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Dissolvable Fabric Loaded with Medicine Might Offer Faster Protection Against HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - 1 hour 36 min ago
University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical materials.
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Press Release

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:10
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a new $49 million, seven-year contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for HIV infection and AIDS. The contract supports the development of drugs to treat HIV and AIDS and ...
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Seven days: 18–24 July 2014

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:09
The week in science: Spacecraft chases duck-shaped comet; Darwin’s library online; and a new journal for workplace fatigue.
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Africa: Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:45
[VOA]A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be possible unless the human rights of sex workers are recognized. Researchers say sex workers face violence and discrimination and are not able to access the care, treatment and prevention measures they need.
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Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:58
A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be possible unless the human rights of sex workers are recognized. Researchers say sex workers face violence and discrimination and are not able to access the care, treatment and prevention measures they need. The Lancet articles say people who sell sex – whether in high or low income countries ...
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Expertise

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:33
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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Expertise

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:33
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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Declining Investment Could Slow Research and Rollout of New HIV Prevention Options

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:25
MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international...
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ImQuest to initiate clinical trials of a Vaginal Gel for the prevention of HIV transmission to women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:25
ImQuest Pharmaceuticals was recently notified by the US Food and Drug Administration of the approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to study the safety in Phase 1 clinical trials of its vaginal gel containing the nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase HIV Inhibitor IQP-0528.
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ImQuest Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval to Initiate Clinical Trials of a Vaginal Gel for the Prevention of HIV ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:03
FREDERICK, Md., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImQuest Pharmaceuticals was recently notified by the US Food and Drug Administration of the approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to study the safety in Phase 1 clinical trials of its vaginal gel containing the nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase HIV Inhibitor IQP-0528. Preclinical studies have shown that IQP-0528 is highly ...
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Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) CEO Alex Gorsky on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:34
Good morning, and welcome to the Johnson & Johnson Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call. I would now like to turn the conference call over to Johnson & Johnson.
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July 2014: Additional Resources

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 12:02
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Microbicides Prevent HIV Infection in Women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 15:19
New drugs for women are passing through key trials -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ASPIRE completes patient enrollment in Phase III trial of vaginal ring for HIV prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 05:17
ASPIRE, one of two Phase III trials of a promising method for preventing HIV in women - a vaginal ring worn for a month at a time - has completed enrollment of participants, with 2,629 women from 15 clinical research sites in Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe now taking part in the study.
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ASPIRE Phase III trial of vaginal ring to prevent HIV completes enrollment of 2,629 women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:36
( Microbicide Trials Network ) ASPIRE, one of two Phase III trials of a promising method for preventing HIV in women -- a vaginal ring worn for a month at a time -- has completed enrollment, with 2,629 women from 15 clinical research sites in Africa now taking part in the study. ASPIRE, a flagship study of the Microbicide Trials Network, and its sister trial, The Ring Study, are the first to ...
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How long do we have to wait for Dr Death to be punished?

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:19
The much-anticipated sanctioning of Wouter Basson has still not happened, 13 years later.
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Scioderm Names Ronald Nardi, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 08:00
DURHAM, N.C., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scioderm, Inc. today announced the addition of Ronald Nardi, Ph.D. as the company's first chief scientific officer.   Key points: Dr. Nardi brings more than ...
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HIV infection: epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:14
HIV prevalence is increasing worldwide because people on antiretroviral therapy are living longer, although new infections decreased from 3·3 million in 2002, to 2·3 million in 2012. Global AIDS-related deaths peaked at 2·3 million in 2005, and decreased to 1·6 million by 2012. An estimated 9·7 million people in low-income and middle-income countries had started antiretroviral therapy by 2012 ...
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Partnering to protect women from HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 22:02
Guest post: Women and girls continue to bear a disproportionate and unacceptable burden of HIV. A new public-private partnership could ensure they have the tools to protect themselves from infection.
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