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UR testing HIV vaccine pill

UR testing HIV vaccine pill

January 13, 2015

Researchers hope that this oral vaccine will create a more robust immune response against HIV. Volunteer study subjects must be between the ages of 18 and 40, in good health and not infected with HIV; they will be paid up to $2,050 based on their level of participation.

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URMC to study HIV and heart disease

URMC to study HIV and heart disease

January 9, 2015

A 50-year-old person living with HIV and being treated with anti-retroviral drugs may have the blood vessels of someone much older with the heart disease and stroke risk to prove it. “We’re trying to understand how that happens,” said Dr. Giovanni Schifitto, a University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist who is co-leading a $3.8 million study into premature vascular aging among HIV-positive individuals.

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New study probes link between HIV drugs, vascular disease

New study probes link between HIV drugs, vascular disease

January 5, 2015

A new $3.8 million grant will bring together clinical and bench researchers to better understand why individuals who receive anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

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URMC researchers win $3.8 million grant

URMC researchers win $3.8 million grant

January 5, 2015

University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have won a $3.8 million grant to study a possible link between treatments that keep AIDS in check and heart disease. Employing a method known as reverse translation, the URMC team will use ultrasound scanning technology developed by Marvin Doyley, UR associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, to track changes in human subjects carotid arteries.

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Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

November 26, 2014

The AIDS Education Collection, housed in the River Campus Libraries’ Rare Books and Special Collections department, is comprised of more than 8,000 posters from 124 countries in 68 languages and dialects. An exhibit from the collection and the World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium hosted at the University’s Center for AIDS Research mark World AIDS Day in Rochester.

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Researchers receive $3.4 million to study experimental HIV drug combo

Researchers receive $3.4 million to study experimental HIV drug combo

August 28, 2014

Each of the experimental HIV drugs has been in development for several years, one at Rochester and the other at Nebraska. Earlier this year they were tested together, to determine whether one drug might interfere with the other. To the astonishment of the researchers, the opposite occurred: one drug boosted the effectiveness of the other.

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Growing World’s Largest Collection of AIDS Posters

Growing World’s Largest Collection of AIDS Posters

November 29, 2012

To mark World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, more than 1,000 new posters from one of the world’s largest AIDS education poster collections have been digitized and put online by archivists at the University of Rochester.

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EVENT: Experts Address HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

EVENT: Experts Address HIV/AIDS Crisis Among African Americans

September 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The speakers will explore how racism, homophobia, poverty, politics, and other cultural factors contribute to the disproportionate spread of AIDS among communities of color.

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