HIV/AIDS

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

Adimora wins 2011 Mary Turner Lane award

Adimora wins 2011 Mary Turner Lane award

Adaora Adimora, professor in the School of Medicine and clinical professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has won the 2011 Mary Turner Lane Award.

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Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS with humanized BLT mice

Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS with humanized BLT mice

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine further validates the use of humanized BLT mice in the fight to block HIV transmission.

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Progress in AIDS battle, thanks to UNC study

Progress in AIDS battle, thanks to UNC study

A UNC-led research study has made a major discovery in efforts to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission

UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission

A research study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made a major discovery in the effort to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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UNC faculty, trainees presented in record numbers at CROI 2011

The 18th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) wrapped up in Boston, Massachusetts, earlier this month, and UNC had a strong presence at this year’s conference.

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UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care

UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care

The School ranked 1st in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2014 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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David Margolis featured in website commemorating JFK 50th anniversary

David Margolis featured in website commemorating JFK 50th anniversary

David Margolis, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, is featured in a new website which explores the legacy of President John F. Kennedy through the core themes of public service, science and innovation, civil rights, domestic affairs, the arts, foreign policy and diplomacy and the environment.

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Cohen appointed to PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board

Cohen appointed to PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board

Myron Cohen, MD, director of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, has been appointed to the new Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Strong ties help UNC, Malawi fight disease

UNC researchers began working in Malawi more than 20 years ago. Since then, the relationship has deepened as faculty and students help tackle challenges such as HIV, malaria and a lack of basic health infrastructure. This week, Chancellor Holden Thorp is visiting UNC Project–Malawi to see Carolina’s involvement firsthand and blogging about his trip along the way.

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A conversation with Dr. Ada Adimora on World AIDS Day

A conversation with Dr. Ada Adimora on World AIDS Day

This video is a conversation with UNC epidemiologist Dr. Ada Adimora as she shares her perspective on the impact of HIV infection.

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Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

A small number of people with HIV have the ability to control the infection without drugs. New results from a multinational study involving more than 300 investigators at over 200 institutions around the world may have found a genetic basis to explain how this happens.

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Two UNC School of Medicine faculty members appointed to HIV/AIDS advisory positions

Two UNC School of Medicine faculty members appointed to HIV/AIDS advisory positions

Myron Cohen, MD, and Ron Swanstrom, PhD , were recently appointed to prestigious HIV/AIDS advisory council positions. Cohen will sit on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) AIDS Research Advisory Committee and Swanstrom will take a position on the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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UNC awarded NIH grant as part of nationwide effort to seek, test and treat inmates with HIV

UNC awarded NIH grant as part of nationwide effort to seek, test and treat inmates with HIV

Investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comprise one of 12 scientific teams in more than a dozen states which will receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to study effective ways to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among people in the criminal justice system.

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HIV 101 provides comprehensive primer for new School of Medicine staff

HIV 101 provides comprehensive primer for new School of Medicine staff

The HIV and Clinical Trials 101 lecture series, which took place August 23-31, targets new research and clinical staff in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is an update on current practices related to HIV/AIDS.

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International AIDS conference features UNC work

International AIDS conference features UNC work

New results and next steps are the focus of the year’s most important HIV/AIDS research gathering. UNC researchers present findings on antiretroviral drugs, prevention approaches and community interventions.

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International AIDS conference features UNC work

International AIDS conference features UNC work

New results and next steps are the focus of the year’s most important HIV/AIDS research gathering. UNC researchers present findings on antiretroviral drugs, prevention approaches and community interventions.

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Making strides in HIV/AIDS research

Making strides in HIV/AIDS research

In April, the UNC School of Medicine was recognized as having one of the top ten AIDS programs in the nation. The eighth place ranking this year marked the third time in a row the specialty has been ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report as a part of their Best Medical Schools rankings.

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UNC awarded $1.7 million to curb the spread of HIV in North Carolina

A team of researchers from the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases at UNC has received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study novel HIV testing methods to detect acute HIV infection and target sexual networks to curb the spread of HIV in North Carolina.

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UNC study: Maternal, infant antiretrovirals both effective in preventing HIV transmission through breast milk

UNC study: Maternal, infant antiretrovirals both effective in preventing HIV transmission through breast milk

These findings are important because each year about 200,000 infants worldwide become infected with HIV through breastfeeding, and in the developing world infant formula is both prohibitively expensive and associated with increased infant deaths.

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