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HIV/AIDS News Archive - September 2010

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Bradford McIntyre speaks out about HIVYouTube - www.youtube.com
OUT ABOUT HIV - Canadian Bradford McIntyre, HIV+ since 1984, speaks out about HIV
Bradford McIntyre performed a reading of his article, 'OUT ABOUT HIV', at the Artists for Life event held on September 12, 2010, Vancouver, Canada.
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Vision Critical - www.visioncritical.com
Vision Critical and Employees Announce Gift to Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
[VANCOUVER - Sept. 30, 2010] - Global research and technology firm Vision Critical® announces a three-year commitment to provide financial support to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
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CATIE - www.catie.ca
CATIE News - British Columbia's success at reducing new HIV infections among injection drug users
2010 Sept 30 - Potent combination treatment for HIV (commonly called ART or HAART) has led to dramatic declines in AIDS-related infections, particularly in high-income countries.
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Testing African couples for HIV is cost-effective prevention strategy
30-Sep-2010 - "The majority of new HIV infections are acquired from a spouse, and couples are the largest HIV risk group in Africa," says Allen, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in the Emory School of Medicine and adjunct faculty member in the Rollins School of Public Health.
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - www.aidslaw.ca
COMMUNITY FORUM ON HIV AND THE CRIMINAL LAW LAUNCHES PROSECUTORIAL GUIDELINES CAMPAIGN
Toronto, 30 September 2010 - Three expert groups on HIV and the criminal law are co-hosting a community forum today to discuss the growing trend of HIV-related criminal charges in Canada and to officially launch a campaign for prosecutorial guidelines. The guidelines would inform Canadian prosecutors on how to employ a science-based approach in their cases involving HIV.
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UNAIDS - unaidstoday.org
Middle-East and African leaders unite efforts to reduce vulnerability to HIV for migrants and mobile populations in and around sea ports
Djibouti, 29 September 2010 - Participants commit to 'Red Sea Initiative' addressing vulnerability of mobile populations in and around ports of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Some 200 leaders from the Middle-East and across Africa have gathered at the International Conference on Ports, Mobility, Migration and Vulnerability to HIV in Djibouti, to commit to Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for mobile populations and migrants.
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - www.aidslaw.ca
GROUPS RALLY ON PARLIAMENT HILL FOR ACCESS TO LIFE-SAVING MEDICINES
Ottawa, 29 September 2010 - A coalition of community organizations and concerned Canadians from across the country are rallying today on Parliament Hill, demanding lawmakers act to follow through on past promises to help developing countries access more affordable medicines. Grandmothers groups, students, AIDS groups, development organizations and other community leaders are calling on Members of Parliament to pass Bill C-393, which would streamline Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR).
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - www.aidslaw.ca
CANADIAN HIV/AIDS LEGAL NETWORK HAILS DECISION OF ONTARIO COURT THAT SUPPORTS RIGHTS OF SEX WORKERS
Toronto: September 28, 2010 - The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network welcomes a ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice deeming sections of the Criminal Code related to sex work unconstitutional.
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Targeting amyloid to stop HIV
28-Sep-2010 - Compound makes it harder for viral particles to stick to body's cells
Amyloid protein structures are best known for the troubles they pose in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Now researchers are trying to exploit their presence in a very different place - in semen - to find a new way to stop HIV.
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National Institutes of Health - www.nih.gov
CANADIAN HIV/AIDS LEGAL NETWORK HAILS DECISION OF ONTARIO COURT THAT SUPPORTS RIGHTS OF SEX WORKERS
Sept. 28, 2010 - The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network welcomes a ruling by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice deeming sections of the Criminal Code related to sex work unconstitutional.
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International AIDS Society - www.iasociety.org
International AIDS Society (IAS) emphasizes Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care as a prerequisite for improving maternal and child health
September 28, 2010 (Geneva, Switzerland) - At the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) summit in New York last week, world leaders gathered to review progress on the eight goals agreed in 2000 on alleviating world poverty and ill-health by 2015.
