Our site staff at Boston Medical Center! In addition to our researchers, this team ensures our studies, like A5294 exploring new medications for people living with HIV and hepatitis C virus co-infection, run smoothly. From left to right are Alison, Data Manager and Regulatory Coordinator; Betsy, RN and Site Coordinator; Charlene, RN, and Allison, Research Assistant. Keep up the good work!
This info graphic shows how US global health funding would shake out for fiscal year 2014 under the Senate, House and White House’s plans. Thanks to amFAR the Foundation for AIDS Research for creating this easy way to compare all three approaches and see how devastating this sequester could be to the global HIV/AIDS fight.
And check out Science Magazine’s article about what the cuts mean to researchers who fund their work through federal money from the National Institutes of Health.
“We know a great deal about the cellular responses to the virus in people living with HIV, but we don’t know how to induce those responses in people who are uninfected,” says Dr. Robert Schooley, Chief, Infectious Diseases at the Univ. of California San Diego School of Medicine.
Great video explaining why HVTN’s 505 trial was recently halted and the challenges with developing an HIV vaccine. This video also includes an interview with Dr. Michael Saag, Director, Center for AIDS Research at the Univ. of Alabama Birmingham.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month! Check out this info graphic from Whitman-Walker Health in DC about the different types of hepatitis and the treatments available. Check out the CDC’s website to find a testing center near you.
It’s National Women’s Health Week! Take the time to make your health and well-being a priority. Check out this great info graphic and resources from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, including a list of preventative screenings every woman should have like an HIV test!
Since it’s National Nurses Week, we wanted to give a big shout out to all of our nurses in the US and at our international sites!
We acknowledge your tireless work caring for patients in clinic and on study. This picture is of our nurse researchers Tari Gilbert, NP, from our San Diego site; Patricia Segura, RN, M. Ph., from our Lima, Peru site; and Fanny Rosas, RN, also from our Lima, Peru site.