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HIV/AIDS News Archive - June 2011

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CATIE News: Enhancing the potential benefit of PEP
30 June 2011 - Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is the use of anti-HIV drugs for 28 days after a known or suspected exposure to HIV in order to reduce the risk of infection.

UN Press Release: Prevention the way out of the HIV Epidemic
Thursday, 30 June 2011 - In order to reduce the incidence rate, it is critical to focus on prevention - to that end, knowing ones HIV status and taking appropriate action is crucial. It is equally crucial that one also knows the HIV status of their sexual partner.

As HIV Turns 30, Attention Turns to an Aging Epidemic
June 30, 2011 - Addressing Needs of Older Americans Living with HIV
At the urging of SAGE, in partnership with several diverse aging and HIV organizations, the LCAO is promoting seven recommendations to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders in the provisions of the Older Americans Act, and a critically important recommendation to help address the needs of older people living with HIV.

San Francisco, CA - June 29, 2011 - AIDS advocates protested outside Gilead Sciences Foster City headquarters over Gilead's pricing of Atripla for nation's hard-hit AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
A small group of committed AIDS activists and advocates spearheaded by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) protested Gilead Sciences outside its Foster City headquarters earlier today over Gilead's pricing and policies on its HIV/AIDS medications.

City Council Stands Up for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Latest Budget Negotiations
6.29.2011 - New York, NY - In the 30th year of the HIV epidemic, HIV/AIDS services faced the prospect of being gutted in the Mayor's Executive Budget. HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) contracts were primarily on the chopping block, but the New York City Council stepped in and negotiated to restore this critical funding.

Case Western Reserve researchers identify HIV-inhibiting mechanism
CLEVELAND - June 29, 2011 - Research appears in June 30 issue of Nature, highlights link between innate immune system and viral defense factors
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a long-sought cellular factor that works to inhibit HIV infection of myeloid cells, a subset of white blood cells that display antigens and hence are important for the body's immune response against viruses and other pathogens.

6/29/2011 - Washington, DC - HIV weakens the blood-brain barrier - a network of blood vessels that keeps potentially harmful chemicals and toxins out of the brain - by overtaking a small group of supporting brain cells, according to a new study in the June 29 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings may help explain why some people living with HIV experience neurological complications, despite the benefits of modern drug regimens that keep them living longer.

CATIE News - Can COX-2 inhibitors help safely soothe the immune system?
28 June 2011 - Researchers are testing different therapies to try and reduce excessive immune activation in HIV-positive people. One drug with the potential to reduce immune activation is celecoxib (Celebrex). This drug belongs to a class of anti-inflammatory agents called COX-2 inhibitors.

International AIDS Society urges Russian government to radically reassess counterproductive drug policies which are fueling the country's HIV epidemic
28 June 2011. Geneva, Switzerland - As Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the Russian state Duma, calls for a "total war on drugs" to tackle Russia's growing drug problem, the International AIDS Society (IAS) urges the Russian government to radically reassess its approach to drug policy, and to accept that the war on drugs has failed dramatically from both a law enforcement and a public health perspective.

Agenus' Herpes Study Results Presented at BIO International Convention Show Robust Immune Response
Lexington, MA - June 27, 2011 - Novel, Multivalent, HSV-2 Therapeutic Vaccine Generates CD4+ and CD8+ Immune Responses

New Book Shows There is Freedom from Homophobia and HIV Phobia
San Francisco, CA - June 27, 2011 - This Shadow Follows Me by author, human rights activist Joseph McGinnis is a heartfelt memoir and fictional story inspired on true events.
If a person cannot change the tortures in life, they must change the life around them. Composed from true life events and 10 years of perfecting this novel, This Shadow Follows Me, is a riveting fiction novel of Alec Andrews and the friends and family that faltered around him.

This HIV Testing Day, Early Diagnosis and Access to Care Remain Critical in Response to HIV/AIDS
June 27, 2011 - Today, on HIV Testing Day, the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) urges everyone to get tested for HIV, a critical step in limiting the spread of HIV, connecting those who are infected with lifesaving care, and improving public health for everyone.

Premature aging caused by some HIV drugs, study shows
26-Jun-2011 - A class of anti-retroviral drugs commonly used to treat HIV, particularly in Africa and low income countries, can cause premature ageing, according to research published today in the journal Nature Genetics.

Hitting moving RNA drug targets
26-Jun-2011 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - By accounting for the floppy, fickle nature of RNA, researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine have developed a new way to search for drugs that target this important molecule. Their work appears in the June 26 issue of Nature Chemical Biology.during the opening plenary of the annual DIA conference.

Openly Gay Public Officials Take HIV Tests to Raise Awareness
San Francisco, June 24 - Today California State Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener took rapid HIV tests at Magnet, the community health center in the heart of the Castro, to remind gay and bisexual men of the importance of being tested for HIV every six months.

Next Stop: Using Buses to Promote HIV-Testing Awareness
PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.

Global: Torture in Drug Treatment Detention
(New York, June 24, 2011) - Reports by Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care Describe Abuse
People identified as drug users in many countries are confined to abusive locked detention centers for months - or even years, say two reports released today by The Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care.

Women's football teams 'Give AIDS the Red Card' to keep children free from HIV
GENEVA, 24 June 2011 - In the 30th year of the HIV epidemic, HIV/AIDS services faced the prospect of being gutted in the Mayor's Executive Budget. HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) contracts were primarily on the chopping block, but the New York City Council stepped in and negotiated to restore this critical funding.

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Breaks UN AIDS Summit Commitment on Access to Treatment
23 June 2011, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh - AIDS Groups outraged as US declares war on generic AIDS medicines through Free Trade Agreement Negotiations with Vietnam and Malaysia
The Asia Pacific Network of Positive People (APN+) is expressing outrage at ongoing free trade agreement negotiations by the United States with Vietnam and Malaysia that threaten access to medicines for HIV, TB, hepatitis-C as well as other diseases in these countries.

Condom Technology Leaps Forward With Radical Design Concepts for the 21st Century
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2011 - "The new ORIGAMI Condoms T could mark the end of an era for the old latex condom. The brand has re-invented condoms as we have known them. The prototypes are non-rolled, non-latex, non-allergenic, and they were independently tested by the leading microbiology lab."

UNAIDS governing board endorses measures to further strengthen the response to HIV
GENEVA, 23 June 2011 - The governing body of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Programme Coordinating Board, met in Geneva from 21-23 June to review progress and put in place new measures to ensure greater efficiency and accountability in the AIDS response.

GeoVax Initiates Third Site For Therapeutic Testing of Its HIV Vaccine
ATLANTA, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Los Angeles-Based AIDS Research Alliance Selected as Site
GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCBB:GOVX), a biotechnology company that creates, develops and tests innovative HIV/AIDS vaccines, announced today the opening of a third site for testing the therapeutic potential of its HIV/AIDS vaccine.

NAPWA's 17th Annual National HIV Testing Day, June 27th, Promotes Over 100 Activities Nationwide That Offer Free, Lifesaving, HIV Testing
SILVER SPRING, MD, Jun 22, 2011 - CDC Joins National Association of People With AIDS in Promoting Life Saving HIV Testing Initiatives
Tens of thousands of Americans are expected to be tested for HIV at events from coast to coast organized as part of the National Association of People with AIDS' (NAPWA) National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27th, 2011.

June 21, 2011 - Free HIV Testing, Targeted HIV/AIDS Resources at Walgreens Stores in Heavily Affected Areas
Walgreens is teaming up with Greater Than AIDS, a national campaign in response to HIV/AIDS in the United States, to distribute informational resources and specialized HIV-related services at more than 300 Walgreens pharmacies in heavily affected communities.

MSMGF Welcomes First-Ever WHO Guidelines on HIV Prevention for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender People
June 21, 2011 (Geneva) - Guidelines examine effectiveness of available interventions, emphasize human rights approach
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) welcomes the first-ever guidelines from the World Health Organization on the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.

MEDIA ADVISORY - Annual AIDS Candlelight Vigil in Toronto
June 21, 2011 - TORONTO - At dusk on Thursday, June 23, 2011, two thousand people will light candles to honour, remember and celebrate those who have died of, are affected by, or are living with HIV/AIDS. The names of twenty-eight individuals will be added to the AIDS Memorial in Cawthra Square Park this year.

Theratechnologies files New Drug Submission for EGRIFTA®
Montreal, Canada - June 20, 2011 - EGRIFTA ® is an analogue of the growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF) proposed for the treatment of excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy. Currently, there are no approved treatments for lipodystrophy in HIV patients available in Canada.

Scotiabank Charity Challenge
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a 5K run/walk and Half-Marathon for people to raise money for the charity of their choice. This year the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation is a featured charity and is looking for participants to lace up and help us raise money.
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sizzle: A Summer Soirée in Support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
This event to benefit the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation will be the not-to-miss party of the season!
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 8:00pm to 2:00am
Location: Masik Studios - 145 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver BC

The United States National Institutes of Health, the Centers for AIDS Research and the International AIDS Society announce a new round of innovative HIV research awards
20 June 2011 (Geneva, Switzerland) - The International AIDS Society (IAS), in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), today announced the launch of a new round of the joint research grant programme, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR).

Anti-HIV gel leadership team acknowledged for outstanding achievement in world health
Chicago, IL USA-June 20, 2011 - Today the CAPRISA 004 study leadership team is being awarded the inaugural Drug Information Association (DIA) President's Award for Outstanding Achievement in World Health. The award recognizes the team's significant contribution to the field of HIV prevention and is being presented during the opening plenary of the annual DIA conference.

Educate to Empower: AIDS Vancouver's Training of Trainers Program
June 17, 2011 - In August 2010, AIDS Vancouver's Prevention Education program was awarded a $35,000 grant from MAC AIDS to develop and deliver a new "Educate to Empower" Training of Trainers program. This program is designed to educate participants on social justice issues related to HIV/AIDS.
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June 16, 2011 - ~ An Experience in Practicing Compassion & Cultivating Peace of Mind ~
Sunday, September 18th, 2011 in VanDusen Botanical Garden
A one-day mindfulness/vipassana retreat blending sitting, walking, forgiveness and lovingkindness meditation, in the serenity and silence of VanDusen Botanical Garden.

CATIE News - Mindfulness-based stress reduction for HIV-positive men - a randomized trial
2011 June 15 - HIV infection carries many burdens, including unexpected health challenges, stigma and the demands of living with a chronic, serious health condition. Researchers have found that these burdens, if not managed, can decrease "emotional well-being and quality of life" and can increase some HIV-positive people's susceptibility to mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.

Naturopathic Medical Interventions in Persons Living With HIV
- Dr. Aaron Hoo, ND
June 15, 2011 - The use of natural medicines in the management of HIV extends over thirty years. Indeed, persons living with HIV and AIDS turned to herbal preparations even before the appearance of anti-retroviral drugs. The following article provides an insight into some of the time-tested herbs for the purpose of supporting the immune system and managing the complications of anti-retroviral drug regimens.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Accepts Webby and Webby People's Voice Awards at 15th Annual Webby Awards Ceremony in New York
June 14, 2011 - Washington, D.C. - "The Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS Is Now" Advocacy Video Takes Two Top Honors in Public Service and Activism Category Against Record Number of Entries
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation accepted two Webby Awards yesterday for its advocacy video, "The Time to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS Is Now," at the 15th Annual Webby Awards ceremony in New York City.

Hiding from the "AIDS at 30? media storm
June 14th, 2011 - I shuttered myself from most of the hoopla surrounding the "AIDS at 30" milestone (we seem to have agreed on June 5, 1981, when an item in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported deaths among gay men). mmed the coverage and secretly wished it would just go away.

FIFA final_0001.wmv
June 13, 2011 - During the lead-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup we did four shows that were aired around the world. This is the final interview we did for the wrap up show 'Our South Africa' that was shown around the world.
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Dab Garner: 30 Years Living with HIV/AIDS
June 13, 2011 - The moving, tragic and inspiring journey of Dab Garner (Dab the AIDS Bear Project).
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Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise -
New Enterprise-OCTAVE Workshop for Young and Early Career Investigators
Statistical Methods in HIV Vaccine Trial Design and Evaluation
11-12 September 2011 Bangkok, Thailand (prior to AIDS Vaccine 2011)
June 11, 2011 - The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and the OCTAVE Project (Online Collaborative Training for AIDS Vaccine Evaluation), in close collaboration with the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP), is soliciting applications for a workshop for young and early-career investigators (YECIs) focused on key statistical considerations for the design and analysis of early and late stage vaccine trials.

ICW Global and GNP+ Welcome "Global Plan to Eliminate New Paediatric HIV Infections and Keep Mothers Living with HIV Alive and Healthy"
Amsterdam/New York - June 10 2011 - The Global Plan sets two ambitious targets for the global community to achieve by 2015: the reduction of new HIV infections among children by 90% and the reduction of AIDS-related maternal deaths by 50%.

For First Time, UN Political Declaration on AIDS Addresses HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men
June 10, 2011 (New York) - Creates Unprecedented Opportunities and Highlights Challenges in Struggle for Health and Human Rights
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) welcomes the progress represented in the new 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, expected to be formally adopted later today at the conclusion of this week's High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York. rights.

Analysis Finds Mortality From All Causes Higher Among Hepatitis C-Infected
JUNE 10, 2011 - Patients had higher risk of dying from both liver- and non-liver related causes
Although liver-related mortality among those infected with hepatitis C is well-documented, little is known about deaths in these patients that are not related to liver problems.

People living with HIV say: Essential life-saving medicines make Universal Access an investment, not an expense
Amsterdam/New York - June 9, 2011 - The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) welcomes the commitment of UN member states to achieve universal access to HIV treatment by 2015.

World leaders launch plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 9 June 2011 - World leaders gathered in New York for the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS have today launched a Global Plan that will make significant strides towards eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive.

Toronto, June 9, 2011 - Recipients Champion Rights of Marginalized Communities
Today, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Human Rights Watch will jointly present their 2011 Awards for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: Women & Criminalization Documentary Project CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
June 9, 2011 - Are you a woman who has been directly or indirectly affected by the criminalization of HIV exposure? Do you have a personal story to tell about how the criminal law around HIV non-disclosure relates to you? Do you want to make your voice heard on this important issue?
Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida : Projet de film documentaire sur les femmes et la criminalisation PARTICIPANTES RECHERCHÉES
Êtes-vous une femme qui a été affectée, directement ou indirectement, par la criminalisation de l'exposition au VIH? Avez-vous une histoire personnelle à raconter, sur la manière dont le droit criminel concernant le non-dévoilement du VIH vous touche? Voulez-vous dire votre mot sur cet important enjeu?
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World leaders renew commitment to AIDS, health and sustainable development
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 8 June 2011 - More than 20 Heads of State and Government have come together at a special event focusing on leadership, cooperation and country ownership in the response to HIV.

At AIDS Summit, UN Must Focus on Key Populations and Human Rights to Meet Goal of Zero New Infections
June 8, 2011 (New York) - As new reports reaffirm importance of key populations, Global Forum on MSM & HIV calls for commitment to evidence and human rights in UN political declaration on AIDS
As country delegations to the United Nations gather this week to strengthen their commitment to ending the global HIV epidemic by issuing a new political declaration on AIDS, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) calls for a re-thinking of global AIDS strategy that elevates evidence-based policies, key populations, and human rights as core pillars of the response.

Scientists Launch Vaccine Research Foundation
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - New Foundation will advocate and campaign for increased funding for global vaccine research against infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases
Fourteen leading scientists and advocacy experts in vaccines and infectious diseases have announced the formation of a new international Foundation to advance and accelerate vaccine research and development against infectious diseases.

