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Article ID: 529902

Martin F. Shapiro Wins Herbert W. Nickens Award

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

Dr. Martin F. Shapiro, professor of medicine and chief of the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has received the Herbert W. Nickens Award, recognizing his commitment to cultural diversity in medicine.

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10-May-2007 3:20 PM EDT
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    10-May-2007 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 529900

Leading HIV/AIDS Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci to Address Plenary Session at USU

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, will speak on HIV/AIDS : Much Accomplished, Much to Do at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) May 16 as part of the university's annual Research Week.

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10-May-2007 3:15 PM EDT
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    7-May-2007 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 529732

Many Children of HIV-Positive Parents Are Not in Their Custody

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

A new study shows that more than half of children with an HIV-infected parent are not consistently in that parent's custody.

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4-May-2007 3:00 PM EDT

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Newswise: FSU's New Ph.D. Program in Biostatistics Fills a Void in Florida

Article ID: 529602

FSU's New Ph.D. Program in Biostatistics Fills a Void in Florida

Florida State University

\A new doctoral program being unveiled at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. will prepare students for highly specialized careers in dozens of fields in academia, industry and government.

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2-May-2007 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Green Tea Compound Protects Against Brain Damage in New Mouse Model of HIV-Related Dementia
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    1-May-2007 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 529379

Green Tea Compound Protects Against Brain Damage in New Mouse Model of HIV-Related Dementia

University of South Florida

A substance derived from green tea may represent a new and natural compound for the prevention and treatment of HIV-associated dementia, a study using a new mouse model for the devastating disease suggests.

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25-Apr-2007 1:05 PM EDT
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    26-Apr-2007 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 529176

June 2007 AJPH Highlights: Sexuality and Health

American Public Health Association (APHA)

1) Gay and lesbian health issues getting short shrift at U.S. Schools of Public Health; 2) Early condom use bodes well for adolescents' sexual health; 3) Survivors of childhood sexual abuse more likely to engage in risky behaviors; 4) Racial/ethnic disparities persist in HIV's impact on gay and bisexual men (5) Lesbians more likely to be overweight or obese

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19-Apr-2007 3:55 PM EDT
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    26-Apr-2007 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 529344

Girls Born with HIV Infection at Higher Risk for Cervical Problems

Health Behavior News Service

A generation of children born with HIV are now coming of age and reaching sexual maturity. Girls in this group who are sexually active are experiencing a higher number than expected of cervical abnormalities, a new study finds.

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24-Apr-2007 2:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Silver Award at Children's Hospital Honors Leader in Pediatric AIDS

Article ID: 529071

Silver Award at Children's Hospital Honors Leader in Pediatric AIDS

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented J. Brooks Jackson, M.D., MBA, of Johns Hopkins University with the Herman and Gertrude Silver Award for his internationally prominent work in preventing the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to their newborn babies.

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16-Apr-2007 4:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 528443

Researcher Helping Develop Quick, Cheap HIV/AIDS Test

Cornell University

A Cornell researcher is working to help develop a quick, simple and cheap immune-system test for people in the developing world. It could help HIV/AIDS sufferers in the poorest countries get appropriate treatment to extend their lives, possibly by as much as 10 to 15 years.

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26-Mar-2007 6:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 528318

Anal Cytology Test Predicts Anal Pre-Cancer

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

Detection of precancerous changes (anal dysplasia) by anal cytology "” essentially an anal canal Pap smear "” is a relatively new procedure and one that has yet to enter standard practice. This UCLA study demonstrated that abnormal anal cytology was highly predictive of anal cell abnormalities that were subsequently confirmed by anal biopsy.

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21-Mar-2007 6:05 PM EDT

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