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HIV/AIDS News Archive - September 2011

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"Becoming Chaz" screening to benefit HIV/AIDS, breast cancer causes
September 30, 2011 - Artful Thinking's Out at the Movies will present the film screening of "Becoming Chaz," nominated for three Emmys, at 9pm Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Art Theatre of Long Beach.
Read more... SAN DIEGO GAY & LESBIAN NEWS - HIV/AIDS - sdgln.com

VIDEO: Inside look at Vancouver's safe injection site
September 30, 2011 - A landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling will see Vancouver's controversial Insite safe injection clinic keep its doors open.
Watch Video... CBC News - News - cbc.ca

Insite supporters celebrate top court's ruling to keep it open
September 30, 2011 - Harper government to comply with unanimous decision
Vancouver's controversial Insite clinic for drug addicts can stay open, after a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that offered a sharp rebuke to one of the Conservative government's key law-and-order planks.
Read more... The Vancouver Sun - Health - vancouversun.com

Closing Vancouver's Insite drug clinic would violate Charter of Rights, top court rules
September 30, 2011 - OTTAWA - Vancouver's controversial supervised-injection site should stay open indefinitely, the country's top court ruled Friday, calling the federal government's move to shut it down a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Read more... The Province - News - theprovince.com


4th Annual Celebrity Dim Sum - Tomorrow morning!
September 30, 2011 - Remember, doors open at 10:30 for this AIDS Vancouver benefit for the Asian Community Outreach Project. There are just a few remaining tickets available online and at the door.
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INTERNATIONAL COALITION APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS AND KEEP INSITE OPEN
September 30, 2011 - Criminal law on drugs gives way to good public health practices in Canada
We, the member organizations of an international coalition of harm reduction experts, applaud today's landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to uphold the human rights of all Canadians by allowing Insite - Vancouver's life-saving supervised injection site - to remain open. We are heartened that the SCC has recognized that criminal laws on drugs must give way to good public health practices and harm reduction.
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UNE COALITION INTERNATIONALE APPLAUDIT LA DÉCISION DE LA COUR SUPRÊME EN FAVEUR DES DROITS HUMAINS ET DU MAINTIEN D'INSITE
Le droit criminel antidrogue cède le pas aux bonnes pratiques de santé publique au Canada
30 septembre 2011 - Nous, organismes membres d'une coalition internationale d'experts en réduction des méfaits, nous réjouissons de la décision marquante rendue aujourd'hui par la Cour suprême du Canada (CSC), qui réaffirme les droits de la personne au Canada en permettant qu'Insite - le centre d'injection supervisée de Vancouver, qui sauve des vies - demeure en activité. Nous nous réjouissons que la CSC confirme que l'application des lois criminelles antidrogue doit s'incliner devant les pratiques probantes de la santé publique et de la réduction des méfaits.
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GeoVax Labs' CSO and Chairman Receive Academic Honors
ATLANTA - September 29, 2011 - GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCBB:GOVX), an Atlanta-based biopharmaceutical firm developing vaccines to prevent and fight Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections, announces that both its Chief Scientific Officer and its Chairman are to receive academic honors on September 26 and October 21, respectively.
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Jab may make HIV 'minor infection'
September 29, 2011 - HIV could be reduced to a "minor chronic infection" akin to herpes, scientists developing a new vaccine have claimed.
Read more... The Vancouver Sun - Health - vancouversun.com


UNAIDS calls on countries to accelerate progress towards global goal to eliminate new HIV infections amongst children
Johannesburg, 28 September 2011 - Countries with the highest rates of new HIV infections in children will meet in South Africa to assess opportunities for scaling up programmes.
The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announced today that with political will and focused resources-countries can meet the 2015 target to eliminate new HIV infections amongst children and ensure mothers living with HIV remain healthy through pregnancy, delivery and after the birth of their child.
