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Mymetics' Promising HIV Vaccine Candidate Obtains Funding to Begin Study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:38
Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX) announced today that its innovative HIV vaccine candidate will enter a new preclinical trial to confirm results obtained in a previous trial. Research is to be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The study will be led by Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, Scientist & Director of the Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program.
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AIDS Services of Austin gets Testing Van

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:29
Many people living with HIV in Central Texas don't even know they have it. According to the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department, in the past eight years HIV and AIDS cases in the Austin area have increased by 40 percent. Our Jess Mitchell spoke with AIDS Services of Austin about reaching more people with their testing van.
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Researchers show irradiation plus transplantation effective for treating HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:45
Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers are the first to show that an irradiation plus transplantation combination approach in nonhuman primates can be used to treat or even possibly cure HIV/AIDS, and this new model is providing some answers about the 'Berlin patient,' the only human thought cured of AIDS.
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Liberia: Liberian Doctor Defends 3-5 Days Ebola Treatment With HIV Drug

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:19
[FrontPageAfrica]"When the patients come early, and they are put on this medication, they recover within three to five days. This medication is not specifically for HIV/AIDS, I want this to be clear; but the Anti Retrovirus agent that is used to treat other virus illnesses like hepatitis 'B'. But it is one of those medications that are combined with two or three other medications to treat HIV ...
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The 22nd Edition of Quebec's Largest HIV/AIDS Walk, CA MARCHE 2014, Raises Close to $200,000

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:10
The Farha Foundation strives to beat $400,000 fundraising goal by campaign close on World AIDS Day, December 1
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Countries ready to "Fast Track" response to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 05:00
A new fast-track strategy proposes rapid and massive acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment programmes with a people-centred approach for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
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In new primate model, stem cell transplant does not cure SHIV/AIDS after irradiation

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 03:00
A study published in PLOS Pathogens reports a new primate model to test treatments that might cure HIV/AIDS and suggests answers to questions raised by the "Berlin patient", the only human thought to...
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HIV/Aids on the rise in Tobago

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:45
Walker take part in a cool down , exercise routine, following the 13th annual Friends of the Tobago AIDS Society (FOTAS) AIDS walk, from the Dwight Yorke Stadium to the Store Bay beach facilities.
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AIDS Walk event raises money and awareness

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:50
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – More than 10,000 people in Indiana are living with HIV/AIDS. Saturday, many of their fellow Hoosiers walked to raise awareness and money for those diagnosed with the disease.
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AIDS walk's lower turnout a good sign

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:31
Thousands walked through the streets of Montreal Saturday to raise funds and awareness in the battle against HIV/AIDS. An estimated 4,000 people showed up for the 22nd annual Ça Marche seven-kilometre walkathon, organized by the Farha Foundation, which was launched by businessman Ron Farha before he died of AIDS in 1993.
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Op-ed: Talk About HIV Today, End It Tomorrow

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:17
HIV is still a crisis, says Rep. Barbara Lee, but an AIDS-free generation is in sight. read more
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Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What’s spreading HIV?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:39
In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.
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Montreal walkathon fights HIV stigma

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:23
Thousands walked through the streets of downtown Montreal today to raise money — and awareness — for the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Farha Foundation held its 22nd ÇA MARCHE walkathon in support of the more than 20,000 people living with the virus in Quebec. Some have been marching for HIV/AIDS awareness since a Montreal fashion industry executive — Ron Farha — started the foundation before he ...
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Music video aims to boost HIV awareness among teenagers

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:13
A new music video is "reaching out" to the public in a bid to give people a better understanding of HIV/Aids sufferers and facilitate wide-ranging discourse on the issue.
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Op-ed: We Can End HIV — So Why Don't We?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 13:12
The stats on reducing HIV in the United States have barely changed in the last 15 years, and in some areas, it's gotten worse. It's time for a reality check. read more
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HIV/AIDS in decline, STIs on the rise in Regina health region

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:20
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region saw a decline in diagnosed cases of HIV and AIDS in 2013, but it’s too soon to celebrate. “I think it’s too early to say” that HIV/AIDS is actually in decline, said Dr. Tania Diener, RQHR medical health officer for Population and Public Health Services.
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Op-ed: We Can End HIV — So Why Don't We?

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:00
The stats on reducing HIV in the United States have barely changed in the last 15 years, and in some areas, it's gotten worse. It's time for a reality check. read more
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Stem cell transplant does not cure SHIV/AIDS after irradiation of infected rhesus macaques

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 06:36
A new primate model has been developed to test treatments that might cure HIV/AIDS and suggests answers to questions raised by the 'Berlin patient,' the only human thought to have been cured so far.
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Surprising diversity of antibody family provides clues for HIV vaccine design

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 05:00
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have described how a single family of antibodies that broadly neutralizes different strains of HIV has evolved remarkably diverse structures to...
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HIV: radiation exposure before stem cell transplant 'may not have cured Berlin patient'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 03:00
The 'Berlin patient' is the only human thought to have been cured of HIV. Now, a new study looks at the potential mechanisms behind this cure using monkeys.
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