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UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a consortium that will help cultivate the next generation of global health clinicians and scientists, offering a 10-month training fellowship at one of 17 sites in 13 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.

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Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies

Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies

New research finds that early weaning – stopping breastfeeding before six months – is of little, if any, protective value against HIV transmission nor is it safe for infant survival.

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UNC researchers earn prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award

UNC researchers earn prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award

UNC researchers have been awarded the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award in the category of Prevention and Control by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their paper titled, “Maternal or infant antiretroviral drugs to reduce HIV-1 transmission.”

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UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission

UNC-led international study shows early treatment with antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission

A research study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has made a major discovery in the effort to halt the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

New public-private partnership will improve health care delivery at more than 130 clinics in Malawi

The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.

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UNC faculty, trainees presented in record numbers at CROI 2011

UNC faculty, trainees presented in record numbers at CROI 2011

The 18th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) wrapped up in Boston, Massachusetts, earlier this month, and UNC had a strong presence at this year’s conference.

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IGHID director responds to ground-breaking HIV prevention study

IGHID director responds to ground-breaking HIV prevention study

Myron Cohen, MD, addresses a satellite session on the implications of an important microbicides trial at the International AIDS Society conference

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International AIDS conference features UNC work

International AIDS conference features UNC work

New results and next steps are the focus of the year’s most important HIV/AIDS research gathering. UNC researchers present findings on antiretroviral drugs, prevention approaches and community interventions.

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