UNC Health Talk

Tag: Infectious Diseases

J. Victor Garcia

February 16, 2016

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, studying ways to prevent HIV transmission, also found that immune cells show up late to a battle against HIV immediately following viral transmission.

HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Research

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January 29, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Though experts currently predict that the virus poses a small risk to people in the United States, it’s important to learn more about this mosquito-borne virus. [Read more...]

Medical Tips, Zika

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Anna Cliffe

December 9, 2015

Discovery shows how herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons to ...

About 90 percent of us live with HSV inside brain cells. Under stress, the virus leaves neurons and can cause cold sores, recurrent eye infection, and in rare cases encephalitis.

Neurology, Research, Sexual Health, Stress

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December 3, 2015

From Liberia to Chapel Hill: Compassionate Care and a Taste of Home

When David Wohl, MD, met Patience Wesseh in Liberia, her face was badly scarred by a burn injury, and he knew he could help. Since April when she arrived in Chapel Hill to begin her treatment at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Patience has brought her own unique flavor to Wohl’s home.

UNC Stories

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Ralph Baric

November 10, 2015

New SARS-like virus can jump directly from bats to humans, no treat...

Findings provide an opportunity to develop drugs and vaccines for coronaviruses before they emerge from animals to cause a human epidemic

Genetics, Research

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Myron Cohen

July 21, 2015

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from ...

These findings demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy, when taken until viral suppression is achieved and sustained, is a highly effective, durable intervention for HIV prevention.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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UNC Chapel

May 11, 2015

Carolina, GSK announce novel partnership to accelerate search for H...

The HIV Cure center will be located on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and will focus exclusively on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Collaboration, HIV/AIDS

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David Wohl

January 26, 2015

Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

Dr. David Wohl, an HIV/AIDS specialist at UNC, reflects on the reasons why he now finds himself drawn to fighting Ebola.

HIV/AIDS, UNC Stories

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Dr. Billy Fischer

December 16, 2014

Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.

Clinical Trials

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ebola virus (courtesy of the CDC)

October 30, 2014

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola va...

UNC researchers and colleagues are the first to develop a mouse model that more accurately reflects human disease symptoms; they found a single gene crucial for disease severity.

Ebola, Research

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UNC Chapel

June 29, 2014

Dispatch from Guinea: Containing Ebola

UNC’s Dr. William Fischer II has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May 28, 2014, as part of a team from Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) to try to help reduce mortality from Ebola Virus in rural communities. Dr. Fischer was recruited by the World Health Organization (WHO) because of his critical care medicine expertise. With Dr. Fischer’s permission, we are posting his descriptive emails, that give insight into the experience of a frontline effort to contain the deadly pathogen.

Ebola

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