CUNY SPH and NYC Health Department receive grant to study long-acting injectables for HIV

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) a thirty month grant to support long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy access, uptake, and adherence among people with HIV enrolled in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program […]

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Reyataz

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. REYATAZ® (Ray-uh-taz) Atazanavir (Ata-zan-a-vir) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking REYATAZ. This leaflet answers some common questions about REYATAZ. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or […]

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Brufen Tablets

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. BRUFEN® Ibuprofen Consumer Medicine Information PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about BRUFEN. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have […]

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New research strengthens the case for e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids

New research shows that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can help smokers quit smoking cigarettes, according to an editorial in JAMA by Nancy Rigotti, MD, director of the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Nearly a half million Americans die each year from tobacco-related diseases such as lung cancer, heart attacks, strokes and emphysema, which makes smoking the leading […]

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Pioneering B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher honoured on new Canada Post stamp

A renowned British Columbia doctor is being celebrated for his pioneering work fighting HIV/AIDS with a new commemorative stamp. Dr. Julio Montaner is one of six distinguished Canadian doctors and researchers whose faces will grace the new run of stamps from Canada Post. Montaner, who moved to Vancouver from his native Argentina in 1981, is recognized for his research work […]

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Scientists say a woman is cured of HIV despite having no medical interventions

Loreen Willenburg, 66, may be the first person to have been cured of HIV without a bone marrow transplant or medication, according to a new study. Willenburg was already known as an "elite controller" — among the less than 0.5% of people with HIV whose body naturally does the job of antiviral drugs: suppresses the virus so it cannot replicate. […]

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Scientists eliminate HIV from animal’s genome for the first time; indicate possible cure for HIV

Current HIV treatment focuses on the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART suppresses HIV replication but does not eliminate the virus from the body. Therefore, ART is not a cure for HIV, and it requires life-long use. For the first time, researchers have eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA — the virus responsible for AIDS — from the genomes of living animals. […]

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