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UR Tests HIV Vaccine Pill

News on January 14th, 2015 Comments Off

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill, unlike most HIV vaccines tested to date that have been given as shots. The study is funded and designed by […]

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Sept. 27, 2014

News on September 23rd, 2014 Comments Off

63% of new HIV infections in the United States occur among gay and bi men. 1 in 5 gay men in major US cities is living with HIV. Nearly half don’t know it. JOIN US Join the Rochester Victory Alliance for a special awareness night at Tilt Nightclub. Free T-shirts thrown to the crowd Free glow sticks Information tables from local community […]

Modern Era HIV Prevention: Pre-Exposure HIV Prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV Vaccine

News on May 22nd, 2014 Comments Off

CME/CNE Provided Thursday June 12, 6:00PM-7:30 PM Trillium Health 259 Monroe Ave – between S Union & Alexander – parking behind building PROGRAM: Welcome, CME/CNE process, declarations, Trillium PrEP Initiative ● William Valenti MD PrEP Background/ Science ● Roberto Corales DO Adverse events/ Adherence strategies/ Cost ● Ashley Zuppelli Pharm D Behavioral Issues ● Shaw […]

An Evening of Diversity and Empowerment

News on February 26th, 2014 Comments Off

National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS 2014

News on February 10th, 2014 Comments Off

UR given $1M grant for HIV treatment, prevention

News on December 10th, 2013 Comments Off

The University of Rochester has received more than a $1 million grant from the Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for research on the treatment and prevention of HIV. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the $1,030,764 grant will fund efforts to develop better treatment methods and standards […]

URMC to Host Local AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels

News on November 27th, 2013 Comments Off

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To our RVA Friends and Western NY Community

News on April 25th, 2013 Comments Off

We have some important new information from the HVTN 505 vaccine study to share with you. We are going to stop further injections in the HVTN 505 study because the vaccine did not show efficacy. This means it did not work to prevent HIV infection nor reduce the amount of virus (viral load) in the […]

Daily HIV Prevention Approaches Didn’t Work for African Women in the VOICE Study

News on April 11th, 2013 Comments Off

Original article accessed 4/11/13, Microbicide Trials Network: Truvada found not an effective strategy in this population Young, single women were least likely to use tablets or gel, and more likely to get infected at very high rates ATLANTA, March 4, 2013 – Results of a major HIV prevention trial suggest that daily use of a […]

Celebrating National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

News on March 4th, 2013 Comments Off

Source: By: Amy Young Updated: March 4, 2013 Today kicked off the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States. One-fifth of them don’t even know it. Rochester has the second rate of HIV in New York State, outside of New York City. […]