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - www.aidslaw.ca
COMMUNITY FORUM ON HIV AND THE CRIMINAL LAW TO LAUNCH PROSECUTORIAL GUIDELINES CAMPAIGN
28/09/2010 - A free community forum on HIV and the criminal law will bring together prominent writers, activists and researchers to speak on the disconcerting growing trend of HIV-related criminal charges - an area in which Canada has the dubious distinction of leading the world.
Event: Limiting the Law: Sex, Silence and Science
When: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where:Oakham House 55, Gould Street, Toronto
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BMC physicians to lead international research collaboration to curb infectious diseases
27-Sep-2010- (Boston) - Chief of infectious diseases receives $3 million NIH grant to identify TB biomarkers
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iavi - www.iavi.org
IAVI-led Team Wins Major Grant to Study HIV-neutralizing Antibodies
NEW YORK, September 27, 2010 - A team of investigators headed by International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Investigator Pascal Poignard has been awarded a major grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the biological mechanisms underlying the generation of broadly neutralizing antibodies by HIV positive individuals.
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AIDS denialist defamatory comments results in donation to TAC
26 September 2010 - AIDS denialists should take note and perhaps be more careful about their defamations in the future.
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CATIE - www.catie.ca
CATIE News - PrEP-hope and excitement greet first successful microbicide
September 22, 2010 - Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a term given to any therapy that can be taken prior to exposure to HIV in the hope that it will protect the user from HIV infection.
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SCOTIABANK AIDS WALK FOR LIFE - www.aidswalkforlife.ca
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life 2010: Don't Just Stand There
What: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life - Ottawa
When:
Saturday, September 25, 2010
5:00PM Registration; 6:00PM Opening Ceremonies; 7:00PM Memorial, walk will begin immediately following Memorial

Where:
Marion Dewar Plaza - Ottawa City Hall
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is Canada's most important national fundraising and awareness event for the community-based AIDS movement. In Canada, approximately 58,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS and as many as 4,500 people are newly infected each year. One person every two hours is being infected with HIV every single day.
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A DAY WITH HIV IN AMERICA - adaywithhivinamerica.com
A DAY with HIV in AMERICA
Extended to Friday, Sept. 24th!
You can still take part if you take a photo through Friday, Sept. 24th. Just make sure you submit it by Monday Sept. 27th.
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YouthCo - youthco.org
YouthCo - New Location Now Open
September 24, 2010 - YouthCO has successfully moved into our new space at #205 568 Seymour Street (2nd floor). Our Support Program is now open to any youth between 15 and 29 years old living with HIV and/or Hep C in BC.
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Nonstick coating of a protein found in semen reduces HIV infection
23-Sep-2010 - A non-stick coating for a substance found in semen dramatically lowers the rate of infection of immune cells by HIV a new study has found.
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - www.aidslaw.ca
GROUPS TO RALLY ON PARLIAMENT HILL FOR ACCESS TO MEDICINES REFORM
23/09/2010 - "Pass Bill C-393 and save lives in the developing world!" will be the rallying cry of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (www.grandmotherscampaign.org), the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (www.aidslaw.ca), RESULTS Canada (www.results-resultats.ca), and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) (www.essentialmedicine.org) when the four groups gather on Parliament Hill on September 29 to call for reforms to Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR).
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A drug against AIDS could be effective against the herpes virus
23-Sep-2010 - This study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first step towards the development of a drug against the entire herpesvirus family.
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National Institutes of Health - www.nih.gov
Unprecedented effort to seek, test, and treat inmates with HIV
September 23, 2010 - NIH research to improve public health with focus on prison and jail systems across the United States
Twelve scientific teams in more than a dozen states will receive National Institutes of Health grants to study effective ways to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among people in the criminal justice system.
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UNAIDS - unaidstoday.org
New Africa-China partnership to promote a renewed era for progress towards achieving health and development goals
NEW YORK, 22 September 2010 - World leaders call on South-South cooperation to reverse the AIDS epidemic and lead an integrated approach to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals
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CATIE -www.catie.ca
CATIE News - Alberta-neurologic disease linked to survival
September 22, 2010 - Even in the earliest days of the AIDS pandemic, doctors quickly recognized that HIV could cause a range of neurologic problems, perhaps the most disturbing of which is HIV-related dementia.
