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.

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.

New biomarker discovery brings HIV vaccine a step closer

The vaccine for HIV being developed by the Norwegian vaccine company Bionor Pharma could soon be a reality as researchers have found that median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels.

World AIDS community mourns colleagues on crashed Malaysian plane

The world AIDS community was in mourning with as many as 100 passengers reportedly on a crashed Malaysia Airlines plane heading to Australia for a global conference on the epidemic.

Death rate from HIV dropped to half in rich countries during past decade

A new study has revealed that the overall death rate has been cut to half among the people with AIDS living in the world`s rich countries and receiving care and antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared with a decade ago.

AIDS epidemic can be controlled by 2030: UN

United Nations AIDS Agency has revealed in a new report that there is a chance that the AIDS epidemic can be brought under control by 2030.

Most HIV infections take place in Sub-Saharan Africa: Report

Most HIV infections in the past 12 months across the world took place in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to figures released Wednesday.

US to invest $11 million to curb HIV

The US government has reviewed the progress of the National HIV-AIDS Strategy in the past four years, and has announced new funding to fight the scourge, media reported Wednesday.

More parents want Goa school to kick out `HIV positive` kids

Impasse over continuation of 13-odd "HIV positive" students in a South Goa school has deepened with more parents now resolving to withdraw their wards from the school.

HIV re-emerges in `Mississippi baby`

Dashing the hopes of the scientists that doctors may have found a way to cure young children of HIV, a baby girl thought to have been cured of the dreaded virus, has now been detected with the return of the it in her blood.

UP launches mobile application for HIV awareness

Uttar Pradesh has launched a phone application for iPhone and android users to create awareness about HIV/AIDS, an official said Friday.

Using novel intravaginal ring prevents HIV

A new study has found that when a novel intravaginal ring is implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets or pods, it demonstrates sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days from HIV.

Sex education necessary, but without vulgarisation: Harsh Vardhan

After being embroiled in a row over saying that promoting condom usage is not enough to prevent AIDS, Union Health Minister tried to water down a controversy over his views on sex education expressed on his personal website on education.

Sex education should be banned in schools: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has courted yet another controversy by stating that sex education should be banned in schools.