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Killer fungus that grows on trees

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 19:51

A teenaged girl has helped scientists discover that a deadly fungus that generally attacks HIV/AIDS patients grows on trees.

Dissolvable `tampon` to protect against HIV

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:59

Researchers have developed a dissolvable tampon-like product that can carry substantial loads of medicine and could offer fast-acting HIV protection.

China airline sued for rejecting HIV carriers: Report

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 12:55

Two HIV-positive passengers and a friend are suing a Chinese airline for refusing to let them on board, in the country`s first such lawsuit, state media reported on Friday.

HIV vaccine a step closer

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:14

Researchers have uncovered new properties of special HIV antibodies called "broadly neutralising antibodies" or BNAbs, a discovery that could shed light on the pathway the BNAbs take to develop and speed up development of HIV vaccine.

MACS rebuts CAG report on HIV positive cases rising to 40,855 in Manipur

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 10:49

Manipur AIDS Control Society (MACS) has rebutted the CAG report that was presented in Manipur legislative assembly; HIV positive cases in Manipur have increased greatly alleging the poor performance and unsatisfactory results in curbing new infections in high-risk individuals. As per the CAG Report, in March 2007, about 25,919 HIV cases were reported. The count increased to 40,855 in March 2012, is of a great concern, over the increase which is of a serious magnitude.

Cancer drug can detect HIV virus

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:14

In a key discovery against HIV, researchers have shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV to levels readably detectable in the blood by standard methods.

Scientists snip out HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:38

Scientists have designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for the very first time.

HIV epidemic `smaller` than UN estimates: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 09:53

Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter.

Scaling up HIV therapy can end this epidemic by 2030: UNAIDS

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:22

The opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) began here Sunday with tributes being paid to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 in Ukraine.

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:18

In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable.

Bhutan reports 34 new HIV-positive cases

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 21:47

With about five new HIV-positive cases detected every month in Bhutan, the country recorded 34 more HIV-positive cases between December last and June this year, taking the total number of detected cases to 380.

Top AIDS official says six colleagues on Malaysia plane, not 100

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:10

International AIDS Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested.