The Heavy Co$T Of AIDS – With Global Funds To Dry Up, Jamaica In Peril

Prepared by Byron Buckley CARIBBEAN AIDS prevention advocates fear that crucial funding to sustain hard-won gains over the last decade could dry up by year end. Financial support from the Geneva-based Global Fund could cease because Jamaica and other Caribbean states, having been classified as ‘middle-income’ countries, no longer qualify as recipients of funding. In… Read More The Heavy Co$T Of AIDS – With Global Funds To Dry Up, Jamaica In Peril

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Rectal Formulation of Tenofovir Gel Found Safe and Acceptable in Early Phase Clinical Study

Follow-up study planned to further assess gel’s potential as a rectal microbicide to prevent HIV March 5, 2012 – A gel formulation of the antiretroviral drug tenofovir designed specifically for rectal use was found safe and acceptable, according to a Phase I clinical study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), and… Read More Rectal Formulation of Tenofovir Gel Found Safe and Acceptable in Early Phase Clinical Study

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FDA ASKED TO APPROVE NEW HIV PREVENTION METHOD, PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP)

  For Immediate Release                          Contact December 15, 2011                                  Mark Aurigemma; 646-270-9451; mark@aucomm.net                         Pedro Goicochea; 415-490-8350; pgoicochea@gladstone.ucsf.edu                                                                                           … Read More FDA ASKED TO APPROVE NEW HIV PREVENTION METHOD, PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP)

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Scripps Research scientists reveal surprising picture of how powerful antibody neutralizes HIV

PGT 128 Caption: This is the PGT 128 antibody in action. Credit: Image courtesy of the Wilson lab, The Scripps Research Institute Usage Restrictions: None LA JOLLA, CA, October 13, 2011 – Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the surprising details of how a powerful anti-HIV antibody grabs hold of the virus. The findings, published in… Read More Scripps Research scientists reveal surprising picture of how powerful antibody neutralizes HIV

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Campaigners ‘disappointed’ with Lorna Golding’s speech on HIV/AIDS

COGH-Goldings-Dinner-Nov-28-09 UNITED NATIONS, New York (CMC) — HIV/AIDS campaigners said they were disappointed by Jamaica’s presentation as the spouses of government and state leaders spoke on a UNAIDS programme to eliminate new infections of the disease, now passing its 30-year milestone. Lorna Golding, wife of Prime Minister Bruce Golding, was among 30 ‘First Ladies’ from… Read More Campaigners ‘disappointed’ with Lorna Golding’s speech on HIV/AIDS

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Vitamin D Deficiencies Linked to Diabetes in People With HIV

HIV-positive people with vitamin D deficiency were far more likely to also have type 2 diabetes than people who were not vitamin D deficient, according to a study published online December 20 in the journal AIDS. Poor vitamin D levels in people with HIV have become a prominent concern among AIDS researchers in recent years. Vitamin D… Read More Vitamin D Deficiencies Linked to Diabetes in People With HIV

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Bad news for HIV in Jamaica: HIV/AIDS Programme Hit By Funding Woes

Anastasia Cunningham, Senior Gleaner Writer Dr Karen Hilliard (centre), mission director, United States Agency for International Development, responds to President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Milton Samuda (right), during a meeting of private sector leaders to discuss establishing a foundation to ensure the financial sustainability of Jamaica’s HIV programme, at the Wyndham Kingston hotel,… Read More Bad news for HIV in Jamaica: HIV/AIDS Programme Hit By Funding Woes

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Discordant HIV Levels in the Brain and Blood Are More Common Than Expected says US study

Source Up to 10 percent of people on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy have active HIV replication in the brain and spinal fluid despite having undetectable HIV levels in the blood, according to a study published online November 4 in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. This could explain why low-level inflammation and cognitive decline persist in people being successfully… Read More Discordant HIV Levels in the Brain and Blood Are More Common Than Expected says US study

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Heightens Commitment to LGBT Rights at Hearing on Punitive Measures & Discrimination in the Caribbean

Georgetown, Guyana, November 9, 2010 – Courtesy of SASOD is a group based in Guyana which is committed to eradicating discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. It started work in 2003 with the campaign to include sexual orientation as one of the fundamental rights in the Guyana constitution, and has since been working on… Read More Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Heightens Commitment to LGBT Rights at Hearing on Punitive Measures & Discrimination in the Caribbean

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Some People Control HIV Without Drugs Due To 5 Amino Acids In A Protein

Tiny differences in five amino acids in HLA-B, a protein, are linked to whether people can control levels of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) with just their immune systems, an international team of researchers wrote in the journal Science. These small variants in the protein appear to alert the immune system that there is an infection. Co-senior author… Read More Some People Control HIV Without Drugs Due To 5 Amino Acids In A Protein

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