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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.

New biomarker discovery brings HIV vaccine a step closer

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 15:13

The vaccine for HIV being developed by the Norwegian vaccine company Bionor Pharma could soon be a reality as researchers have found that median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels.

World AIDS community mourns colleagues on crashed Malaysian plane

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 14:30

The world AIDS community was in mourning with as many as 100 passengers reportedly on a crashed Malaysia Airlines plane heading to Australia for a global conference on the epidemic.

Death rate from HIV dropped to half in rich countries during past decade

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:01

A new study has revealed that the overall death rate has been cut to half among the people with AIDS living in the world`s rich countries and receiving care and antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared with a decade ago.

Top AIDS experts among Malaysian flight crash victims

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 09:47

Some of the world`s top AIDS experts, bound for an international conference in Melbourne, Australia, were among those killed in Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash, authorities said.

AIDS epidemic can be controlled by 2030: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:29

United Nations AIDS Agency has revealed in a new report that there is a chance that the AIDS epidemic can be brought under control by 2030.