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Article ID: 708977

Researchers Uncover New Facets of HIV’s ‘Arms Race’ with Human Defense System

Ohio State University

A new study reveals details about the evolutionary contest between HIV and the human immune system that could one day improve treatment. Research led by Shan-Lu Liu of The Ohio State University demonstrates the important role of one protein in allowing HIV to flourish within human cells despite the immune system’s efforts to beat it back.

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1-Mar-2019 3:35 PM EST
Newswise: Rutgers Dean to Serve on State-Wide AIDS Epidemic Committee

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
Newswise: An antiviral gel may prevent genital herpes in women

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

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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.

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27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Newswise: Online Intervention Shows Promise in HIV Prevention

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.

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21-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST

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