Archive for News

Why World AIDS Day Matters

News on December 1st, 2016 Comments Off

Written by Stephen Dewhurst December 1st is World AIDS Day.  A day to reflect on the HIV pandemic, and all of the men and women who have lost their lives to the virus – as well as the 36.7 million people currently living with HIV across the globe, including some 1.2 million here in the U.S. Many people […]

World AIDS Day Webinar: Getting to Zero in the Black Community in the US

Events, News on November 22nd, 2016 Comments Off

The UR CFAR is pleased to announce the availability of a new World AIDS Day webinar titled Getting to Zero in the Black Community in the US: Preliminary Findings from the National Survey on HIV in the Black Community (NSHBC) to be held on December 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm (ET). After many months of […]

Nelson Receives International Honor for HIV Disparities Research

News on September 29th, 2016 Comments Off

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) has selected University of Rochester Assistant Professor of Nursing and UR Center for AIDS Research Associate Director of International Research LaRon E. Nelson, Ph.D., R.N., F.N.P. to be its inaugural OHTN Research Chair in HIV Program Science for African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities. Dr. Nelson also assists with the AMP […]

Testing New Ways to Enroll At-Risk Populations in Clinical Research

News on September 16th, 2016 Comments Off

When it comes to HIV infection risk, the odds are heavily stacked against a relatively small population of people who share a set of specific characteristics. Young men of color who have sex with men and transgender individuals are at “ultra-high” risk for contracting HIV, but have historically made up a very small portion of […]

National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

News on March 1st, 2016 Comments Off

February 4, 2016: The State of HIV in Black America

News, Uncategorized on January 6th, 2016 Comments Off

World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium Highlights Vaccine Research, Honors Students, Trainees, Community Leader

News on December 2nd, 2015 Comments Off

Original Source: Research@URMC In celebration of World AIDS Day, held every year on December 1, the University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research (UR CFAR) hosted a scientific symposium. Guest lecturer Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, highlighted that the best hope for controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has claimed the lives […]

Victory Alliance Shows Support for Prostate Cancer Survivors

News on September 21st, 2015 Comments Off

The Rochester Victory Alliance attended the “I Support Educate Advocate (SEA) Blue Prostate Cancer Walk/Run” on Sunday, September 21, 2015 at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, NY. The Walk/Run helps fund Us TOO International, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, committed to providing prostate cancer survivors and their families with educational resources and support services free of charge. Outreach workers, Andrew […]

U of R Begins Trial on Potential Oral HIV Vaccine

News on March 17th, 2015 Comments Off

Published in The Empty Closet, Article by Adam Young Researchers at the University of Rochester HIV Vaccine Trials Unit are conducting the first study in Rochester of a potential oral HIV vaccine. The hope is that by delivering the vaccine in pill form via the “mucosal surface” of the mouth, the immune system’s fight will be […]

New AIDS Vaccine Comes in a Capsule

News on January 14th, 2015 Comments Off

Wanted: Volunteers to test an experimental new AIDS vaccine that is needle-free. The catch? You have to be willing to stay locked up in your room for 12 days. The new vaccine comes in a capsule and it’s made using a common cold virus called an adenovirus, genetically engineered with a tiny piece of the […]