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The AIDS-Fighting Tampon

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:41
An electrically charged fabric makes for a quick-dissolving delivery vessel for drugs that kill HIV.
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Southern Research Continues 24 Years Of HIV Work With New NIH Contract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 23:47
Southern Research has been awarded a $24 million, seven-year contract with the Division of AIDS, part of the National Institutes of Health, to provide drug discovery and development services to develop products that have the potential to become drugs for the treatment and prevention of HIV
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Southern Research Continues 24 Years of HIV Work with New NIH Contract

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research has been awarded a $24 million, seven-year contract with the Division of AIDS, part of the National Institutes of Health, to provide drug discovery and development services to develop products that have the potential to become drugs for the treatment and prevention of HIV. The contract supports high throughput screening ...
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Malawi researchers in vaginal ring study for HIV prevention

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:56
Malawi researchers are currently studying if women might be able to protect themselves from HIV infection and pregnancy by inserting a vaginal ring. The researchers are into an MTN 020 (ASPIRE), a microbicide study to determine whether a woman’s use of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral (ARV) drug dapivirine, which is not currently used...
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World AIDS Day: Trigg Labs Provides Safe Sex Kits to Over 300 Non-Profits and Offers Lubes to Enhance Pleasure While ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:07
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. The World Health Organization statistics show most pe
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Semen Protects HIV from Microbicide Attack

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:37
Microbicides that kill HIV in the lab often fail in clinical trials. A study finds that semen may be the culprit. Cynthia Graber reports   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Semen Protects HIV From Microbicide Attack

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 17:36
Microbicides that kill HIV in the lab often fail in clinical trials. A study finds that semen may be the culprit. Cynthia Graber reports.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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APLA Health & Wellness Launches New PrEP Program

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:14
LOS ANGELES -- APLA Health & Wellness is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program at the Gleicher / Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills. The Pendleton / ...
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Semen may interfere with HIV microbicides

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:52
Semen appears to interfere with microbicide gels to prevent HIV, possibly explaining why they work in the lab but not in real-life situations, scientists said Wednesday. Protein fragments found in semen hamper the work of microbicides applied to the vagina, said the report in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Known as amyloid fibrils, these particles in semen "act like glue to attach ...
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Semen Boosts AIDS Virus, Study Finds

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:37
Why have so many HIV drugs failed? The answer might lie in semen, researchers found.
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Semen directly impairs effectiveness of microbicides that target HIV

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 14:24
( Gladstone Institutes ) Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes and the University of Ulm have discovered why microbicides developed to prevent HIV succeed in the lab but fail in clinical trials: Semen. Semen enhances the infectiousness of HIV by causing the virus to cluster together, increasing its ability to attach to and infect cells. This effect is then sufficient to override the ...
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HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:47
Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. In addition to limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms correctly and consistently, you may be able to take advantage of newer biomedical options such as pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis.
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Infected: How HIV works at the cellular level to overwhelm the immune system

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:04
Infectious diseases expert Prof Sharon Lewin explains how the HIV virus disarms our immune system and multiplies within it. She also discusses what these discoveries mean for research efforts into future treatment. SHANE HUNTINGTON read full article Read related articles on: Health , HIV , immunology , microbiology , November 2014 , Up Close
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2014 Omololu Falobi Award For Excellence In HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy Presented Posthumously to ...

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:59
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo, a passionate advocate for the rights of young people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, has posthumously received the fifth Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy. The award was accepted on behalf of his family by fellow Nigerian advocate Olayide Akanni ...
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Microbicides an 'empowering tool' to prevent HIV infection in women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:18
Microbicides, products specifically aimed at protecting women from HIV without the need to negotiate condom use, are missing in the scientific response to the AIDS pandemic, say researchers working to bridge the gap. In North America and Europe, HIV is most prevalent in the gay population. "We need an option that women have the choice about using," Bukusi said.
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Africa: Why Young Women Lie About Sex

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:08
[What'sUpHIV]Cape Town -Wednesday was the day we were finally going to be seen and heard: the day that young women from Burundi, South Africa Uganda and Kenya were going to make it all about us.
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South Africa: 'Massive' HIV Vaccine Trial Possible Soon

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:49
[Health-e]The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.
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Women who took part in VOICE speak up about why they didn't use HIV prevention products

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:30
( Microbicide Trials Network ) Many of the women at first acted surprised. Some insisted the blood tests were wrong. But then most conveyed to researchers in individual interviews and focus groups why they hadn't used the study products assigned to them as participants in VOICE, a large HIV prevention trial that, as a likely consequence, did not find any of the three products that were tested to ...
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Africa: No, This Is Not the Sexpo

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:53
[What'sUpHIV]There is lots of talk about sex at the Cape Town Convention Centre at the moment: words like anal sex; vaginas and penises are constantly popping up. No, this is not the Sexpo - it is HIV R4P, the archly-named international conference on biomedical methods of protecting ourselves against getting infected with HIV.
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Massive HIV vaccine trial possible in SA soon

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:32
The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.
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