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MVA-B Spanish HIV vaccine shows 90 percent immune response in humans
28-Sep-2011 - Phase I clinical trials developed by Spanish Superior Scientific Research Council (CSIC) together with Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid and Clínic Hospital in Barcelona, reveals MVA-B preventive vaccine's immune efficiency against Human's immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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CATIE News - Gene therapy for HIV-outcomes from a recent experiment
27 Sep 2011 - Potent combination therapy for HIV, commonly called ART or HAART, can greatly reduce production of HIV, raise CD4+ cell counts and result in improved health. However, small amounts of HIV continue to be produced despite excellent medication-taking habits (a behaviour called adherence) by HIV-positive people.
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NAPWA Announces New HIV Initiative to Combat Transmission Rates in the District of Columbia; New Program Will Target the Approximately 10,000 HIV Positive District Residents Currently Unaware of Their Status
WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 27, 2011 - Mayor Gray Issues Proclamation as Part of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; Washington D.C. Department of Health Officials on Hand to Lend Support for Program
Frank Oldham Jr., President and CEO of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), today announced participation in a program that will use real-world social networks of those already diagnosed as HIV positive to identify others who are likely to be infected.
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Casey House rebuilding to meet needs of people living with HIV/AIDS
September 27, 2011 - Washington, D.C. - Casey House to build new state of the art facility providing range of health care services for people living with HIV/AIDS, including new Day Health Program
Today, the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Research and Innovation visited Casey House to highlight an infrastructure investment in health care services for people living with HIV/AIDS.:
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The prospects for a cure now look brighter because of technological and medical advances.
Toulon, France, September 26, 2011 - The prospects for a cure now look brighter because of technological and medical advances. The proposed "cures" of the past failed in one way or another, primarily because there was a fatal flaw somewhere that failed to prevent the virus from replicating.
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HHS awards $1.89 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications
September 26, 2011. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the release of more than $1.89 billion to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS continue to have access to life-saving health care and medications.
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ViiV Healthcare Reaffirms Commitment to U.S. Regions Hardest Hit by HIV/AIDS
Research Triangle Park, N.C. September 26, 2011 - Positive Action Southern Initiative Awards Grants to Seven Organizations in Four Additional Southern States
ViiV Healthcare today announced the 2011 grant awardees of the Positive Action Southern Initiative expansion, focused on supporting African-American and Latino populations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
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CAMEROON: END 'DISCRIMINATORY' ANTI-GAY LAWS
26/09/2011 - The Cameroonian authorities must end the persecution of gays and lesbians and repeal laws that criminalize consensual same-sex relations, five human rights organizations said today in an open letter to the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya.
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NanoViricides Inc. to Present at the 10th Annual NanoBusiness Conference
WEST HAVEN, Conn., Sep 26, 2011 - NanoViricides, Inc.(OTC BB: NNVC) (the "Company") announced that its President, Dr. Anil R. Diwan, will present at the 10th Annual NanoBusiness Conference/NanoManufacturing Summit being held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, today.
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Hide-and-Seek: Altered HIV Can't Evade Immune System
09/26/2011 - Researchers at Johns Hopkins have modified HIV in a way that makes it no longer able to suppress the immune system. Their work, they say in a report published online September 19 in the journal Blood, could remove a major hurdle in HIV vaccine development and lead to new treatments.
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Celebrities serve Dim Sum in support of HIV/AIDS Outreach in Vancouver's Asian Communities
September 26, 2011 - VANCOUVER, BC: October 1, 2011 AIDS Vancouver will host the Fourth Annual Celebrity Dim Sum Event ~ a unique Dim Sum experience where members of the community have the opportunity to mingle with Vancouver's local celebrities, while enjoying authentic Dim Sum. All proceeds from this event will help support AIDS Vancouver's - Asian Community Outreach Project.
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Boston researchers share in $10 million grant to study HIV and alcohol
26-Sep-2011 - (Boston) - Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health (BUSM/BUSPH), Boston Medical Center (BMC), the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Pittsburgh, have joined together to examine the consequences of alcohol on HIV disease.
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Why This Year's U.S. Conference on AIDS Is So Essential
September 26, 2011 - Written by Paul Kawata, Executive Director, National Minority AIDS Council
I believe that this year's United States Conference on AIDS (November 10-13) in Chicago, is one of the most important in our history. Our movement is at a crossroads as we work to implement the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
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Vancouver Hospitals Plan to Offer HIV Tests to Everyone
September 26, 2011 - It's no secret that not enough people get tested for HIV on a regular basis, let alone get tested at all. Here in the United States, there are an estimated 300,000 Americans infected with HIV who are completely unaware of their status.
