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Dr. Fauci on innovative HIV vaccine initiative awards: “There are fundamental questions that remain unanswered”

Researchers at 14 institutions will explore new approaches to designing a vaccine against HIV with awards that are part of an anticipated four-year, $34.8 million initiative, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced today. Interview with Tony Fauci of NIH on the new HIV vaccine funding initiative.

Published
22 August 2012
From
Science Speaks
Hepatitis C-The "Diabetes-Curious" and Self Inkers/Piercers at Risk

Viral hepatitis B and C, which can cause life-threatening damage to the liver, can be the unintended consequence of two recent social trends: diabetes curiosity and self-inking/piercing. 'Diabetes curiosity' refers to those who use someone else’s lancet and glucose meter diabetes testing devices to prick themselves to test their own blood sugar levels. Self-inkers/piercers are people who use needles or other devices to create tattoos or pierce themselves or friends. In both cases, a life-threatening hepatitis infection can spread quickly from one person to another. “We have concerns about people borrowing someone else’s diabetes testing equipment to see what their own blood sugar levels are,” said State Epidemiologist Tim Jones, MD. “With these devices now commonplace, the testing process can generate curiosity. Parents need to know and remind children who use the devices not to share them with others, and parents of non-diabetic children should teach everyone in their family to never, ever experiment with another person’s insulin-related equipment.”

Published
22 August 2012
From
HCV New Drugs Research
Recipient of HIV-positive heart sues hospitals

A National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH) heart transplant patient has sued doctors from the hospital and from National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) for mistakenly transplanting into him an HIV-positive heart from a donor in Hsinchu.

Published
22 August 2012
From
Focus Taiwan
Is it fair to circumcise newborn boys?

Europe and US at odds on a tricky parenting dilemma: in-depth news feature on the pros and cons of circumcision.

Published
21 August 2012
From
BBC
As circumcision rates drop, costs increase: study

As gaps in insurance coverage lead to fewer male babies being circumcised in the United States, related health costs could end up increasing by millions of dollars every year, a new study suggests.

Published
21 August 2012
From
Reuters
Three-quarters of clinicians in the US willing to prescribe early HIV treatment for the purpose of prevention

There is an overwhelming consensus among clinicians who prescribe HIV treatment in the US that people who are taking antiretroviral therapy are less likely to transmit HIV

Published
20 August 2012
By
Michael Carter
PrEP Talk 101

A pill prevents getting HIV? Here's what you need to know about Truvada, the HIV med the FDA just approved as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Published
17 August 2012
From
Aidsmeds
Fewer teen girls having oral sex, study shows

A new report on teen sex contradicts a popular notion that teens are turning to oral sex as a way to delay “real” intercourse. The government study shows fewer teenage girls are having oral sex, compared to a few years ago. The study, based on in-depth interviews with 6,300 young men and women aged 15 to 24, shows two-thirds in that age group have had oral sex, and just about the same proportion have had vaginal intercourse. But just about 42 percent of 15 to 19-year-old girls have given or received oral sex, down from 45 percent when the last survey was done in 2006-2008.

Published
17 August 2012
From
NBC News
Lower seminal viral load and hints of long-term viral control seen in Thai HIV vaccine recipients

Men who received the Thai RV144 vaccine who nonetheless became infected with HIV had lower viral loads in their semen than men who received placebo, a new analysis

Published
17 August 2012
By
Gus Cairns
HIV infection outbreak in street children in Karachi, Pakistan

An outreach project in Karachi that works with drug-using street children has found, after confirmatory testing, an HIV rate of 38.5% in this group.

Published
16 August 2012
From
Dawn.com

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