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Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

Gay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users` HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:48 AM IST
HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

With a prevalence rate of 0.76% among adults, third highest in the country, Nagaland has 22,878 'People living with HIV' (PLHIV) and AIDS cases, an official of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) has said.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk: Study

Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk: Study

Anaemia -- a condition characterised by the lack of healthy red blood cells -- affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide and up to half of all pregnant women in low and middle-income countries.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:30 AM IST
HIV patients may soon get medicines from One Rupee Clinics in Mumbai

HIV patients may soon get medicines from One Rupee Clinics in Mumbai

The HIV-testing initiative has further encouraged the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS), which proposed a plan to the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) to distribute HIV medicines through the clinics at various central line railway stations in the city. 

Mar 07, 2018, 09:17 AM IST
Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

In the study, scientists infected rhesus macaques with simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), an HIV-like virus commonly used in nonhuman primate studies.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV+ cases reported in Bangarmau

UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV+ cases reported in Bangarmau

At least 40 people were detected with HIV positive virus at Bangarmau city in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district. Locals reportedly visited a quack who used a single syringe for treatment on everybody, said authorities.

Feb 06, 2018, 09:37 AM IST
New paper-based test can help in early detection of HIV

New paper-based test can help in early detection of HIV

In recent years, diseases such as Ebola and Zika have caused wide-scale devastation, and HIV continues to be a pandemic health threat for many, researchers said.

Feb 02, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

MPA behaves like the stress hormone cortisol in the cells of the genital tract that can come in contact with HIV.
 

Jan 05, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Hijab-clad women dance to movie song in Kerala, start heated debate on Twitter

Hijab-clad women dance to movie song in Kerala, start heated debate on Twitter

The three women were dancing during AIDS Day celebrations to raise awareness about the life-threatening disease.

Dec 05, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
'Drastic' HIV decrease prompted by cancer drug in lung cancer patient

'Drastic' HIV decrease prompted by cancer drug in lung cancer patient

Some 37 million people worldwide have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.

Dec 03, 2017, 17:18 PM IST
AIDS awareness leading to more people taking HIV tests: Tripura Health Minister

AIDS awareness leading to more people taking HIV tests: Tripura Health Minister

According to the Minister, the number of HIV positive people in Tripura has been more or less static during the past few years.

Dec 01, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
Union minister Anupriya Patel launches strategic plan, aims at eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030

Union minister Anupriya Patel launches strategic plan, aims at eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030

She also inaugurated the 'SAMPARK' mission aimed at tracing those who are HIV positive and are to be brought under ART services.

Dec 01, 2017, 19:40 PM IST
Microorganisms in Chile desert may have the potential to fight HIV

Microorganisms in Chile desert may have the potential to fight HIV

Actinobacteria are the keystone species in our ecosystems and are acknowledged as an unrivalled source of bioactive compounds.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
HIV-infected patients with heart problems given inferior cardiovascular care: Study

HIV-infected patients with heart problems given inferior cardiovascular care: Study

Researchers find 5.1 percent of HIV-positive adults received aspirin/antiplatelet therapy for primary prevention or cardiovascular disease

Nov 27, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador

South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador

Professor Abdool Karim is one of the world's leading AIDS researchers.

Nov 21, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
Canadian restaurant to serve food cooked by HIV+ cooks to quell stigma

Canadian restaurant to serve food cooked by HIV+ cooks to quell stigma

Located in Toronto, the restaurant called June’s on Tuesday was serving its first meals prepared by HIV-positive cooks to dispel any notion that food preparation can spread the virus.

Nov 15, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
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
Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively

Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively

The new approach, called "Block-and-Lock", blocks reactivation of the virus in cells, even during treatment interruptions, and locks HIV into a durable state of latency.
 

Oct 19, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

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