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New Approach to Cervical Cancer Care in Botswana Cuts Lag Time Between Treatment and Diagnosis in Half

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Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women low- and middle-income countries, including Botswana, where 75 percent of cervical cancer patients suffer from advanced forms of the disease. These patients can face wait times as long as five months after diagnosis before receiving lifesaving treatment. A new, multidisciplinary model of cervical cancer care developed by a University of Pennsylvania team based in Botswana cut the delay between diagnosis and treatment by more than 50 percent, according to research published this month in the Journal of Global Oncology.

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Attacking the Flu by Hijacking Infected Cells

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They’re called TIPs and their task would be to infiltrate and outcompete influenza, HIV, Ebola and other viruses. Soon, Rutgers’ Laura Fabris will play a key role in a project aimed at designing TIPs – therapeutic interfering particles to defuse the flu. For the first time in virology, Fabris and her team will use imaging tools with gold nanoparticles to monitor mutations in the influenza virus, with unprecedented sensitivity, when it enters cells. Fabris will soon receive a $820,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It’s part of a four-year, $5.2 million INTERfering and Co-Evolving Prevention and Therapy (INTERCEPT) program.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund Wins Big, Untreated Water Making Our Kids Sick, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Only a Limited HIV Subset Moves From Mother to Child, Study Shows

FINDINGS In the transmission of HIV-1 from mother to child only a subset of a mother’s viruses infects their infants either in utero or via breastfeeding, and the viruses that are transmitted depend on whether transmission occurs during pregnancy or through breastfeeding, according to UCLA-led research. BACKGROUND Mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type1 poses a serious health threat in developing countries, and more effective interventions are needed.

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Geospatial Indicators on Prevention, Cocaine and Unsafe Sex, LASER ART, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

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Tip Sheet / Expert Directory: HIV/AIDS Research at Fred Hutch

HIV/AIDS researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are pioneering efforts across disciplines to advance preventative and curative approaches against the disease.

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Study Examines Evidence of How Geospatial Characteristics Affect Prevention and Care Outcomes for Those Most Affected by HIV

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Young men who have sex with men (YMSM), particularly racial/ethnic minorities and youth living in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, are disproportionately affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the United States. By examining multilevel studies for evidence of how geospatial indicators are associated with HIV prevention and care outcomes for this population, a new study proposes strategies to intensify prevention efforts in communities where HIV is heavily concentrated.

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Study Affirms That Cocaine Makes Users More Likely to Risk Unsafe Sex

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Cocaine use has long been tied anecdotally to higher-than-usual rates of impulsive behavior, including risky sex, but the tie-in has been difficult to study with any scientifically controlled rigor.

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UNMC Research Team Discovers Novel Pharmaceutic Action for HIV/AIDS

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Using a process called LASER ART (long-acting slow effective release antiretroviral therapy), a research team has discovered an unexpected pathway to open cell storage areas for antiviral drugs. The discovery could revolutionize current treatments for HIV/AIDS by extending the actions of disease-combating medicines.

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Can a Novel Combination of Treatments Help Eradicate HIV?

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has received a $2.5 million grant from Gilead Sciences, a California-based biopharmaceutical company, to see if two so-far separately-used AIDS treatments are even more effective when used as a pair.

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IU Study Examines Sexual Risk-Taking, HIV Prevention Among Older Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa

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A recent study conducted by researchers at Indiana University found that older men and women are maintaining sexual relationships into their 80s and beyond and are often ignored in sexual health education, increasing the possibility for HIV transmission.

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NYU Lutheran’s Unique Insight Into “Global Medicine”

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The diversity of Brooklyn’s population has transformed the practice of infectious diseases that is akin to global medicine at NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

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How the Border Guards Fail in HIV Infection

Using a novel technique to analyze antibodies in fluid collected from intestines of 81 HIV-1-infected and 25 control individuals, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found abnormal gut antibody levels in people infected with HIV-1.

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Limited HIV Testing Access for Baltimore Youth

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A new survey of 51 youth-serving, nonclinical, community-based organizations in Baltimore, Maryland, found that the majority did not offer HIV testing, nor did they have established links to refer youth to testing. Organizations that did provide HIV tests were more likely to offer general health services and referral services for sexually transmitted infections screening outside of HIV, and had staff members who were more comfortable talking about sexual health issues.

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Twitter’s Role in the Fight Against HIV

Penn Medicine's look at big data in health care continues, with a new post on what Twitter and communication “in the wild” can reveal about HIV.

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HIV Therapy Could Be Contributing to Syphilis Outbreak

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Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.

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What Does it Take for an AIDS Virus to Infect a Person?

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Hahn and colleagues examined the characteristics of HIV-1 strains that were successful in traversing the genital mucosa that forms a boundary to entry by viruses and bacteria. Studying viral isolates from the blood and genital secretions of eight chronically HIV-1 infected donors and their matched recipients, the researchers identified a sub-population of HIV-1 strains with biological properties that predispose them to establish new infections more efficiently.

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CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests

Study suggests that CDC guidelines for who should be on Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) don’t go far enough because current standards could miss some people who should be on it. Working with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, UCLA-led researchers developed an online PrEP risk calculator that may fill that gap.







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