Center For AIDS Research

June 23-30, 2014

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The Network News
June 23-30, 2014
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     National Testing Day

Every time someone gets tested for HIV, we are one step closer to ending the AIDS epidemic. Learning your HIV status opens the door to powerful HIV prevention and treatment options that could save your life or the life of someone you love
- Jono Mermin

10 Things You Can Do For National HIV Testing Day
Local Testing Events

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     Geetha Mylvaganam

... to Geetha Mylvaganam on winning an award at the Southeastern Immunology Symposium for her poster Vaccine-Mediated Enhanced Control of Pathogenic SIV Infection is Associated With Co-localization of Follicular Anti-viral CD8 T cells and Tfh cells in the Germinal Centers.
Read the Abstract
View the Poster (warning: 46.02MB)

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Happy Birthday

... to Shelle Bryant (June 24), Kimbi Hagen (June 26), James Kohler (June 30).

I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing Happy Birthday
-Steven Wright

Patrick Sullivan Wendy Armstrong

... Two CFARians had Op-Ed pieces in the AJC on June 20:

• "HIV: Time to Test" by Patrick Sullivan

• "Time to Change HIV Criminalization Laws" by Wendy Armstrong.

    Jenny Taussig

Jenny Taussig's chick has hatched! Lexi Ruth Taussig was born June 9, 2014; 7 pounds 1 oz, 19.5 inches. Both mom and our newest CFAR member are doing well.

    Ken Hepburn

Funding has been activated for Ken Hepburn's CFAR Developmental Core CFAR03 project Developing a Testable Psychoeducation Program for Informal Caregivers of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS and Associated Neurocognitive Disorders.
Read Ken's abstract

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Full Time Lab Tech Position Available: Amara Lab
Rama Amara is seeking a full time lab tech with experience in PBMC and tissue processing and flow cytometry. Send CV to

Multiple Staff Positions Available: WIHS
The good folks at the Women's Interagency Health Study are hiring! Five positions that are posted / are getting ready to be posted in the Emory system are:
• 44547BR: Clinical Research Coordinator I: Primarily acting as an interviewer
• 45321BR: Clinical Research Coordinator II: Primarily coordinating 3 smaller studies
• 45335BR: Clinical Research Coordinator I: Primarily an administrative role
• 45334BR: LPN II: Primarily helping to collect patient samples
• 45338BR: Research Specialist, Lead: Primarily assist with processing experimental samples
For more information contact Sara Sanford, WIHS Project Director.
Email or Phone: 404-251-8938.

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Funding Opps



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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Siegler AJ, Voux AD, Phaswana-Mafuya N, Bekker LG, Sullivan PS, Baral SD, Winskell K, Kose Z, Wirtz AL, Stephenson R. Elements of Condom-Use Decision Making among South African Men Who Have Sex with Men.
J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Jun 16.

Lippman SA, Périssé AR, Veloso VG, Sullivan PS, Buchbinder S, Sineath RC, Grinsztejn B. Acceptability of self-conducted home-based HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Brazil: data from an on-line survey.
Cad Saude Publica. 2014 Apr;30(4):724-34.

Mustanski B, Ryan DT, Sanchez T, Sineath C, Macapagal K, Sullivan PS. Effects of Messaging About Multiple Biomedical and Behavioral HIV Prevention Methods on Intentions to use Among US MSM: Results of an Experimental Messaging Study.
AIDS Behav. 2014 Jun 8.

Hong JJ, Amancha PK, Rogers KA, Courtney CL, Havenar-Daughton C, Crotty S, Ansari AA, Villinger F. Early Lymphoid Responses and Germinal Center Formation Correlate with Lower Viral Load Set Points and Better Prognosis of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.
J Immunol. 2014 Jun 6.

Calendar Upcoming Events
June 24
HOPE Webinar
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: An Interactive Discussion for Clinicians
Starring: Douglas Krakower, MD (Beth Israel)
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 6/24

June 24
10:00 - 11:00am
Dissertation Defense
Male Incarceration, the Health Care Service Environment, and Sexual Health
Starring: Emily Dauria
  Doctoral candidate: RSPH/BSHE
Location: RSPH/CNR/Rm4001

June 24
10:00 - 11:30am
SMART* Vaccines Demo
*Strategic Multi-Attribute Ranking Tools for Vaccines
Enhancing Decision Making for New Vaccine Development and Public Health Policy
Starring: Charles Phelps, PhD (Rochester)
Guru Madhavan, PhD (Natl Academy of Sciences)
Location: RSPH/CNR/Rm1000
Information: Flyer
   Link to SMART Vaccines tool
Questions: Contact Dianne Miller

June 24
11:00 - 3:00pm (Free Samples 12;00 - 2:00)
Farmer's Market
Peach Picnic: Free Samples, Recipe Cards, Fun & Games
Location: Cox Hall Bridge

June 24
3:00 - 4:00pm
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

June 26
ID Seminar
Host-Pathogen Interactions Governing Cellular Control of TB
Starring: Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD
   Asst. Professor of Medicine
   NYU Medical Center
Location: RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

Calendar Farther Down the Road
October 2-3
HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis
Host: CFAR
Location: Marriott Courtyard, Decatur
Call for Abstracts

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

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


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Spotlight Spotlight
Spotlight! | HIV Beyond Sex and Drugs...

National Testing Day events will quite understandably focus on people who are at risk for HIV through unprotected sex or illicit drug use. But, as these two articles make clear, it is important to remember that those aren't the only forces that have contributed to today's pandemic.

The AIDS Granny in Exile

Paid Donation and Plasma Trade:
Unrecognized Forces that Drive the AIDS Epidemic in Developing Countries

(International Journal of STD & AIDS)

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