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Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, believe conventional vaccine strategies should not be the only avenue explored in the development of an effective AIDS vaccine. Based on studying simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, they ...

Recently Released Data from the National Survey of Children's Health Reports That Autism Now Affects 1% of Children and is More Common Than Children's Cancer, Diabetes, and AIDS Combined.

The Autism Research Institute mobilizes international experts in the effort to hold back this devastating disorder, and to discover effective treatments and prevention strategies. ATLANTA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Children's Health Survey recently released ...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

Project SHALEM: Partnering with the Faith-Based Community to Test in a 'Safe Place' BALTIMORE, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnershi...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

Project SHALEM: Partnering with the Faith-Based Community to Test in a 'Safe Place' BALTIMORE, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnershi...

Justice Department Releases New Fact Sheet on the Rights of Persons With HIV or AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today released a new technical assistance fact sheet on legal requirements relating to admitting individuals with HIV or AIDS to occupational training schools and granting state licensure in occupations such as ba...

Immune Response May Speed AIDS Progression in Women

More research needed to determine how gender affects body's reaction to HIV MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in immune response may explain why HIV infection progresses faster to AIDS in women than in men with similar viral loads, U.S. researchers say. Their study fou...

PTs say proper fit and use of walking aids can prevent fall-related injuries in elderly

ALEXANDRIA, VA The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. This advice comes in response to a study published in the Journal of the Am...

Global AIDS Alliance Calls on President Obama to Honor His Campaign Promises on Global AIDS and Education

WASHINGTON, July 08 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of President Obama's visit to Ghana, Global AIDS Alliance executive director Dr. Paul Zeitz called on the President to honor his campaign promises on U.S. responses to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and on education of the world's children....

World Financial Crisis and AIDS Backlash Threaten Lives

KAMPALA, Uganda and NAIROBI, Kenya and DELHI, India, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the G8 Summit in Italy, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) calls on leaders of the world's richest countries to announce significant additional funds to ensure that AIDS trea...

New Media-Led Effort Responds to AIDS Crisis in Black America

GREATER THAN AIDS Promotes Unity, Power of Community Multi-Platform Campaign Incorporates PSAs, Integrated Content and Community Activities MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leading U.S. media companies announced a new coordinated national campaign to mobil...

Anglo American's Coal Division in South Africa Wins Global Business Coalition Award for top International Workplace HIV and AIDS Programme

WASHINGTON DC, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anglo Coal South Africa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglo American, has been recognised by the Global Business Coalition (GBC) on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for its pioneering workplace program focused on tackling HIV and AIDS in South...

New Strategy Eyed for AIDS Treatment

Discovery of HIV hiding places may pave way for novel therapies MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A radical new therapy could improve treatment of people with HIV-AIDS by destroying the viruses circulating in the body as well as those hiding in immune system cells, according to a new...

Online Store Offers Affordable Digital Hearing Aids For Baby Boomers

MyHearPod.com provides digital hearing aids for a reduced price by allowing the customer to service and clean the hearing aids themselves. (PRWEB) June 3, 2009 -- As people born in the generation called the "Baby Boomers" continue to age, hearing loss is becom...

More Than 80 Celebrities to Come Together at the 20th Anniversary A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival Sponsored by Disney to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

-Star-studded Event with Concert by Miley Cyrus Takes Place on Sunday, June 7, in Los Angeles- LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, June 7, L.A.'s most talked about family carnival and picnic turns 20! More than 80 celebrities will be on hand at the 20th annual A...

Haiti Hosts Opening Ceremony of the 2009 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial: Worldwide Events Commence With the Announcement of a National HIV Testing Campaign in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The opening ceremony of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial was held tonight in Haiti, kicking off over 1,000 Candlelight events in more than 100 countries as part of the world's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS grassroots mobilization ev...

Duane Reade Announces Premier-Level Sponsorship of AIDS Walk New York

~Announces Partnership to Provide New Yorkers with Free HIV/AIDS Testing~ NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. today announced that The Duane Reade Charitable Foundation has doubled its support from last year and will donate $100,000 as a Premier-level sponsor of AIDS...

Southern AIDS Living Quilt Posts 100th Video Patch During National Women's Health Week

Video features HHS Deputy Director of the Office on Women's Health WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southern AIDS Living Quilt ( www.livingquilt.org ), a unique web project that collects and shares video stories of women on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS, tod...

Hilary Duff to Light Empire State Building Commemorating 24th Annual AIDS Walk New York

Empire State Building's lights to glow red in honor of world's largest AIDS fundraising event Lighting Ceremony: Thursday, May 14 12 Noon - 12:15 P.M. Press Opportunities immediately following the Ceremony NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gay Men's Health Crisis (...

Physicians for Human Rights and 20 Countries Demand Iran Release AIDS Doctors

A Nobel Peace Prize laureate organization and a coalition of health and human rights activists held simultaneous events in New York, Washington, DC, and 20 countries on Tuesday to call for the release of two Iranian physicians imprisoned since June. New York, NY (PRWEB)...

Victory! Colombian Government Cuts Price of Abbott's Lifesaving AIDS Drug Kaletra 55%, Says AHF

Advocates Claim Victory as Government Cuts & Freezes Price at $1,067 USD for Public Institutions and $1,591 USD for Hospitals, Clinics & Private Sector--55% Less than Abbott's Previous Colombian Price Since January, Colombian, Mexican & US AIDS Advocates Protested Steep Price of ...

