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Disappointing
clinical trial data has led to the halt of a clinical trial
of Schering Plough’s experimental HIV entry inhibitor
vicriviroc, AIDSMap.com reports. Study data showed
that HIV viral loads among treatment-naive study
subjects increased soon after treatment with the drug
was started.

November 04 2005 12:00 AM

A New Hampshire
legislative committee studying the state's system for
helping HIV-positive residents is urging Gov. John Lynch and
the state congressional delegation to seek continued
funding for the federal Ryan White CARE Act, which is
up for renewal. Legislators have been concerned about
possible cuts to Ryan White, through which New Hampshire
obtains most HIV program funding. The committee said

November 04 2005 12:00 AM

On November 15
Libya's supreme court is set to rule on an appeal filed by
five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to
death for deliberately infecting with HIV hundreds of
hospitalized children. The six have maintained their
innocence. This week the newspaper Asharq
al-Awsat
quoted Arab diplomatic sources as saying the
six would be asked to pay compensation to a special

November 04 2005 12:00 AM

Samuel Alito,
nominated by President Bush Monday to succeed Sandra Day
O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court, helped write a
U.S. Justice Department opinion in 1986 that said
employers should be able to legally fire HIV-positive
employees because of their infection, The Washington
Post
reports. Alito was working in the U.S. Office
of Legal Counsel when he helped write the opinion, which

November 03 2005 12:00 AM

California
assemblyman Paul Koretz on Tuesday called on all state
Medicaid programs around the country to change their
policies of denying coverage of organ transplants
for patients with HIV. An HIV-positive Arizona woman
with end-stage liver disease who had been denied transplant
coverage by the Arizona Medicaid program recently won her
complaint against the government, which Koretz says is

November 03 2005 12:00 AM

Experiments on
mice have shown promise for the future of nanotechnology
in treating cancer. The research brings doctors one step
closer to being able to inject patients with
nanoparticles that would bore inside tumors and
release powerful doses of cancer-killing drugs while leaving
the rest of the body unscathed.

November 03 2005 12:00 AM

The San Francisco
AIDS Foundation on Tuesday announced the hiring of
Steven Tierney as the new deputy director for programs and
services at the agency. Tierney, who will join SFAF on
December 1, brings more than 20 years of HIV
experience to the agency, most recently having served as
the director of HIV prevention for the San Francisco
Department of Public Health. Tierney will oversee all

November 03 2005 12:00 AM
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