AIDS http://wunc.org en New Research At Duke Could Point To HIV/AIDS Vaccine http://wunc.org/post/new-research-duke-could-point-hivaids-vaccine <p>New research from Duke University may help make an effective vaccine for HIV-AIDS. Four years ago a potential vaccine showed some protection for about a third of recipients, but was not an overall success. Barton Haynes is a senior author on the latest study and the director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. He says the research looks at how that original vaccine achieved limited success.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:59:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 7622 at http://wunc.org AIDS Drugs for Low-Income Patients http://wunc.org/post/aids-drugs-low-income-patients <p>Federal money will help get HIV and AIDS drugs to North Carolinians waiting for financial help.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:</strong> There are about 280 HIV and AIDS patients in the state on a waiting list to help pay for life-sustaining drugs. The state received three-million-dollars from the Health Resources and Service Administration to go toward funding the Aids Drug Assistance Program. Lisa Hazirjian heads the North Carolina Aids Action Network.<br> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 1945 at http://wunc.org A World Without Aids? http://wunc.org/post/world-without-aids <p>When the AIDS epidemic hit in the 1980s, it was a scourge unlike any other, one that weakened the body’s defenses and left victims to die an agonizingly slow death. Now, new treatments have made HIV/AIDS a manageable disease, while a cure and vaccine seem like more of a possibility than ever. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:34:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 4528 at http://wunc.org A World Without Aids? HIV/AIDS Conference In Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/hivaids-conference-raleigh <p>A network of health experts, policymakers and advocates in the fight against AIDS are gathering for a conference today near the state capitol.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge: </strong>The rate of new HIV cases in North Carolina is 41-percent higher than the national rate. Lisa Hazirjian is the Executive Director of North Carolina AIDS Action Network.<br><br><strong>Lisa Hazirjian:</strong> It is very scary and it’s part of a southern situation where throughout the southeast we see disproportionately high incidents of new HIV infections.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2367 at http://wunc.org HIV/AIDS Clinic Opens in Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/hivaids-clinic-opens-greensboro <p>A new facility for the treatment of HIV, AIDS and other infectious diseases opens today in Greensboro. It's a joint project between Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and HIV/AIDS care providers in North Carolina. Doctor Jeff Hatcher is the medical director of the clinic. He says it's the only infectious disease facility in the state that offers several different services in one place:<br> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 9179 at http://wunc.org Durham Workers Test Condoms for Worldwide Distribution http://wunc.org/post/durham-workers-test-condoms-worldwide-distribution <p></p><p>When people think of global health, they might picture heroic doctors or selfless nurses. But many others work behind the scenes in global health, doing work that’s much less sexy, but equally essential.&nbsp; Some of those people work here in the Triangle in a lab that tests life-preserving and life-saving products shipped around the world. Central to their work is testing condoms for safety and effectiveness.&nbsp; In the next installment of our series, North Carolina Voices, Global Health Comes Home, Rose Hoban takes a visit to <a href="http://www.fhi360.org/">FHI</a>’s product testing lab. Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 17239 at http://wunc.org Durham Workers Test Condoms for Worldwide Distribution