The United States should continue to be a worldwide leader in attempting to stop the spread of a disease that currently afflicts 33 million people. Using a miniscule fraction of our tax money to save lives was the right thing to do when President Bush expanded AIDS spending. It’s the right move to make now, too . This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is an application of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research company unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. Budget cuts should not include U.S.Time/Time: Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM Area: Hall A-C, Poster Section 38, Abstract # 5542, Poster Board #22.
British scientists win grant to build up hand-held self-monitoring test for HIV viral loads Scientists in the United Kingdom have received a grant worth two million euros, or around $2.67 million, to develop a self-monitoring system for HIV-positive people that measures viral loads through a finger-prick of blood, BBC Information reports. The device’s sensors, known as microcantilever arrays, are covered with substances that stick to HIV and other proteins, which are markers associated with disease progression.