After months of research, experts are seeing positive results. Read Article
The emergence of new and more infectious variants of the coronavirus has raised a troubling question: Will the current crop of COVID-19 vaccine prevent these variants from causing disease? Listen here
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine triggers several types of immune responses, a new study shows, allowing it to be extremely protective in the United States as well as in South Africa and Brazil, where a handful of different virus variants are circulating. Read Article.
n three recent studies, researchers have found that following one dose of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine produces strong immune responses, as measured by blood tests. Two of the studies even suggest the mixed vaccine response will be at least as protective as two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech […]
New research suggests that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine provides protection against worrisome virus variants — but perhaps not for the reasons researchers originally thought. Read Article
U.S. COVID-19 cases have dropped 95% since January. At least 65% of adults have had a least one vaccine shot. President Biden aims to have 70% of adults vaccinated with at least one shot by July 4. See Article
“It’s become such a frequent question, such a point of anxiety for patients, that last week we had three different meetings and conferences and seminars all taking about this and trying to figure out strategies about what to tell them,” Stephenson said. Read Article
It is still unknown if and when a COVID-19 booster shot might be needed. Read Article
Preliminary results from a trial of more than 600 people are the first to show the benefits of combining different vaccines. Read Article
The medical field has historically neglected and abused trans people, while also overlooking them in clinical trials. Despite community skepticism, LGBTQ people overall are more likely to view COVID-19 vaccines as a social duty. Read Article
Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar joined Dr. Barouch for an important discussion about our COVID-19 vaccine response. For more about their BIDMC visit, click here.
The Boston Red Sox honored Dr.Stephenson on June 7th,2019 as a Medical All-Star for her work in the HIV research field.
We were honored to have Dr. Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD. join us for our annual visiting professor this year.
Members of CVVR joined Team BIDMC for the 2019 Boston Pride Parade.
Members of the CVVR joined TEAM BIDMC for the 2019 Aids Walk, which is the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in New England.
“The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI 2019 will be held from March 4 to March 7, 2019, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.”
2018 Reeve’s Annual Winter Employee Event
We were honored to have COL. Nelson Michael join us this year as our 2018 visiting professor.
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