Center For AIDS Research

May 19-26, 2014

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May 19 - 26, 2014
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Editor's Pick for Prevention Video of the Week (41 sec)

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     Chinglai Yang

... to Chinglai Yang on receiving his first ever R01 funding from NIH. YAY CHINGLAI!!! His NIAID-funded project concerns Targeting Neutralizing Epitopes in the Membrane-proximal External Region (MPER) OF HIV Env (1R01AI111851-01)
Read the abstract

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Happy Birthday

... to Andi Shane (May 20).

Je te souhaite un bon anniversaire!
(Birthday greetings just sound way cooler in French, c'est vrais?)


Stephanie Laster & Ken Lazarus


CFARian attendance was high at the Carter Center last Wednesday for the Atlanta premeier of HBO's The Normal Heart. Pictured here are CFAR CAB members Stephanie Laster (Sisterlove and WIHS) and Ken Lazarus (Chair, Ponce ACTG).


GPS

Have you ever wanted to bang your head against a wall while trying to sort through the complexities of traveling abroad, establishing in-country research operations, or hosting international visitors here at Emory? Good news! Emory has just opened a Global Program Support (GPS) website that is a big first step towards meeting their goal of simplifying the process of conducting and supporting international work at Emory. Check it out!


Canadian National Concensus Statement

Proving once again that Canada has the USA beat six ways to Sunday in more then just their control of the global strategic maple syrup reserve, "hockey for tots" programs, and an affluent middle class, our neighbors to the North have now released an advocacy tool to help ensure that the specific HIV research priorities of women, trans people and girls are included in the next generation of HIV and AIDS research undertaken in Canada. How primo is that!
Download the Statement (16 pages)

USA HIV


Have you ever stopped to wonder why AIDS has consistently ravaged the US more than any other developed country? New Republic writer Michael Hall did and with a little help from Jim Curran he wrote a really interesting article about it.
Read:
New Republic article by Michael Hall
Five Startling Statistics about HIV in the USA
• A companion piece questioning whether you can really compare the AIDS crisis in the US and Europe.

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Your Opinion Wanted: PEP Guidelines
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is getting a lot of buzz right now (see Spotlight section) but there are ALSO antiretroviral drugs for POST-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) is updating guidelines for their use. To help with that WHO is inviting healthcare workers who have either taken or prescribed PEP to complete a survey on their values and preferences around delivering PEP. The survey is available online until 6/11/14.
Take the Survey

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Research

Funding Opps
Faculty

NEW LISTINGS:
STANDARD AIDS DATES

Sponsor: NIAID
R01
R21
HIV Vaccine Vector-Host Interactions: Understanding the Biology and Immunology

Sponsor: NIAID
R01
B Cell Help Immunology Program for AIDS Vaccine Strategies

Sponsor: NIAID
R01
NK Cells to Induce Immunological Memory to Prevent HIV Infection

Sponsor: NIAID
R01
Fc Receptor (FcR) and Antibody Effector Function in HIV Vaccine Discovery


NEW LISTINGS:
OTHER

July 29 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
DP1
Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research

November 12 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
DP2
Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS

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Students/Trainees

NEW
No Fixed Deadline (App)
Sponsor: Brown Univ.
T32
Pre-and Post-doctoral Fellowships in Applied HIV/AIDS Research

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

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Peterson JL, Bakeman R, Sullivan P, Millett G G, Rosenberg E, Salazar L, Di Clemente RJ, Cooper H, Kelley CF, Mulligan MJ, Frew P, Rio CD. Social Discrimination and Resiliency are not associated with Differences in Prevalent HIV Infection in Black and White Men who have Sex with Men..
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 May 12.

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Day CL, Moshi ND, Abrahams DA, van Rooyen M, O'rie T, de Kock M, Hanekom WA. Patients with Tuberculosis Disease Have Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Specific CD8 T Cells with a Pro-Apoptotic Phenotype and Impaired Proliferative Capacity, Which Is Not Restored following Treatment.
PLoS One. 2014 Apr 16;9(4):e94949.

