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Why Frontiers Must Retract HIV/AIDS Denialist Paper: A Blog Entry by Kenneth Witwer, Ph.D. Img

Why Frontiers Must Retract HIV/AIDS Denialist Paper: A Blog Entry by Kenneth Witwer, Ph.D.

Not all viewpoints have equal value, and some viewpoints have no place in a reputable setting, says Kenneth Witwer, as HIV/AIDS denialism remains dangerous to the extent it is tolerated in credible forums.

Exercise's Potential Impact on Inflammation and Mood Img

Exercise's Potential Impact on Inflammation and Mood

Researchers at the University of Rome (Italy) and in Atlanta (U.S.) have proposed that one potential method for helping to reduce excess levels of inflammation and dampen immune activation in HIV-positive people is exercise.

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NIH Scientists, Grantees Map Possible Path to an HIV Vaccine


In an advance for HIV vaccine research, scientists have for the first time determined how both the virus and a resulting strong antibody response co-evolved in one HIV-infected individual. The findings could help researchers identify which prot...

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HIV-Related Conspiracy Beliefs and Its Relationships With HIV Testing and Unprotected Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

The authors set out to determine the extent to which Pretoria MSM endorse HIV conspiracy beliefs. The team also sought to learn whether endorsing conspiracy beliefs about HIV is associated with never testing for the virus and with using condoms incon...

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Media Examine Funding for HIV/AIDS as Disease Turns 30

"As the war on AIDS heads into its fourth decade, the need for funds is spiralling relentlessly higher, prompting a quest for new resources from consumer levies to contributions from developing giants," Agence France-Presse/France 24 reports (5/30). ...

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After 30 Years, War on AIDS at "Moment of Truth"

The global war on AIDS is facing a "moment of truth" and requires new strategies and slower growth in costs if anti-HIV efforts are to be sustainable, the UN said Thursday. The General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, to be held June 8-10 at the ...

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Australia: HIV Myths Persist Despite Campaigns

In a recent online survey of people ages 18-29 in New South Wales, many held misconceptions about how HIV is transmitted despite awareness campaigns over the years. Some young adults still believe the virus can be transmitted through mosquitoes, shar...

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U.S. HIV Awareness Is Disturbingly Low, Survey Suggests

Washington, DC -- Less than a year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recalculated the size of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and announced that there were 40 percent more new HIV infections each year than previously believed, a new su...

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier Win Nobel Prize for Discovery of HIV

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2008 with one half to

Harald zur Hausen

for his discovery of "human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer"

and the other half ...

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IAS Congratulates Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi for Nobel Prize Award

Geneva, Switzerland -- The International AIDS Society (IAS) today extends its congratulations to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi on a remarkable achievement as she is jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2008, and recognized for her...