Read more... The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource - The Body- News - thebody.com


City Officials Will Announce New HIV Program to Intercept the Approximate 10,000 HIV+ District Residents Currently Unaware of Their HIV Status
September 24, 2011 - News Announcement, Part of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Activities, Created to Dramatically Lower HIV Transmission Rates
WHY:
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ? 10,000 D.C. residents are HIV+ but are not yet diagnosed ? 70 % of new HIV cases are transmitted by someone unaware of his or her diagnosis ?
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National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27, 2011
September 24, 2011 - Join NAPWA in the fourth annual observance of National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD)!
Tuesday, September 27 9:00am prayer breakfast, 12:00pm press conference with District of Columbia Mayor Vince Gray, all-day HIV testing, and 5:00pm Red Flash Mob to release remembrance balloons in D.C.'s Dupont circle.
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In Memoriam Marcel van Soest
September 24, 2011 - The Global Network of People living with HIV mourns the passing of Marcel van Soest, Executive Director of the World AIDS Campaign . Words are not enough to express our shock and grief at the loss of our friend, colleague and fellow activist.
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Building a Bridge to 2014 for People Living with HIV:
Update and Advocacy Strategy
September 24, 2011 - HIV PJA urges activists to take part in this upcoming web event!
When: Tuesday, September 27 @ 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Dose of Change , the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School & the Treatment Access Expansion Project for a special webinar for HIV and health care access advocates:
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What pharma companies do patient groups think are best at HIV/AIDS R&D?
September 24, 2011 - PatientView ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF its latest report
Senior executives of 50 major HIV/AIDS patient groups from around the world assess the quality of the HIV/AIDS R&D conducted by the 20 main pharmaceutical companies in the field.
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AIDS expert Julio Montaner says Conservative crime bill will undermine public health
September 23, 2011 - The immediate past president of the International AIDS Society, Dr. Julio Montaner, says the Conservative government's crime agenda will jeopardize the health of some marginalized people.
Read more... Straight.com - News and Views - straight.com


BC hospitals begin routine testing for HIV to help curb global epidemic
Sept. 23, 2011 - VANCOUVER - Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care are taking the fight against HIV/AIDS, one of the biggest global health epidemics of our generation, to a new level by launching a pilot project in which most hospital patients who consent will be routinely offered a test for the infection.
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New human protein targets for the control of HIV are predicted using computational analysis
22-Sep-2011 - A new computational approach has predicted numerous human proteins that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) requires to replicate itself, and "constitutes a powerful resource for experimentalists who desire to discover new human proteins that can control the spread of HIV," according to the authors of a study, which will be published in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology on Thursday 22nd September 2011.
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Media Advisory-Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life 2011: Don't Just Stand There
September 22, 2011 - What: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life - Ottawa
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 5:00PM Registration; 5:00PM Community Fair; 6:15PM 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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CATIE News - Concerns about calcium supplements
22 Sep 2011 - Calcium is an important mineral used for building bones and is needed by muscles, nerves and many other tissues to help them function properly.
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$17.2 million for St. Paul's Hospital upgrades
Sept. 22, 2011 - VANCOUVER - St. Paul's Hospital will benefit from $17.2 million to replace aging electrical infrastructure and elevators, providing stability and consistent care for patients, announced Health Minister Michael de Jong today, as he visited the facility.
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A Day in the Life: Living With HIV
Sept. 21, 2011 - At age 33, with seemingly boundless energy, Cordova looks like the picture of health. He has completed seven marathons, three 200-mile bike rides and a triathlon. He is an athlete, a community activist and one of 1.2 million Americans living with HIV.
Read more... ABCNews.com - News - Health - cbc.ca

Viramune® (nevirapine) prolonged-release once-daily formulation for the treatment of HIV-1 infection receives approval in the EU
Ingelheim, Germany, September 21, 2011 - Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that once-daily Viramune® (nevirapine) prolonged-release has received approval for use in the EU. 1 The new, prolonged-release tablet is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral medications for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.
