HIV drug can block macular degeneration among older people

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a key discovery, researchers have shown that an anti-HIV drug can help treat age-related macular degeneration among the elderly.

World must speed up AIDS fight to end scourge: UN

The world can end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030, but must bolster its efforts now or risk the virus spiralling back out of control, a UN report said Tuesday.

Cow's milk can deliver AIDS drug to infants

A milk powder containing anti-retroviral drugs, which are not very soluble in water, can help better treat and prevent HIV infection in babies, research shows.

'Kiss of Love' to be held as scheduled in Kochi: Organisers

A day after Kerala High Court refused to intervene, the organisers of controversial 'Kiss of Love' protest on Saturday said they would go ahead, even as they were yet to get permission from the police.

Facebook, Twitter may help restrain spread of HIV
Facebook, Twitter may help restrain spread of HIV

In a new study, researchers have discovered that posts on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter could help control the spread of HIV.

Elton John lends star power to US war on AIDS

Rock star Elton John teamed up with the Obama administration Friday to launch a new $7 million fund to provide access to HIV services in South Africa.

US urges action to keep Ebola from becoming `next AIDS`

A top US health official urged swift action Thursday to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next AIDS epidemic, as the health of an infected Spanish nurse deteriorated.

HIV's infection tactics could guide AIDS vaccine, study finds

New research that sheds light on the methods and machinery used by HIV to infect cells provides insight into the tricky virus that potentially could guide the development of a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS, according to U.S. government and other scientists.

Odisha: Dalit couple affected by AIDS boycotted

A young Dalit couple from Bhairabagarh village of Naxal-affected Rayagada district has been boycotted for being affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Spread of AIDS traced to Kinshasa in the 1920s

The HIV pandemic began its global spread from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says a study.

'NACO-NRHM integration will increase HIV infections'

Number of HIV infections in India will increase if the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is closed and its activities merged with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), activists and experts said Monday.

New delivery vehicle holds promise against AIDS

Scientists have developed a sensory tested drug delivery vehicle that can protect women against the spread of sexually transmitted infections during unprotected intercourse.

Passive immunotherapy shows promise in suppressing HIV

A new study has revealed that passive immunotherapy to repress HIV may provide effective results in the absence of drug treatment.

Serena Williams plays young Taylor Townsend in symbolic US Open opener

Serena Williams, who opens her quest for a third successive U.S. Open title with a meeting against fellow African American Taylor Townsend on Tuesday, said Arthur Ashe would have been proud.

China airline sued for rejecting HIV carriers: Report

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Bhutan reports 34 new HIV-positive cases

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

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.