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4 min ago | The Washington Post

From E. coli to Ebola: A device that can filter deadly pathogens out of the body

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed at least 2,500 lives, and a treatment or vaccine is still at least months or years away. But what if deadly viruses like Ebola can be effectively treated without the need for a vaccine? Researchers at Harvard University, led by bio-engineer Donald E. Ingber, are in the process of developing a medical device that is optimized to fight a wide range of diseases by simply mimicking and enhancing the blood-cleansing properties of the human spleen.


Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, World News

2 hrs ago | Aidsmap

Drug use strongly associated with sex, condomless sex and STIs in gay men living with HIV in England

A large survey of gay and bisexual men living with HIV and attending eight sexual health clinics in England has found that half of them had used recreational drugs in the last three months and 14% had used more than three drugs. The ASTRA study was conducted in sexual health clinics in central, north and east London, Sussex and Manchester in 2011 and 2012.


Related Topix: Drugs, Human Sexuality, Health, Gay/Lesbian

4 hrs ago | HIV and Hepatitis

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

This Thursday, September 18, is the 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day , an occasion to focus on the challenges facing the aging population regarding HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment, as well as overall health and wellbeing for the growing population of older people living with HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , people age 50 and older make up approximately one-fifth of the more than 1 million people with HIV in the U.S., and this age group accounted for about one-quarter of all new infections in 2011.


Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Sexual Risk Factors for HIV Infection in Early and Advanced HIV...

Sexual Risk Factors for HIV Infection in Early and Advanced HIV Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic Overview of 68 Epidemiological Studies It is commonly assumed that sexual risk factors for heterosexual HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, such as multi-partner sex, paid sex and co-infections, become less important as HIV epidemics mature and prevalence increases. We conducted a systematic review of 68 African epidemiological studies from 1986 to 2006 involving 17,000 HIV positive adults and 73,000 controls.


Related Topix: Health


Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services receives $22k grant from Hospice Giving Foundation

Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services has received a $22,000 grant from the Hospice Giving Foundation to assist with end-of-life support services.


Related Topix: Health

Investor's Business Daily

Gilead OKs Generic Sovaldi To Expand Global Access

Gilead's stock fell about 2% on the stock market today . The Sovaldi licensing deal includes the big names in the Indian drug business, such as Ranbaxy Labs and Cipla, as well as U.S.-based .


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Gilead Sciences, Health


Op-ed: Why We Continue to AIDS Walk

Thirty years ago, being gay or even just perceived so posed challenges of bigotry far beyond what most LGBT people experience in our country today. Being gay wasn't easy back then.


Related Topix: Health, Los Angeles, CA, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Opinion

The fiery of STD's among US states

The CDC reveals the hottest states of STDs Last year researchers conducted an online survey concerning relationships of nearly 10,000 people worldwide that included 23,000 from the United States for the book called The Normal Bar. Respondents were 18 years and older and relationships included heterosexual and same sex.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Human Sexuality, Health

Medical News Today

Culturally appropriate HIV prevention interventions needed for Puerto Ricans who inject drugs

Study calls for the development of a coordinated, multi-region effort across these locations as an important component in efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic Higher HIV risk behaviors and prevalence have been reported among Puerto Rican people who inject drugs since early in the HIV epidemic. Now that HIV prevention and treatment advances have reduced HIV among PWID in the US, researchers from New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research examined HIV-related data for PRPWID in Puerto Rico and Northeastern US to assess whether disparities among PRPWID continue.


Related Topix: Health, Rico, CO, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, New York University, Alcoholism


Greater Than AIDS Launches New 'Speak Out' Campaign

"I get the chance to encourage people to share my story and encourage people to share theirs," says HIV/AIDS advocate Jason Elliott. "I had not been the most responsible shall we say in my romantic endeavors and because of that I put my self at high risk for contracting HIV," said Elliott.


Related Topix: Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

The new gay sex

As clinical studies on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis enter their stages, discussion of the controversial HIV prevention method has begun in Australia's gay community. Benjamin Riley navigates the emotionally-charged debate over whether this radical new took for fighting HIV means the end of the world as we know it.