Saberi Release Highlights Case of Imprisoned Iranian AIDS Doctors

On May 12, Physicians for Human Rights and a coalition of organizations from more than 16 countries will hold a Global Day of Action calling on the Iranian government to drop the charges and immediately release Kamiar and Arash Alaei. (Vocus) May 11, 2009 -- While the i...

(RED)(TM) and Live Nation Announce (RED)NIGHTS, the Concert Series to Combat AIDS in Africa

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, (RED) and Live Nation (NYSE: LYV ) announce the (RED)NIGHTS series, an innovative slate of 26 live concerts in the U.S., which will raise money and awareness for the ultimate goal of eliminating AIDS in Africa. To kick off the ...

New study finds Power Plate exercise aids in weight loss, reduction of harmful visceral fat

Irvine, CA (May 11, 2009) New research presented at the 17th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) suggests that exercise done on Power Plate vibration plate exercise machines in conjunction with a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful belly fat. The study [Note: 1], conducted...

New Study Finds Power Plate(R) Exercise Aids in Weight Loss, Reduction of Harmful Visceral Fat

IRVINE, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New research presented at the 17th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) suggests that exercise done on Power Plate(R) vibration plate exercise machines in conjunction with a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful belly fat. The study(...

BANDIT Questions the H1N1 Media Craze, and Tries to Give AIDS Its Sexy Back!

What's flu got to do, got to do with AIDS? COPENHAGEN, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Swine flu aka H1N1 (and money) is all we seem to hear about in the news at the moment. Mixed messages on the severity of the so called pandemic. The big problems in Mexico, USA spreading fear amongst its people - whe...

YOUNG ARTISTS Competition: Beginning May 7th, World AIDS Orphans Day

MAPLEWOOD, N.J., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Orphans Foundation invites young artists from across the country to submit creative works that raise awareness of the thousands of children who are orphaned by HIV/AIDS around the world each day. The grand-prize winner will have the opportunity to e...

NIH multicenter AIDS cohort study commemorates 25 years of discovery

The longest U.S. study of people with HIV/AIDS will be honored at a 25th anniversary commemoration on May 12, 2009, at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) has significantly contributed to the scientific understanding of HIV, AIDS and th...

Statement by Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance, Washington, DC on President Obama's Global Health Funding for FY10 as Released by the White House Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance, Washington, DC on President Obama's global health funding for FY10 as released by the White House, Tuesday, May 5, 2009: "We are disappointed by the prelimina...

Dictation, Transcription Workflow and Document Management Platform Aids Physicians In Searching For Swine Flu Symptoms

Scribe's MD Platform makes it easy for healthcare professionals to perform full "Google" like searches on their existing patient database Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) May 5, 2009 -- Scribe Healthcare Technologies, Inc. ( http://www.scribe.com ), announced that its ...

IAPAC Lauds Obama Choice for Global AIDS Coordinator

Goosby is "a public servant who can get the job done" CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Jose M. Zuniga, President/CEO of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC): The International Association of Physicians in AIDS...

AIDS Action Applauds Selection of Dr. Eric Goosby as Global AIDS Coordinator

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Action Council commends President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton on today's nomination of Dr. Eric Goosby as Director of the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). AIDS Action is pleased that the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinat...

Pelosi Statement on President Obama's Nomination of Dr. Eric Goosby as Global AIDS Coordinator

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Dr. Eric Goosby to serve as Ambassador at Large and Global AIDS Coordinator: "President Obama's selection of Dr. Eric Goosby to serve as Ambassador at Large...

Global AIDS Alliance Fund Welcomes Eric Goosby to Office of The Global Aids Coordinator

And urges him to take immediate action to keep the Obama Administration from breaking its promises to increase global AIDS treatment and prevention funding WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Eric Goosby, who will be named Global AIDS Coordinator on Monday, has a unique opport...

The Female Health Company / HLL Lifecare Limited Receive National AIDS Control Organization of India Order for 1.5 Million FC2 Female Condoms

CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Female Health Company (NYSE Alternext: FHC) which manufactures and markets the FC1 and FC2 Female Condoms(R), today announces that its technical collaboration with HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) (formerly Hindustan Latex Limited) has been successful in w...

Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus

Japanese study points to good oral health as a means to prevent spread of HIV FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Good dental health may help prevent AIDS, say Japanese researchers. The link, they say, could be periodontal, or gum, disease. The researchers found that periodontiti...

Versaform 'Patient Registry' Software Aids the 'Medical Home'

New Preventive Health Care Model Offers Computerized Patient Alerts and Patient Reminders. VersaForm's Patient Registry software was developed to help physician offices and clinics enhance the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 1...

Education slowing AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

Increased schooling across sub-Saharan Africa may be lowering new HIV infections among younger adults, according to sociologists, suggesting a shift in a decades-long trend where formal education is considered an AIDS risk factor. While education in general has a positive impact on global publi...

Listening Up in a Down Economy: Hearing Aids Prove to Be Effective 'Job Preserver' in Economic Tsunami

As millions struggle to hang on to their jobs in a tumultuous economy, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) reminds American workers that maximizing their ability to hear well is a smart job security strategy. Treating hearing loss early is critical for optimal job performance. To facilitate a time...

Clinical Care Options and NAM Selected by the International AIDS Society to Collaborate on Official Online Conference Coverage From Annual Meetings

RESTON, Va., LONDON and GENEVA, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical Care Options (CCO), a leader in education for healthcare professionals, and NAM, an award-winning community-based HIV information provider, have been named the official providers of online conference coverage and news fro...

YWCAs to Observe National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th

New Public Service Ad Aimed at Young Women WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- YWCAs across the country are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health in observing National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on March 10 by hosting a variety of...
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