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National HIV/AIDS Summit on September 22 Will Honor Dr. Tony Fauci; Chart the "Unfinished Business" for the Scientific Community
WASHINGTON, DC (September 20, 2011) - Taking place on September 22, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Capitol Hill (Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106), the 2011 National HIV/AIDS Summit will bring together an estimated 150 scientists, clinicians, public health leaders and advocates who will draw the roadmap for accelerating the field of "implementation science" in HIV, an area focused on answering key questions that will improve the prevention, early diagnosis and consistent treatment of people with HIV.
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Harvard School of Public Health Awarded $20 Million CDC Grant to Study HIV Prevention in Botswana
September 20, 2011 - Boston, MA - A new four-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will enable Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers to evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness of a unique combination of HIV prevention strategies in Botswana.
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Turning the Tide Together: XIX International AIDS Conference Theme Selected
20 September 2011 (Washington, DC) - The AIDS 2012 Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC) have selected Turning The Tide Together as the theme for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), which will be held in Washington, D.C. from 22 - 27 July 2012.
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City of Hope HIV summit features Jake Glaser
09/19/2011 - DUARTE - If anyone is qualified to talk about young people living with HIV or AIDS, it's Jake Glaser.
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Could engineered fatty particles help prevent AIDS?
September 19, 2011 - Boston, Mass. - Liposomes block HIV infection in early tests; could be a cost-effective preventive for developing countries
Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston envision a new way for women to protect themselves before sex: an applicator filled with specially formulated fatty particles called liposomes.
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Christine Quinn Issues Proclamation For National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
9.19.2011 - New York, NY - Speaker Christine Quinn joins Council Members Jessica S. Lappin, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Rosie Mendez, Daniel Dromm, Jimmy Van Bramer, and leadership of AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the GRIOT Circle and Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Elders (SAGE), in a call to action for the fourth annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), Sunday, September 18.
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Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
19-Sep-2011 - Breast Milk Antibody Fights HIV But Needs Boost
Breast milk antibody both neutralizes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and kills HIV-infected cells, according to a paper in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of Virology.
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Scientists disarm HIV in step towards vaccine
September 19, 2011 - The research shows that HIV is unable to damage the immune system if cholesterol is removed from the virus's membrane.
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Gamers' discovery could generate anti-HIV drugs
September 19, 2011 -Online gamers have solved a molecular biology puzzle that may lead to new drugs to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Read more... CBC News - News - Health - cbc.ca


AIDS Vancouver's Grocery Program
September 19, 2011 - The AIDS Vancouver Grocery program aims to address food security issues that our clients experience by providing over 16,000 supplemental grocery bags to approximately 1200 clients annually.
Nutrition is paramount for sustaining and prolonging the health and quality of life for those whose immune systems are compromised by the HIV virus.
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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: A Perspective from the National Institutes of Health
September 18, 2011 - On September 18, 2011, we mark the fourth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day .
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PM Stephen Harper officially opens InterVac at University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Sept 16 2011
September 18, 2011 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the grand opening of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization's new International Vaccine Centre...
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On eve of Sept 18 Ca Marche AIDS Walk, relegating HIV-deniers to trash bin of history
September 17, 2011 - If anybody deserves to die of AIDS, it is the propagandists who insist that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. And, I might add, the journalists who help spread the lie.
Read more... Montreal Gazette - montrealgazette.com


LAST CALL: research grant programme Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR)
September 17, 2011 - START A CAREER IN HIV RESEARCH: THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY TOGETHER WITH THE U.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, AND THE CENTERS FOR AIDS RESEARCH INVITES EARLY-STAGE INVESTIGATORS TO APPLY FOR AN HIV RESEARCH GRANT
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UCLA School of Nursing HIV Medication Adherence Program Recognized Among Top HIV Behavioral Interventions by CDC
(LOS ANGELES - September 16, 2011) - The new program is one of only eight models recognized by the CDC as a "good-evidence-based" program. The intervention helps people living with HIV take lifesaving medications correctly and consistently. Non-adherence is widely viewed as a risk factor for the spread of the drug-resistant HIV virus.
