Posts tagged "aids"

HIV out of control in US patients

In these few days leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1st, the CDC has released a report that in US patients infected with HIV, 3 out of 4,  don’t have the virus under control with treatment. The CDC reports that only 28% of those infected with HIV have the virus “under control” meaning... Read more »

Experimental vaccine found to "clean" body of HIV

Would you exchange the herpes virus, a variant of which you probably already carry, to erradicate HIV? An experimental vaccine could potentially swap one virus for another – well not really swap, more like use one virus to eradicate HIV. The vaccine works with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) which is a member of the herpes family, interestingly enough the... Read more »

Do you know your HIV status?

One in five people living with HIV don’t even know it – that’s because they’ve never been tested. HIV is one tricky little virus, you get infected, you may or may not “get sick” when you seroconvert and you could live for a long time before the virus really starts attacking your system – so... Read more »

Where are you 'Dining Out For Life'

On April 29th head to your favorite restaurant for this years edition of Dining Out For Life 2010! Dining Out for Life is the single largest HIV/AIDS benefit in the country.  In the past more than 80 Chicago Restaurants and Diners have joined forces to raise more than $75,000 for AIDSCare Progressive Services and raised... Read more »

HIV can hide in bone marrow

Researchers have discovered that HIV can hide in bone marrow.  Here’s a snip from the AP report:  “The virus that causes AIDS can hide in the bone marrow, avoiding drugs and later awakening to cause illness, according to new research that could point the way toward better treatments for the disease. Finding that hide-out is... Read more »

Chicago Art Source to hold benefit for Chicago House

Chicago Art Source is offering up sale you won’t believe!  They have scoured their private inventory and putting it all up for display – and sale for one day only, January 29th. The best part is that it will benefit Chicago House, a service provider that works tirelessly to help those in our community suffering... Read more »

Stem Cells can kill HIV

Photo Credit:fboyd via Flickr CC UCLA Medical Center announced in a recently published article on PLoS One that Stem Cells could be used to target and eradicate HIV at the genetic level. A recent publication at PLoS One, a peer-lead and reviewed scientific website, provides a proof of concept that scienctists could modify stem cells to create... Read more »

Remembering those we've lost to AIDS

Yesterday was World AIDS Day, the one day a year that we set aside to remember those that we’ve lost and to push forward on education so that we don’t need to lose more loved ones to HIV. Yesterday I posted a photo gallery that included a list of several influential and famous people that... Read more »

Influential and Famous people who died from AIDS

Share Today is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to educate AIDS Awareness, to move forward in helping to find a cure and to remember those who have fallen.  Here are some influential and famous people who have died from AIDS. **UPDATED** Who else do you think should be included in this gallery? Weird... Read more »

HIV+ people should get vaccinated this year!

Earlier this month in a “Health Roundup” it was reported that had said that HIV was not a mortality risk factor in regards to the Swine Flu – aka H1N1. But now, the Bay Area Reporter is reporting that California health officials are recommending those people who are HIV Positive to make sure to... Read more »