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Newswise: Anti-HIV Gel Proven Safe, Tolerable For Women
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    25-Feb-2008 3:45 AM EST

Article ID: 538010

Anti-HIV Gel Proven Safe, Tolerable For Women

University of Alabama at Birmingham

An experimental anti-HIV gel is safe for women to use on a daily basis, according to research presented at an international microbicides meeting in New Delhi. The Phase II trial evaluated if tenofovir was safe to use every day for six months, or safe to use prior to each act of sex. Both approaches were found safe, paving the way for a larger study to see if the gel prevents HIV infection, the study authors said.

22-Feb-2008 12:55 PM EST
Newswise: RTI International Expands Global Health Capabilities

Article ID: 537852

RTI International Expands Global Health Capabilities

RTI International

In an effort to strengthen and broaden its global health research and project implementation capabilities, RTI International has hired an internationally recognized team of researchers who together comprise the Women's Global Health Imperative formerly at the University of California at San Francisco.

18-Feb-2008 9:10 AM EST
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    4-Feb-2008 4:15 PM EST

Article ID: 537442

Breast-Feeding Now Safer for Infants of HIV-Infected Mothers

Johns Hopkins Medicine

An antiretroviral drug already in widespread use in the developing world to prevent the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to their newborns during childbirth has also been found to substantially cut the risk of subsequent HIV transmission during breast-feeding.

4-Feb-2008 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 537471

Insomnia Patients with Anxiety, Depression Often Denied Sleep Meds

Ohio State University

Patients with insomnia who are diagnosed with accompanying mental health ailments often are not prescribed medication that will help them sleep "“ which could then make related anxiety or depression worse, new research suggests.

4-Feb-2008 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 537425

International African Literature Conference at WIU April 22-27

Western Illinois University

Worldwide scholars and poets, authors and reviewers of African literature will convene at Western Illinois University in Macomb April 22 -27 for the 34th Annual African Literature Association Conference, "African and African Diaspora Women Writers, Global Challenges and Cultural Identity."

1-Feb-2008 12:50 PM EST



Article ID: 537368

Novel Vaccine Concept Developed: Protein from Herpes Virus Serves as Potent Vaccine Enhancer

Wistar Institute

A new vaccine design strategy developed by scientists at The Wistar Institute could help to develop vaccines against diseases like AIDS and cervical cancer. The secret is using a herpes simplex protein called glycoprotein D to block a receptor molecule on antigen-presenting cells.

31-Jan-2008 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 537237

Pharmacy Professor Hunting Killer Diseases with Novel Research

University of Rhode Island

A pharmacy researcher is developing compounds that could play a major role in the fight against certain cancers, discovering novel compounds to fight the virus that causes AIDS, and finalizing development of a cream that could be used by women during intercourse to prevent HIV transmission.

28-Jan-2008 11:45 AM EST




Article ID: 536883

Researchers Find Cell Protein That Nips HIV in the Bud

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have found that a key protein in the body's dendritic cells can stop the virus that causes AIDS from "budding" "” part of the virus' life cycle that is crucial to its ability to replicate and infect other cells.

13-Jan-2008 5:40 PM EST

Article ID: 536535

Patient with AIDS Finds Heart-Assit Device is an Option When Transplant is Not


Josh Bristow, 51, is one of a very few patients in the nation with AIDS and late-stage heart failure to have a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted as "destination therapy." He needed a heart transplant, but the immune-compromising nature of AIDS virtually excluded him as a candidate for transplantation because of the increased risk of infection and the inability to undergo immunosuppression to prevent organ rejection.

9-Jan-2008 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 536655

Study Tracks Sexual Behavior of Newly Homeless Youth

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Newly homeless youth are likelier to engage in risky sexual behavior if they stay in nonfamily settings "” such as friends' homes, abandoned buildings or the streets "”because they lack supervision and social support.

6-Jan-2008 5:00 PM EST

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