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Vancouver AIDS Walk For Life
26th Annual AIDS Walk For Life
Sunday September 18th, 2011
Sunset Beach, Vancouver, BC
10AM - 2PM (Walk starts @ 12.00)
Support, passion and love can make a difference, and 26 years ago Positive Living BC launched the first Canadian AIDS WALK to prove it. Since then they have been walking strong. They have been walking for a change. They have been walking for life.
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Marching Forward: Scotiabank Extends Sponsorship Through 2014 for AIDS Walk for Life!
Sep 16, 2011 - OTTAWA, ONTARIO - After more than 20 years of walking to support local services and programming and to bring awareness about HIV/AIDS in Canada, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is excited to announce a three year partnership renewal with title sponsor, Scotiabank. Since coming onboard in 2007 at a national sponsor level, and moving to title sponsor in 2008, Scotiabank is extending their sponsorship commitment through to 2014.
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Unlicensed HIV Home Test Kit: Accu-HIV 1 & 2 Saliva
September 16, 2011 - Following information that a Toronto Company, ACCU-METRICS, has been advertising HIV home test kits for sale via their website, Health Canada would like to remind Canadians that there are currently no HIV test kits that have been authorized for home use in Canada.
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Open letter from HIV-positive prevention advocates rejects misinformation about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
September 16 2011 - Close to 100 openly HIV-positive gay and bisexual men from across the United States and around the world have signed a new letter (http://tinyurl.com/pozPrEPletter) calling for an open discussion, "based on facts rather than on fear or misinformation," of the challenges and opportunities presented by pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in gay and bisexual men and transgender women.
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"A Day with HIV in America" on September 21 to Chronicle Images of What it Means to Live with HIV
CHICAGO, Ill. (September 16, 2011) - Positively Aware magazine sponsors 2nd annual photo essay to be published in November/December 2011 issue
Whether you're HIV negative or positive, live with HIV or care for someone with HIV, Positively Aware, is asking people to share their stories through the lens of a camera on one, single day, September 21. The second annual A Day with HIV in America will capture the collective portrait of those living with HIV to help remove the stigma of HIV and to advance a community of care and support.
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PEPFAR Announces Largest Study of Combination HIV Prevention
September 14, 2011 - U.S. Department of State - Today, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced awards for a new initiative totaling $45 million over four years to examine the effectiveness of combination approaches to HIV prevention.
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CAHR 2012 - Mark Your Calendars!
September 14, 2011 - The 21st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research - CAHR 2012 - will be held in Montreal, from April 19 to 22, 2012.
The conference is presented by the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR), representing Canadian HIV researchers in the disciplines of basic science, clinical science, epidemiology/public health and social science.
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Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure: Science, Society and the Law
September 14, 2011 - Community Legal Seminar hosted by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12th 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Law Courts Inn (800 Smithe Street) - Downtown Vancouver
Featuring opening remarks by Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and past-President of the International AIDS Society.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear first-hand perspectives from legal experts who have been involved in both the prosecution and defense of key cases related to HIV non-disclosure in British Columbia.
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Lace Up Your Walking Shoes and Support a Great Cause With Farha Foundation's CA MARCHE 2011
September 13, 2011 - MONTREAL, QUEBEC - 19 years later and still walking for the fight against AIDS!
The Farha Foundation, Quebec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, invites you to join in on its 19th edition of ÇA MARCHE - Quebec's largest walk for the fight against AIDS, taking place in the streets of Montreal on Sunday, September 18, starting at 9 am.
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AIDS Calgary Awareness Association presents the 2011 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life
September 12, 2011 -Calgary, Alberta - AIDS Calgary Awareness Association (ACAA) presents the 2011 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on September 25, 2011 at Eau Claire Plaza.
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ÇA MARCHE 2011 PARTICIPANTS REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY
Montreal, Quebec (September 12, 2011) - The Farha Foundation asks you: Why are you walking?
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Mayo Clinic Teams with Glowing Cats Against AIDS, Other Diseases
September 11, 2011 - Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS and illuminate ways to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS virus. The findings - called fascinating and landmark by one reviewer - appear in the current online issue of Nature Methods.