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Asian efforts in AIDS vaccine development step up
21-Sep-2010 - Regional efforts towards an AIDS vaccine must be strengthened and harmonized, says a new article in this week's PLoS Medicine Magazine.
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A Potential New Filler Application Use For A New Cause - HIV Associated Facial Lipoatrophy
September 21, 2010 - Many Americans that suffer from HIV associated lipoatrophy have been aided in the last few years by other FDA approved dermal filler agents that have limited length of stay. Artefill would offer these same patients a more permanent solution to facial lipoatrophy and an improved quality of life.
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BORN HIV FREE CAMPAIGN TAKES TO NEW YORK CROSSROADS DURING MDG SUMMIT
Geneva, 20 September 2010 - The BORN HIV FREE campaign takes to the streets of New York and everyone's computer screens tomorrow in an initiative aimed at signposting world leaders in the direction of decisive backing for the Global Fund and its work.
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National Institutes of Health - www.nih.gov
NIH Statement on National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day From Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director, on September 27, 2010
September 20, 2010 - The third annual National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Sept. 27, 2010, marks an occasion to reflect on how profoundly HIV/AIDS has affected gay and bisexual men. It also is a fitting time to recognize how much this group has influenced the development and implementation of strategies to prevent and treat the virus and the disease.arde Award for HIV/AIDS Research for his proposal to study the mechanisms of latent HIV infection.
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CATIE -www.catie.ca
CATIE News - Finding and treating anal cancer - a German study
September 17, 2010 - Among HIV-negative people anal cancer is generally rare, affecting mostly middle-aged adults. However, rates of anal cancer seem to be increasing in recent decades, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM) and especially among HIV-positive MSM.
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Women Engaging and Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
September 17, 2010 - Given the fact that the HIV epidemic impacts women and girls directly and indirectly, the HHS Office on Women's Health, in collaboration with the Office on HIV/AIDS Policy and the Office on Population Affairs convened more than 70 women leaders, who are HIV/AIDS experts In Washington, DC at HHS on September 10, 2010 to discuss the Strategy and the Plan.
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British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society - www.bcpwa.org
Community Forum Highlighting the XVIII International AIDS Conference (Vienna) UPDATES
September 17, 2010 - INVITATION: To Persons living with HIV & any other interested participants
DATE & TIME: September 21 st from 6 until 8 pm
VENUE: Best Western Chateau Granville

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UNAIDS - unaidstoday.org
Twenty-two of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa have reduced new HIV infections by more than 25%
GENEVA, 17 September 2010 - Ahead of the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on 20-22 September 2010, UNAIDS today released data on progress towards MDG 6 and called for leveraging the AIDS response to support all MDGs.
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Disease transmission model says media coverage cuts infection rate and pandemic extent
16-Sep-2010 - At the first sign of a disease pandemic, public health officials should begin strongly communicating about the extent of the outbreak and the steps that can be taken by the public to avoid infection.
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A DAY WITH HIV IN AMERICA - adaywithhivinamerica.com
A DAY with HIV in AMERICA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st,
whether you're positive or negative, get out your digital camera or cell phone camera, and take part in our national photo essay.
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AIDS virus lineage much older than previously thought
16-Sep-2010 - If it took thousands of years for SIV to evolve into a primarily non-lethal state, HIV is not likely to follow that route any time soon
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TACOMA, COLORADO SPRINGS AND SALT LAKE CITY HAVE THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF HIV PATIENTS IN THE U.S. WHO ARE LEFT UNTREATED
September 16, 2010-Nashville, Tenn. - HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, estimates that Tacoma, WA; Colorado Springs, CO and Salt Lake City, UT have the highest percentage of HIV Denial that HIV/AIDS is real poses major barrier to prevention
September 15, 2010- Across the African continent, one of the biggest barriers to the prevention of new HIV/AIDS infections is the denial of the reality and existence of the infection, according to Wendy Arnold, President of The Peer Education Program of Los Angeles.