Related Topix: Health, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

Daily Echo

Risk of sexual diseases increasing in over-40s

Now a Hampshire health body is backing an awareness campaign urging middle-aged lovers to get tested for potentially damaging and fatal diseases and conditions. The campaign is today being launched to mark Sexual Awareness Week - a seven day drive promoting a healthier sex life.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Health, Online Dating

LA Daily News

San Fernando Valley porn producer says using condoms in shoots is a matter of survival

CHATSWORTH >> Sexual fantasy unfolds in a steady rhythm inside Immoral Productions, a San Fernando Valley adult film studio where everything typical of a porn set is laid out and ready for action. There are couches and a table filled with toys that vibrate, throb and glow.


Related Topix: Cameras, Chatsworth, CA, Los Angeles County, CA, Health


Dinner raises money for AIDS and HIV treatment

Global health organizations may be focused on finding a cure for the ebola virus, but local HIV/AIDS groups say there is still a need for critical funding for their patients. The Gregory House Programs tonight honored Dr. Drew Kovach for his work in AIDS treatment.


Related Topix: Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

"iCo Therapeutics Inc. (ICO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis...

The product pipeline of the company consists of three compounds, namely, iCo-007, iCo-008 and Oral AmpB Delivery System. The Oral AmpB Delivery System is a proprietary oral formulation of amphotericin B for treatment of systemic fungal infections in immune-compromised patients such as human immunodeficiency virus /acquired immune deficiency syndrome , caner, transplant recipients, diabetics and some parasitical infections.


Related Topix: Medicine, Amphotericin B (generic), Fungizone, Health, Conjunctivitis

Daily Press & Argus

Waiting list for HIV housing assistance opens MondayWaiting list for...

Waiting list for HIV housing assistance opens Monday Program includes Livingston County residents Check out this story on Applications for a rental assistance program for people living with HIV/AIDS are being accepted beginning Monday, through a waiting list being established by Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency. The Tenant Based Rental Assistance program is a federally-funded program that assists people with HIV/AIDS in paying their rent.


Related Topix: Health, Livingston Parish, LA

Seeking Alpha

FDA tentatively approves Mylan's HIV combo

The FDA grants tentative approval for Mylan's emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate combination tablets co-packaged with nevirapine tablets for the treatment of patients with HIV-1. The product is cleared for use alone or in combination with other antiretrovirals for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients at least 12 years old and weighing at least 38 kg.


Related Topix: Health, Dey, Biotech, Startups, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Laboratories, Healthcare Industry, Viramune, Nevirapine (generic)

Washington Times

Man in phony AIDS research case seeks trail delay

A former Iowa State University researcher charged with falsifying data to make a developmental AIDS vaccine appear promising has again asked for a delay in his trial. Trial for Dong-Pyou Han is currently set for Sept.


Related Topix: Health

HIV and Hepatitis

ICAAC 2014: New Drug Isavuconazole Is Effective Against Opportunistic Fungal Infections

A new antifungal drug, isavuconazole, matched the efficacy of voriconazole for treatment of invasive fungal infections in cancer patients with compromised immunity, but with fewer side effects, researchers reported at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy last week in Washington, DC.Isavuconazole was shown to be effective against various fungal infections that act as opportunistic illnesses in people with HIV/AIDS, including Aspergillus , Candida , and Cryptococcus. Isavuconazole is a triazole antifungal being developed by Astellas and Basilea Pharmaceutica International, available in oral and intravenous formulations; it is under evaluation for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.


Related Topix: Candida & Candidosis, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Johns Hopkins University, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Lymphoma


YCombinator now wants startups that really want to change the world. Here's why that matters

The world likes to make fun of Silicon Valley for the seemingly useless ideas its entrepreneurs come up with. But there are startups out there that could fundamentally change how our lives play out day-to-day.


Related Topix: Health, Science, Computer Science