TB claimed 36 lives in Mizoram in 2014

 At least 36 people died of tuberculosis in Mizoram during 2014, Health and Family Welfare department today said.

AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says UN

A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the UN`s AIDS envoy said on Wednesday.

Over one lakh new HIV/AIDS cases reported in China in 2014

China has reported 104,000 new HIV/AIDS infections in 2014, up 14.8 per cent from the previous year, the central health authority here said.

Acclaimed Honduras teenage AIDS activist kidnapped in street

A Honduran AIDS activist who gave an impressive speech at the age of 12 at a 2008 international conference has been abducted in the city of San Pedro Sula.

What makes HIV vaccines backfire?

The very immune cells that HIV vaccines aims to increase may already have been affected by the virus, a reason why AIDS vaccines have backfired in more than one clinical trail, a study says.

Social media and behavioural psychology can help fight AIDS

Social media could be a valuable component in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if the targeted population is engaged with the help of chats, massages and other available tools with the aim of changing their behaviour.

HIV infection linked to hearing problems: Study

Adults with HIV may have poorer hearing than those who are not infected with the disease, a US study said Friday.

Over 160 found HIV positive in a Cambodia village

Over 160 villagers in Cambodia's Battambang province have been tested HIV positive, a local official said Thursday.

Ostracising of HIV infected boy amounts to discrimination: UN

The UN on Friday said the ostracising of an eight-year-old HIV-infected Chinese boy from his village amounted to discrimination and stigmatisation by villagers and health workers.

Over three years, 70 pregnant women found HIV+ in Tripura

About 70 pregnant women have tested HIV-positive in Tripura in the past three years, an official of the Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) said here Friday.

Global life expectancy increases by more than six years

Life expectancy around the world increased by 6.2 years between 1990 and 2013, according to a study published by The Lancet.

Chinese village expels HIV infected boy

An eight-year-old Chinese boy infected with the HIV virus was forced to leave his home after 200 people including his grandfather signed a petition to expel him from the village.

Iraqi man who lost five sons to AIDS in weary fight for justice

First one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all victims of contaminated blood allegedly exported to Iraq by a French firm now owned by drug giant Sanofi.

A biosensor to peer into insides of HIV-infected cell
A biosensor to peer into insides of HIV-infected cell

A new biosensor can measure what is going on within HIV-infected cells in real-time and also provide insight on the interactions between the AIDS virus and the tuberculosis causing bacteria within the cells.

SC ruling on Sec 377 violation of human rights: LGBT community

Members of the LGBT community and civil society activists on Thursday held a protest here against the Supreme Court verdict of 2013 criminalising gay sex, saying it represented a violation of human rights.

10 thalassemic children in Pakistan get HIV due to transfusion

At least 10 Pakistani children suffering from thalassemia have tested positive for the HIV virus after allegedly receiving a transfusion of infected blood.

Anti-HIV drugs supply to increase in Myanmar

Myanmar's health ministry plans to increase the supply of anti-HIV drugs from 60 percent to 95 percent for people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus by 2015, officials said Tuesday.

UN chief calls for joint efforts to end AIDS by 2030

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called on world leaders to work together to end AIDS by 2030, saying the fast track approach launched last week by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS will enable the world to reach the bold goal.

Protect human rights to combat AIDS, say sex workers

Calling for expeditious passage of the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill, sex workers and third gender members in West Bengal Monday said that without adequate attention to protection of human rights, the aim for zero new HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS-related deaths will remain a distant dream.

26th World AIDS Day

26th World AIDS Day