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POSITIVELY AWARE - positivelyaware.com
POSITIVELY AWARE Magazine Announces "A Day with HIV in America" Photo Essay, Illustrating Lives of Americans Living with HIV
September 15, 2010 - To commemorate World AIDS Day, POSITIVELY AWARE magazine is compiling a photo essay entitled "A Day with HIV in America." On September 21, people from all across the country, both HIV-positive and negative, care providers, lawmakers, advocates, families, and friends will take a snapshot of a moment from their everyday life.
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THE SNOWY OWL AIDS FOUNDATION - snowyowl.org
Camp Snowy Owl
September 15, 2010 - This year we wish to invite you to share in its success by helping us raise funds for the 2011 Camp Snowy Owl session, to be held the second week of July. It's easy, all you need to do to help is to join us at this year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk Ottawa on Saturday September 25th.
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CONDOMANIA - condomania.com
EVERY 60 SECONDS MORE THAN 17 YOUNG AMERICANS CONTRACT A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD)
LOS ANGELES, September 14th, 2010 - This year more than 9 million new cases of STDs will be contracted by American men and women ages 15 to 24, accounting for nearly half of all newly acquired STDs in the U.S. The number of reported cases of STDs in 2008 was the highest on record and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than 70 million Americans currently have a STD.
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CATIE -www.catie.ca
CATIE News - Can a chemo cream help prevent anal cancer?
2010 Sept 14 - Researchers in Germany and the Netherlands have tested a cream formulation of an anti-cancer drug (Efudex, 5-FU, fluorouracil) against precancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive men.
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The Passion of the Dr. Peter Centre
September 14, 2010 - Peter was a young Vancouver physician diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1985. When his condition became too debilitating to continue practising medicine, he sought to inform and educate the public and others living with HIV/AIDS via The Dr. Peter Diaries.
Read more... The Vancouver Sun - Health - vancouversun.com

Theratechnologies - theratech.com
Theratechnologies: tesamorelin data presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 50th annual meeting
Montréal, Canada - September 13, 2010 - Theratechnologies (TSX: TH) presented two scientific posters regarding tesamorelin, an investigational growth hormone-releasing factor being evaluated for the treatment of excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy and currently under regulatory review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, at the 50th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy ("ICAAC") meeting, in Boston, from Sunday, September 12, to Wednesday, September 15.
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National Institutes of Health - www.nih.gov
Latent HIV infection focus of NIDA's 2010 Avant-Garde Award
September 13, 2010 - Selected awardee studies the mechanisms of latent HIV infection to develop counter measures aimed at eliminating the virus
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today that Dr. Eric M. Verdin of the J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, Calif., has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the NIDA Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research for his proposal to study the mechanisms of latent HIV infection.
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British Columbia Centre For Excellence in HIV/AIDS - www.cfenet.ubc.ca
First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs
Vancouver, BC, September 13, 2010 - BC-CfE Study Finds Links Between Insite Use, Addiction Treatment and Stopping Injection Drug Use
A study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul's Hospital and the University of British Columbia has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouver's Insite connect clients with addiction treatment, which in turn resulted in greater likelihood of stopping injection drug use for at least six months.
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GILEAD - www.gilead.com
Gilead's Single-Tablet "Quad" HIV Regimen Maintains High Viral Suppression Through 48 Weeks in Phase II Study
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sep 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE):- Additional 48-Week Data Support Cobicistat as Antiretroviral Boosting Agent -
The 48-week data from this Phase II study (Study 236-0104) extend the positive 24-week results announced in February 2010 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).
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LIVING POSITIVE by Design - www.myspace.com/livingpositivebydesign
"Project Runway" Star Lends Design Expertise to the Longest Ongoing Community Art Project at Nation's Largest HIV Gathering
Orlando, FL, , September 10, 2010 - Jack Mackenroth to Create Living Positive By Design Panel for NAMES AIDS QuiltTM at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)
"I am honored to be bringing Living Positive By Design to USCA this year and excited to create a piece of living history for the AIDS Quilt."