Statement from the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Board of Directors
8 June, 2011(New York, NY) Dr. Alan Bernstein Stepping Down As Executive Director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
The Board of Directors of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, a unique alliance of independent research organizations, funders and advocates dedicated to accelerating the development of a preventive HIV vaccine, today announced that Alan Bernstein, Ph.D. will step down after three and a half years as the inaugural executive director of the Enterprise Secretariat at the end of June 2011.

GeoVax Trial Results Establish a New Benchmark for Preventative HIV Vaccine Model
ATLANTA, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Non Human Primate Study Demonstrates Unprecedented 70% Prevention of Infection
GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB/OTCBB: GOVX) announced today the publication of the results of preclinical testing of a simian prototype of its 2nd generation HIV/AIDS vaccine.

Documentary's Web Site Aims to Break the Stigma of HIV/AIDS in Illinois and Beyond
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - June 7, 2011 - A new Web site about the documentary film "A Mirror to the Heart: Breaking the Stigma of HIV/AIDS" aims to draw attention to the importance of HIV testing and prevention. The site's URL is .

International AIDS Society (IAS) urges world leaders at UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) to integrate a fourth pillar - HIV Cure research - into the global response to the epidemic
07 June 2011. Geneva, Switzerland. As world leaders meet this week to review progress and chart the future course of the global AIDS response at the 2011 UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS (UNGASS 2011) in New York, the International AIDS Society (IAS) calls on leaders to ensure the inclusion of HIV cure research and its global strategy into the international HIV agenda and in all discussions, political decisions and funding strategies.

Many of those living with HIV face a new life-threatening challenge: cancer
6-Jun-2011 - CHICAGO - Unique clinical trial addresses important questions about treating cancer in those with HIV
As the world marks the 30-year anniversary of the first reporting of HIV/AIDS, now comes the realization of a new challenge for people with the incurable disease. For reasons not yet clear, people with HIV face a higher rate of cancers not usually associated with HIV.

Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights and Awards Presentation
Toronto, June 9-10, 2011
June 6, 2011 - The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is holding its 3 rd Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights: "Litigating for Change" in Toronto on June 9-10. Over 150 policy-makers, legal professionals, health researchers, activists and people living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS will gather from across Canada to address a number of controversial topics on HIV and human rights.

Theratechnologies Announces Filing of European Marketing Authorization Application for Tesamorelin
MONTRÉAL, CANADA-(June 6, 2011) - Theratechnologies Inc. (Theratechnologies) (TSX:TH) today announced that its partner, Ferrer Internacional S.A. (Ferrer), has filed a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for tesamorelin, an analogue of the growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF), proposed for the treatment of excess abdominal fat in adult HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy.
Theratechnologies annonce le dépôt d'une demande d'autorisation de mise en marché sur le marché européen pour Tésamoréline
MONTRÉAL, CANADA-(6 juin 2011) - Theratechnologies Inc. (TSX:TH) (Theratechnologies) a annoncé aujourd'hui que son partenaire Ferrer Internacional S.A. (Ferrer) a déposé une autorisation de mise en marché (AMM) auprès de la European Medicines Agency (EMA) pour la tésamoréline, un analogue du facteur de libération de l'hormone de croissance (" GRF ") proposé pour le traitement de l'excès de graisse abdominale chez les patients atteints de lipodystrophie associée au VIH.
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2,350 AIDS/LifeCycle Riders Raise Record $13 + Million, Begin 545-Mile Trek on 30th Anniversary of Aids
SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2011 - Seven-day Bike Ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, World's Largest Annual AIDS Fundraiser, Draws Participants from 11 Countries
Today, exactly 30 years after the nation's war with AIDS began, 2,350 bicyclists and 600 volunteer "roadies" begin their seven-day journey toward Los Angeles as participants in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles and the world's most successful AIDS fundraiser.

