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HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

The UN report released on Thursday said that the scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005.

Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

Under the 'Test and Treat Strategy', the HIV affected people would be given free Anti Retrovira Therapy (ART) irrespective of the CD4 count.

Asian plant extract may help treat HIV: Study

Asian plant extract may help treat HIV: Study

Researchers analysed the extract along with thousands of others as part of their efforts to identify new drugs against HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer.

HIV patients indulging in tobacco-use at double the risk of death, warns study!

HIV patients indulging in tobacco-use at double the risk of death, warns study!

Researchers at the University of York in the UK said that tobacco use is emerging as a 'silent killer' for HIV patients and is more common among HIV positive people than HIV negative individuals.

New therapy can prevent transmission of HIV from mother to babies

New therapy can prevent transmission of HIV from mother to babies

The antiretroviral treatment (ART) during pregnancy, labour pain and delivery can protect the health of mother-to-be and her baby. 

This new vaccine strategy may prevent HIV infection in monkeys!

This new vaccine strategy may prevent HIV infection in monkeys!

A team of researchers have come up with a new revolutionary vaccine strategy that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS in monkeys.

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

The Health Ministry launched a 'test and treat policy for HIV' under which as soon as a person tests positive for the disease, he will be provided with antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.

Parliament passes HIV/AIDS Bill

Parliament passes HIV/AIDS Bill

The bill prohibits any kind of discrimination against such people on ground of treatment, employment and workplace. 

New technique makes cells resistant to HIV

New technique makes cells resistant to HIV

This success led the researchers to test the same technique against HIV. To infect a person, all strains of HIV need to bind with a cell surface receptor called CD4.

Scientists find a new way to zoom in on AIDS virus hideout

Scientists find a new way to zoom in on AIDS virus hideout

Scientists have found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells which will provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs.

Is it possible to detect lingering HIV in the brain? MRI scans can do it, say scientists!

Is it possible to detect lingering HIV in the brain? MRI scans can do it, say scientists!

The team looked at data from 146 HIV patients who were investigated for cognitive problems between 2011 and 2015.

Children living with HIV write letter to PM Modi after India runs out of life-saving drugs

Children living with HIV write letter to PM Modi after India runs out of life-saving drugs

Lopinavir syrup, the children-friendly HIV drug, has vanished from Indian markets.

China to help combat AIDS virus with traditional Chinese medicine

China to help combat AIDS virus with traditional Chinese medicine

The TCM push aligns with a recent effort by the government to make the practice a priority for both development and publicity.

HIV treatment may make patients susceptible to syphilis: Study

HIV treatment may make patients susceptible to syphilis: Study

All the gay/bisexual men who consume antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection may be unknowingly boosting their susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis.

How old is the AIDS virus? Scientists say half a billion years!

How old is the AIDS virus? Scientists say half a billion years!

As per the research, retroviruses have ancient marine origins, having been with their animal hosts through the evolutionary transition from sea to land.
 

Elusive structure of HIV machinery cracked

Elusive structure of HIV machinery cracked

HIV is a clever virus and has learned to evade even some of the best drugs on the market.

Blocking 'Type-I interferon' protein may help combat HIV

Blocking 'Type-I interferon' protein may help combat HIV

A new study has found that blocking a protein may help combat HIV.

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. 

HIV vaccine efficacy study begins in South Africa

HIV vaccine efficacy study begins in South Africa

The new trial, to be conducted at 15 sites across South Africa, where more than 1,000 people become infected with HIV every day, aims to test whether it will provide greater and more sustained protection than the RV144 regimen.