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09/02/2018
In a study, a new HIV drug reduced viral replication and increased immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a...
08/31/2018
Former South African president Nelson Mandela once emphasized that the war against AIDS could not be won without confronting the country’s tuberculosis epidemic. For the last 16 years, a group of Yale...
08/12/2018
Extended-release naltrexone - an injection that decreases heavy drinking in the general population when taken in conjunction with counseling - appears to help HIV-positive individuals reduce their number of...
08/12/2018
Through the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States contributed over $248 million to programs in Kenya between 2004 and 2014, and at the same time, the incidence of child...
07/19/2018
CIRA and the Yale School of Public Health recently welcomed eight junior faculty from around the U.S. for the annual Summer Institute sponsored by the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS...
07/16/2018
CIRA currently seeks letters of intent for its annual Pilot Projects in HIV Research Program. Applicants must submit a one-page letter of intent by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018. Full applications...
07/02/2018
Since the 1980s, HIV has contributed to an increase in tuberculosis (TB) cases across the globe. Recently, diabetes has been found to be an important risk factor for TB. In a new study, Yale researchers...
07/02/2018
A medication commonly prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder also appears to help maintain or improve suppression of HIV among individuals at risk for relapse receiving HIV antiretroviral treatment, Yale...
07/02/2018
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) last week announced the launch of Getting to Zero (G2Z), a campaign to get to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero HIV/AIDS-related...
05/22/2018
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) has named Tamara Taggart, PhD, MPH, a CIRA Postdoctoral Fellow, as one of its Domestic Scholars. The HPTN offers scholarship programs for early-career investigators...
05/07/2018
CIRA hosted two international HIV scholars in April 2018 as part of the third International Visiting Fellow Program that aims to support collaborative HIV research endeavors with CIRA faculty hosts and...
05/02/2018
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University has received a new $7.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to continue its work for the next five years."The...
04/26/2018
When individuals with HIV are released from prison, they have difficulty obtaining care and are often unable to adhere to their HIV medications and maintain viral suppression. Relapse to opioid use often...
03/23/2018
A leading AIDS researcher and proponent of medication-assisted therapy for addiction was appointed Wednesday to oversee the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Alex M. Azar II, secretary of the Health...
03/09/2018
People who are incarcerated, living with HIV and have a substance use disorder are more likely to be virally suppressed six months after leaving prison or jail if they are given monthly injections of long-...
02/01/2018
Taking five or more prescription medications increases the risk of hospitalization and death in older adults infected with HIV and comparable adults without HIV. The findings of this Yale-led study highlight...
01/31/2018
In 2017, CIRA affiliated 15 individuals and 18 research projects. See below for the detailed lists. Click the names for further information.Individuals Affiliated in 2017:Mari Armstrong-Hough, MPH, PhD -...
01/19/2018
Physical and verbal harassment by policemen don't just psychologically scar transsexuals (transwomen) but also push them to engage in high-risk sexual behaviour that makes them vulnerable to contracting AIDS,...
01/08/2018
CIRA seeks letters of nomination for the International Visiting Fellow Program. The primary purpose of the program is to support a CIRA scientist who is a Yale faculty member engaged in HIV research in an...
01/08/2018
Robert Heimer, a professor of epidemiology and pharmacology at the Yale School of Public Health, shares the surprising history of opioid use.For many Americans, it was the prescription of a well-meaning...
12/11/2017
The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), approved by the Yale Corporation on Dec. 8, further advances President Salovey's goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international...
12/10/2017
HIV is more common among individuals in the criminal justice system than among people in the community, but just a fraction of people with HIV in prison or jail receive prompt care after release, say Yale...
11/26/2017
The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH-funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH-...
11/13/2017
Thu, November 16, 6:30 pm-9:00 pmLocation: AIDS Project New Haven, 1302 Chapel Street, New Haven, CTUndetectable: The TruthEver wondered what it's like living with HIV in 2017? MPowerment is hosting a panel...
11/13/2017
CIRA is pleased to announce the awardees for our 2017 Pilot Projects in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Program.Drs. John Pachankis (top left) and Krystn Wagner (top right) - Adapting An Evidence-based...