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  • Engineered antibodies fight AIDS virus in monkeys

    Engineered antibodies fight AIDS virus in monkeys
    WASHINGTON Researchers may have discovered a technique that will eventually lead to a way to vaccinate against the AIDS virus, by creating an artificial antibody carried into the body by a virus. This synthetic immune system molecule protected monkey
    2009-05-18 VACCINEAIDS
  • Circumcision helps protect men, not women from AIDS

    Circumcision helps protect men, not women from AIDS
    WASHINGTON Circumcision may help protect men from the AIDS virus but it does not protect the wives and female partners of infected men, researchers reported on Thursday. The disappointed researchers had to stop the trial, which they had hoped would c
    2009-07-17 AIDSCIRCUMCISION
  • New tests could aid early-Alzheimer's diagnosis

    New tests could aid early-Alzheimer's diagnosis
    CHICAGO Proteins in spinal fluid accurately detect early-stage Alzheimer's disease in patients and could pave the way for better drug research, Swedish researchers said on Tuesday. Several teams have been working on better ways to detect early-stage
    2009-07-22 ALZHEIMERSPROTEINS
  • Getting personal: New tests aid drug performance

    Getting personal: New tests aid drug performance
    CHICAGO Better diagnostic tests and pressure to lower healthcare costs may finally usher in the era of personalized medicine, in which patients get drugs tailored to their genetic makeup, a new report suggests. Personalized medicine has been a resear
    2009-07-31 DRUGSDIAGNOSTICS
  • Gorillas may be a source of AIDS, researchers find

    Gorillas may be a source of AIDS, researchers find
    WASHINGTON A woman from Cameroon has been found to be infected with an AIDS-like virus that came from gorillas, French researchers reported Sunday. The woman, who has no symptoms of HIV infection, is well and was likely infected by another person, no
    2009-08-03 AIDSGORILLAS
  • New technique gives big picture of AIDS gene map

    New technique gives big picture of AIDS gene map
    WASHINGTON A new technique has given researchers a "big picture" look at the genome of the AIDS virus, the first time its entire gene map has been decoded. The technique may not only lead to new treatments against the fatal and incurable virus,
    2009-08-05 AIDSGENES
  • Huge challenges ahead in fight against AIDS: experts

    Huge challenges ahead in fight against AIDS: experts
    BALI, Indonesia Leading health experts on Monday called for repeal of outdated laws criminalizing prostitution and homosexuality so that people suffering from HIV/AIDS or at risk from the disease could get medical treatment. "The main challenge is ov
    2009-08-10 AIDSCHALLENGES
  • Helene Gayle to advise Obama on AIDS

    Helene Gayle to advise Obama on AIDS
    WASHINGTON AIDS expert Dr. Helene Gayle, president and chief executive of the charity CARE USA, has been named to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the U.S. government said on Monday. Gayle, former head of AIDS research at the U.S.
    2009-08-25 AIDSUSA
  • AIDS spreading rapidly among Canada's aboriginals

    AIDS spreading rapidly among Canada's aboriginals
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba AIDS is spreading faster among Canada's aboriginal people than in the general population, and a strong cultural stigma and links to rising drug use make the problem difficult to solve. One health official compared it last week to t
  • Study finds potential way to make an AIDS vaccine

    Study finds potential way to make an AIDS vaccine
    WASHINGTON The discovery of immune system particles that attack the AIDS virus may finally open a way to make a vaccine that could protect people against the deadly and incurable infection, U.S. researchers said on Thursday. They used new technology
    2009-09-03 VACCINEAIDS
  • Obama aides leave room for healthcare compromise

    Obama aides leave room for healthcare compromise
    WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama's top aides said on Sunday he still wants a government insurance option in healthcare legislation but they left room for a compromise that could disappoint his liberal backers. Ahead of a major Obama healthcare
    2009-09-06 HEALTHCAREUSA
  • India patent rejections welcomed by HIV/AIDS groups

    India patent rejections welcomed by HIV/AIDS groups
    NEW DELHI India's rejection of patent applications on two life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs last week has been welcomed by health officials, who say it will ensure wider access to the medicines. India has the world's third highest caseload, with 2.5 million
    2009-09-09 INDIADRUGSHIV
  • AIDS vaccine protects 1/3 of trial volunteers

    AIDS vaccine protects 1/3 of trial volunteers
    WASHINGTON An experimental AIDS vaccine made using two older vaccines protected volunteers, lowering the risk of infection by about a third, U.S. and Thai researchers reported on Thursday. The vaccine is a combination of Sanofi-Pasteur's ALVAC canary
    2009-09-24 VACCINEAIDS
  • Thailand wins praise for AIDS vaccine trial

    Thailand wins praise for AIDS vaccine trial
    HONG KONG/BANGKOK An experimental AIDS vaccine that appears to be the first to protect people was mired for years in controversy, and credit for its success must go to Thailand where the trial was conducted, experts said. The trial was criticised fiv
    2009-09-28 VACCINEAIDSTHAILAND
  • U.N. says millions still lack access to AIDS drugs

    U.N. says millions still lack access to AIDS drugs
    LONDON More than half of the 9.5 million people who need AIDS drugs cannot get them and 33 million people across the world are still infected with the virus that causes it, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Access to drugs, counseling and te
    2009-09-30 AIDSPROGRESS
  • Review confirms AIDS vaccine may have worked

    Review confirms AIDS vaccine may have worked
    PARIS Doctors who surprised the world of AIDS research with a study showing a vaccine prevented some HIV infections released details of their findings on Tuesday and said careful review showed they held up. Full details of the study, which showed the
    2009-10-20 VACCINEAIDS
  • Scientists glean lessons from stalled AIDS vaccine

    Scientists glean lessons from stalled AIDS vaccine
    PARIS Merck and Co's failed AIDS vaccine may not have worked, but it probably did not raise the risk of infection either, doctors said Tuesday. Data analyzed after the large clinical trial was stopped in 2007 contradict earlier findings that suggeste
    2009-10-20 AIDSMERCK
  • Brief shocks may deliver AIDS vaccines better

    Brief shocks may deliver AIDS vaccines better
    PARIS Brief electric shocks may help the body better respond to certain kinds of experimental AIDS vaccines, U.S. researchers said on Thursday. They used a device that looks like a handgun to inject vaccine along with three brief electrical pulses to
  • U.S. aid saves lives but few know, Bill Gates says

    U.S. aid saves lives but few know, Bill Gates says
    WASHINGTON Foreign aid may provide the best value for money spent by the U.S. government, Bill and Melinda Gates said Tuesday, but few seem to know it. They launched a new project to try to publicize some public health successes in foreign aid, to en
    2009-10-28 USAAIDGATES
  • Size matters when it comes to AIDS defense

    Size matters when it comes to AIDS defense
    WASHINGTON Men with larger foreskins are more likely to become infected with the AIDS virus, researchers said Wednesday in a finding that helps explain why circumcision can protect men. The study of 965 men in Uganda, all without AIDS at the start, s
    2009-10-29 AIDSFORESKIN

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