Center For AIDS Research

April 21-28, 2014

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April 21-28, 2014
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Following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date.

The NIH will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review.

--NIH, on their revised policy for resubmissions (effective 4/16/14)
Frame the Full Notice for Glorious Display.

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     CDC

... to the CDC for revising the surveillance case definition for HIV infection to bring it more in line with advances in lab testing and, conversely, to make clinical criteria more practical by eliminating the requirement for information about lab tests. The 2014 version marks the 5th revision in the case definition since 1981.

Cliff Notes version of the most significant changes:
• The types of lab tests allowable for use to confirm HIV infection have been expanded;
• A "Stage 0" has been added to identify acute/early HIV cases;
• The diagnostic criteria for Stage 3 (AIDS) have been simplified;
• There is now a single combined case definition for HIV infection that covers persons of all ages;
• The combined case definition maps thresholds for Stage 1 (think: 'healthy immune system'), Stage 2 (think: 'weakened immune system'), and Stage 3 (think: 'AIDS') by age (<1, 1-5, 6+) based on age-specific CD4 T-cell count and percent. See Table.

There are multiple other changes and clarifications as well.
Read the full report

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Happy Birthday

... to Stuart Zola (April 23), Danny Branstetter (April 26), and Chinglai Yang (April 28).

And they are off on their next 583,993,090 mile trip around the sun. BON VOYAGE !!


     Paul Spearman

... Paul Spearman has received new funding from NIH for Mucosal Protection Against HIV Generated by PIV5 Priming and VLP Boosting (1R01AI111863-01)
Read the Abstract


STD Awareness Month    


... No fooling. April is STD Awareness Month.
Feeling insufficiently aware?
Read the CDC's STD and HIV Screening Recommendations

     AIDS Vu


And speaking of STD awareness ... AIDSVu has just opened "City Profile" pages that provide a closer look at HIV and other STDs for 17 major US cities. City Profiles graphically display prevalance rate ratios by race/ethnicity, late diagnoses in each city compared to national rates, and transmission categories for males and females.

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Research

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NEW LISTINGS:
STANDARD AIDS DATES

Sponsor: NIAID, NIMH
R34
Clinical Trial Planning Grant for Interventions and Services to Improve Treatment and Prevention of HIV/AIDS


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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

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Chkhartishvili N, Rukhadze N, Svanidze M, Sharvadze L, Dehovitz JA, Tsertsvadze T, McNutt LA, del Rio C. Evaluation of multiple measures of antiretroviral adherence in the Eastern European country of Georgia.
J Int AIDS Soc. 2014 Apr 9;17:18885.

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Kuo I, Golin CE, Wang J, Haley DF, Hughes J, Mannheimer S, Justman J, Rompalo A, Frew PM, Adimora AA, Soto-Torres L, Hodder S; for the HPTN 064 Study Team. Substance use patterns and factors associated with changes over time in a cohort of heterosexual women at risk for HIV acquisition in the United States.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Mar 19.

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Lindsay MK. Women with HIV infection on antiretroviral therapy with low viral loads can safely opt for vaginal delivery in the absence of obstetrical risk factors.
Evid Based Med. 2014 Apr 3.

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Lippman SA, Veloso VG, Buchbinder S, Fernandes NM, Terto V, Sullivan PS, Grinsztejn B. Over-the-counter human immunodeficiency virus self-test kits: time to explore their use for men who have sex with men in Brazil.
Braz J Infect Dis. 2014 Apr 2.

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Silverton A, Gunthel C, Adamski M, Mosunjac M, Nguyen ML. Spectrum of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in an urban Ryan White-funded clinic in the established antiretroviral era.
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Apr 7.

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Wen X, Ding L, Wang JJ, Qi M, Hammonds J, Chu H, Chen X, Hunter E, Spearman P. ROCK1 and LIM Kinase Modulate Retrovirus Particle Release and Cell-Cell Transmission Events.
J Virol. 2014 Apr 2.

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Calendar Upcoming Events
April 22
8:00-9:00am
HOPE Webinar
Common Haematological Manifestations in HIV
Starring: Maresce Bizaare
   Durban, SA
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 4/22

April 24
8:00am
ID Seminar
E. coli
Starring: Minsu Kim, MD (Emory/Physics)
Location: RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

April 24
6:00 - 8:00pm
Meeting
African American Community Advisory Group Meeting
Open/Closed: Open to the public
Location: SisterLove, Inc (3709 Bakers Ferry Rd SW)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group

April 28
6:00 - 8:00pm
Meeting
MSM Community Advisory Group Meeting
Open/Closed: Open to the Public
Location: The Evolution Center (583 Juniper Street)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group

Calendar Farther Down the Road
2013-2014 Keystone Symposia
Cancer
Drug Discovery
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Structural Biology


NEW LISTING
April 29
3:00 - 4:00
Webinar
HIV and Mental Health Disorders
Starring: Christine Yuodelis-Flores, MD
Sponsor: NW AIDS Education and Training Center
Register (free)

April 30 (Abstract Deadline)
Sepember 12-13 (Conference)
Abstract Deadline
Rural HIV Research and Training Conference
Location: Savannah, GA
Website

May 1 (Abstract Deadline)
October 1 (Conference)
Inter-CFAR Working Meeting
CFAR HIV Research in International Settings (CHRIS)
Keynote Speaker: Carlos del Rio
Location: San Diego, CA
Website

May 4 (Application Deadline)
June 1-6 (Conference)
Gordon Research Conference
Re-Evaluating the Fundamentals of Immunology, Their Clinical Potentials, Their Meaningful Measures, and the Unmet Needs
Location: Newry, ME
Website

May 7
Vaccine Dinner Club Meeting
Just Say No to Noro: Norovirus Vaccines and Human Health
Starring: Ralph Baric, PhD (UNC)
Advance Registration Required

May 17-18
Fundraiser for AIDS Research
AV200 Bike Ride
Website

NEW LISTING
May 20
3:00 - 4:00
Webinar
Hepatitis C Update
Starring: Brian Wood, MD
Sponsor: NW AIDS Education and Training Center
Information: Contact Kimberly Cole Nash
     (206-850-2070) - Seattle

NEW LISTING - TIME SENSITIVE
June 6, 13, 20
9:00am - 11:00
Grant Writing Tutorial
NIH NRSA Applications
Register ASAP - 1st come, first served
More Information

NEW LISTING
October 23-24
8th Annual SBSRN National Meeting
Disparities in Research, Clinical Treatment, Prevention and Policies: A Call to Action
Host: UCLA CFAR
Location: Los Angeles
Information and Registration

November 11-14
Symposium
32nd Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Abstract Submisions: May 1 - August 15
Host: Oregon National Primate Research Center
Location: Portland, OR
Website

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