AIDS

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
HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Jul 21, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

The UN report released on Thursday said that the scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

Under the 'Test and Treat Strategy', the HIV affected people would be given free Anti Retrovira Therapy (ART) irrespective of the CD4 count.

Jun 22, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
Asian plant extract may help treat HIV: Study

Asian plant extract may help treat HIV: Study

Researchers analysed the extract along with thousands of others as part of their efforts to identify new drugs against HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer.

Jun 19, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
HIV patients indulging in tobacco-use at double the risk of death, warns study!

HIV patients indulging in tobacco-use at double the risk of death, warns study!

Researchers at the University of York in the UK said that tobacco use is emerging as a 'silent killer' for HIV patients and is more common among HIV positive people than HIV negative individuals.

Jun 02, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
New therapy can prevent transmission of HIV from mother to babies

New therapy can prevent transmission of HIV from mother to babies

The antiretroviral treatment (ART) during pregnancy, labour pain and delivery can protect the health of mother-to-be and her baby. 

May 19, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
This new vaccine strategy may prevent HIV infection in monkeys!

This new vaccine strategy may prevent HIV infection in monkeys!

A team of researchers have come up with a new revolutionary vaccine strategy that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS in monkeys.

May 18, 2017, 22:57 PM IST
AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

The Health Ministry launched a 'test and treat policy for HIV' under which as soon as a person tests positive for the disease, he will be provided with antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.

Apr 28, 2017, 23:24 PM IST
Parliament passes HIV/AIDS Bill

Parliament passes HIV/AIDS Bill

The bill prohibits any kind of discrimination against such people on ground of treatment, employment and workplace. 

Apr 12, 2017, 00:20 AM IST
New technique makes cells resistant to HIV

New technique makes cells resistant to HIV

This success led the researchers to test the same technique against HIV. To infect a person, all strains of HIV need to bind with a cell surface receptor called CD4.

Apr 12, 2017, 00:14 AM IST