The HIV vaccine field is just now beginning to recover from the disappointments of prior large-scale vaccine studies and is beginning to show momentum, but where is that momentum headed? While much has been learned from those prior studies and vaccinology in general, one could well argue that HIV vaccine efforts are not as robust as they could be, likewise they do not take into consideration the overall picture of the requirements for an HIV vaccine. In particular, AIDS is a pandemic requiring cost-effective treatment. Even a partially active vaccine would have great benefit if they were cost-effective, easy to use and safe.
Four in 10 US women enrolled in a study of HIV infection risk had concurrent partners, and the usual gap between partners was only 1 month.
Preventing HIV transmission among women in the United States and countries with similar HIV epidemics depends on better understanding of their risk behaviors and patterns. HPTN 064 aimed to study these variables and HIV incidence in women living in 10 US communities.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.1 million people in the US are infected with human immunodeficiency virus. But new research has detailed the creation of a cream that has proved effective against transmission of the infection in laboratory tests.
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Estimated HIV incidence (the new-infection rate) rose 13.5-fold among men who have sex with men (MSM) across Poland from 2000 to 2011. The increase was even greater in the Warsaw region.
Across Western Europe and North America, HIV incidence has been rising among MSM, especially young MSM.
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It’s been announced that U2 will debut their new single Invisible during a Super Bowl ad!
The commercial is sponsored by Bono’s foundation Red, as well as Bank of America who is donating $1 to the Global Fund for each iTunes download within 24 hours.
And that’s not the best news!
This single will be FREE!
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