AIDS

HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

With a prevalence rate of 0.76% among adults, third highest in the country, Nagaland has 22,878 'People living with HIV' (PLHIV) and AIDS cases, an official of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) has said.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

In the study, scientists infected rhesus macaques with simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), an HIV-like virus commonly used in nonhuman primate studies.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
New paper-based test can help in early detection of HIV

New paper-based test can help in early detection of HIV

In recent years, diseases such as Ebola and Zika have caused wide-scale devastation, and HIV continues to be a pandemic health threat for many, researchers said.

Feb 02, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

MPA behaves like the stress hormone cortisol in the cells of the genital tract that can come in contact with HIV.
 

Jan 05, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Hijab-clad women dance to movie song in Kerala, start heated debate on Twitter

Hijab-clad women dance to movie song in Kerala, start heated debate on Twitter

The three women were dancing during AIDS Day celebrations to raise awareness about the life-threatening disease.

Dec 05, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
AIDS awareness leading to more people taking HIV tests: Tripura Health Minister

AIDS awareness leading to more people taking HIV tests: Tripura Health Minister

According to the Minister, the number of HIV positive people in Tripura has been more or less static during the past few years.

Dec 01, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
Union minister Anupriya Patel launches strategic plan, aims at eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030

Union minister Anupriya Patel launches strategic plan, aims at eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030

She also inaugurated the 'SAMPARK' mission aimed at tracing those who are HIV positive and are to be brought under ART services.

Dec 01, 2017, 19:40 PM IST
Microorganisms in Chile desert may have the potential to fight HIV

Microorganisms in Chile desert may have the potential to fight HIV

Actinobacteria are the keystone species in our ecosystems and are acknowledged as an unrivalled source of bioactive compounds.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
HIV-infected patients with heart problems given inferior cardiovascular care: Study

HIV-infected patients with heart problems given inferior cardiovascular care: Study

Researchers find 5.1 percent of HIV-positive adults received aspirin/antiplatelet therapy for primary prevention or cardiovascular disease

Nov 27, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
Challenges remain for India in the fight against AIDS. Here are some of them

Challenges remain for India in the fight against AIDS. Here are some of them

World AIDS Day is on December 1.

Nov 21, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
Scientists decode how HIV spreads through the body

Scientists decode how HIV spreads through the body

When infected with the HIV virus, humans cannot produce the required antibodies to kill it, which is why a cure has been a challenge to develop.

Nov 13, 2017, 14:26 PM IST
Silver lining for HIV patients: Researchers design experimental vaccine

Silver lining for HIV patients: Researchers design experimental vaccine

The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine, the researchers said.

Oct 29, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
'Breakthrough' AIDS research fetches India-origin couple top US award

'Breakthrough' AIDS research fetches India-origin couple top US award

The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, who discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, at the 19th international meeting of the IHV.

Oct 26, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
Technique to 'kick and kill' HIV developed

Technique to 'kick and kill' HIV developed

This technique uses a new molecule to awaken dormant virus cells and then kill them.

Oct 06, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

The test could provide doctors and carers with a virtually instantaneous way of diagnosing someone with HIV.

Sep 30, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
In blooper, Punjab campaign says AIDS can spread through handshakes

In blooper, Punjab campaign says AIDS can spread through handshakes

The fact that AIDS does not spread from touch has been stressed upon from time to time, since it is also one of the top-most myths people have about the disease.

Sep 25, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Researchers found that smoking and HIV together put people at risk of developing lung cancer at a rate even higher than that among smokers not infected with HIV.

Sep 19, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
Proposed US budget cut could have disastrous impact on health security, warns Bill Gates

Proposed US budget cut could have disastrous impact on health security, warns Bill Gates

This step could lead to five million more deaths from AIDS alone, the American business magnate has said.

Sep 13, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

No discrimination against HIV positive soldiers: Minister

The security forces do not discriminate against people with AIDS and HIV positive soldiers are treated in the same manner as soldiers with any other chronic disease, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Tuesday.

Aug 01, 2017, 21:47 PM IST
9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

Till date, only one person is known to have been cured – the so-called Berlin patient, a man who had a bone marrow transplant in 2007 from a donor with natural resistance to HIV.

Jul 25, 2017, 13:26 PM IST