HIV/AIDS

The latest HIV/AIDS news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.

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UNC receives more than $40 million from NIH for global clinical trials unit to treat and prevent HIV

UNC receives more than $40 million from NIH for global clinical trials unit to treat and prevent HIV

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a seven-year, more than $40 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a clinical trials unit that will implement the scientific agendas of five NIH networks devoted to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and cure research.

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Screening new inmates for HIV may not reveal many new undetected cases, study shows

Screening new inmates for HIV may not reveal many new undetected cases, study shows

More than 22,000 inmates entering North Carolina prisons in 2008 and 2009 were tested for HIV, but only 20 new cases of HIV were found.

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UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App

UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App

The Daily Dose app will utilize game mechanics and social networking features to improve adherence to HIV medication.

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New HIV call center will link patients to life-saving care

New HIV call center will link patients to life-saving care

As we approach National HIV/AIDS Testing Day on June 27, a new call center will connect newly diagnosed North Carolinians with HIV care providers.

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Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

Study published in PLoS Pathogens suggests new target for treatment and the eventual cure of HIV/AIDS

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Wake County HIV Clinic Recognized as Statewide Leader in HIV Care

Wake County HIV Clinic Recognized as Statewide Leader in HIV Care

UNC faculty members Robert Dodge, PhD, RN, ANP, Jacqueline Gibson, PA-C, Victoria Mobley, MD, Esther Metiko, FNP and Ann Dennis, MD, work at the Raleigh-based clinic, which has over 900 patients.

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White House U.S. National HIV/AIDS Implementation Meeting

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases is co-hosting a delegation from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, including ONAP director Grant Colfax. Part of their visit will involve a U.S. National HIV/AIDS Implementation Meeting in Chapel Hill on February 21, 2013.

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Cohen named "Tar Heel of the Year" by the Raleigh News & Observer

Cohen named "Tar Heel of the Year" by the Raleigh News & Observer

Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, was featured in the Sunday, Dec. 30 issue of the N&O along with Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, also a "Tar Heel of Year" for 2012.

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UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

The consortium, which involves four partnering institutions, will support early-career scientists and clinicians during a yearlong research fellowship at 17 sites in 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.

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UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine

Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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ID Conference: “Lessons from Botswana: Prevention and Treatment in the World’s Worst Epidemic of HIV/AIDS”

The presenter is Max Essex, DVM, PhD, Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, Chair of the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, and Chair of the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute in Gaborone, Botswana.

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UNC-led team awarded $2 million supplemental grant to support AIDS cure research

The Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication, or CARE, a multi-institutional research team led by David Margolis, MD, professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, has been awarded a $2 million supplemental grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct expanded analysis of resting CD4+ T-cells of people infected with HIV.

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Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV

Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published pioneering research showing that a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma was able to dislodge hidden virus in patients receiving treatment for HIV.

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UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference

UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference

Research from every corner of the UNC campus will be represented at the International AIDS Conference, to be held July 22-27 in Washington, D.C.

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Cohen co-authors "Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV - Where Do We Go from Here?" in the New England Journal of Medicine

Myron Cohen, MD, collaborated with Lindsay Bahen, MD, from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., for this editorial that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Breast milk kills HIV and blocks its oral transmission in humanized mouse

Breast milk kills HIV and blocks its oral transmission in humanized mouse

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine demonstrates that breast milk in a humanized mouse model has a strong virus killing effect and protects against oral transmission of HIV.

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Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

A new study may help clarify why some people infected with HIV are better able to control the virus. It may also pinpoint a target for treatment during early HIV infection aimed at increasing the supply of certain immune cells in the gut.

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