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Join a Rally in Washington, D.C., on May 19 to Call for Hepatitis Program Funding

Did You Know?

One-third of Americans living with HIV are also co-infected with hepatitis C virus and up to 10% of HIV-positive Americans may also be co-infected with the hepatitis B virus.

Complications resulting from viral hepatitis are a leading ...

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News

Bananas Over BanLec

A study just published in the Journal of Biochemistry has generated a great deal of press coverage because it reports that a compound derived from bananas can inhibit HIV in a lab dish. The substance, a banana lectin known as BanLec, was first discov...

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NIAID Workshop: Elimination of HIV Reservoirs

On Friday, January 15, the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) sponsored a scientific workshop entitled "The Next Challenge: Elimination of HIV Reservoirs." The event took place during the Keystone conference on HIV pathogene...

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Tuberculosis

As With HIV Treatment, Botswana Leads the Way With TB Prevention

Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. The World Health Organization's 2009 report Global Tuberculosis Control: Epidemiology, Strategy, Financing reported that in 2007, 1.4 million new cases of TB occurred ...

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Tuberculosis

Two New Classes of TB Drugs -- the First in 40 Years -- Advance Through Phase II Studies

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading killer of people with HIV worldwide, accounting for more than quarter of all HIV deaths in 2008 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That same year, more than 5% -- that is, 500,000 -- of all recorded TB ...

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World Health Organization HIV Treatment Guidelines Evolve

Unusually, there was something to celebrate on World AIDS Day in 2009, even if it was only on paper. The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its antiretroviral treatment (ART) guidelines for adults, adolescents, pregnant women, mother-to-child tr...

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A Letter to President Obama

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We write to you as scientists, clinicians and educators with leadership roles in global health, as you prepare to make critical decisions a...

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Cause for Caution on the Results of the ALVAC/AIDSVAX HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trial: More Marginal Than "Modest"

New York, N.Y. -- Yesterday it was reported that an HIV vaccine regimen led to a marginal but statistically significant degree of protection against acquisition of HIV infection. The only information provided by the trial sponsors in their press rele...

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Viewpoints

AIDS Funding Backlash

Pressure is increasing to redirect international funding for HIV into broader health initiatives. TAG's policy director Sue Perez and international AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves talk about these challenges.

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently publ...

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The HIV Entry Ban: What's Next?

Nancy Ordover, Ph.D., has served on the International Task Team on HIV-Related Travel Restrictions, convened by UNAIDS and concerned with issues relating to the human rights, public health, and economic impact of HIV entry bars on immigrants, migrant...