ASM HIV Resources
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ASM Journal Articles
Click here for a link to all HIV/AIDS publications from ASM Journals
Find links to publications from a specific journal at each link below:
Open Access Chapters from ASM Press
The human immunodeficiency viruses type 1 (HIV-1) and 2 (HIV-2) are enveloped RNA viruses that are members of the genus Lentivirus and the family Retroviridae. This chapter from the 2016 ASM Press title, Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host, Second Edition covers a basic overview of the virus, its natural history and transmission, approaches to diagnosis, current CDC guidelines, quantitative viral load testing, resistance testing, and other valuable information for clinical care professionals and laboratorians. Read the full chapter at ASMPress.
ASM’s Laboratory Capacity Strengthening (LabCap) program, with funding from the CDC, has supported the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 18 countries to improve quality diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, TB and other Opportunistic Infections. Diagnostic testing is the first critical step in providing care and treatment and working to fulfill the U.S. vision of an AIDS-Free Generation.
- Once a Dream, Now a Reality: Accelerating Access to HIV Testing in Cote D'Ivoire
- ASM Delivers "Gift of Knowledge" to Ethiopia with Microbiology Mentoring Program
- Curbing HIV through Combination Prevention Programs in Botswana
Resources to Help You Teach About Communicable Disease and Immunity from ASM’s open-access Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) to help your students understand the mechanisms behind the spread of disease and how the human immune system works.
Top Blogs from mBiosphere
- Cerebral Malaria and HIV
- Genetic susceptibility to cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected patients
- The anti-HIV properties of breast milk
- New drug shows promise in silencing HIV
- Why don't vaginal HIV microbicides work? Collateral damage in vagina microbiome may give HIV the edge
ASM Meetings & Conferences: Leading the Discussion on the HIV/AIDs Epidemic
The HIV/AIDs epidemic took the world by storm in the early 1980s. Shortly after the first initial reporting in June of 1981, ASM held its 21st ICAAC meeting in Chicago. That year, ICAAC featured a scheduled symposium on emerging diseases. A last-minute addition—a special presentation given by James Curran of the CDC—captivated the audience with little-known facts about a virtually unknown disease, later known as HIV/AIDs. Click here to read about the history of HIV/AIDS, the unraveling of this epidemic at ICAAC, and its impact on the discussions in the world of microbiology.
The all-new ASM Microbe 2016, integrating the ASM General Meeting and ICAAC meeting, featured several symposia on HIV/AIDs. Watch New Frontiers in HIV Cure – an audio-synched recording of sessions from the meeting – below. ASM Microbe 2017, taking place June 1 to 5 in New Orleans, will continue to discuss this epidemic. Check out the website regularly for the most up-to-date programming information.
Immune Based Therapeutics for HIV Care by Dan H. Barouch, MD, PhD
Role of Residual Viral Replication by Javier Martinez-Picado, PhD
Genome Engineering HIV and its Host by Paula Cannon, PhD
Next Steps to Eradication by Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
Other HIV/AIDS Resources
In the news:
To contact an ASM member about the HIV virus, please email:
Rajesh Tim Gandhi, MD
Infectious Disease Associates
Massachusetts General Hospital
Zika Virus Resources
There is a growing outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus called Zika virus. Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes and infection of a pregnant mother has been associated with birth defects. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas.
Recognizing the importance of this public health emergency after the severe outbreak in Brazil, ASM has compiled a list of informational resources available from the Society and other sources on the disease. This list will be updated as new material becomes available.
ASM Zika Virus Resources
ASM Actions on Zika
Follow ASM's latest actions in response to Zika virus.
ASM Journal Articles on Zika Virus
Journal article published by the ASM on Zika virus. No subscription required.
This Week in Virology
Virologists explores the biology and recent outbreaks of Zika virus.
June 1, 2016 | Washington, DC
Other Zika Virus Resources
A new video from CDC featuring Dr. Anne Schuchat: Zika Virus 101
In the News:
- ABC News: Congress Passes Spending Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown, Fight Zika
- Global News: Zika not only virus of concern to travelers
- The Atlantic: Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Stupid: Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the government have a lot of power over children's lives. That can make parents act irrationally
To contact an ASM member about Zika virus, please email:
Michael Diamond, M.D., Ph.D.
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development
Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs
Washington University School of Medicine