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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk.
HCV more common in West Africa yet lacks equal attention as HIV/AIDS or Ebola

HCV more common in West Africa yet lacks equal attention as HIV/AIDS or Ebola

More than 180 million people in the world have hepatitis C, compared with the 34 million with HIV/AIDS and the roughly 30,000 who have had Ebola. [More]

National #KnowBetterDoBetter movement comes to Los Angeles to end AIDS epidemic

The national #KnowBetterDoBetter movement led by the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is coming to Los Angeles, CA and the message is loud and clear- we can end the AIDS epidemic if we fully engage non-medical workers on the frontline of the battle with greater knowledge and skills. [More]

National #KnowBetterDoBetter movement comes to Houston to end AIDS epidemic

The national #KnowBetterDoBetter movement led by the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is coming to Houston and the message is loud and clear- we can end the AIDS epidemic if we fully engage non-medical workers on the frontline of the battle with greater knowledge and skills. [More]

National #KnowBetterDoBetter movement comes to Chicagoland to end AIDS epidemic

The national #KnowBetterDoBetter movement led by the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is coming to Chicagoland and the message is loud and clear- we can end the AIDS epidemic if we fully engage non-medical workers on the frontline of the battle with the greater knowledge and skills. [More]

BAI-led #KnowBetterDoBetter movement comes to Broward County to eliminate HIV/AIDS

The national #KnowBetterDoBetter movement led by the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is coming to Broward County and the message is loud and clear- we can end the AIDS epidemic if we fully engage non-medical workers on the frontline of the battle with greater knowledge and skills. [More]

National #KnowBetterDoBetter movement comes to Bay Area to eliminate HIV and AIDS

The national #KnowBetterDoBetter movement led by the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is coming to the Bay Area and the message is loud and clear- we can end the AIDS epidemic if we fully engage non-medical workers on the frontline of the battle with greater knowledge and skills. [More]

National #KnowBetterDoBetter movement comes to Charlotte, NC to eradicate HIV/AIDS

The national #KnowBetterDoBetter movement led by the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is coming to Charlotte, NC and the message is loud and clear- we can end the AIDS epidemic if we fully engage non-medical workers on the frontline of the battle with greater knowledge and skills. [More]
Three Keck Medicine scientists of USC receive $4.3 million from CIRM for stem cell research

Three Keck Medicine scientists of USC receive $4.3 million from CIRM for stem cell research

Three scientists from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California have won grants exceeding $4.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for research that includes creating a temporary liver for transplant patients, finding novel ways to treat immune disorders and blood diseases and developing a new animal model for exploring diseases like heart failure, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. [More]
Howard K. Koh receives CADCA's 2015 National Leadership Award

Howard K. Koh receives CADCA's 2015 National Leadership Award

In recognition of his significant contributions to public health and tobacco prevention, and his long-standing support of community-based drug prevention, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will present Howard K. Koh M.D., M.P.H. with its 2015 National Leadership Award. [More]
Epidemiologist urges people to get vaccinated against measles

Epidemiologist urges people to get vaccinated against measles

Americans may be victims of their own success when it comes to the eradication of infectious diseases and take their disease-free lives for granted, says Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Infection Prevention and Control program at Loyola University Health System. [More]
FDA accepts Sangamo BioSciences' IND for SB-BCLmR-HSPC genome editing approach

FDA accepts Sangamo BioSciences' IND for SB-BCLmR-HSPC genome editing approach

Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. announced today that an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the company's SB-BCLmR-HSPC genome editing approach, which is designed to provide a one-time lasting therapy for beta-thalassemia, has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is now active. [More]
Researchers suggest novel concept for developing vaccines against HIV and cancer

Researchers suggest novel concept for developing vaccines against HIV and cancer

A experimental trial has shown successful by inducing serum in mice and has been highly neutralizing towards those ailments. [More]

HIV science and treatment knowledge can end AIDS epidemic in the US

The scientific evidence is clear. As a result of extraordinary advances in biomedical research, we now have the tools we need to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Or do we? [More]
MGH, MIT researchers reveal how the brain controls different sleep states

MGH, MIT researchers reveal how the brain controls different sleep states

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have added another piece to the complex puzzle of how the brain controls one of the most essential functions - sleep. [More]
One in four nonsmokers still exposed to secondhand smoke, shows CDC report

One in four nonsmokers still exposed to secondhand smoke, shows CDC report

Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers -- 58 million people -- are still exposed to SHS, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [More]
Theravance Biopharma, Mylan partner to develop and commercialize TD-4208 for COPD treatment

Theravance Biopharma, Mylan partner to develop and commercialize TD-4208 for COPD treatment

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. and Mylan Inc. today announced that the two companies will partner on the development and, subject to FDA approval, commercialization of TD-4208, a novel investigational once-daily nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases. [More]
Mylan signs definitive agreement to acquire Famy Care's female health care businesses

Mylan signs definitive agreement to acquire Famy Care's female health care businesses

Mylan Inc. today announced that it has, through its Indian subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited, signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain female health care businesses from Famy Care Limited, a specialty women's health care company with global leadership in generic oral contraceptive products (OCPs) for $750 million in cash plus additional contingent payments of up to $50 million. [More]
ABIVAX doses first HIV positive patient in ABX464 Phase IIa clinical trial

ABIVAX doses first HIV positive patient in ABX464 Phase IIa clinical trial

ABIVAX, a leading clinical stage biotech company developing and commercialising anti-viral compounds and human vaccines, today announced that enrolment has been initiated and the first HIV positive patient dosed in a Phase IIa clinical trial of ABX464. [More]
SCCA's Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program achieves higher survival rates

SCCA's Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program achieves higher survival rates

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was recently recognized for outperforming its anticipated one-year survival rate for allogeneic transplant patients. [More]
Kaleo, CHMI partner to reduce prescription drug-related deaths

Kaleo, CHMI partner to reduce prescription drug-related deaths

Kaleo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced a national strategic partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, that will help support its goal of cutting prescription drug-related deaths in half, saving approximately 10,000 lives over five years. [More]