Tag: hiv

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, ┬ádon’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 »

Your Participation is Requested for HIV Prevention Survey

Photo Credit: roboppy via Flickr CC Your help is needed for a survey.for HIV Prevention Strategies for the MSM Global Forum. From the survey: We are looking for gay men, MSM and providers from all over the world to take part so that we are able to better understand the HIV prevention knowledge and needs... 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 »

Bananas may inhibit HIV

Photo Credit: clarity via Flickr CC First it was the husk of the banana plant being made into underwear and now researchers have found that a chemical in bananas inhibits HIV. AIDSmeds.com recently shared a post about that researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School found that a naturally occurring chemical, mannose-specific lectins, could... 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 »

Today is 'World AIDS Day'

Today is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic that has plauged the world since the 80’s.  Since 1981 more than 25 million people have died from AIDS and it is estimated that more than 33 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Today is the day that I spend time thinking about... Read more »