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Cellular scissors chop up HIV virus

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 04:00
Imagine a single drug that could prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, treat patients who have already contracted HIV, and even remove all the dormant copies of the virus from those...
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Novel tool visualizes whole body SIV replication

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:00
Applications to HIV/AIDS drug and vaccine developmentA collaborative effort between investigators at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia...
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Ledipasvir plus sofosbuvir: Hint of added benefit in certain patients

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 03:00
Better virologic response in genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C / no data or no suitable data for further patient groupsThe drug combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (trade name Harvoni) has been...
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Main Street shelter for those with HIV and AIDS to close

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 22:50
Benedict House, a respite for those with HIV and AIDS threatened with homelessness, will close its Main Street facility in Buffalo, according to a statement from the Evergreen Association of Western New York.
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HIV/AIDS patients stare at bleak future

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 21:13
Availability of drugs, counselling and support system are issues of concern
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DocuSign Acquires ARX

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:15
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) announced its acquisition of Algorithmic Research, Ltd. (ARX). The acquisition builds on a three year business partnership between DocuSign and ARX, bringing together ARX's best-in-class CoSign...
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DocuSign anuncia aquisição da ARX

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:14
SAN FRANCISCO, 11 de marco de 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A DocuSign inc, empresa que detém a marca DocYouSign no Brasil, anuncia a compra da Algorithmic Research, Ltd. (ARX) – empresa de soluções de assinaturas digitais. A aquisição tem por base a parceria de...
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DocuSign fait l'acquisition d'ARX

Yahoo News - Microbicides - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:14
-- Cette acquisition accélère l'expansion internationale de la compagnie et étend le Global Trust Network de DocuSign SAN FRANCISCO, le 11 Mars 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aujourd'hui, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®) a annoncé l'acquisition d'Algorithmic Research,...
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HIV Vaccine Trial To Begin In Zimbabwe, Where Rates Are Among The Highest In The World

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:39
A trial of an HIV vaccine that could prevent new infections will begin in Zimbabwe this year, health officials announced Tuesday. Researchers in the southern African country, which has one of the highest incidences of the deadly virus in the world, say the vaccine to be tested is based on a drug used in Thailand that was found to be at least moderately effective.
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First Lady wary on low number of children taking ARVs

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 16:07
Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has bemoaned the low number of children c infected with HIV/Aids who are receiving anti-retroviral treatment, arguing that more needs to be done to increase the number of children on the pandemic’s response strategy. The First Lady was speaking in Lilongwe at a steering committee meeting of the Organization of...
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What It's Like to Be a Woman With HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:16
The first time Michelle Anderson came out about her HIV-positive status, she stood in front of hundreds of Lone Star Riders, a biking group in her home state of Texas. The second time Anderson came out, she posted it on her Facebook wall on World AIDS Day. Anderson hasn't always been so forthright about having HIV. "I was like, 'I am HIV positive, and I am going to die,'" she recalls.
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Op-ed: HIV-Positive LGBT Women Are Discounted, Miscounted, and Uncounted

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 08:09
A decade after the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, men remain the face of the disease. read more
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Oral HIV test could reduce infection rates

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 05:00
An orally taken test for HIV might slow increasing infection rates if the Therapeutic Goods Administration approved it for use in Australia, according to research published in the Medical Journal...
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Stigma and Discrimination kills

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 20:34
“Māori and Pacific women living with HIV & AIDS are dying because of stigma and discrimination,” says Marama Pala . “Recognising International Women’s Day this week was a sobering reflection for us as Māori and Pacific women living with HIV & AIDS, the fear of people knowing they have HIV is stopping them from getting the treatment and care they need.”
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American rower eyes finish after transatlantic odyssey

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 18:45
An American oarsman aiming to row across the Atlantic to raise awareness for HIV/AIDs is preparing for the final leg of his odyssey after being attacked by pirates off the Haitian coast. Victor Mooney, 49, told AFP he expects to set sail from Miami for New York within two weeks after the latest setback to his decade-long dream of rowing from the coast of Africa to New York. "It's conceivable ...
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Expanded HIV/AIDS testing Tuesday

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:04
In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Piedmont Care is sponsoring extended HIV testing hours Tuesday.
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Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:29
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Program has warned. The shortage threatens more than 12,000 patients and other people affected by HIV/AIDS, local WFP representative Jean-Charles Dei ...
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Funds for HIV/AIDS healthcare contracts reduced by L.A. County

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:08
Los Angeles County officials cut back Tuesday on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal government's overhaul of healthcare.
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Press Release

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:28
JOHANNESBURG March 9 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America today launched a weeklong initiative in Johannesburg South Africa connecting women leaders from sub-Saharan Africa engaged in business social enterprise and NGOs who are actively working to fight HIV/AIDS to senior women executives from the private sector and civil society who will lend their expertise ...
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Vital Voices and Bank of America Host Mentoring Program in Johannesburg to Empower Women Leaders Fighting HIV/AIDS

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:00
JOHANNESBURG, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Voices Global Partnership and Bank of America today launched a weeklong initiative in Johannesburg, South Africa, connecting women leaders from sub-Saharan ...
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