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One for the Blipper

You can be a "blipper" and still be chipper, suggests a study in the November 2003 issue of the Journal of Virology by Michele Di Mascio and her colleagues from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York...

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Hepatitis C

Comparing Three Viruses: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

 HIVHepatitis B (HBV)Hepatitis C (HCV)EPISlowly progressing disease, with ~10 years to life threatening stage. High mortality if untreated. Transmitted by blood, sex, and from mother to child. Not easy to transmit.Slowly progressing disease with...

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Hepatitis C

HCV Snapshots: Macro to Micro

HCV Prevalence in Europe Tracked

The enormously productive EuroSIDA study has reported on the prevalence of HCV in the cohort and on the effect that hepatitis C infection has on response to HAART. At the 9th European AIDS Conference in Warsaw, Polan...

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Tuberculosis

The Burden of Disease: HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis

The "S" in AIDS stands for "syndrome," which refers to a pattern of illness proceeding from the immune deficiency that develops in the years after a person becomes infected with HIV: the human immunodeficiency virus. Many people have pointed out the ...

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Vaccinate to Prevent Hepatitis B

Susan Goldstein and colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have projected that if everyone born in 2000 were considered as a single cohort, and none were vaccinated for HBV, over their lifetimes they would experience 64.8 million HBV i...

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Tuberculosis

TB Is About People

Remarks at the opening plenary of the 34th World Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATL), Paris, 2003.

I've been an HIV/AIDS activist for the past ten years. Although I knew that I was going to die of AIDS...

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis Treatment Evolves

Over the past 50 years, and without any significant advances in the past 30 years, a number of fairly reliable medicines have been developed that effectively treat tuberculosis -- as long as they are consistently and correctly taken. But simply knowi...

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Building a Microbicides Advocacy Campaign

The Global Campaign for Microbicides is a broad-based, international coalition initiated in 1998 to build support among policy makers, opinion leaders, and the general public for increased investment into microbicides and other user-controlled HIV pr...

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News

FDA Discusses Clinical Trial Designs for Microbicide Research

In August 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee met to discuss clinical trial designs for topical microbicides. The FDA has received several sponsor applications to conduct trials of candidate microbic...

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Women, Power and Microbicides

Do women in the U.S. really need a microbicide? Good question. It seems to me that most of us -- whether in Vietnam or in Texas -- could use some form of protection that would allow us to control our risk for HIV and other STIs without depending upon...