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New AIDS Therapy Nukes HIV With Radioactive Antibodies

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The new approach to AIDS therapy -- called radioimmunotherapy -- works in mice, report Ekaterina Dadachova, PhD, of New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and colleagues.

"Radioimmunotherapy is supposed to be curative," Dadachova tells WebMD. "Current HIV treatments kill the virus, but it will come back because it hides in latently infected cells. Our goal is to go after those cells, so radioimmunotherapy has the potential to cure somebody completely."

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Scientists get snapshot of AIDS defense mechanism

Thu Nov 2, 2006

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists trying to figure out why a few people resist the ravages of AIDS say they have captured a snapshot of an immune system structure that could help them design a drug to boost the body's defenses against the virus.

Having an image of the enzyme, called A3G, could help researchers design a drug to mimic its effects and perhaps provide the first medicine to boost the ability to fight AIDS, the team at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York said.

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International Federation launches $300 million appeal to combat HIV and AIDS

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is

launching an appeal for some 300 million US dollars (CHF 384 million/241 million €) as a massive expansion over five years of its HIV and AIDS programme in southern Africa. The programme, is part of the new International Federation Global HIV and AIDS Alliance.

 It aims to reduce the vulnerability to HIV and its impact through preventing further infection, expanding care, treatment and support, reducing stigma and discrimination and strengthening Red Cross national and regional capacities.

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AIDS spreading beyond China high risk groups

Wed Oct 18, 2006

By Tan Ee Lyn -- Interview

BEIJING (Reuters) - AIDS in China has spread beyond high risk groups such as injecting drug users, prostitutes and homosexuals and the country is becoming "like Africa" in how the virus is transmitted, a senior health official says.

"There are 190 new HIV infections every day ... and in some high-prevalence areas, nearly one percent of pregnant women are infected with HIV," said Hao Yang, deputy director general of the bureau of diseases prevention and control at the Ministry of Health.

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AIDS vaccine heads to clinical trials

Oct. 18, 2006. 08:36 AM

PAT CURRIE

SPECIAL TO THE STAR

LONDON, ONT.—The door to success in the search for an effective AIDS vaccine was pried open yesterday with the announcement that a major South Korean firm is committing $50 million to clinical tests of a vaccine developed by a research team headed by University of Western Ontario professor

The commitment of $50 million immediately by Curocom Co. Ltd. will be "absolutely critical" to gaining the U.S.

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China becoming "like Africa" with AIDS scourge

Tue Oct 17, 2006

By Tan Ee Lyn

BEIJING (Reuters) - AIDS in China has spread beyond high risk groups such as injecting drug users, prostitutes and homosexuals and the country is becoming "like Africa" in how the virus is transmitted, a senior health official says.

"There are 190 new HIV infections every day ... and one percent of all pregnant women in China are infected," said Hao Yang, deputy director general of the bureau of diseases prevention and control at the Ministry of Health.

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Multivitamins Improve Immune Health in Individuals with HIV

Breaking News

VRP Staff

Researchers have found that HIV-infected subjects who consumed a broad-spectrum multivitamin containing such nutrients as N-acetyl cysteine, selenium, zinc, copper, chromium, alpha lipoic acid, B vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D and E experienced an improvement in markers of immunity.

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