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Semen protein may explain why HIV is so hard to combat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:07

HIV infects human immune cells by turning the infection-fighting proteins of these cells into a "backdoor key" that lets the virus in.

Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:25

Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs.

How conflict affects women`s reproductive health

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 13:02

Gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity all flourish in times of conflict, says a review, suggesting clinicians need to be sensitive and aware of the unique challenges of women`s reproductive health needs in such times.

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.

HIV infection risk increased by herpes virus

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 20:06

According to a new study the herpes virus can increase the susceptibility and transmissibility of HIV infection.

UN calls for greater commitment to tackle AIDS

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 12:51

UN officials warned that despite significant efforts, the AIDS epidemic is far from being totally wiped out and urged more investment and innovation was required to end the global epidemic.

New method to make latent HIV reveal itself identified

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 09:40

Researchers have identified a new way to make latent HIV reveal itself, which could help overcome one of the biggest obstacles to finding a cure for HIV infection.

Soy sauce molecule may help treat drug-resistant HIV

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 17:51

A molecule, used to enhance the flavour in soy sauce, can help develop compounds that are 70 times more potent than Tenofovir, a first-line HIV drug therapy, scientists say.

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