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Guide for faculty, staff, students, patients, and the public of Northwest Ohio to resources and services for those affected by AIDS

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Welcome

This guide aims to provide information about  agencies, organizations, and resources  in fifteen Northwest Ohio counties that provide services to people with HIV/AIDS. The 15 counties are: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton,
Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood.

Northwest Ohio Counties

Featured Resource

Simplifying HIV Treatment: A Surprising New Lead
From the NIH Director's Blog, Nov 2016

CD4+ cells in the gut

Caption: PET/CT imaging reveals a surprisingly high concentration (yellow, light green) of key immune cells called CD4 T cells in the colon (left) of an SIV-infected animal that received antibody infusions along with antiviral treatment. Fewer immune cells were found in the small intestine (right), while the liver (lower left) shows a high level of non-specific signal (orange).
Credit: Byrareddy et al., Science (2016).

The surprising results of an animal study are raising hopes for a far simpler treatment regimen for people infected with the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Currently, HIV-infected individuals can live a near normal life span if, every day, they take a complex combination of drugs called antiretroviral therapy (ART). The bad news is if they stop ART, the small amounts of HIV that still lurk in their bodies can bounce back and infect key immune cells, called CD4 T cells, resulting in life-threatening suppression of their immune systems....