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Good bacteria that protects against HIV identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 14:23

The health of the human vagina depends on a symbiotic/mutually beneficial relationship with "good" bacteria that live on its surface feeding on products produced by vaginal skin cells.

HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TB

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 18:23

People infected with HIV have more chances of getting infected with tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested in time as it can be cured if diagnosed early, experts said.

Past HIV vaccine trials pave way for new treatment

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:21

A multi-national research team led by Duke Medicine scientists has identified a subclass of antibodies associated with an effective immune response to an HIV vaccine.

New York hospital warns 4,000 patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 21:43

Out of an `abundance of caution`, a Long Island hospital has asked its 4,000 patients to get tested for a possible hepatitis and HIV infection because they believe that some people may have been exposed to the diseases via an insulin pen.

US reports rare case of woman-to-woman HIV transmission

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 09:17

A rare case of suspected HIV transmission from one woman to another was reported today by US health authorities.

New vaginal gel could help protect women against HIV

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 13:57

Researchers have revealed that a new after-sex vagina gel can be used by women to protect themselves against HIV.

India pledges new low-cost drugs to developing nations

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 13:41

Stressing that India`s pharmaceutical technology was appropriate for Africa, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said India is committed to making available to developing countries newer generation life-saving drugs also.

Gene therapy a probable way to control HIV

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 15:33

US researchers have said that they have used gene therapy involving genetically engineered T-cells to successfully decrease the amount of the AIDS virus in several patients taken off the antiretroviral drug therapy (ADT) entirely, which included one patient whose levels became undetectable.

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