• Day Three ACHEMA Report

    Updated: 2012-06-30 20:36:02
    Here are some of the highlights I’ve seen on day three of ACHEMA. Medelpharm have a tablet compressor that can make 900 single or 300 triple layer tablets in an hour. It does the entire process. It can make tablets of up to five layers and three different types of powder ...

  • Bioavailability Enhancement through Lipid-Based Drug Delivery

    Updated: 2012-06-30 20:36:02
    Improving bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs is an ongoing challenge for formulation scientists and is of crucial importance to advance clinically promising drug candidates. A Pharmaceutical Technology webcast, Bioavailability Enhancement through Lipid-Based Drug Delivery, will examine advances in lipid-based drug delivery systems for enhancing the bioavailability of absorption-limited small ...

  • Role of Cell-to-Cell Transmission in Sustaining the HIV Reservoir

    Updated: 2012-06-29 20:36:50

  • With third-highest TB burden, South Africa is critical player in search for vaccine

    Updated: 2012-06-29 17:09:32
    The following is a guest post by  Jim Connolly,  president and CEO of Aeras, a nonprofit product development partnership dedicated to the development of tuberculosis vaccines. Aeras is located in Rockville, MD and operates an office in Cape Town, South Africa.  By Jim Connolly Recently I had the privilege of visiting our colleagues and partners [...](Read more...)

  • New National Resource Center to Prevent HIV/AIDS among Adolescents

    Updated: 2012-06-29 14:00:55
    The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), with funding from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, is pleased to announce a new resource center solely focused on the prevention of HIV/AIDS among adolescents.  Launched on June 25, 2012, the center provides a central, online location for youth-serving professionals to access training, technical assistance, information exchange, and...

  • How to stay updated during AIDS 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-28 23:15:39
    On Wednesday June 27th, the International AIDS Society announced their plans for online coverage of AIDS 2012. They are partnering with Kaiser to provide daily coverage on its website www.kff.org/aids2012.  Both the Opening Session and Closing Session will be presented live via webcast. They will webcast more than 50 conference sessions and press conferences that...

  • Global health costs of drug war, how to bring the lab to the patient, a CHANGE-ing look at GHI, and more . . .

    Updated: 2012-06-28 17:46:55
    The global health cost of the war on drugs: Laws targeting drug users that crowd prisons, serve as obstacle courses between drug users and HIV treatment, and push drug users into situations at high risk for HIV exposure — these are just part of How the Criminalization of Drug Use Fuels the Global Pandemic, this [...](Read more...)

  • First Glimpse of The AIDS Memorial Quilt In Washington This Week

    Updated: 2012-06-28 17:30:50
    It’s hard to believe that what started with a single panel has now grown to become the world’s largest work of living folk art, now 48,000 panels and counting. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is now an enormous 1.3 million square feet (50 miles) and 54 tons, making it no longer possible to display in a...

  • AIDS.gov Redesigned Using Responsive Design

    Updated: 2012-06-28 14:00:55
    We here at AIDS.gov are proud to formally announce that our site has been relaunched and redesigned using responsive design. Responsive web design is a next-generation web development method of designing content so that it works well on both a laptop screen and a smartphone, automatically adjusting its size to fit the screen. Since smartphones,...

  • Statement by the President on National HIV Testing Day

    Updated: 2012-06-27 17:37:50
    National HIV Testing Day highlights the importance of HIV testing and the fight against HIV/AIDS.   Of the over 1.1 million Americans living with HIV, more than 200,000 are unaware of their infection, and may unknowingly be transmitting the virus to others.  Knowing your HIV status is a vital step toward accessing life-extending treatment for HIV,...

  • CDC weighs in: contraceptive hormones look safe for HIV-exposed, infected — but use condoms, too

    Updated: 2012-06-27 16:21:13
    It was a global health Catch-22: Women’s ability to prevent unintended pregnancies is pivotal to the fight against HIV, but researchers had deduced that one of the most widely used and effective methods of contraception in areas hardest hit by the epidemic could increase transmission of the virus. Research released last year, following earlier studies [...](Read more...)

  • AIDSVu’s Interactive Maps Illustrate the Impact of HIV in U.S. Communities

    Updated: 2012-06-26 22:08:32
    Understanding HIV at the community level is critical to helping focus prevention and care resources where they are most needed. This week, we unveiled the 2012 update of AIDSVu – an interactive online mapping project depicting the HIV epidemic  in the U.S. – with new local maps and data that can help provide a better...

  • National HIV Testing Day 2012

    Updated: 2012-06-26 14:00:16
    Despite many continuing challenges, this is a time of exciting progress and hope in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A record number of Americans living with HIV know their HIV status. According to recently released data, nearly 82 percent of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are aware of...

  • Amb. Goosby reflects on decade of progress, future of global AIDS fight

    Updated: 2012-06-25 20:15:29
    While calling recent scientific advances in HIV prevention “game changers” that have offered hope of an AIDS-free generation, Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby said Monday that the successful fight against the epidemic relies on recognizing AIDS-specific efforts so far as a foundation for further health gains, on country ownership, and on continuing to build a [...](Read more...)

  • Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Awards FY12 Funds to Address HIV/AIDS in Minority Communities

    Updated: 2012-06-22 21:27:33
    In late spring, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) announced the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) awards by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). The fund made 29 competitive awards (PDF 2MB) ranging in size from $200,000 to $6,800,000 to ten HHS...

  • Speakers: Address women’s issues to achieve AIDS-free generation

    Updated: 2012-06-22 17:23:31
    Often when people living with HIV and AIDS recount their diagnoses, they mention numbers: the amount of virus in their systems, their immune cell counts. Martha Sichone-Cameron of Zambia told a group gathered at the International Center for Research on Women, hers when she was diagnosed in 2004: close to zero immune cells, a viral [...](Read more...)

  • Cured patient, researchers discuss momentum of AIDS fight

    Updated: 2012-06-21 18:51:17
    Timothy Ray Brown is an unassuming-looking man with a wide and ready smile. He moves a little slowly; he says he doesn’t get around as fast as he did before a bone marrow transplant nearly killed him. That isn’t what he came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to talk about, though, or rather, that was [...](Read more...)

  • Looking to AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together

    Updated: 2012-06-21 15:08:06
    Editor’s Note: With less than a month away from the XIX International AIDS Conference, we are reposting the following blog post to raise awareness around the U.S. global response to HIV/AIDS. For the first time in over 20 years, the biannual International AIDS Conference will take place on American soil. From July 22-27, AIDS 2012...

  • A new Global Fund handbook, an event focuses on men who have sex with men, a dangerous TB test is banned, and more . . .

    Updated: 2012-06-20 14:51:09
    , , , : 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 . Uncategorized A new Global Fund handbook , an event focuses on men who have sex with men , a dangerous TB test is banned , and more By Antigone Barton June 20, 2012 Post a comment The Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria releases a new handbook The new Governance Handbook reviews the mission , workings and what is next for the decade-old Geneva , Switzerland-based charity . Coming off a tumultuous few years that saw the fund reorganized in the wake of a series of audits showing misspent and missing money , the fund promises money will be provided in more flexible , more predictable and more effective ways , and that the

  • WHO: Pregnant women with HIV should have access to optimal drug

    Updated: 2012-06-19 16:52:01
    With costs dropping for a drug considered one of the more effective antiretroviral treatments, along with evidence showing it is safer than previously thought, the World Health Organization is recommending the medicine be given to pregnant women with HIV. Efavirenz, a pill usually taken once a day in combination with other medicines, has been found [...](Read more...)

  • WHO’s HIV/TB update latest move toward treatment as prevention

    Updated: 2012-06-18 18:56:07
    The potential for antiretroviral medicine to reduce transmission of HIV and tuberculosis has been demonstrated, but the challenges of using treatment to prevent infection will need to be tackled country by country, and with focus on people for whom it will have the biggest impact, the latest bulletin on HIV treatment from the World Health [...](Read more...)

  • Breaking News: Appropriations bill maintains TB, Global AIDS funding

    Updated: 2012-06-15 16:41:46
    The 2013 health funding bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee brings good news for tuberculosis research advocates, keeping funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of TB Elimination at its current $140.298 million. The Obama administration had recommended a $4.6 million cut. While about 80 percent of the CDC’s TB division [...](Read more...)

  • New Data on the Berlin Patient: Interpret with Caution

    Updated: 2012-06-10 00:00:46

  • Download the webinar slides: End of Session Wrap-up

    Updated: 2012-06-08 17:55:23
    Here are the slides for the End of Session Wrap-up webinar, presented on June 8, 2012. (PDF)   

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