Early treatment effective against HIV: Study

People with HIV should be given antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed with the virus to significantly reduce their chances of developing AIDS and other serious illnesses, a large global study has found.

Scientists 'redesign' antibodies to control HIV

Thanks to some redesigning, an antibody now has more power and can neutralize more strains of HIV virus, than any other recognised natural antibody.

Computer 'redesigned' antibodies to fight HIV

Scientists have used a computer programme to "redesign" an antibody which is highly potent and can neutralise more strains of the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than any known natural antibody.

Nagaland holds 32nd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Nagaland Sunday joined in holding 32nd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial under the theme Supporting the future.

RS panel advocates insurance for HIV positive people

 There shall be no discrimination in providing health and life insurances to HIV positive people and it should "preferably" at regular rate of premium, a standing committee of Rajya Sabha has said in a report on a bill to stop discrimination against those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Uganda runners hit by HIV scare
Uganda runners hit by HIV scare

Ugandan runners have been hit by a major health scare after it emerged that a coach accused of sexually abusing young athletes was infected with HIV.

Two in three people in the world still don't get access to safe and affordable surgery

It turns out that 2/3rd of our world's population are still deprived of safe and affordable surgery.

HIV outbreak hits US county

A county in the US state of Indiana has been hit with an HIV outbreak, with 142 people testing positive since late last year, health authorities said.

US state's HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

Indiana health officials say more than 100 people have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak of the virus among intravenous drug users in the central state.

Mumbai doctor develops promising medicine for AIDS patients

Mumbai-based doctor has developed a new medicine for AIDS patients, sourced from the human immunodeficiency virus itself.Dr Rajesh Shah, a homoeopath and organising secretary of the World Homoeopathy Summit tested the drug on humans for safety and efficacy and found the results to be encouraging

HIV spreads like internet malware

 Researchers have created a new model for HIV progression which shows that the virus spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to warding off AIDS.

HIV spreads like 'computer worms'

A new has found that HIV spreads in a way similar to some computer worms, and hence early treatment may be the key to treat AIDS.

World Homeopathy Summit opens in Mumbai on April 11

The potential of homeopathic medicine to successfully treat dreaded diseases like AIDS, TB and hemophilia will be among the host of topics to be discussed at the two-day second 'World Homeopathy Summit' opening here on April 11, a top official said on Wednesday.

HIV can spread early, evolve in patients' brains

Researchers have discovered that HIV can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection.

Tuberculosis major killer disease in Ganjam

With over 200 people dying every year, tuberculosis has emerged as a major killer disease in Ganjam district of Odisha after the AIDS.

HIV not as infectious soon after transmission as thought

 People who have just contracted HIV may not be as highly infectious during this early stage as previously thought, according to a new study.

Tuberculosis still raging in Eastern Europe

About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control(ECDC) revealed Tuesday.

Anti-herpes drug may help treat HIV: Study

Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to treat genital herpes, may help reduce the levels of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, even when patients do not have herpes, a study has suggested.

Learning he is HIV positive, engineer sets family ablaze

An engineer in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday locked himself with his wife and two daughters in a car and set it ablaze as part of an alleged suicide pact.

What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water

Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say.