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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.

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.

Potent new anti-HIV proteins found in Australian coral reefs

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:24

Researchers have found a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, which has raised hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection.

Need to address Hepatitis C, drug use: Experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 09:12

There was an urgent need to address issues like Hepatitis-C and adolescent drug use to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS, experts said Tuesday.

Low cholesterol in immune cells tied to slow HIV progression

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 15:42

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to a new research.

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.

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