Study suggests HIV testing in emergency department as effective strategy to identify undiagnosed cases
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  April 3, 2018  
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 Study suggests HIV testing in emergency department as effective strategy to identify undiagnosed casesStudy suggests HIV testing in emergency department as effective strategy to identify undiagnosed cases
 
South Africa has the worst epidemic of HIV in the world. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 19 percent of the global number of people living with HIV are in South Africa. Many people in South Africa and around the globe do not even know they have HIV.
 
 
 Phase I clinical trial of HIV vaccines to begin in the U.S.Phase I clinical trial of HIV vaccines to begin in the U.S.
 
A Phase I clinical trial testing the safety of vaccines that might have the potential to prevent HIV infection will begin this month at four sites in the United States, marking the latest step in a three-decade quest at UMass Medical School to harness the power of DNA vaccines in addressing a major global health threat.
 
   'Treatment as prevention' method can limit HIV transmission, perspective suggests'Treatment as prevention' method can limit HIV transmission, perspective suggests
 
A perspective in PLOS Medicine suggests that people with HIV who achieve viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy can avoid sexual transmission of HIV without using condoms, a significant study that lends hope that the "treatment as prevention" method can stop the spread of the HIV infection.
 
   Majority of Hispanic patients prefer HIV testing in Spanish, UB research findsMajority of Hispanic patients prefer HIV testing in Spanish, UB research finds
 
Clinicians are advised to never group Hispanic Americans under one collective identity. But when it comes to HIV testing, the desire to communicate with health care providers in Spanish nearly transcends ethnicity.
 
   ACTA trial in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis validates new therapeutic regimensACTA trial in AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis validates new therapeutic regimens
 
The results of the ACTA trial were presented at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science held in Paris from 23 to 26 July 2017.
 
 Use of HIV-prevention drug grows, but lags among non-whites
 
Eric Russell, 24, recently joined a health support group for young Latino and black gay men, where he learned about the HIV-prevention pill known as PrEP. He resisted the medication at first, convinced he didn't need it and fearful that taking it would stigmatize him.
 
 
 Grindr may be sharing user HIV status without consent
 
Gay dating app Grindr has released a new feature recently that allows its users to opt for HIV testing reminders. A new data analysis from SINTEF, a Norwegian research firm, has revealed that Grindr could be sharing this sensitive information regarding the users’ HIV status with two other companies.
 
 
 'Molecular scissors' could play pivotal role in fighting diseases including HIV infection
 
'Molecular scissors' could play pivotal role in fighting diseases including HIV infectionOne way to fight diseases including HIV infection and autoimmune disorders could involve changing how a naturally occurring enzyme called SAMHD1 works to influence the immune system, new research suggests.
 
 
 Research misconduct allegations shadow likely CDC appointee
 
Research misconduct allegations shadow likely CDC appointeeA more than 20-year-old controversy over shoddy HIV research is re-emerging as a significant criticism of President Donald Trump's likely pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
 
 New long-acting delivery system has potential to lessen side effects from NRTIs
 
New long-acting delivery system has potential to lessen side effects from NRTIsAn HIV diagnosis, while no longer constituting a death sentence, brings with it a lifetime, daily regimen of medication to help continually combat the virus.
 
 
 Discovery aids understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
 
Discovery aids understanding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosisResearchers have discovered a basic molecular mechanism that sheds light on the disease process underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
 
 
 Congress tackles the opioid epidemic. But how much will it help?
 
Congress tackles the opioid epidemic. But how much will it help?The nation's opioid epidemic has been called today's version of the 1980s AIDS crisis. In a speech Monday, President Donald Trump pushed for a tougher federal response, emphasizing a tough-on-crime approach for drug dealers and more funding for treatment.
 
 
 Monash scientists discover how gonorrhea-causing superbug evades the immune system
 
Monash scientists discover how gonorrhea-causing superbug evades the immune systemEvery year, more than 100 million people worldwide develop the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, with health consequences such as infertility, transmission of the disease to newborn babies, and increased risk of HIV infections. There has been a 63 percent rise in gonorrhea in Australia over the past five years.
 
 
 What is Microsporidiosis?
 
What is Microsporidiosis?Microsporidia are strict intracellular parasites that are known to infect a wide array of eukaryotes (including humans), as well as economically important fish and insects.
 
 
 Survey: Americans turn to foods, drinks, herbs and bedtime rituals to get a good night's sleep
 
Survey: Americans turn to foods, drinks, herbs and bedtime rituals to get a good night's sleepA new survey from Sleep Cycle, the best-selling alarm clock application, reveals that Americans turn to a number of foods, drinks, herbs and bedtime rituals to get a good night's sleep.
 
 
 What are Viral Retroposons?
 
What are Viral Retroposons?Retroposons are repetitive DNA fragments that are inserted into a host chromosome after reverse transcription from an RNA molecule.