• PDA Upcoming Workshops Tackle QbD, Vaccines, TSE, Viruses and More

    Updated: 2012-04-30 20:59:25
    PDA is hosting a few interesting workshops in the coming weeks on key topics facing the industry. PharmTech spoke to experts participating in the workshop plans and you can listen to the interview podcasts here. The two events are: 1-PDA/FDA Virus and TSE Safety Conference (May 15-17, 2012, Bethesda, MD): Interview ...

  • U.S. is world’s largest funder of global health research and development

    Updated: 2012-04-30 20:47:29
    . : Science Speaks : HIV TB News A project of the Center for Global Health Policy Search Search : for Go Home About Liveblog Archives you’re reading . Budget U.S . is world’s largest funder of global health research and development By Meredith Mazzotta April 30, 2012 Post a comment Report shows investments save lives and dollars The U.S . government invested 12.7 billion over the past decade in the creation of new vaccines , drugs , diagnostics and other products for neglected diseases in the developing world . That’s according to a new report released by the Global Health Technologies Coalition GHTC and Policy Cures on Friday Of the 45 new products registered in that time to address these neglected diseases that affect more than 1 billion people around the world , the U.S . was involved

  • Late breakers at treatment as prevention workshop: home-based testing, economic benefits of ART, and HIV services for men explored

    Updated: 2012-04-30 14:25:07
    : , , : Science Speaks : HIV TB News A project of the Center for Global Health Policy Search Search : for Go Home About Liveblog Archives you’re reading . 2nd International Treatment as Prevention Workshop Late breakers at treatment as prevention workshop : home-based testing , economic benefits of ART , and HIV services for men explored By Christine Lubinski April 30, 2012 Post a comment The late breaker session at the 2 nd International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver Wednesday offered some interesting insights relevant to HIV treatment scale . up Home-based testing Nathan Ford from Medicines Sans Frontieres MSF or Doctors Without Borders offered findings from a meta-analysis of home-based testing studies . Their analysis found that home-based testing was an acceptable and

  • In Nigeria, Remembering Lives Lost

    Updated: 2012-04-27 23:20:34
    I am writing from Abuja, Nigeria, where all are mourning the victims of the tragic bombings of a local newspaper’s offices here and in the city of Kaduna. Innocent lives were lost to these terrible acts of murder. At the time of the blast, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and I were commemorating the victims...

  • World Malaria Day briefing highlights global killer

    Updated: 2012-04-26 22:08:47
    To commemorate World Malaria Day, top malaria researchers came together Wednesday to present their work at a research and development event on Capitol Hill, hosted by Malaria No More.  Representatives from 20 academic and research organizations discussed the contributions American private companies, universities and research institutions are making to the fight against malaria through R&D. [...](Read more...)

  • AIDS 2012: Bringing It Home

    Updated: 2012-04-26 21:36:26
    The AIDS 2012 Opening Session is less than three months away. Between now and then, we will continue to blog about the US government’s participation at the conference. We encourage you to also read blog posts from our non-federal colleagues. AIDS 2012 is a conference where we all come together — public, private, non-profits. The…

  • Antiretroviral therapy as prevention: TB

    Updated: 2012-04-26 19:40:24
    Stephen Lawn reminded the audience at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver on Wednesday that antiretroviral therapy (ART) goes a long way to protect HIV-infected individuals from tuberculosis (TB). The HIV-associated TB epidemic requires “radical interventions,” according to Lawn.  “DOTS [directly observed TB therapy, short course] just isn’t doing it.” He called the [...](Read more...)

  • Evaluating the options: Elimination of pediatric infection and treatment as prevention

    Updated: 2012-04-26 15:00:16
    Chewe Luo, a senior adviser for UNICEF, discussed efforts to eliminate vertical HIV transmission from the perspective of treatment as prevention at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop on Wednesday in Vancouver. She acknowledged that the maternal and child health platform could be a very effective entry point for treatment as prevention and for the [...](Read more...)

  • Turn off the bloody Bat-Signal! Bats huge reservoirs of viral disease [erv]

    Updated: 2012-04-26 06:00:09
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  • A Few Comments on the Comments

    Updated: 2012-04-25 21:45:49
    Apr. 16, 2012 marked the closing date for submitting comments on FDA’s draft guidance documents clarifying the approval process for biosimilars. More than 35 pharmaceutical companies, trade associations, and patient advocacy groups submitted public comments on the guidance documents, which are available here. A careful slog through the comments, ...

  • Evaluating a combination prevention intervention including ART in Botswana

    Updated: 2012-04-25 18:58:02
    Vladimir Novitsky, from the Harvard School of Public Health, offered the audience at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver a snapshot of a four-year treatment as prevention study planned for Botswana.  Botswana has the highest antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage rate in southern Africa with more than 90 percent of individuals with CD4 counts [...](Read more...)

