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Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug related behaviour: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 19:43

Social media such as Twitter can be reportedly used for tracking HIV incidences and drug-related behaviours as well as for detecting and preventing outbreaks, according to a new UCLA-led study.

Mental health patients up to four times more likely to have HIV

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:51

A new study has found that people receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population.

HIV: Risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 17:22

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a life threatening virus that cause Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans leading to failure of immune system.

New breakthrough brings HIV cure closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:39

Researchers have used radio immunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.

What it will take to achieve an AIDS-free world

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:44

AIDS preventive strategies include, among many others, the expansion of HIV testing, circumcision, treatment as prevention, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

Awareness on sexual health necessary: Experts

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 13:17

More awareness on sexual health can help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among married women, a group of experts said Friday.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Causes, symptoms & treatments

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 14:05

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), also known as Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) or Venereal Disease (VD) is transmitted between human through sexual contacts, which includes vaginal intercourse, oral sex and anal sex.

Now, morning-after pill that can be taken five days later

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12:15

A contraceptive pill which can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex will now be made available at pharmacies in the UK without the need for prescription, a move that has drawn concern from critics.

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