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Going hungry can make you miserable, and a new study shows that it can make you sick too. A recent study by UCSF researchers followed low-income HIV patients in San Francisco over two years and tracked their visits to emergency rooms during that time. Of the 347 participants, all of whom lived in substandard housing, 56 percent of […]
HIV and Diseases Associated with Aging Epidemics are Colliding on a Global Scale Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege not afforded to many with HIV remarked Judith Currier, Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for AIDS Research and Education Center (CARE) at the University of California Los Angeles at her Friday […]
With calls for more implementation research and public investment in HIV prevention, how can we measure whether prevention programs in the real world are working?
For years, prevention and surveillance programs have sought a simple blood test to use in population surveys that would determine how many in the population had been recently infected with HIV. Past incidence tests (like the “BED” test) have failed to deliver because they have over-counted, misclassifying some long term HIV infected people as “recent.”
UCSF’s Steven Deeks, MD, professor of medicine at the UCSF Division of HIV/AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Trauma Center, spoke on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” on July 24, 2012 with host Neal Conan, discussing working toward a cure for HIV/AIDS.
This is a snippet from an interview with Paul Volberding in which he discusses the successes, challenges and the future of PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. “PEPFAR has been an enormously important project of the U.S. government, “Started under George Bush, it has been the vehicle by which the U.S government […]