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UAB Center for AIDS Research

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Articles of Interest
National HIV Women's Study Comes to UAB
Mirjam-Collete Kempf, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Michael Saag, M.D., received a $3 million, five-year award to join the Women's Interagency HIV study (WIHS).  
Read Mike Saag's Interview on HIV and the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act: The name alone is enough to make the eyes of clinicians and patients alike glaze over....  Read more

Microbe Transplants Treat Some Diseases That Drugs Can't Fix
.....a growing number of doctors are starting to use what scientists are learning about our microbiomes to help prevent, diagnose, and treat many illnesses. Read more

September, 17 2013
Upcoming Conferences

7th Annual CFAR SBSRN Conference
The CFAR SBSRN 7th National Scientific Meeting is scheduled for October 23-24, 2013, at The George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC. 

2013 CFAR Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium
Confronting HIV-The Path Ahead
November 7th, 2013, hosted by the Miami CFAR
Sixth International Workshop on HIV Persistence During Therapy
Abstract submission for the Sixth International Workshop on HIV Persistence During Therapy, scheduled for December 3-6, 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami, FL, is now open.

Articles citing the CFAR

Hormonal contraception and HIV-1 infection: medroxyprogesterone acetate suppresses innate and adaptive immune mechanisms.

 Huijbregts, RP, Helton, ES, Michel KG, Sabbaj S, Richter HE, Goepfert PA, Hel Z.  


Effect of statin therapy in reducing the risk of serious non-AIDS-defining events and nonaccidental death. 
Overton ET, Kitch D, Benson CA, Hunt PW, Stein JH, Smurzynski M, Ribaudo HJ, Tebas P.

Clonal amplification and maternal-infant transmission of nevirapine-resistant HIV-1 variants in breast milk following single-dose nevirapine prophylaxis.

Permar, Sallie R; Salazar, Maria G; Gao, Feng; Cai, Fangping; Learn, Gerald H; Kalilani, Linda; Hahn, Beatrice H; Shaw, George M; Salazar-Gonzalez, Jesus F

Retrovirology. 2013; 10 88

23941304 [PubMed]


Webinar Opportunities
The Basics of Billing for Service Centers
 9/18/2013, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Time
Hosted by the UAB CFAR in BBRB 256
No registration is required to attend. Open to all interested faculty and staff

Significance of the Affordable Care Act in African American Communities
This Harvard Univ CFAR co-sponsored webinar will be held on September 18, 2013, 1PM to 2:30PM EST and, in collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute, will focus on the impact of the ACA on the ADAP.  A link to the registration can be found on the HU CFAR website. 
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