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Article ID: 543165

New Male Circumcision Device for HIV Prevention Studied

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

With the recent endorsement by the World Health Organization (WHO) and scientists worldwide of adult male circumcision as an important strategy for HIV prevention, there is increased urgency to develop safe and cost-effective circumcision services. This is especially the case in Africa where HIV/AIDS continues to spread at an epidemic rate.

Released:
1-Aug-2008 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 543162

Researcher Commissions Special Issue of AIDS Journal

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

With tens of thousands due to gather in Mexico City Aug. 3 for the 2008 International AIDS Conference, the journal AIDS has published a special supplement that provides concrete recommendations for addressing the complex social and economic issues that fuel HIV.

Released:
1-Aug-2008 8:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 543143

Common Vaginal Infection May Increase Risk of HIV Infection

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A common vaginal infection may make women more susceptible to contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers have found.

Released:
31-Jul-2008 4:05 PM EDT
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    29-Jul-2008 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 542877

Deportation Linked to HIV Risk in Male Injection Drug Users

University of California San Diego Health

Male injection drug users deported from the United States to Tijuana have four-fold higher odds of HIV infection compared to those living in Tijuana who were not deported there, according to a study to be presented at the International AIDS Conference on August 5, 2008 in Mexico City.

Released:
23-Jul-2008 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 542969

Psychosocial Aspects of HIV/AIDS Published in June Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

FREE ONLINE ACCESS to Psychosocial Aspects of HIV/AIDS published in the June issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. Visit www.psychosomaticmedicine.org to access this important information for free!

Released:
29-Jul-2008 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 542982

Designer Teams with Mayo Clinic to Study Medical Decision Aids

Iowa State University

An Iowa State University design researcher is teaming up with the Mayo Clinic to transform her personal experiences with health care environments and information into more satisfying interactions for others. They will examine how design variables influence the decision-making process of diabetes patients using medical decision aids.

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28-Jul-2008 2:50 PM EDT
Newswise: Anti-HIV Therapy Boosts Life Expectancy

Article ID: 542937

Anti-HIV Therapy Boosts Life Expectancy

University of Alabama at Birmingham

HIV patients taking a cocktail of drugs called combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) have seen a 13-year boost in life expectancy, according to a new study. Improved survival has led to a nearly 40 percent drop in AIDS deaths among 43,355 HIV-positive study participants in Europe and North America, bolstering the call for improved anti-HIV efforts worldwide, the study authors said.

Released:
25-Jul-2008 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 542661

Pathologists Believe They Have Pinpointed Achilles Heel of HIV

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston believe they have uncovered the Achilles heel in the armor of the virus that continues to kill millions.

Released:
15-Jul-2008 10:00 AM EDT
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    11-Jul-2008 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 542425

Jury Still Out on Organ Transplant Success in HIV-Positive Patients

Health Behavior News Service

Does organ transplantation work as well in HIV-positive patients as in those without HIV infection? A new systematic review of six small studies indicates that the jury is still out. Since the late 1990s, patients with HIV are living longer because of effective medications and some physicians have "reconsidered their position" about organ transplantation for them.

Released:
8-Jul-2008 12:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 542536

New Hearing Aid Technology Passes the Restaurant Noise Test

Washington University in St. Louis

The sound of a noisy Chicago restaurant during the breakfast rush "” the clang of plates and silverware and the clamor of many voices "” was the crucial test of new hearing aid technology in a study conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study showed that the hearing aids worked well in a noisy environment "” the most challenging test for a hearing aid.

Released:
10-Jul-2008 4:00 PM EDT

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