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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Viral Reseroir Seen 'Strikingly' Soon After HIV Infection
"Before the latent HIV reservoir can be eradicated, clinicians must be able to measure it. "Right now, the assays we have to measure it are expensive, require a lot of blood, and we are not exactly sure what they measure," Nicolas Chomont, PhD, from the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida in Port Sainte Lucie, said during the news conference.
A reported scientific priority for the International AIDS Society has been to develop assays that can measure the size of the reservoir. Dr. Chomont's team has come up with a novel assay they call the Tat/Rev Induced Limiting Dilution Assay, or TILDA."
Medscape Medical News, August 08. 2014.

Antigay Laws Already Having a Negative Effect on Health
"The prevalence of arrests and convictions for same–sex behavior varied by region. Sub–Saharan Africa had the highest prevalence, at 24%, followed by Central Asia and Europe, at 18%, the Caribbean, at 15%, and the Middle East and North Africa, at 13%.
Importantly, arrest or conviction for same–sex behavior significantly impaired access to a variety of HIV prevention interventions for men, Dr. Santos noted. Specifically, rates of access to testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection, condoms, HIV testing, and mental health services were about 20% lower for men who had been arrested or convicted than for those who had not. And rates of access to medical care services were about 30% lower with an arrest or conviction. For HIV–infected men with an arrest or conviction, access to HIV treatment was about half that of other HIV–positive men.
"Enforcement of punitive laws for sex between men has a strong negative impact on access to HIV prevention and care services," Dr. Santos concluded. "Criminalization of same"sex behavior needs to be overturned to effectively address HIV and respond to the public health needs of this population."
Medscape Medical News, July 30, 2014.

Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt
A documentary about the criminalization of HIV. The story of a group of HIV–positive women who were detained by the Greek Police, forcibly tested, charged with a felony, imprisoned and publicly exposed when their mug shots and personal data were published in the media, in the run–up to the country's 2012 national elections.
USI/Unite/MNIA-TV/Unfollow, December 01, 2013

AIDS Cases Continue to Rise Though Less Rapidly in India
Reuters Health, March 19, 2002

AIDS Epidemic Ravages Generation of African Farmers
Reuters, February 21, 2002

Antimicrobial Sensitivity in Enterobacteria from AIDS Patients, Zambia
Report originally published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8(1), 2002.

Brazil's HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts Appear to Be Working
Reuters Health, May 21, 2002

Brazil Launches First Anti-AIDS Campaign For Homosexuals
Reuters Health, June 5, 2002

Britain Launches Search for Anti-HIV Gel
Reuters, February 19, 2002

Calls for Help Exceed Global AIDS Fund Resources
Reuters Health, March 25, 2002

Cambodia's AIDS Struggle
BBC News, November 30, 2000

Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS
Care and treatment, prevention, education, research. Sections for youth and Aboriginal people. Bilingual (French and English).

China Announces Jump in AIDS Cases
The Associated Press, April 11, 2002

China's Gay Activists Cheer New Openness on AIDS
Reuters Health, November 14, 2001

Combating HIV Infection in Soweto, South Africa
HIV/AIDS: Annual Update 2001

Conference Report: Developing an HIV/AIDS Therapeutic Agenda for Resource-Limited Countries
Coverage of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Conference to Develop an HIV/AIDS Therapeutic Research Agenda for Resource-Limited Countries, October 2001.

Drug-Resistant HIV Rare in Treatment-Naive Pregnant Women in S. Africa
Reuters Health, June 26, 2002

Etrirea Wakes Up to Aids
BBC News, December 2, 2000

EU Proposes Easing WTO Rules to Improve Access to Drugs
Reuters, March 5, 2002

European Commission Publishes HIV Vertical Transmission Guidelines
Reuters Health, June 20, 2002

Fighting Aids In Africa
The New York Times, February 25, 2001

Forty Million Living with HIV
BBC News, November 28, 2001

HAART Response Similar in HIV-Infected European And African Patients
Reuters Health, June 3, 2002

Haiti Project Proves Feasibility of AIDS Therapy in Developing World
Reuters Health, July 12, 2002

Heroin Use in Russia Jumps, With Related Rise in HIV Incidence
Reuters, June 26, 2002

HIV/AIDS Prevalence on the Rise in Vietnam
Reuters Health, January 7, 2002

HIV Infections Top 1 Million in Eastern Europe
Reuters Health, November 28, 2001

AIDS Is South Africa's Biggest Killer
Reuters Health, October 17, 2001

HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis In The 21st Century
Emerging Infectious Diseases (7)2, 2001

HIV Prevalence in a Gold Mining Camp in the Amazon Region, Guyana
Emerging Infectious Diseases 8(3), 2002

HIV Spread Via Female Sex Workers in India Set to Increase Significantly by 2005
Reuters Health, December 26, 2001

HIV Staging Based on CD4 Count Should Consider Patient Ethnicity
Reuters Health, January 14, 2002

Intensive Grief Counseling Can Reduce Viral Load
Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, May 2001

Kaunda Takes HIV Test, Urges Zambians to Do Same
Reuters Health, March 26, 2002

Labor Body Backs Job Code to Protect AIDS Sufferers
Reuters, June 22, 2001

Management of HIV-Infected Women and Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Report is part of the material from the First International AIDS Symposium Conference on HIV Pathogens and Treatment, held July, 2001 in Argentina.

