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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.

Researchers claim breakthrough in HIV,Hepatitis C with DNA vaccine

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 20:01

In a significant breakthrough by Australian scientists, a new type of DNA vaccine can help in tackling HIV and Hepatitis C.

New smartphone app to diagnose diseases

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:05

A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world, Cambridge scientists claim.

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.

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