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Cancer drug can detect HIV virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:14

In a key discovery against HIV, researchers have shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV to levels readably detectable in the blood by standard methods.

HIV epidemic `smaller` than UN estimates: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 09:53

Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter.

Scaling up HIV therapy can end this epidemic by 2030: UNAIDS

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:37

The opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) began here Sunday with tributes being paid to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 in Ukraine.

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:18

In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable.

Death rate from HIV dropped to half in rich countries during past decade

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:01

A new study has revealed that the overall death rate has been cut to half among the people with AIDS living in the world`s rich countries and receiving care and antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared with a decade ago.

US to invest $11 million to curb HIV

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:14

The US government has reviewed the progress of the National HIV-AIDS Strategy in the past four years, and has announced new funding to fight the scourge, media reported Wednesday.

HIV re-emerges in `Mississippi baby`

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:14

Dashing the hopes of the scientists that doctors may have found a way to cure young children of HIV, a baby girl thought to have been cured of the dreaded virus, has now been detected with the return of the it in her blood.

Using novel intravaginal ring prevents HIV

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:29

A new study has found that when a novel intravaginal ring is implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets or pods, it demonstrates sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days from HIV.

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