HIV

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
Antiretroviral therapy for HIV may damage kids' brains

Antiretroviral therapy for HIV may damage kids' brains

While HIV has been known to cause abnormalities in a child's brain development, therapeutic interventions can also harm a growing child, the researchers said. 
 

Oct 18, 2017, 20:02 PM IST
Technique to 'kick and kill' HIV developed

Technique to 'kick and kill' HIV developed

This technique uses a new molecule to awaken dormant virus cells and then kill them.

Oct 06, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

The test could provide doctors and carers with a virtually instantaneous way of diagnosing someone with HIV.

Sep 30, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
In blooper, Punjab campaign says AIDS can spread through handshakes

In blooper, Punjab campaign says AIDS can spread through handshakes

The fact that AIDS does not spread from touch has been stressed upon from time to time, since it is also one of the top-most myths people have about the disease.

Sep 25, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Researchers found that smoking and HIV together put people at risk of developing lung cancer at a rate even higher than that among smokers not infected with HIV.

Sep 19, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
9-year-old blood cancer patient tests positive for HIV post transfusion, probe ordered

9-year-old blood cancer patient tests positive for HIV post transfusion, probe ordered

The minister said the state government would bear all expenses for further treatment of the girl.

Sep 16, 2017, 17:01 PM IST

Girl found HIV positive after transfusion: Govt orders probe

According to police, the girl was being treated at the Alapuzha Medical College from where she was referred to the RCC here for further treatment.

Sep 15, 2017, 17:18 PM IST