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"A Day with HIV in America" Photo Project Focuses On De-stigmatizing HIV And Tearing Down Boundaries
CHICAGO, Ill. (September 10, 2011) - Positive or negative, we are all affected by HIV
The second annual A Day with HIV in America is asking people to share their stories through the lens of a camera on one, single day, September 21. The second annual A Day with HIV in America will capture the collective portrait of those living with HIV to help remove the stigma of HIV and to advance a community of care and support.
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NIH study finds two doses of HPV vaccine may be as protective as full course
September 9, 2011 - Two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix were as effective as the current standard three-dose regimen after four years of follow-up, according to researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and their colleagues. The results of the study, based on data from a community-based clinical trial of Cervarix in Costa Rica, appeared online Sept.9, 2011, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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Largest Nationwide HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Expands to Measure Prevention Effectiveness
Sep. 9, 2011 - The Emory Vaccine Center's Hope Clinic and Volunteers Play Major Role
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will significantly expand enrollment in a nationwide HIV vaccine trial called HVTN 505, conducted by the NIH-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
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AIDS United Launches Virtual "Make it Grow" Campaign to Increase Access to Care Resources
Washington, DC (Septmeber 9, 2011 - Campaign Calls on Individuals, Corporations and Foundations to Invest in Community-Based Programs Where Need is Greatest
Today, national HIV/AIDS organization AIDS United launched a virtual campaign aimed at mobilizing individuals, corporations and foundations to support those living with HIV/AIDS in America, especially those who do not have access to HIV-specific medical care.
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GNP+ launches new Strategic Plan: focuses on advocacy, knowledge management and community building
September 9,2011 - The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is proud to present its new strategic plan for the period 2011 to 2015. At the forefront of the HIV response for 25 years, GNP+ knows its efforts to improve the meaningful involvement and quality of life of people living with HIV are critical to turning the tide towards the UNAIDS goal of zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination.
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Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson joins UNAIDS-led effort to end HIV-related travel restrictions
GENEVA, 13 May 2011 - Fiji latest country to remove entry barriers for people living with HIV
The British business pioneer Sir Richard Branson has thrown his support behind a global drive to rid the world finally of the remaining discriminatory laws that keep people from visiting, or living and working in countries solely because they are HIV positive. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has called for the global freedom of movement for people living with HIV.
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NAPWA announces death of NAPWA Trustee and beloved HIV activist Kevin Sullivan
Washington, D.C., September 7, 2011 - The National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) announces with deep regret the death of NAPWA trustee Kevin Sullivan, who died September 5 of cancer. Sullivan had lived with HIV for twenty-five years and cancer for five, but his cancer had been in remission until very recently.
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Einstein to utilize electronic medical records system to analyze HIV/AIDS in central Africa
September 7, 2011 - (BRONX, NY) - A consortium led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has received a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to spearhead the Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (CA-IeDEA).
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As World Population Hits 7 Billion, Nationwide Campaign Launches Linking Human Overpopulation, Species Extinction
September 7, 2011 - TUCSON, Ariz. - 7 Billion and Counting Campaign Includes Giveaway of 100,000 Endangered Species Condoms, Times Square Video, Events Around Country
As the world population nears 7 billion people, the Center for Biological Diversity today launched a new national campaign highlighting the close connection between human overpopulation and the global species extinction crisis.
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Bio-Alcamid, My Experience
06/09/2011 - I have to say at the outset that for the vast majority of the several hundred of patients I have treated with Bio-AlcamidT the procedure has been uneventful and the outcome the desired one. Almost all my patients have been HIV positive or immunosuppressed.
Read more... The Consulting Room - consultingroom.com

UN summit on non-communicable diseases should learn from global AIDS response
6-Sep-2011 - As the world prepares to develop a global strategy to tackle some of the biggest current threats to human health, there is a lot to be learned from past successes and mistakes of the global response to HIV/AIDS.
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Misunderstanding surrounds HIV vaccine trials
6-Sep-2011 - Study shows better communication needed with at-risk communities
Better communication is needed around HIV vaccine trials to ensure those in at-risk communities understand the process and continue to participate, according to a new University of Toronto study.