Many HIV Patients Don't Plan for End-Of-Life Care
Reuters Health, June 13, 2001

Mom's HIV Drugs Not Linked to Premature Birth
Reuters Health, June 13, 2002

New AIDS Fears in Thailand
BBC News, June 25, 2001

Number of HIV Cases in Former USSR Now Outstrip Those in US
Reuters Health, July 11, 2002

Official: AIDS in Russia Being Ignored
Reuters, February 10, 2002

Pregnant Newcomers Denied HIV Aid in UK
Reuters Health, July 2, 2002

Quebec Physicians Must Report HIV Test Results to Public Health Officials
Reuters Health, April 8, 2002

Recombinant Forms of HIV Spreading Globally
Reuters Health, May 7, 2002

Research Developments in HIV/AIDS
AIDS Read 12(1):12-16, 2002

Screening for HIV to End at Posts Abroad
Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2001

Senate, White House Reach Deal on Overseas AIDS Money
Reuters Health, June 7, 2002

Sexually Transmitted Infections Increasing in Western Europe
Reuters Health, May 31, 2002

South Africa AIDS Groups Go to Court Over Nevirapine
Reuters Health, November 19, 2001

South Africa Health Minister Slams Global AIDS Fund
Reuters, July 22, 2002

South African Government Approves AIDS Drugs For Sexual Assault Victims
The Associated Press, April 17, 2002

South African Man Must Pay Wife HIV Damages
Reuters, July 16, 2001

South African Province Goes It Alone on AIDS Therapy
Reuters, July 18, 2002

Staggering Ignorance of HIV Revealed in China
Reuters Health, July 9, 2002

Tainted Blood Supply Spreads HIV in Poor Nations
Reuters Health, February 22, 2002

Toll-Free AIDS Hotlines Open in 2 African Nations
Reuters, August 22, 2001

U.N. Redefines AIDS as Issue of Rights and Peril to Poor
The New York Times, June 28, 2001

UN Says HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Ethiopia Worsening
Reuters Health, March 21, 2002

UN Says India May Overtake South Africa in AIDS Cases
Reuters Health, May 2, 2002

UN Says Pakistan Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Reuters Health, March 15, 2002

US Foundation Bars Glaxo Over AIDS Drug Pricing
Reuters Health, May 27, 2002

War Fans the Flames of HIV in Africa
Reuters Health, July 9, 2002

WHO Approves Generic AIDS Drugs
The Associated Press, March 21, 2002

Women, Children, and HIV: Resources for Prevention and Treatment
Online information and training resources about Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (MTCT) and related topics.

Young South African AIDS Activist Dies at 12
The Associated Press, June 1, 2001

Zimbabwe Declares Emergency to Fight AIDS
Reuters Health, May 27, 2002

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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AIDS FONDS
Keizersgracht 390 – 392, 1015 GB
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: 020 62 62 669
www.aidsfonds.nl
Original Dutch HIV/AIDS charity offers financial, social, and psychosocial assistance for persons with HIV or AIDS, and information in Dutch and English.

AIDS Map
Lincoln House
1 Brixton Road
London, SW9 6DE
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7840 0050
www.aidsmap.com
Info regarding AIDS and its treatment, including referrals to free HIV/AIDS clinics throughout the U.K.

Albion Street Centre
150 - 154 Albion Street
Surrey Hills, NSW 2101 Australia
Phone: (02) 9332 9600
http://thealbioncentre.org.au/
Albion Street Centre is the only major Australian multidisciplinary centre dealing exclusively with HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis-C.

AVERT
4 Brighton Road
Horsham
W. Sussex, RH 13 SBA
United Kingdom
Phone: 01403 210202
www.avert.org
UK-based AIDS education and medical research charity. Includes sections for gay men, youth, women, and children, and referrals to free resources throughout the U.K.

Canadian HIV Trials Network
National Centre
620 – 1081 Burrand Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6 Canada
Phone: (604) 806-8327
Toll-Free: 1-800-661-4664
www.hivnet.ubc.ca/clinical-studies/
Nationwide, bilingual (French and English) site from the University of British Columbia with comprehensive info on clinical trials throughout Canada.

Central American HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (PASCA)
3a Avenida 20-96, Zona 10
Guatemala, Guatemala
C.A.
Phone: 363-3980
www.pasca.org
PASCA is an international program designed to prevent and treat HIV infection and AIDS throughout Central America.

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
33 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602-2601
Phone: (312) 795-4930
www.iapac.org
Physicians specializing in HIV/AIDS care, contains up-to-date information on research, treatment, prevention.

loveLife
P O Box 45
Parklands 2121 South Africa
Phone: 011 523 1000
www.lovelife.org.za
An HIV information program aimed at young South Africans, including condom distribution, education, outreach/support programs, and clinics.

Positive Action Society Lesotho
P.O. Box 1895
Maseru 100
Lesotho, Africa
Phone: 06 8850069
www.positive-action.org
Education, prevention, treatment, and nutritional assistance for people with HIV/AIDS throughout southern Africa.

UNAIDS
20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneve 27
Switzerland
Phone: 022 791 3666
www.unaids.org

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