HIV-2 as a model to identify a functional HIV cure
Two HIV virus types exist: HIV-1 is pandemic and aggressive, whereas HIV-2 is confined mainly to West Africa and less pathogenic. Despite the fact that it has been almost 40 years since the discovery of AIDS, ...
CONCLUSIONS: This report demonstrates that the streamlined, algorithmic approach effectively identified HIV infections in this large cluster-randomized trial. Longitudinal HIV testing (all participants, all visits) and quality control testing provided useful data on the frequency of errors and provided more accurate data for HIV incidence estimates. PMID: 32072743 [PubMed - in process]
The deserted shopping malls and cinemas of South Korea's Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people, became one of the most striking images outside China of an outbreak that international authorities are trying stop from becoming a global pandemic.
TTP, a technology company based in Melbourn, UK, is developing a handheld PCR (polymerase chain reaction) diagnostic device that can rapidly detect influenza viruses, and one day other viruses, in samples of nasal mucus. The company claims that the s...
Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) will include the OAR Director ’ s Report; updates from the DHHS HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Guidelines; updates from NIH HIV/AIDS Advisory Councils and panel discussion with EHE leadership.For more information go tohttps://www.oar.nih.gov/hiv-policy-and-research/oaracAir date: 2/27/2020 8:30:00 AM
Compared to those without the AIDS-causing virus, people with HIV had a 34% higher rate of COPD and were diagnosed with the lung disease about 12 years earlier -- average age 50 versus 62, the investigators found.
Authors: Vardell E Abstract The Global Health Observatory Data Repository is the publicly available interface for the World Health Organization's health-related statistics for the 194 countries that are Member States. It includes statistics for over 1,000 indicators including mortality, child nutrition, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, equity, and more. This overview explains the variety of ways that users can access and browse WHO's health-related statistics. PMID: 32069199 [PubMed - in process]
About three - quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity
People with HIV have 34 percent higher rate of COPD than those without; smoking may be to blame
ConclusionA comparative high-resolution analysis of B*35Px or B*35Py alleles among healthy controls and HIV+ individuals showed an overrepresentation of HLA-B*35Px alleles in the healthy Indian gene pool (58%) and in the HIV+ cohort (70%). The most common B*35 subtype found among the HIV infected subjects was B*3503/55 (20%; Px group), followed by B*3501 (10%; Py group). Our study concludes that the Indian gene pool possesses higher frequency of B*35Px alleles.
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/30 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Vanessa Carter (@_FaceSA) on the topic of “The Global Impact of Health IT”. Global health pandemics like antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance are among the most critical issues to tackle and in future will require robust, harmonious data surveillance systems along with mass co-operation between the animal, human and environmental health sectors across every country . This is known as One Health . WHO initiatives like GLAS...