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PhRMA - www.phrma.org/
Nearly 400 Medicines and Vaccines In Development to Fight Infectious Diseases
Boston, Mass. (Sept. 10, 2010) - "Super Bugs" and Bioterrorism Agents among the Targets
Critical challenges remain in the centuries-old battles against infectious diseases, particularly as bacteria and viruses mutate and as the threat of bioterrorism grows. Responding to this need, America's biopharmaceutical research companies this year have 395 new medicines and vaccines in the pipeline to fight infectious diseases. All 395 are in later stages of development, meaning in clinical trials or under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review.
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UT Southwestern Medical Center - www.utsouthwestern.edu/index.html
UT Southwestern recruiting participants for HIV vaccine study
DALLAS - Sept. 10, 2010 - UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are recruiting individuals at high risk of contracting HIV for a nationwide clinical trial to investigate whether the combination of two potential vaccines will stimulate an immune response to the virus that causes AIDS.
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SCOTIABANK AIDS WALK FOR LIFE - www.aidswalkforlife.ca
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life 2010: Don't Just Stand There! Walk and Support the More Than 65,000 Canadians Overcoming the Obstacles of HIV/AIDS
OTTAWA, September 10, 2008 - After 25 years of walking, we are still walking strong with this year's Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life. We have come long way, but there is still a long road ahead.
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ViiV Healthcare - www.viivhealthcare.com
ViiV Healthcare Awards Southern Initiative Grants to Reduce HIV Disparities Among African Americans and Latinos
Research Triangle Park, NC, September 9, 2010 - Southern Initiative Part of New $1M Positive Action Investment in Supporting U.S. Communities in Greatest Need
today announced the grant awardees of the Positive Action Southern Initiative, focused on supporting African American and Latino populations in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi to help high-risk HIV/AIDS individuals and provide linkages to HIV/AIDS care and treatment adherence.
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Canadian AIDS Society - www.cdnaids.caCanadian Federation of Students - www.cfs-fcee.ca Egale Canada - www.egale.ca
Canadian AIDS Society, CFS and Egale Canada Critical of Court Ruling Supporting Status Quo with Respect to Lifetime Deferrals on Blood Donation from Men Who Have Sex with Men
September 9, 2010 - OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Today, The Honourable Madam Justice Aitken issued her ruling on the Freeman v Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Attorney General of Canada case, which contested the constitutionality of CBS' lifetime deferral on blood donation for men who have sex with men. In her ruling, Justice Aitken denied to order changes to the wording of the Canadian Blood Service questionnaire for screening blood donors.CAS Board of Directors.
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Drs. Erik De Clercq and Anthony S. Fauci win 2010 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
9-Sep-2010 - Recognized for pioneering work in understanding and combating HIV/AIDS
Johnson & Johnson today announced that Erik De Clercq, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Leuven, Belgium, and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, have been named the recipients of the 2010 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research by an independent selection committee comprised of world-renowned scientists.
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Groups slam blood ruling
Sep 09 2010 - JGroups representing homosexuals, students and people with HIV are vowing to continue fighting a Superior Court judge's ruling that Canadian Blood Services can refuse donations from men who have sex with men.
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National Institutes of Health - www.nih.gov
NIH statement on National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Sept. 18, 2010
September 9, 2010 - Older HIV-infected adults face unique health challenges stemming from age-related changes to the body accelerated by HIV infection, the side effects of long-term treatment for HIV, the infection itself and often, treatments for age-associated illnesses. Sept. 18 marks the third annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, an opportunity to highlight these challenges and the research under way to improve the health and quality of life of older people infected with HIV.
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Johnson & Johnson Aims to Help Up to 120 Million Women and Children Each Year Through Five-Year Commitment to U.N. Millennium Development Goals
New Brunswick, NJ (September 9, 2010) - Every Mother, Every Child will Bring Mobile Health Programs; Treatments for Intestinal Parasites, HIV and TB; and Safe Birth Programs to Women and Children in Developing Countries
Johnson & Johnson today announced the launch of Every Mother, Every Child, a comprehensive, five-year, private-sector effort to improve the health of women and children in developing countries. The initiative supports the United Nations' April 2010 call for a renewed effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing mortality in women and children by 2015.
