HIV http://wunc.org en Durham NC Opens New STD Screening Clinic - HIV Testing Free http://wunc.org/post/durham-nc-opens-new-std-screening-clinic-hiv-testing-free <p></p><p>In the last year, Durham County has seen about 100 new cases of HIV reported. It's also seen about 20 new cases of syphilis.</p><p>Generally speaking, that's on par with other metro areas in the state, which are seeing more cases of STDs, while North Carolina's rural areas are seeing a decline.</p><p>It's hard to know what is accounting for the rise. The most obvious possibility is an increase in unsafe sexual activity. But there's also a chance that, as screening becomes more commonplace and more effective, we're simply identifying more cases that were there to begin with.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:49:59 +0000 WUNC News 33834 at http://wunc.org Durham NC Opens New STD Screening Clinic - HIV Testing Free Duke Doctors Discover Possible HIV Deterrent In Breast Milk http://wunc.org/post/duke-doctors-discover-possible-hiv-deterrent-breast-milk <p>Duke researchers say a protein in breast milk may be a key in preventing babies from contracting HIV from their infected mothers.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:32:16 +0000 Gurnal Scott 24498 at http://wunc.org Duke Doctors Discover Possible HIV Deterrent In Breast Milk Childhood Trauma Strongest Precursor To HIV In South http://wunc.org/post/childhood-trauma-strongest-precursor-hiv-south <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica','sans-serif';">For more than a decade, the number of people in our nation who've newly contracted HIV has gone down two percent. But the South doesn't share in that small victory. During the same period of time, the number of people contracting the virus in the South has risen 36 percent.</span> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:55:02 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 18612 at http://wunc.org Childhood Trauma Strongest Precursor To HIV In South HIV Call Center Opening In Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/hiv-call-center-opening-chapel-hill <p>A new statewide call center at UNC-Chapel Hill called ONE CALL will connect people diagnosed with HIV to the medical care, counseling, and other resources they need.</p><p>More than three quarters of those living with HIV in North Carolina do not seek treatment. Those who <em>do</em> receive proper treatment have a normal life expectancy and are much less likely to pass the virus on the their partners. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:41:05 +0000 Catherine Brand 17940 at http://wunc.org HIV Call Center Opening In Chapel Hill Duke Identifies Shortcomings In HIV Vaccine http://wunc.org/post/duke-identifies-shortcomings-hiv-vaccine <p></p><p>Researchers at Duke University are using a flaw in an HIV vaccine in order to develop new formulas to fight off the virus.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:29:39 +0000 Will Michaels 14981 at http://wunc.org Duke Identifies Shortcomings In HIV Vaccine Duke Doctors Discover Pathway To Possible HIV Vaccine http://wunc.org/post/duke-doctors-discover-pathway-possible-hiv-vaccine <p>Duke University researchers are several steps closer to developing a vaccine to help the body fight HIV.&nbsp;</p><p>A team of doctors was able to find and track down rare&nbsp; individuals whose immune systems can produce enough antibodies to combat the virus that causes AIDS.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:51:57 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13296 at http://wunc.org Duke Doctors Discover Pathway To Possible HIV Vaccine 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 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 & Sex http://wunc.org/post/hiv-sex <p>Dr. Myron Cohen presented a paper at this summer's Global AIDS Conference in Rome that caused a sensation. Cohen, a Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, displayed a new treatment that would allow people with HIV to have normal sex lives without worrying about infecting their partners. Tue, 09 Aug 2011 16:02:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 8107 at http://wunc.org