Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sharon Stone, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Gates and Elton John are a few of the headliners to speak this week at AIDS 2012, the XIX International AIDS Conference, which runs through July 27 in Washington, D.C.
July 24, 2012
July 23, 2012
A clinical study in a remote region of southwest Uganda has demonstrated the feasibility of using a health campaign to rapidly test a community for HIV and simultaneously offer prevention and diagnosis for a variety of other diseases in rural and resource-poor settings of sub-Saharan Africa.
July 21, 2012
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Makerere University in Uganda have used hair and blood samples from three-month old infants born to HIV-positive mothers to measure the uninfected babies’ exposure — both in the womb and from breast-feeding — to antiretroviral medications their mothers were taking. The results, they said, are surprising.
July 20, 2012
The AIDS drug Truvada, approved this week for prevention of HIV infection in uninfected people at high risk, may benefit many uninfected women whose male partners have HIV, including pregnant women, who may be at higher risk.
July 20, 2012
Diane Havlir, MD, professor of medicine at UCSF and the chief of the UCSF Division of HIV/AIDS and Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), talks about the XIX international AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. and her role as co-chair.
July 19, 2012
William Bird, DDS, DPH, who retired last year after 22 years at the UCSF School of Dentistry, died on Jan. 18, 2012. He was 78.
July 18, 2012
UCSF will form a dedicated advisory board to help ensure that the University continues to excel as a health sciences innovator and deliver on its critically important public mission, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, told the UC Regents on July 18.
July 18, 2012
The year 1982 was pivotal for Paul Volberding, MD. In the early days of the AIDS crisis, he was a talented research fellow who was getting ready to help launch San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center’s Ward 86, which would become the world’s first HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic. It opened its doors the following year.
July 17, 2012
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will feature expansive gardens and green space, providing patients and their families with a powerful respite that promotes healing in conjunction with UCSF’s world-class medical care.
July 13, 2012
With the goal of meeting a need identified by UCSF researchers — improving ways to connect to available services and resources, and to the facilities and people providing them — UCSF’s Research Resource Program (RRP) has announced the launch of a new UCSF Cores Search.