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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.

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.

New gene therapy for HIV hailed a success after first trial

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 13:40

A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells, which are resistant to the virus, has been declared a success by scientists after its first clinical trial.

Taking `scissors` to immune cells shows HIV promise

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 10:12

A new gene therapy approach that engineers a person`s T cells so that they become resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus has shown early signs of success, researchers said Wednesday.

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