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May 7, 2011 to May 13, 2011

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HIV Treatment: The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg News and others reported May 12th on a large-scale HIV Prevention Trials Network study. Researchers found that HIV-infected persons with healthy immune systems reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their partners by 96 percent by taking oral antiretroviral medicines. Thomas Coates, professor-in-residence of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and of infectious diseases and an associate director of the UCLA AIDS Institute, was quoted in the New York Times.

Breakthrough in AIDS Fight: Drugs Radically Reduce Transmission of Virus

Early H.I.V. Therapy Sharply Curbs Transmission

AIDS Study Marks Prevention Breakthrough

Early Drug Treatment Greatly Cuts Spread of HIV

HEALTH CARE REFORM: California Healthline and reported May 11th and The Press Enterprise reported May 10th on two studies conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health that found that most California residents likely to be eligible for health insurance coverage initiatives in 2014 are also those who may be least likely to excessively use costly health services.

Studies Identify Likely Beneficiaries of Health Reform Law in California

Which Californians will benefit most from healthcare reform?

STATE: Report highlights those who will benefit from health reform

CANCER: Several news outlets reported May 8th - 10th on the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's California Health Interview Survey, which found that gay men were almost twice as likely to self-report a cancer diagnosis as straight ones.

Higher Cancer Rate Among Gays? Or More Gay Cancer Survivors?

Study: Gay Men Are Twice as Likely to Have Cancer

Are gay men more at risk for cancer?

Gay men may be more at risk for cancer

Sexual Orientation Linked to Cancer Survival, Quality of Life

Gay men more likely to get cancer: Study

Sexual Orientation Affects Cancer Survivorship, Study Finds

Gay men twice as likely to report having cancer

Sexual Orientation Affects Cancer Survivorship

Pollution: John Froines, professor of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, was featured in a May 9th Riverside Press Enterprise article about his research showing high levels of air pollution at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail yard in San Bernardino.

SAN BERNARDINO: Rail yard pollution is more toxic than in other areas

CANCER: Asian News International reported May 5th on a UCLA study in which scientists engineered mesoporous silica nanoparticles to encapsulate and successfully deliver chemotherapy drugs to cancer tumor sites in mice. Dr. Andre Nel, professor of environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health, chief of nanomedicine, and a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, was quoted.

Soon, magic bullets to fight cancer


Gerald Kominski, professor of health services and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the School of Public Health, was quoted May 8th by the San Bernardino County Sun about California Senate Bill 810, a single-payer health care system plan proposed by Democrats to cover everyone in the state.

San Bernardino County Sun: Health bill revived