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A “public” target for HIV

Jun. 8, 2018—Common sequences of antibodies against HIV may be key to developing a successful vaccine strategy for the virus.

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AIDS-defining events increase mortality risk: study

Feb. 8, 2018—When they occur among people living with HIV, certain cancers and opportunistic infections are considered by health authorities as AIDS-defining events, or ADEs.

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HIV outreach and return to care

Nov. 9, 2017—When chronic disease patients let their care lapse and fail to show for clinic appointments, it may behoove clinics to reach out and encourage a return to care.

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Global health meet explores future needs

Jan. 26, 2017—The health of people around the world depends to a large extent on the ability of the global health community to predict what challenges must be met in the future.

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Study seeks to ease pediatric HIV infection rates in Africa

Mar. 3, 2016—Mother-to-child transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, is still a major problem in resource-limited, rural areas of the world where health care providers are scarce.

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Major grant boosts AIDS education, training efforts

Oct. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a major federal grant — $16 million over four years — to coordinate AIDS education and training efforts in Tennessee and seven other southeastern states.

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VUMC, Meharry and State Health Department receive NIH grant to establish AIDS research center

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research with Meharry Medical College and the Tennessee Department of Health.

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HHMI, Gates Foundation and Simons Foundation 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt is one of 220 institutions whose scholars are invited to apply to a new competition.

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VUSM student earns HIV/AIDS fellowship

Mar. 19, 2015—Third-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Ishan Asokan has been selected as an inaugural member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Fellowship for students addressing HIV/AIDS and health disparities.

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U.S. Ambassador addresses progress fighting AIDS

Mar. 19, 2015—“Incredible progress” has been made in the fight against AIDS, but in some countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, “this epidemic is ready to get out of control,” U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Deborah Birx, M.D., told a Vanderbilt University audience last week. To illustrate the enormity of the problem, Birx compared AIDS to headline-grabbing Ebola. Since the latest...

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U.S. ambassador to discuss global AIDS relief March 13

Mar. 11, 2015—U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx will give an update on Friday, March 13, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a government-funded program that over the past 12 years has had a dramatic impact on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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World on Wednesday: Reducing HIV risk in China

Nov. 6, 2014—The World on Wednesday talk Nov. 12 will address “Reducing HIV Risk for Men Who Have Sex with Men in China.” Sten Vermund and Han-Zhu Qian of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health will speak.

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