Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T-cell. Photo courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The United States faces a converging public health crisis as the nation’s opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS,...
CSUN Professor Alyssa Arentoft
California State University, Northridge assistant professor of psychology Alyssa Arentoft, will spend the next three years examining health risk behavior and neurocognitive functioning in those who have the human immunodeficiency virus HIV.
At the end of that time, she...
Every 7 years, NIH competitively renews its HIV clinical trial networks’ funding.
As this process commences in 2017, NIH is working to refine its science-driven HIV research enterprise to deliver the innovative, efficient results we need to turn the corner on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
The NIH HIV clinical...
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) launched a new public health education campaign to increase medical provider awareness and prescribing of safe and highly effective methods to prevent HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Public Health will make scheduled...
Researchers funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, have uncovered when HIV entered the United States and the virus’s earliest movements in this country.
Using new molecular techniques that they developed,...
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health unveiled its first-ever comprehensive public education campaign Thursday to raise awareness about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, a once daily medication to prevent the transmission of HIV among uninfected persons.
The campaign features three animated superheroes...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay, the first FDA-approved diagnostic that differentiates between HIV-1 antibodies, HIV-2 antibodies, and HIV-1 p24 antigen in human serum or plasma specimens.
Two major types of HIV have been identified: HIV-1...
[NIH] – HIV has proven stubbornly resistant to potential vaccines. Most vaccines work by triggering the immune system to produce antibodies that help beat back infections. But proteins on HIV’s surface mutate rapidly and change shape continuously. These quick transformations keep most antibodies...
At a White House event Monday to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health plans to redirect AIDS research funds to expand support for research directed toward a cure for HIV. NIH plans to invest an additional $100 million over the next three...
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer
U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla, introduced the HOPE Act (HIV Organ Policy Equity Act) on Thursday – legislation that would end the federal ban on federal research into organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The bipartisan...
With COVID-19 vaccine appointments booked at Los Angeles County sites through the end of the week, Public Health officials assured those who received their first dose are guaranteed their second — but confusion over the scheduling process prompted officials to clarify the situation Tuesday.
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a video/teleconferencing special meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning with a closed session at 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 5:00 p.m.
Five Point Holdings, LLC recently announced the sale of additional homesites at its Valencia community, previously known as Newhall Ranch, and the lineup of homebuilders for the first phase of the community.
As COVID-19 vaccination continues for health care workers and those over 65, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday California is looking to prioritize the next phases of vaccination efforts by age, rather than occupation.
Tejon Ranch Co. declared victory for its 8,000-acre Grapevine mixed-use development after a Kern County Superior Court judge ruled against an Arizona-based environmental group that dubbed the project “damaging.”
California Public Health officials lifted the regional Stay at Home Order statewide on Monday as Los Angeles County Public Health officials confirmed 43 new deaths and 6,642 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 countywide, and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported five new deaths on Saturday and Monday.
Los Angeles County is set to align its health order with California's by the end of the week, as the state lifted its regional stay-at-home order statewide Monday, green-lighting the reopening of in-person outside dining and hair and nail salons, among other businesses.
Officials with the California Department of Public Health on Monday ordered the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area, and Southern California.
As another winter storm hit the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, Interstate 5 was shut down through the Grapevine in "Operation Snowflake" Monday morning, with some lanes reopened by Monday afternoon.
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents about beach water use due to bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas that are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers.
Citing the case of a convicted child rapist, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Friday she’s concerned there is a growing trend that the rights of victims of some of the most violent crimes are not being protected under District Attorney George Gascón’s administration.
Medical examiners with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified Benjamin Marquez IV, 31, of Castaic, as the man killed in a solo-vehicle crash that left one dead and sent another to the hospital Saturday.
The COVID-19 crisis has trashed recycling efforts and instead generated an increase in plastic waste, according to a recent study, but Los Angeles County restaurants could soon be required to make adjustments related to disposable food ware in an effort to reduce waste.
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