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.

Taking `scissors` to immune cells shows HIV promise

A new gene therapy approach that engineers a person`s T cells so that they become resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus has shown early signs of success, researchers said Wednesday.

New toxin can kill lurking HIV-infected cells

A team of researchers has demonstrated in a mouse model that an HIV-specific poison can kill cells in which the virus is actively reproducing despite antiretroviral therapy.

HIV: Risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a life threatening virus that cause Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans leading to failure of immune system.

HIV antiretroviral therapy saved 2.8 mln years of life in South Africa since 2004

A new study has revealed that the antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the treatment of HIV infection has saved 2.8 million years of life in South Africa since 2004 and is projected to save an additional 15.1 million years of life by 2030.

New breakthrough brings HIV cure closer to reality

Researchers have used radio immunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.

Mother-to-child HIV infections decreasing: UN

The UN Children`s Fund says it is alarmed about increasing HIV and AIDS rates among adolescents over the last seven years and is advocating an aggressive program that includes condom distribution and antiretroviral treatment.

AIDS proves stubborn in Europe as new HIV infections rise

Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in AIDS cases in the West.

New HIV infections down 33 percent since 2001: UN

A UN report Monday said new HIV infections among adults and children were estimated at 2.3 million in 2012, down 33 percent from 2001.

New guidelines pave way for achieving AIDS-free generation

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has welcomed the World Health Organization (WHO)`s new HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention guidelines.

New program for AIDS hit Indian rural women highly effective

A new type of intervention program through which rural women in India were trained as social health activists to assist women who have HIV/AIDS, has significantly helped improve their life.

World AIDS Day: HIV still a stigma?

Despite all efforts, AIDS continues to be a word that generates more anxiety than awareness. Stigma and discrimination against those suffering from the disease remains a harsh reality.

Ending global HIV/AIDS pandemic is within our reach

Ending the global HIV/AIDS pandemic may be possible by implementing a multifaceted global effort.

New HIV cases decline by half in India: UN

New HIV cases among adults have declined by half in India since 2000, according to a new UN report.

New HIV cases decline by half in India: UN

New HIV cases among adults have declined by half in India since 2000, according to a new UN report.

India sees cut in HIV cases but battle not over

More than 60 million people around the world have been infected with HIV since 1981, according to a UNAIDS report last year based on 2009 figures. Nearly half of them have died from AIDS-related causes.

India sees cut in HIV cases but battle not over

More than 60 million people around the world have been infected with HIV since 1981, according to a UNAIDS report last year based on 2009 figures. Nearly half of them have died from AIDS-related causes.

HIV drug treatment doesn’t reduce risk of partner infection

A new study suggests antiretroviral therapy does not lower risk of HIV transmission to uninfected partner.

HIV drug treatment doesn’t reduce risk of partner infection

A new study suggests antiretroviral therapy does not lower risk of HIV transmission to uninfected partner.