  • Treatment as prevention: Action in China

    Updated: 2012-04-25 15:14:24
    Dr. Zunyou Wu, Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offered the audience at the 2nd International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver new information about China’s response to new evidence on treatment as prevention. The first response in 2011 was to scale up testing and treatment. In 2011, more than [...](Read more...)

  • Pharma’s Efforts in Developing Countries

    Updated: 2012-04-25 13:44:32
    The past month has seen a lot of news about the pharmaceutical industry’s positive influence in developing countries, and this progress looks set to continue thanks to initiatives being launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission (EC). Today, the WHO launched a new plan that aims to ...

  • An STD superbug?

    Updated: 2012-04-24 21:44:28
    Capitol Hill briefing sheds light on imminent emergence of drug-resistant gonorrhea Testament to “too many years of neglect of investments in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs),” a gonorrhea superbug is expected to make its appearance in the U.S. within the near future. That’s according to a panel of experts that spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing Friday hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) office along with the National Coalition of STD Directors...(Read more...)

  • Live from ExcipientFest: Deadly Sins of Quality Management

    Updated: 2012-04-24 21:42:19
    Today in San Juan, at ExcipientFest 2012 in partnership with IPEC, Michael Beatrice of Abbott spoke about the seven deadly sins of quality management. Beatrice heads Quality at Abbott and used to serve as deputy director of CBER at FDA. The seven items to avoid, he notes are: bureacracy, tradition ...

  • Malawi and Option B Plus

    Updated: 2012-04-24 19:49:18
    Despite its status as one of the poorest countries in Africa and its failed effort to garner a Round 10 grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – Malawi is moving forward to implement “Option B+” for pregnant women.  This means that pregnant and lactating women are enrolled in antiretroviral therapy [...](Read more...)

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Important Allies in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

    Updated: 2012-04-23 15:14:46
    Universities and colleges play an important role in the nation’s response to HIV/AIDS—educating young people; preparing the next generations of health care providers, researchers, teachers, and public health professionals; conducting research that helps us improve our response; and even educating their faculty, staff and communities about HIV/AIDS. In fact, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy points specifically...

  • Behavior and Circumcision Status Do Not Explain Increased Risk of HIV Acquisition Associated with Ad5-Based Vaccine

    Updated: 2012-04-20 19:20:28

  • HIV-Killing Stem Cell Paper Glosses Over Key Caveat

    Updated: 2012-04-20 04:05:08

  • FDA Advisory Committees to Examine a Number of HIV Issues in May

    Updated: 2012-04-18 20:26:56
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has three important advisory committee meetings scheduled in May that may impact HIV prevention, detection, and treatment. On May 10, 2012, FDA’s Antiviral Advisory Committee will discuss expanding the indication of Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) tablet, made by Gilead Sciences, Inc., to include use for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP),...

  • PDA Meeting Highlights the Challenges of Personalized Medicine

    Updated: 2012-04-18 10:06:38
    Here in sunny Arizona, PDA is holding its annual conference, a chance to present data and discuss all aspects of sterile manufacturing. The theme for the first day of sessions was personalized medicine, an area where cell-based therapies, vaccines, and antibody therapies hold much promise. The day ...

  • Encouraging Health Care Providers to Reach Youth for STD Awareness Month

    Updated: 2012-04-17 15:00:14
    April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the important role health care providers can play in supporting the sexual health of their patients. STDs can affect people from all walks of life, but adolescents and young people are disproportionately impacted. Estimates suggest...

  • Study of HIV Superinfection & Neutralizing Antibody Responses Causes Confusion

    Updated: 2012-04-16 20:58:23

  • White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS Next Week

    Updated: 2012-04-11 21:01:20
    Next week, the White House is hosting the next in its series of conferences on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and the topic of focus will be HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine,...

  • Gender based violence

    Updated: 2012-04-04 22:00:00
    Gender inequality norms are associated with increased male-perpetrated rape and sexual risks for HIV infection in Botswana and Swaziland Shannon K, Leiter K, Phaladze N, Hlanze Z, Tsai AC, Heisler M, Iacopino V, Weiser SD, PLoS One 2012;7(1):e28739. Epub 2012 Jan 11 Blog Description:  Gender inequality norms, rape, and HIV risk: high time for legislative change in Botswana and Swaziland read more

  • Gender based violence

    Updated: 2012-04-04 21:00:00
    Violence towards women, men's sexual risk factors and HIV infection among women: Findings from a national household survey in Rwanda Kayibanda JF, Bitera R, Alary M, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Mar 1;59(3):300-7 Blog Description:  Pro wife-beating attitudes are a red flag identifying men trapped in maladaptive masculinities in Rwanda read more