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WHO calls for united action to combat HIV/AIDS
BUSAN, Republic of Korea, 5 September 2011. - "Diverse Voices, United Action" was the rallying cry at the recently concluded 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific held in Busan, Republic of Korea.
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People living with HIV conference LIVING2012 to be held in Washington DC
05 September 2011 - The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the LIVING2012 Partnership are proud to announce LIVING2012, the 13th International Conference of People living with HIV.
LIVING2012 will take place in Washington DC on 19 and 20 July, 2012. LIVING2012 has been recognized as an official pre-conference to AIDS 2012, which will take place from 22 to 27 July 2012.
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New HIV Prevention Program Focuses on Gay Male Couples
Sep. 2, 2011 - ATLANTA - Gay male couples will test for HIV together and receive their results at the same time with a counselor present
Program is related to a study published earlier this year in AIDS and Behavior
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ALARMED GLOBAL AIDS ACTIVISTS JOIN THE FIGHT TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL UN NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE SUMMIT
September 1, 2011 - Civil society groups unite to tackle trade, fight for targets and to eliminate industry influence; file complaint with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
Alarmed by explicit efforts led by developed countries to weaken the Declaration's language in a way that will undermine effective prevention and treatment of NCDs, over 70 public health NGOs and groups representing hundreds, if not thousands, of people living with HIV/AIDS from across the globe are now sounding the alarm.
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Cryptococcus infections misdiagnosed in many AIDS patients
1-Sep-2011 - DURHAM, N.C. - Most AIDS patients, when diagnosed with a fungal infection known simply as cryptococcosis, are assumed to have an infection with Cryptococcus neoformans, but a recent study from Duke University Medical Center suggests that a sibling species, Cryptococcus gattii, is a more common cause than was previously known.
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AIDS 2012 U.S. Outreach & Mobilization Monthly Calls
Sept. 1, 2011 - Black AIDS Institute, Countdown to AIDS 2012, and the U.S. Positive Women's Network invite you to:
Be a part of the movement to mobilize people living with HIV and community members to the conference. Join our monthly call series to get involved.
TAKE ACTION
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New HIV vaccine approach targets desirable immune cells
1-Sep-2011 - DURHAM, N.C. - Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have demonstrated an approach to HIV vaccine design that uses an altered form of HIV's outer coating or envelope protein.
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International AIDS Conference 2012: Bay Area Kickoff
Sept. 1, 2011 - Mobilize Oakland and the Bay Area for the 2012 International AIDS Conference!
Host:
WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases)
When: Wednesday September 7 at 5:30pm
Where: 449 15th Street, Suite 303, Oakland, CA 94612
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Theratechnologies Inc.: Tesamorelin Filed for Marketing Authorization in Argentina
MONTREAL, CANADA-(Sept. 1, 2011) - Theratechnologies Inc. (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THER) today announced that an affiliate of Sanofi, its commercial partner, has filed a marketing authorization application for tesamorelin in Argentina with the Ministry of Health's National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Technology (ANMAT).
Theratechnologies inc. : Dépôt d'une demande d'autorisation de mise en marché pour la tésamoréline en Argentine
La tésamoréline est offerte pour le traitement de l'excès de graisse abdominale chez les patients atteints de lipodystrophie associée au VIH.
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GeoVax $3.6 Million Award Increased to $4.4 Million by U.S. Government
ATLANTA, Sept. 1, 2011 - Aggregate Total Award of $20.4 Million for Clinical Development of HIV/AIDS Vaccine
GeoVax Labs, Inc.(OTCBB:GOVX), an Atlanta-based biopharmaceutical firm developing vaccines to prevent and fight Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections, today announced the increase of an existing $3.6 million annual award to $4.4 million for its Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development (IPCAVD) Grant supporting GeoVax's HIV/AIDS vaccine program.
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Photo Gallery: Vancouver Friends For Life Society Bake Sale & BBQ
On August 27, 2011, Vancouver Friends For Life Society held their 1st Annual Bake Sale & BBQ raising $2,100.00!
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Celebrating Pride with the Miss Red Ribbon Pageant 2011!
(AIDS Vancouver) - AIDS Vancouver Staff, Volunteers and Supporters donned their feather boas and tiaras for Pride Parade 2011.
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