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July 31, 2000
Women who undergo Pap smear tests to screen for cervical cancer one, two or three years after having had normal test results had about the same low rate of significant cellular abnormalities, a University of California, San Francisco study has found.
July 27, 2000
Scientists have shown for the first time that pure prion proteins can trigger normal proteins to change shape and become infectious.
July 24, 2000
A five-year $900,000 study to determine how best to prevent childhood dental caries (tooth decay) at the UCSF School of Dentistry Comprehensive Oral Health Research Center of Discovery has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.  More than 400 young patients from six months to three years old will be seen at clinics located at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Family Dental Center and the Chinatown Public Health Center, according to Jane Weintraub, DDS, MPH, UCSF’s Lee Hysan professor of dentistry.
July 21, 2000
Measuring the levels of triglyceride fats in the blood does not aid in the prediction of heart disease in men, according to new research from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco.
July 20, 2000
A statewide program established in 1997 to expand access to comprehensive family planning services for low income California residents has helped decrease the number of unintended pregnancies in the state, according to a report released by the University of California, San Francisco and the California Department of Health Services (DHS). The DHS provided this report, the first evaluation results for the California Family PACT (Planning, Access, Care and Treatment) program, to the legislature today, July 20, 2000.
July 17, 2000
Minorities, particularly Hispanics and Asian Americans, are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to report obstacles in access to health care, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.
July 13, 2000
University of California, San Francisco researchers and Brazilian colleagues report that analysis of blood samples taken at an anonymous test site in Santos, Brazil from 1995 to 1999 show an increase in the rate of HIV infection after a period of decline.
July 13, 2000
A study by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco has found that patients with HIV infection taking protease inhibitors do not experience short-term adverse virologic effects from using cannabinoids.
July 13, 2000
Researchers have found that it may be cost-effective for Ugandan companies to provide HIV drugs to their employees with HIV when they get sick. 
July 12, 2000
In an early report from an ongoing, randomized clinical trial, researchers from UCSF have shown that the addition of the immune stimulator interleukin-2 (IL-2) to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) improves immune function in patients who have been recently infected with HIV.