HIV jab could soon replace daily pill regimen
24 Juli 2012  08:21:35 WIB
Researchers are trying to develop an injection that will replace the daily pill regimen for HIV patients. Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a daily pill, Truvada, which reduces the risk of HIV infection. A team of researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center is progressing towards developing weekly or twice-monthly injectable antiretroviral therapy (ART) nanomedicines for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A long-acting, nanoformulated ART (nanoART) would be… more
HIV prevention done right
24 Juli 2012  08:17:39 WIB
This week, tens of thousands of delegates are meeting in Washington for the biennial International AIDS Conference, striving to advance an agenda for an AIDS-free generation. Achieving such an ambitious goal will require multiple strategies, but virtually all agree that male circumcision — which provides powerful protection against HIV infection as well as other health benefits for men and women — must be a core element. Yet although some prevention efforts in Africa have been… more
Ending global HIV/AIDS pandemic is within our reach
24 Juli 2012  08:12:31 WIB
Ending the global HIV/AIDS pandemic may be possible by implementing a multifaceted global effort that expands testing, treatment, and prevention programs, as well as meets the scientific challenges of developing an HIV vaccine and possibly a cure, say researchers. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Bethesda, Md., made the recommendation at a JAMA media briefing at the International AIDS Conference. Among the most important interventions is combination antiretroviral… more
Fight against HIV empowering sex workers in India, says UN Aids envoy
24 Juli 2012  08:09:42 WIB
The fight against HIV in India has "opened the doors" to much wider social reforms in the country, said the UN secretary general's new special envoy for Aids in the Asia-Pacific region, who has credited India's sex workers with pioneering some of the most successful HIV prevention programmes.   Prasada Rao, who took up his post this month, said the HIV epidemic forced the Indian government to start talking to communities that have been marginalised… more
Siaran Pers: Konferensi Internasional AIDS 2012 yang ke 19
23 Juli 2012  19:53:41 WIB
SIARAN PERS Washington DC, 23 Juli 2012 - Lebih dari 23.000 peserta dari 195 negara menghadiri Konferensi Internasional AIDS 2012 yang ke 19 di Walter E Washington Convention Center. Agenda utama pertemuan yang berlangsung sejak kemarin hingga 27 Juli nanti antara lain bertujuan untuk membahas kemajuan penelitian ilmiah serta memastikan adanya dukungan finansial yang berkelanjutan dan kepemimpinan global untuk upaya penanggulangan HIV dan AIDS. Original source : http://aids2012.smugmug.com Sambutan dalam acara pembukaan antara lain diberikan… more