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Article ID: 709007

Rutgers Dean to Serve on State-Wide AIDS Epidemic Committee

Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health dean, Perry N. Halkitis and associate professor of epidemiology, Henry F. Raymond, have joined New Jersey’s new “End AIDS Epidemic Committee.” The Committee, which was convened by Governor Phil Murphy, is one of several measures being taken by New Jersey to curtail new HIV infections and improve the health of those living with the virus.

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4-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708907

An antiviral gel may prevent genital herpes in women

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers examined the effect of vaginal tenofovir 1 percent gel use on the risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2.

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28-Feb-2019 3:25 PM EST
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    28-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST

Article ID: 708837

Actor, Children’s-Literacy and AIDS-Research Advocate LeVar Burton Named 2019 Inamori Ethics Prize-Winner

Case Western Reserve University

LeVar Burton, a celebrated American actor, director, producer and writer for more than 40 years, is adding another accolade—this one for his tireless, decades-long dedication to children’s literacy and AIDS research and treatment.

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27-Feb-2019 4:45 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 708788

Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV

Penn State College of Medicine

A new way to create proteins that can sneak through HIV’s protective coating may be a step toward understanding the key components needed for developing a vaccine for the virus, according to researchers.

Released:
27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708717

Online Intervention Shows Promise in HIV Prevention

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A team led by José Bauermeister, PhD, MPH, Presidential Professor of Nursing and Director of the Program on Sexuality, Technology, & Action Research (PSTAR), at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) designed the My Desires & Expectations (myDEx) tool to address cognitive and emotional factors that influence YGBMSM sexual decision-making when seeking partners online.

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26-Feb-2019 12:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 708393

District Court Acts on Evidence Countering Military HIV Policy

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

A District Court injunction preventing the military discharge of two Air Force members living with HIV was responsive to medical evidence and reflected important recognition of advances in treatment for HIV, as well as of the abilities of people with the virus to enjoy productive healthy lives.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 708224

Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection among Transgender Women

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population is still needed, especially among those of lower income or people of color, according to a new Rutgers study.

Released:
18-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    11-Feb-2019 6:30 PM EST

Article ID: 707788

Tracking HIV’s Ever-Evolving Genome in Effort to Prioritize Public Health Resources

University of California San Diego Health

Using HIV genetic data, researchers discovered that transgender women in Los Angeles are at higher risk of being in an HIV transmission network than men who have sex with men. In addition, cisgender men in these clusters should be considered at higher risk for HIV than previously thought.

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8-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707858

New Discovery Could Lead to Ways to Protect HIV Patients from Deadly Tuberculosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center Professor Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D. says research he collaborated on is pinpointing a possible new avenue of protection for HIV/AIDS patients. The study, published this month in the journal Cell Reports helps scientists better understand how HIV promotes deadly cases of tuberculosis (TB).

Released:
11-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707741

Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

University of Michigan

It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care––unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available.

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7-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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