Archive for November, 2010

23 Nov

CONGRATS to Bob Grant of UCSF and My Former Colleagues at RIHES THAILAND for Success of the iPrEx Clinical Trial!!

A daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug, currently approved to treat HIV infection, reduced the risk of acquiring HIV infection by 43.8 percent among men who have sex with men. The findings, a major advance in HIV prevention research, come from a large international clinical trial published online Nov. 23 by the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, titled “Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men,” found even higher rates of effectiveness, up to 72.8 percent, among those participants who adhered most closely to the daily drug regimen.

12 Nov

Thailand’s Success in Reducing HIV Incidence in the 1990′s Struggles with Problem in the 2000′s

BANGKOK, 5 November 2010 (IRIN) – Health experts in Thailand say the odds are stacked against them in combating one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Asia, with only 2 percent of the country’s AIDS budget going on condoms.

12 Nov

US CDC HIV Statistics on Injection Drug Users

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/idu/resources/slides/slides/idu.ppt Slide 1 HIV Surveillance in Injection Drug Users (IDU) PDF File or PPT File Slide 2 Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adults and Adolescents, by Transmission Category, 2005–2008—37 States and 5 U.S. Dependent Areas PDF File or PPT File Slide 3 Diagnoses of HIV Infection among Adults and Adolescents, by Sex and Transmission Category, 2008 —37 [...]

12 Nov

They’re Here! Dengue Fever in Miami US Vaccine on Horizon

Miami-Dade health officials announced the first locally acquired case of dengue fever in decades. They also warned about Eastern Equine Encephalitis, cholera — and hookworm on Miami Beach sands.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/11/1921775/1-case-of-dengue-fever-reported.html#ixzz155y9rIhW