African-Americans Disproportionately Endangered by HIV/AIDS African-Americans Disproportionately Endangered by HIV/AIDS
African-Americans are far more likely than other Americans to be infected with HIV but far less likely to get life-saving treatments that stop the virus ’ spread, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds.Reuters Health Information
Mark Dybul, former director of the Global Fund for Fight AIDS, warned the world could be steering for 'a crisis of epic proportions' at a special event ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam.
Date: Monday, July 23, 2018Year: 2018Location: Cape Town, South AfricaContent-type: current_conferences
[VOA] A report by UNAIDS, "Miles to go--closing gaps, breaking barriers, righting injustices", warns that the global response to HIV is at a critical point. Eastern and southern Africa remain the regions most affected by the HIV epidemic, accounting for 45 percent of the world's HIV infections and 53 percent of people with HIV globally.
[Daily Maverick] A South African doctor linked up with Aids activists in the Netherlands to smuggle HIV medicine to them from South Africa in a nifty inversion of the usual foreign aid story - and a tribute to how cheaply the South African government has been able to procure antiretroviral medicine. The International Aids conference opens today (23 July) in Amsterdam.
Abstract The discovery of "oestrus-producing" hormones was a major research breakthrough in biochemistry and pharmacology during the early part of the 20th century. The elucidation of the molecular weight and chemical structure of major oxidative metabolites of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) led to the award of the Nobel Prize in 1939 to Adolf Frederick Johann Butenandt and Leopold Ruzicka. Considered a bulk androgen in the circulation, DHEA and its sulfated metabolite DHEA-S can be taken up by most tissues where the sterols are metabolized to active androgenic and estrogenic compounds needed for growth a...
[This Day] United Kingdom's International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has said Britain's support to Nigeria is to help the country develop its capacities and move beyond receiving charitable gifts from developed nations.
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) FIND and the DNDi will partner to generate evidence that will support policy change and scale up of hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. This work, announced at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam and ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2018, is being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with a view to overcoming barriers to diagnosis and treatment.
AbstractA 38-year-old, previously healthy man presented with blood-stained saliva and epistaxis. A 3 mm nasopharyngeal lesion was found. A biopsy was performed and microscopic examination revealed a Kaposi sarcoma. The patient was subsequently found to be positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma in the presence of HIV infection advanced his disease to Acqui red Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Primary manifestation of Kaposi sarcoma in the nasopharynx is extremely rare. The histologic differential diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma in this unusual site, especially without the clinica...
[New Zimbabwe] The prevalence of HIV is increasing among Africa's sex workers with half of sex workers in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe are living with HIV, a United Nations agency has revealed.
Authors: Chen Z Abstract Since the discovery of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in 1981, it has been extremely difficult to develop an effective vaccine or a therapeutic cure despite over 36 years of global efforts. One of the major reasons is due to the lack of an immune-competent animal model that supports live human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and disease progression such that vaccine-induced correlates of protection and efficacy can be determined clearly before human trials. Nevertheless, rhesus macaques infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and chimeric simian human i...