirs.

Newswise: Wistar Receives More than $12 Million to Fund 
Innovative Clinical Research on the Impact of Opioid Use on Response to Therapy in People Living with HIV
Released: 24-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Wistar Receives More than $12 Million to Fund Innovative Clinical Research on the Impact of Opioid Use on Response to Therapy in People Living with HIV
Wistar Institute

Wistar was awarded two major grants totaling more than $12 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to fund an international multidisciplinary clinical research consortium spearheaded by Wistar’s HIV Research Program.

Newswise: Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise for HIV Prevention and Treatment
Released: 20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise for HIV Prevention and Treatment
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study published today in Nature Communications shows a promising alternative for those who have to take a daily pill regimen.

Released: 20-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Spending bills released by Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday demonstrate encouraging recognition of some of the most urgent health challenges threatening individual and public health at home and abroad. At the same time, the bills fall short of the comprehensive commitments necessary to fully effective responses.

Released: 19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Senate Subcommittees Takes Important Step Toward Ending HIV While Resources to Address Concurrent Epidemics, Housing Remain Critical, but Unaddressed
HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee’s allocations of funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in its proposed budget for 2020 represent a significant step toward an ambitious, critical, and achievable goal; however, lack of new resources to confront increasing rates of hepatitis C and sexually transmitted diseases with insufficient support for addressing opioid-related infectious diseases, falls far short of the response to these concurrent epidemics that is needed.

Newswise: How to Successfully Recruit Minority Adolescents for STI/HIV Prevention Research
Released: 19-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
How to Successfully Recruit Minority Adolescents for STI/HIV Prevention Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Disparities in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV between Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents and their white counterparts are well documented. Culturally and developmentally appropriate efforts targeted to help these youth establish healthy practices to lower their risk of sexually transmitted infections are warranted. However, such interventions present unique challenges in recruiting and retaining research participants.

Newswise: Starting HIV Treatment in ERs May Be Key to Ending HIV Spread Worldwide
Released: 16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Starting HIV Treatment in ERs May Be Key to Ending HIV Spread Worldwide
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a follow-up study conducted in South Africa, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for curbing the spread of HIV infections in hard-to-reach populations if the EDs jump-start treatment and case management as well as diagnosis of the disease. A report on the findings was published in August in EClinicalMedicine.

Newswise: Texas Biomed Researchers Pinpoint Why HIV Patients Are More Likely to Develop Tuberculosis
Released: 12-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Texas Biomed Researchers Pinpoint Why HIV Patients Are More Likely to Develop Tuberculosis
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Tuberculosis and HIV – two of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases – are far worse when they occur together. Now, Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers have pinpointed an important mechanism at work in this troubling health problem. And, their discovery could lead to a new mode of treatment for people at risk.


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