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Delille CA, Pruett ST, Marconi VC, Lennox JL, Armstrong WS, Arrendale RF, Sheth AN, Easley KA, Acosta EP, Vunnava A, Ofotokun I. Effect of protein binding on unbound atazanavir and darunavir cerebrospinal fluid concentrations.
J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Apr 1.

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Lin L, Nehl EJ, Tran A, He N, Zheng T, Wong FY. Sexually transmitted infection testing practices among 'money boys' and general men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China: objective versus self-reported status.
Sex Health. 2014 Mar;11(1):94-6.

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Swartzendruber A, Sales JM, Brown JL, Diclemente RJ, Rose ES. Correlates of incident Trichomonas vaginalis infections among African American female adolescents.
Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Apr;41(4):240-5.

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Sullivan PS, Peterson J, Rosenberg ES, Kelley CF, Cooper H, Vaughan A, Salazar LF, Frew P, Wingood G, Diclemente R, del Rio C, Mulligan M, Sanchez TH. Understanding racial HIV/STI disparities in black and white men who have sex with men: a multilevel approach.
PLoS One. 2014 Mar 7;9(3):e90514.

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Calendar Upcoming Events
May 19
8:30 - 4:00
3rd Atlanta Summit
Health in Africa: The Unfinished Agenda
Registration: Free
Location: Westin Buckhead Atlanta
Information: Conference Flyer

May 20
9:00 - 11:00
New CFAR IRG - Inaugural Meeting
Neurobiological Mechanisms of Psychiatric Disorders Co-Morbid with HIV
Leader: Gretchin Neigh
Speaker: Andrew Miller
Cytokines Sing the Blues: Mechanisms, Mediators, and Translational Implications
Location: RSPH/CNR/Rm 2001
Information: Flyer

May 20 - NEW LISTING
1:00 - 2:00
Webcast: CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds
Pre-exposure Prophylaxix (PrEP) for Prevention of HIV Infection
Information: Agenda
To Attend Webcast: Access link here

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

May 21 - NEW LISTING
8:00-9:00am
HOPE Webinar
Cardiovascular Factors in a Convenience Sample of Community Dwelling Kenyans
Starring: Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD (Univ. of Massachusetts)
Focus: Nurses
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
Information: HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 5/21


Calendar Farther Down the Road
May 27- NEW LISTING
8:00-9:00am
HOPE Webinar
Update on TB, New Drugs, and HIV Cure Research from CROI 2014
Starring: Mark Siedner & Rajesh Gandhi (Mass Gen)
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 5/27

June 5
9:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting
City of Atlanta HIV/AIDS Planning Group
Open to the Public
Location: The Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland Street NE)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group
More Information

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

June 19-20 - NEW LISTING
Conference
Structural Biology Related to HIV/AIDS - 2014
Location: Bethesda, MD
Sponsor: NIAID, NIGMS
More Information

June 24
3:00 - 4:00
Webinar
Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy
Starring: Brian Wood, MD
Sponsor: NW AIDS Education and Training Center
Information: Contact Kimberly Cole Nash
     (206-850-2070) - Seattle

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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Spotlight! | Truvada in the News

Truvada pills

Truvada ...
the other
little blue pill

photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Wouldn't it be great if there was a pill out there that HIV negative people could take which would help drastically reduce their likelihood of getting infected?


If we had a pill like that, what would we call it ... Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? PrEP? Truvada? Yeah, TRUVADA!! The combination of Emtricitibine (the "Em" stands for Emory) & Tenofovir, aka "Truvada," has been around a while but it started trending on Twitter last week when the CDC formally called for all HIV negative people at high risk for HIV infection to start popping the $13K per year regimen.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IT:
VIDEO
Jono Mermin on PrEP key points (41 seconds; CDC)
• Donald G. McNeil answers questions about the downsides of taking Truvada (02:32 min; NY Times)

WEBCAST
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds (May 20)

WEBSITES
PrEP Q&A (New York Dept. of Health; 2012)
PrEP Basics (AIDS.gov; 2014)
PrEP 101 (CDC; 2014)

WRITTEN MATERIALS
PrEP fact sheet (CDC)
PrEP Clinical Practice Guidelines (5/14/14; CDC)
PrEP Clinical Providers' Supplement (5/14/14; CDC)

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