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Deficit in body fat from early HIV drugs persists years later

July 02, 2010 HIV-infected patients who lost subcutaneous fat as a result of taking first-generation antiretroviral drugs still had strikingly less body fat than non-infected controls five years after switching to newer medications, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

UCSF Chancellor to Present Top Fundraising AIDS Walk Team with Trophy

June 25, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann will present a new trophy to the team that raises the most money per person in AIDS Walk San Francisco, which takes place on July 18.

UCSF Receives $100 Million Gift from Benioffs for Children's Hospital

June 17, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center, announced today that Marc and Lynne Benioff have “made an extraordinary $100 million gift to UCSF Children’s Hospital.”

Three to Receive Chancellor's Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgender Leadership

June 08, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to the presentation ceremony for the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgender (GLBT) Leadership on June 9.

UCSF Community Gears Up for AIDS Walk San Francisco

May 28, 2010 It’s time to show your community spirit by joining a UCSF team to raise funds in AIDS Walk San Francisco, which takes place in Golden Gate Park on July 18.

UCSF Celebrates Commencement 2010

May 20, 2010 Graduation season is in full swing at UCSF with commencement ceremonies that continue next month for the schools of dentistry and nursing.

Study pinpoints how a normally defensive immune response can help HIV

May 19, 2010 Researchers have identified how a normal response to infection, one that usually serves to limit the amount of inflammation, actually contributes to disease progression and viral persistence in HIV-infected patients.

Chilean Leader Visits UCSF Mission Bay

May 13, 2010 Michelle Bachelet, the first woman president of Chile, visited UCSF recently where she met Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the first woman chancellor of UCSF, and toured the Mission Bay campus.

UCSF symposium seeks insights into HIV and aging

May 12, 2010 Understanding the processes underlying the diminishing life span of HIV patients, even though they are responding well to anti-retroviral therapy, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on May 18.

Some HPV infection may be linked to increased risk of HIV acquisition in women

April 09, 2010 UCSF researchers have found a novel association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HIV acquisition in women. The study team also identified specific types of HPV associated with HIV infection, suggesting a biological basis for HIV transmission to women.

New global health initiative will help bridge gap between knowledge, action

April 05, 2010 UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.

International Expert to Lecture on Challenges to Develop AIDS Vaccine

April 02, 2010 Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, will talk about the global hunt for a vaccine at UCSF on April 5.

Space station experiment will probe failure of immune system in space

March 31, 2010 In April 2010, personnel aboard the International Space Station plan to carry out an experiment designed by a San Francisco VA Medical Center researcher that will investigate why the immune system’s T cells stop working in the absence of gravity. The experiment has implications for understanding the body’s ability to mount an immune response on earth, as well.

UCSF Chancellor Opts for Low-Key Investiture

March 30, 2010 In light of the economic times, the University of California’s two newest chancellors decided to forgo a formal inauguration opting instead for a low-key celebration last week.

UCSF study finds clinic-based HIV prevention is effective in reducing risk behaviors

March 24, 2010 UCSF researchers have shown that delivering HIV prevention services to people living with HIV in clinical settings can sharply reduce their sexual risk behaviors.