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Updated Information on HIV Prevention in Communities of Color Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

MissionCDC’s HIV Prevention Research EffortsThe HIV EpidemicFellowship DescriptionApplicantsRequired Fellowship ActivitiesOffice SupportApplication and Deadline Mission The mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. The fellows will be located in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the Centers for [...]

New Data Strengthens View of HIV Threat for Gay Black Men

Related MedlinePlus Pages By Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A study of black gay and bisexual men in six U.S. cities found HIV infection rates that were 50 percent higher than among their white counterparts, and rates were even higher for men under the age of 30 in the same community, researchers said on Monday. [...]

All HIV Patients Should Take Meds Early on, Experts Now Say

Related MedlinePlus Pages MONDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) — A new report recommends that physicians begin treating all HIV-positive adults with antiretroviral drugs instead of waiting, at least in countries where the therapy is easily accessible. All HIV-positive patients should take the drugs, even if blood tests reveal that their immune system is healthy, according [...]

NIH to Test Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention in Women

Contact: Laura S. Leifman (301) 402-1663 Researchers will launch a large, multinational clinical trial this month to test the effectiveness and extended safety of a vaginal ring containing an experimental antiretroviral drug to prevent HIV infection in women. With a projected 3,476 participants in five countries, the MTN 020 study, otherwise known as, “A Study [...]

Cancer Drug May Flush out ‘Hidden’ HIV

Related MedlinePlus Pages WEDNESDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) — Medications can eliminate any sign of HIV from the bloodstream, but the virus that causes AIDS never vanishes for good. Instead, it hides in the body, waiting to strike again. Now, researchers report that they may have discovered a way to use a cancer drug to [...]

New Clues to How HIV Infects Body’s Cells

Related MedlinePlus Page WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) — Helper T-cells normally support the immune system, but a new study involving mice shows HIV-infected T-cells help transport the virus throughout the body and infect other T-cells. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital said their findings could lead to improved treatments that could help control the movement [...]

High-Risk Heterosexuals Should Take HIV Prevention Pill, Too

Related MedlinePlus Pages THURSDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should consider prescribing the HIV prevention pill Truvada to their heterosexual patients who are at high risk for the virus, not just high-risk gay and bisexual men, experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC announcement comes on [...]

Updated PrEP Guidance: CDC issues interim guidance on use of medication to prevent HIV infection among heterosexually-active adults

What is PrEP? PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV take a daily pill to reduce their risk of becoming infected. When used consistently, PrEP has been shown to be effective in men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexually-active [...]

New MMWR: Interim Guidance for Clinicians Considering the Use of Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Heterosexually Active Adults

In the United States, an estimated 48,100 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections occurred in 2009 (1). Of these, 27% were in heterosexual men and women who did not inject drugs, and 64% were in men who have sex with men (MSM), including 3% in MSM who inject drugs. In January 2011, following publication of [...]

HIV awareness ‘drops off radar’

By Greg DawsonNewsbeat reporter Sexual health experts and leading HIV charities say not enough is being done to raise awareness of the dangers of the virus for young people. It’s claimed infection rates are still high and many people don’t understand what it’s like living with the illness. Figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) [...]

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