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Canadian Association of HIV Research (CAHR) - www.cahr-acrv.ca
2011 CAHR Special Scholarship to Master's Students, Canada
September 9, 2010 - Master's Scholarship for students pursuing degree in health related fields in Canada
The Canadian Association of HIV Research (CAHR) is dedicated to the development of HIV researchers across Canada .The CAHR Special Scholarship to Master's Students will support the training of Canadian students who are committed to pursuing a career in HIV research. Applicants must be enrolled in a Master's degree program and planning to conduct research that is relevant to CAHR's mission.
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CATIE -www.catie.ca
CATIE News - Placebo-controlled trial of Aldara for precancerous anal lesions
2010 Sept 8 - There are more than 100 types or strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). This microbe is a common sexually transmitted infection. Some types of HPV can cause ano-genital warts while others can cause precancerous growths leading to cervical and anal cancer. Since HPV is sexually transmitted, many HIV-positive people are also co-infected with HPV.
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British Columbia Centre For Excellence in HIV/AIDS - www.cfenet.ubc.ca
New Research Cites Numerous Benefits for Insite and Supports Accepted Scientific Analysis of Supervised Injection Facilities
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 8, 2010 - The Canadian Medical Association Journal has published a new review of Insite that shows Vancouver's supervised injecting facility reduces the harms of drug addiction, increases uptake into drug treatment and rehabilitation programs, and helps reduce adverse community impacts of addiction in various ways, such as decreasing used needles.
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www.canfar.com - Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)
CANFAR Selects Weber Shandwick Canada as Public Relations Agency-Of-Record
Sept. 7, 2010 - TORONTO, ONTARIO - Weber Shandwick Canada is proud to announce today its official agency-of-record partnership with the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).
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GeoVax Labs to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 12th Annual Healthcare Conference
ATLANTA, GA - September 07, 2010 - Conference Runs September 12-15, 2010 at New York Palace Hotel in New York City GeoVax's Presentation Schedule for 12:30 PM, September 14, 2010, in the Winslow Salon, 5th Floor
GeoVax Labs, Inc.(OTCBB:GOVX), a biotechnology company that creates, develops and tests innovative HIV/AIDS vaccines, announces that Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert McNally will be presenting at the Rodman & Renshaw 12th Annual Healthcare Conference.
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Gay CHICAGO MAGAZINE - www.nowingaychicago.com
AIDS DENIALISTS DISPUTED AT ITT FORUM
September 7, 2010 - CHICAGO - Almost 26 years after the HIV virus was established as the cause of AIDS and some 15 years after drug treatments developed out of that discovery led to dramatic drops in AIDS mortality rates in the U.S., some people still propagate the belief that HIV doesn't cause AIDS and that the drugs used to treat it should be avoided.
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Are white homosexual men still taking too many HIV risks?
6-Sep-2010 - Risky sexual behavior among members of a subset of the gay community is still adding to the spread of HIV. Research published in the open access journal BMC Infectious Diseases has found that young white homosexual men have an important contribution in the local spread of HIV.
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International AIDS Society (IAS) - www.iasociety.org
International AIDS Society Calls for an End to Harassment, Intimidation and Imprisonment of HIV Professionals
3 September 2010 (Geneva, Switzerland) - Following the imprisonment of Maxim Popov in April 2010, sentenced to 7 years jail primarily for the promotion of HIV prevention efforts in Uzbekistan, the International AIDS Society notes with alarm the detention of a medial practitioner working in HIV prevention in Ukraine.
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University of British Columbia - www.ubc.ca
Oscar nominee joins UBC Graduate School of Journalism as Canwest Visiting Professor
September 3, 2010 - New York, NY, - An award-winning television journalist whose documentary about a Vancouver man dying of AIDS raised global awareness of the disease has joined UBC's Graduate School of Journalism as the Canwest Visiting Professor for 2010-2011.
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AVAC Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention - www.avac.org
AVAC Calls for Speedy Funding of Critical Microbicide Follow-Up Studies
September 3, 2010 - New York, NY, - AVAC today issues a call to action to donors, policy-makers, researchers and advocates to ensure that critical follow-up studies to the landmark CAPRISA 004 microbicide trial receive the economic and political support needed to move forward as quickly as possible.
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IRCM researchers pave the way for a better understanding of HIV infection and AIDS
Montreal, September 3, 2010 - A scientific breakthrough on how HIV takes control of cell division
Dr. Éric A. Cohen, Director of the Human Retrovirology research unit at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), and his team published yesterday, in the online open-access journal PLos Pathogens, the results of their most recent research on the role of the Vpr protein in HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection and AIDS (acquired autoimmune deficiency syndrome).
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CLINILABS SELECTED FOR A PHASE I/II STUDY OF HIV VACCINE
New York, NY (September 3, 2010) - Clinilabs,a contract research organization that provides early-stage and specialty clinical drug development services to industry, announced today that they have been selected to conduct a Phase I/II clinical research study of an investigational vaccine for HIV.
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GILEAD - www.gilead.com
Gilead Sciences Submits European Marketing Application for Once-Daily Single-Tablet Regimen of Truvada(R) and TMC278 for the Treatment of HIV Infection
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sep 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Product Would Be The Second Complete, Fixed-Dose Antiretroviral Regimen
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that it has submitted a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for marketing approval for the fixed-dose combination of Truvada(R) (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil (as fumarate)) and Tibotec Pharmaceuticals' investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor TMC278 (rilpivirine (as hydrochloride)) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults.
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Weill Cornell Research at GHESKIO Leads to Update in WHO Guidelines
NEW YORK (Sept. 2, 2010) - New England Journal of Medicine Study Indicates Waiting on T-Cell Decline Is Harmful
Prompted by clinical research into the early initiation of antiretroviral therapies for HIV performed at the GHESKIO clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its treatment protocols for HIV patients.
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CATIE -www.catie.ca
CATIE News - Heroin exposure linked to thinning bones
2010 Sept 1 - The greatest degree of bone loss was seen in men who used heroin in the five years prior to entering the study and who had a diagnosis of AIDS.
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Scholl of Public Health - www.jhsph.edu
Revaccination Could Benefit HIV-Infected Children
September 1, 2010 - HIV-infected children receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may require revaccination to maintain immunity against preventable diseases. There remains no standard or official recommendation on revaccination of children receiving HAART, an effective intervention in reducing morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected children.
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AIDS Calgary Awareness Association - www.aidscalgary.org
AIDS Calgary presents the 2010 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
September 1, 2010 - Calgary, Alberta - AIDS Calgary presents the 2010 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on September 12, 2010 at Eau Claire Plaza. The goal of the Walk is to raise funds for AIDS Calgary's support, prevention and education programs for those affected by, at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS in Calgary. On September 12th, an estimated 700 Calgarians - walkers, volunteers, entertainers, sponsors and staff - will unite in an effort to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and to raise funds in support of AIDS Calgary programs.
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Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation - www.drpeter.org/
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Peter
September 1, 2010 - The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter: Screening and Talkback
It all started on CBC Television evening news on September 10, 1990, with these words from Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, BSc'79, MD'85: "I'm going to be introducing you to someone with AIDS to help provide a name, a face, and an identity to this disease. The person I'm going to be introducing you to is myself. I'm a doctor, but I'm also a patient - a patient with AIDS.
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Artists For LIfe - www.artistsforlife.ca
Artists for Life
September 1, 2010 - The public showcases will happen on Sundays, September 12, 19 and 26, 2010 at 7pm at J Lounge, located at 1216 Bute Street (off Davie) in downtown Vancouver's West End.
ARTISTS FOR LIFE is a new project to raise HIV/AIDS awareness while fundraising for organizations and showcasing artists.
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SCOTIABANK AIDS WALK FOR LIFE - www.aidswalkforlifevancouver.ca
Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Vancouver
September 1, 2010 - Sunday, September 19, 2010 - This is Vancouver's 25th Annual AIDS WALK for LIFE. Changes this year include a new WALK site at Sunset Beach, new WALK route (going past the AIDS Memorial) and a first ever Community Pancake Breakfast.
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