  • Economics

    Updated: 2012-04-04 20:00:00
    Economic Returns to Investment in AIDS Treatment in Low and Middle Income Countries Resch S, Korenromp E, Stover J, Blakley M, Krubiner C, Thorien K,Hecht R, Atun R. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25310. Epub 2011 Oct 5 Blog Description:  Streams of economic benefits offset treatment costs in low- and middle-income countries and generate excellent returns on investment read more

  • Microbicides

    Updated: 2012-04-04 19:00:00
    Microbicides: Topical prevention against HIV Shattock RJ, Rosenberg Z. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2012 Feb;2(2):a007385 Blog Description:  Everything you need to know in the lead up to the Microbicides 2012 conference in Australia read more

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis

    Updated: 2012-04-04 18:00:00
    UK guideline for the use of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure (2011) Benn P, Fisher M, Kulasegaram R; BASHH; PEPSE Guidelines Writing Group Clinical Effectiveness Group Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Dec;22(12):695-708 Blog Description:  Guidelines for PEPSE (PEP following Sexual Exposure) in the United Kingdom read more

  • Basic Science

    Updated: 2012-04-04 17:00:00
    Origins of HIV and the AIDS Pandemic Sharp PM, Hahn BH. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2011 Sep;1(1):a006841 Blog Description:  The fascinating origins of the HIV pandemic read more

  • Injecting drug use

    Updated: 2012-04-04 16:00:00
    Are females who inject drugs at higher risk for HIV infection than males who inject drugs: An international systematic review of high seroprevalence areas Des Jarlais DC, Feelemyer JP, Modi SN, Arasteh K, Hagan H. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print] Blog Description:  Women who inject drugs at modestly higher HIV risk than men in high HIV prevalence settings read more

  • Injecting drug use

    Updated: 2012-04-04 15:00:00
    HIV treatment as prevention among injection drug users Wood E, Milloy MJ, Montaner JS. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2012 Mar;7(2):151-6 Blog Description:  Implications of ecological evidence of reduced ‘community viral load’ following antiretroviral treatment roll-out to people who inject drugs read more

  • Epidemiology

    Updated: 2012-04-04 14:00:00
    Distinct HIV discordancy patterns by epidemic size in stable sexual partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa Chemaitelly H, Cremin I, Shelton J, Hallett TB, Abu-Raddad LJ. Sex Transm Infect. 2012 Feb;88(1):51-7 Blog Description:  Couple serodiscordancy patterns in sub-Saharan Africa can inform prevention programming read more

  • Treatment

    Updated: 2012-04-04 12:00:00
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  • Non-subtype B infection

    Updated: 2012-04-04 11:00:00
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  • Non-subtype B infection

    Updated: 2012-04-04 10:00:00
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  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis

    Updated: 2012-04-04 09:00:00
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  • Research conduct

    Updated: 2012-04-04 08:00:00
    Design challenges facing clinical trials of the effectiveness of new HIV prevention technologies Grobler AC, Karim SS. AIDS. 2012 Mar 13;26(5):529-32 Blog Description:  Challenges posed by non-inferiority designs for trials of new HIV prevention technologies read more

  • Research conduct

    Updated: 2012-04-04 07:00:00
    Applying the principles of knowledge translation and exchange to inform dissemination of HIV survey results to adolescent participants in South Africa Nixon SA, Casale M, Flicker S, Rogan M. Health Promot Int. 2012 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] Blog Description:  Good practice case study of knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) with adolescent survey participants in South Africa read more

  • Health care delivery

    Updated: 2012-04-04 06:00:00
    Listening to health workers: lessons from Eastern Uganda for strengthening the programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV Rujumba J, Tumwine JK, Tylleskar T, Neema S, Heggenhougen HK. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Jan 5;12:3 Blog Description:  Listening to health care workers: ideas on how to improve PMTCT services in Uganda read more

  • Health care delivery

    Updated: 2012-04-04 05:00:00
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  • Adolescents

    Updated: 2012-04-04 04:00:00
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  • Adolescents

    Updated: 2012-04-04 03:00:00
    HIV knowledge and sexual risk behaviour among street adolescents in rehabilitation centres in Kinshasa; DRC: gender differences <p class="AuthorsItalics"Mudingayi A, Lutala P, Mupenda B. Pan Afr Med J. 2011;10:23. Epub 2011 Oct 17 Blog Description:  Low levels of HIV knowledge among street adolescents in rehab centres in Kinshasa read more

  • Preventing new paediatric infections

    Updated: 2012-04-04 02:00:00
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  • Preventing new paediatric infections

    Updated: 2012-04-04 01:00:00
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  • Epidemiology

    Updated: 2012-04-04 01:00:00
    BED estimates of HIV incidence: Resolving the differences, making things simpler Hargrove J, van Schalkwyk C, Eastwood H. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29736. Epub 2012 Jan 3 Blog Description:  Adjusted BED estimates: can mathematics really make HIV incidence determination simpler? read more

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