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The Dual-Use Research: Repercussions for Security roundtable series examined issues of dual-use research of concern, synthetic biology, do-it-yourself biology, and international governance and oversight.
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Stigma, ambivalence and other priorities – explaining poor adherence to PrEP and vaginal microbicides

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:08
All our news, features and news selected from other sources. A fortnightly summary of HIV research news. NAM is the official online partner for scientific reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.
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Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:28
Even after the World Health Organization's that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, Laurie Garrett and Maxine Builder argue in the Sunday Express that there is no clear framework for leadership in a globalized epidemic such as this, and without it, the response will be ineffective and Ebola will quickly spiral further out of control.
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Miriam receives $20 million from NIH to prevent spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:57
The Miriam Hospital is part of a research collaboration that has received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an intravaginal ring (IVR) that can deliver powerful antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women.
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Miriam Hospital among national research group awarded $20 million NIH grant

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:35
( Lifespan ) The Miriam Hospital is part of a research collaboration that has received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an intravaginal ring that can deliver powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted HIV in women. Led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science, the five-year research initiative is funded under the NIH U19 Program ...
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New delivery vehicle holds promise against AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:28
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have developed a sensory tested drug delivery vehicle that can protect women against the spread of sexually transmitted infections during unprotected intercourse. The semi-soft vaginal suppository is made from the seaweed derived food ingredient carrageenan and loaded with the antiviral drug Tenofovir. "Microbicides - compounds that can be applied vaginally or ...
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New delivery vehicle holds promise against AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:24
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have developed a sensory tested drug delivery vehicle that can protect women against the spread of sexually transmitted infections during unprotected intercourse. The semi-soft vaginal suppository is made from the seaweed derived food ingredient carrageenan and loaded with the antiviral drug Tenofovir. "Microbicides - compounds that can be applied vaginally or ...
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Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:56
A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV, AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:41
A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:45
( Penn State ) A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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Does the global HIV response understand sex?

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:55
Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.
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Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:03
Even after the World Health Organization's that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, Laurie Garrett and Maxine Builder argue in the Sunday Express that there is no clear framework for leadership in a globalized epidemic such as this, and without it, the response will be ineffective and Ebola will quickly spiral further out of control.
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New report finds missing and incomplete data imperils the global HIV/AIDS response

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:15
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made...
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Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:33
Even after the World Health Organization's that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, Laurie Garrett and Maxine Builder argue in the Sunday Express that there is no clear framework for leadership in a globalized epidemic such as this, and without it, the response will be ineffective and Ebola will quickly spiral further out of control.
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New report finds missing and incomplete data imperils the global HIV/AIDS response

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:05
NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made with incomplete data are undermining the response—even as the systems for collecting this data continue to ...
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The 'tampon' that could help prevent HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 08:00
A new way to protect against HIV and sexually transmitted infections - and the method will be familiar to many women.
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How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:50
When it comes to protecting themselves from HIV, women need more options. About 84 percent of all women diagnosed with HIV contract the virus through heterosexual sex. And right now, the female condom is the only contraception available that stops HIV — and is controlled by the woman.
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How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:00
Engineers have come up with an experimental technology that could make HIV prevention as easy as using a tampon. It's based on an ultrafine fabric that's thinner than a human hair.
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How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:52
Engineers have come up with an experimental technology that could make HIV prevention as easy as using a tampon. It's based on an ultrafine fabric that's thinner than a human hair.
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Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:33
Even after the World Health Organization's that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, Laurie Garrett and Maxine Builder argue in the Sunday Express that there is no clear framework for leadership in a globalized epidemic such as this, and without it, the response will be ineffective and Ebola will quickly spiral further out of control.
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