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Microbicides an 'empowering tool' to prevent HIV infection in women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 16:18
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 - 10:08
[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 - 05:49
[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 - 06:30
( 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 - 02:53
[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 - 01:32
The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.
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New results from VOICE associates tenofovir gel use with lower HSV-2 risk in women

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:45
( Microbicide Trials Network ) The risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2 was reduced by half among women in the VOICE trial who used a vaginal gel containing the antiretroviral drug tenofovir regularly, according to researchers from the Microbicide Trials Network who conducted the study. The findings provide additional evidence that tenofovir gel, a product developed to protect against ...
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Can PrEP Change the Global Fight Against HIV?

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:25
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, could help change the tide on new HIV infections worldwide. But that's only if the most at-risk populations can access the treatment. read more
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Can PrEP Change the Global Fight Against HIV?

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:06
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, could help change the tide on new HIV infections worldwide. But that's only if the most at-risk populations can access the treatment. read more
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GeoVax to Present HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Data at HIVR4P Conference

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:15
Results of HIV Immunotherapy Vaccine Trial (GV-TH-01) to be Presented ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2014 / GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing innovative human ...
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Entire female reproductive tract susceptible to HIV infection in macaque model

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:32
Most women are infected with HIV through vaginal intercourse, and without effective vaccines or microbicides, women who cannot negotiate condom use by their partners remain vulnerable. How exactly the virus establishes infection in the female reproductive tract remains poorly understood. A new study reports surprising results from a study of HIV transmission in the FRT of rhesus macaques.
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Entire female reproductive tract susceptible to HIV infection in macaque model

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:30
( PLOS ) Most women are infected with HIV through vaginal intercourse, and without effective vaccines or microbicides, women who cannot negotiate condom use by their partners remain vulnerable. How exactly the virus establishes infection in the female reproductive tract remains poorly understood. A study published on Oct. 9 in PLOS Pathogens reports surprising results from a study of HIV ...
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Stigma, ambivalence and other priorities – explaining poor adherence to PrEP and vaginal microbicides

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:41
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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Stigma, ambivalence and other priorities – explaining poor adherence to PrEP and vaginal microbicides

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:03
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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Expertise

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 02:12
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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Expertise

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 - 11:53
Scientists have developed a sensory tested drug delivery vehicle that can protect women against the spread of sexually transmitted infections during unprotected intercourse.
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