HIV virus

HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

With a prevalence rate of 0.76% among adults, third highest in the country, Nagaland has 22,878 'People living with HIV' (PLHIV) and AIDS cases, an official of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) has said.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

In the study, scientists infected rhesus macaques with simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), an HIV-like virus commonly used in nonhuman primate studies.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV+ cases reported in Bangarmau

UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV+ cases reported in Bangarmau

At least 40 people were detected with HIV positive virus at Bangarmau city in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district. Locals reportedly visited a quack who used a single syringe for treatment on everybody, said authorities.

Feb 06, 2018, 09:37 AM IST
Canadian restaurant to serve food cooked by HIV+ cooks to quell stigma

Canadian restaurant to serve food cooked by HIV+ cooks to quell stigma

Located in Toronto, the restaurant called June’s on Tuesday was serving its first meals prepared by HIV-positive cooks to dispel any notion that food preparation can spread the virus.

Nov 15, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Scientists decode how HIV spreads through the body

Scientists decode how HIV spreads through the body

When infected with the HIV virus, humans cannot produce the required antibodies to kill it, which is why a cure has been a challenge to develop.

Nov 13, 2017, 14:26 PM IST
Silver lining for HIV patients: Researchers design experimental vaccine

Silver lining for HIV patients: Researchers design experimental vaccine

The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine, the researchers said.

Oct 29, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
Researchers develop new HIV test that can detect hidden virus faster

Researchers develop new HIV test that can detect hidden virus faster

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new test that can detect 'hidden' HIV virus faster, less labour-intensive and less expensive than the current 'gold standard' test.

May 30, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
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.

Jan 06, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
HIV vaccine: Australian scientists achieve step in 'right direction'

HIV vaccine: Australian scientists achieve step in 'right direction'

A team of researchers from South Australia's University of Adelaide and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have used a common cold virus to introduce their DNA-based vaccine into the immune system of laboratory mice.

Nov 21, 2016, 11:08 AM IST

Smoking may shorten lifespan of HIV patients more than the virus itself

A study led by an Indian researcher has shown that cigarette smoking substantially reduces the lifespan of people living with HIV, potentially even more than HIV itself.

Nov 03, 2016, 14:11 PM IST

Revealed - Why HIV infection increases risk for tuberculosis!

Tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 

Oct 19, 2016, 12:59 PM IST

Protein that may help in killing HIV virus identified

The research claims that this protein has the potential to force the virus out of hiding and poison them on their way out, which can in turn lead to potential treatments for the deadly disease.

Jul 14, 2016, 16:10 PM IST
Kylie Jenner's HIV fears

Kylie Jenner's HIV fears

Kylie Jenner is worried because her boyfriend Tyga and HIV positive Charlie Sheen had once been involved with the same transgender pornstar in the past.

Nov 26, 2015, 10:41 AM IST

AIDS preventive medicine available from December in Sonagachi

The medicine is designed to prevent sex workers from HIV infection.

Nov 10, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

New biomarkers can predict HIV relapse in patients

The researchers found that high levels of these biomarkers, attached to 'exhausted' T-cells prior to patients commencing ART, were associated with earlier rebound of the virus following treatment interruption.

Oct 11, 2015, 17:53 PM IST

Biomarkers predict HIV return when treatment is stopped

Researchers at University of New South Wales, