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    31-Jul-2007 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 531912

High Rates of HIV Infection Documented Among Young Nepalese Girls Sex-Trafficked to India

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

A study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers of girls and women who were sex-trafficked from Nepal to India and then repatriated has found that 38 percent were HIV positive. The infection rate exceeded 60 percent among girls forced into prostitution prior to age 15 years. One in seven of the study's participants had been trafficked into sexual servitude prior to this young age.

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27-Jul-2007 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 531999

Discovery in Plant Virus May Help Prevent HIV and Similar Viruses

Purdue University

In a study that could lead to new ways to prevent infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and similar organisms, Purdue University researchers have been able to genetically modify a plant to halt reproduction of a related virus.

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31-Jul-2007 9:50 AM EDT
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    16-Jul-2007 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 531501

HIV Protease Inhibitor Drugs May Adversely Affect the Scaffolding of the Cell Nucleus

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

UCLA scientists, along with collaborators from Purdue University, have demonstrated that HIV protease inhibitors "” crucial drugs for HIV treatment "” block a cellular enzyme important for generating the structural scaffolding for the cell nucleus. The findings may offer insight into the side effects of HIV protease inhibitors.

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13-Jul-2007 8:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 531328

Self-Monitoring Reduces High-Risk Behavior Among HIV+

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

There are many effective, albeit expensive, intervention programs aimed at encouraging HIV-positive people to practice less risky behavior. But a new UCLA study has found that self-monitoring by these patients is not only an effective strategy but is inexpensive and easy to implement as well.

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6-Jul-2007 8:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 531168

New Method for Screening Drug-Resistant Forms of HIV

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Existing methods of detecting drug-resistant forms of HIV are expensive, time consuming, and often fail to identify small populations of drug-resistant HIV. Now, researchers have developed a drug resistance screening method that analyzes multiple HIV variants at the same time, while also saving time and money.

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28-Jun-2007 12:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 531045

New Vaccine Prevents CMV Infection and Disease in Mice

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have patented a strategy for developing a human vaccine to prevent against Human Cytomegalovirus (hCMV) infection and disease.

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22-Jun-2007 7:40 PM EDT
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    20-Jun-2007 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 530840

Drug Warning Prompts Treatment Changes for Those with Hepatitis B, HIV

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cross-resistance alarms raised earlier this year by Johns Hopkins researchers about a widely used antiviral therapy for hepatitis B liver infections have prompted swift treatment revisions by the drug's maker and governmental agencies.

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14-Jun-2007 10:40 AM EDT
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    14-Jun-2007 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 530726

Mucosal-Surface Immune Function Discoveries Could Boost Vaccine Research

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

In a finding that could have important implications for HIV vaccine research, new research at Weill Cornell Medical College illuminates the ways in which the body prevents its mucosal surfaces from being overwhelmed by bacteria.

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8-Jun-2007 1:10 PM EDT
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    11-Jun-2007 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 530693

Targeted HIV Testing More Effective than CDC Mass Testing Proposal

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A targeted campaign of testing and counseling aimed at those who are at high risk for HIV would be more effective than the mass patient screening proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to an analysis by David Holtgrave, PhD, an expert on HIV prevention at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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7-Jun-2007 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 530752

Stay Active with Low Vision

Belvoir Media Group

Vision loss doesn't have to mean a loss of independence. An array of assistive devices, certified specialists and the right attitude can help you function with declining eyesight.

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11-Jun-2007 12:05 PM EDT

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