HIV can spread early, evolve in patients' brains

Researchers have discovered that HIV can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection.

Tuberculosis major killer disease in Ganjam

With over 200 people dying every year, tuberculosis has emerged as a major killer disease in Ganjam district of Odisha after the AIDS.

HIV not as infectious soon after transmission as thought

 People who have just contracted HIV may not be as highly infectious during this early stage as previously thought, according to a new study.

Tuberculosis still raging in Eastern Europe

About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control(ECDC) revealed Tuesday.

Anti-herpes drug may help treat HIV: Study

Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to treat genital herpes, may help reduce the levels of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, even when patients do not have herpes, a study has suggested.

Learning he is HIV positive, engineer sets family ablaze

An engineer in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday locked himself with his wife and two daughters in a car and set it ablaze as part of an alleged suicide pact.

What kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer? Dirty water

Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say. 

Gorilla origins of two AIDS virus lineages confirmed: Study

Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses originated in western lowland gorillas in Cameroon, scientists said.

Payment delays dent India's flagship health, AIDS programmes

India`s main public health programmes, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in federal funds were distributed, according to data and letters seen by Reuters.

Now, a film on AIDS and motherhood

 Pocket Films, known for bringing short films to the forefront, is here with a film titled “O Mother”, an attempt by director Prashant Bhagia to spread awareness about women with AIDS.

For Clinton, her family foundation may pose campaign risks

The foundation launched by former President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago has battled HIV and AIDS in Africa, educated millions of children and fed the poor and hungry around the globe.

AIDS: New drug shields monkeys from infection, says study

Scientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an animal version of the AIDS virus, a major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine.

Health groups say AIDS number 1 killer of adolescents in Africa

The 16-year-old Kenyan girl found out she was HIV-positive and pregnant at a clinic in the Korogocho slums two years ago.

NGO working on AIDS gets $350,000 aid

Global NGO, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), has received a grant of $350,000 from leading pharmaceutical and healthcare firm Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) to support implementation of the Human Vaccines Project that seeks to transform disease prevention across the world.

New aggressive form of HIV discovered in Cuba

A new aggressive form of HIV can progress to AIDS in just three years - so rapidly that patients may not even realise they were infected, scientists say.

Smartphone device can diagnose HIV in 15 minutes
Smartphone device can diagnose HIV in 15 minutes

A team of researchers from Columbia University has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory or dongle that can perform a test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

TB claimed 36 lives in Mizoram in 2014

 At least 36 people died of tuberculosis in Mizoram during 2014, Health and Family Welfare department today said.

AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says UN

A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the UN`s AIDS envoy said on Wednesday.

Over one lakh new HIV/AIDS cases reported in China in 2014

China has reported 104,000 new HIV/AIDS infections in 2014, up 14.8 per cent from the previous year, the central health authority here said.

Acclaimed Honduras teenage AIDS activist kidnapped in street

A Honduran AIDS activist who gave an impressive speech at the age of 12 at a 2008 international conference has been abducted in the city of San Pedro Sula.