A Timeline of AIDS
June 5, 2011 - The history of the domestic AIDS epidemic began in illness, fear, and death-but we conclude those 30 years with hope. This timeline highlights milestones of "30 Years of AIDS."
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NIH Scientists Reactivate Immune Cells Exhausted by Chronic HIV
June 3, 2011 - Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have demonstrated why certain immune cells chronically exposed to HIV shut down, and how they can be reactivated.

Global AIDS response continues to show results as a record number of people access treatment and rates of new HIV infections fall by nearly 25%
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 3 June 2011 - As the world marks 30 years of AIDS, UNAIDS estimates 34 million [30.9 million-36.9 million] people are living with HIV and nearly 30 million [25 million-33 million] people have died of AIDS-related causes since the first case of AIDS was reported on 5 June 1981

On the 30th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS, Translating Science into Practice Remains a Challenge
June 03, 2011 - Statement from HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) Chair Kathleen Squires, MD
Thirty years ago this month, the first alarming reports of a new and deadly infection were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FSU scientist leads research on AIDS-related cancer
3-Jun-2011 - In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, a once-rare form of cancer known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) emerged as a frequent harbinger of HIV.

Thirty Years On: Why We Need a Cure for HIV Now More Than Ever Before
June 03, 2011 - Opinion Piece by Dr Elly Katabira, International AIDS Society (IAS) President
Thirty years ago this month, health agencies in the US began monitoring unusual clusters of diseases that would later be identified as the first cases of AIDS.

June Pride on IN THE LIFE
June 2011 - Pride Month officially begins and IN THE LIFE , the only independent voice for the gay community on mainstream television, sends out a message of hope by featuring a gospel choir raising spirits and awareness about HIV/AIDS. Messengers of Hope is an Oakland based gospel choir that uses gospel music as a means to go into the church and the community to engage people in conversations about HIV/AIDS.

June 2, 2011 - Evidence and human rights - not swelling prisons - are critical to sound drug policy, both here and abroad
We, the undersigned organizations, welcome today's release of a landmark report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, on the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS
June 2, 2011 - On June 5, 1981, an article concerning five previously healthy, young gay men in Los Angeles diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, an infection that usually appears only in individuals with substantial immune system damage, appeared in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Launch of UNAIDS report AIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads
02/06/2011 - This Sunday, 5 June, marks the date that HIV was first reported three decades ago. As the world commemorates 30 years of AIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is releasing a new report, AIDS at 30: Nations at the crossroads.

Commemorating 30 Years of HIV/AIDS
June 2, 2011 - By Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This week marks 30 years since the first report of a mysterious and deadly new syndrome that would come to be known as AIDS was published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) . At the time, no one could have predicted the enormous toll the disease would take-claiming the lives of more than 500,000 Americans and many millions worldwide.

Spring 2011 HIV/Antiretroviral Update
June 20, 2011
The Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update will take place on Monday June 20, 2011 from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel located across from St. Paul's Hospital in Downtown Vancouver.

11th Annual Harm Reduction Conference
May 31st (CATIE Pre-Conference Day), June 1st, & June 2nd, 2011 VENUE: The Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
The goal of the Conference each year is to raise awareness in Alberta about the application of Harm Reduction principles amongst Alberta service providers who deal with populations vulnerable to Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS, and to build capacities within those vulnerable communities.

3rd Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights: "Litigating for Change"
Thursday, June 9 - Friday, June 10, 2011 - Novotel Toronto Centre - 45 The Esplanade, Toronto.
Policy-makers, legal professionals, health researchers, students, activists, community organizations and people living with HIV or from communities particularly affected by HIV will gather at this year's Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights to explore two related themes...

A community forum on the criminalization of HIV in Canada
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - Toronto, Ontario

From Discovery to the Clinic: Adjuvants and HIV Vaccine Development
A New Enterprise-OCTAVE Workshop for Young and Early Career Investigators
29 - 30 June 2011, New York, New York
The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and the OCTAVE Project (Online Collaborative Training for AIDS Vaccine Evaluation), are accepting applications for a new workshop focused on adjuvants and their critical role in enhancing vaccine immunogenicity.


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