News UR Tests HIV Vaccine Pill January 13, 2015 Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill, unlike most HIV vaccines tested to date that have been given as shots. Researchers Receive $3.4 million to Study Experimental Drug Combination in HIV August 28, 2014 Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an experimental drug combination that appears to rid white blood cells of HIV and keep the infection in check for long periods. While current HIV treatments involve pills that are taken daily, the experimental... Researcher Awarded $2M to Train Patients, Use iPods, for Decision-Making December 18, 2013 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) approved funding of $2.056 million for a University of Rochester Medical Center team to study how to reduce disparities and improve empowerment among HIV patients. URMC Research Groups, Community Observe 25th Annual World AIDS Day November 27, 2013 The University of Rochester Medical Center and its HIV/AIDS research groups, the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Rochester Victory Alliance (RVA), have once again partnered with Rochester-area advocacy groups to promote a week-long series of events and educational seminars in celebration of World AIDS Day, set for Dec. 1. URMC Named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality July 16, 2013 The University of Rochester Medical Center is receiving national recognition for its commitment to equal care for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients and their families. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation named URMC a 2013 Leader in Healthcare Equality. URMC is one of only a handful of Western New York medical providers to earn this designation.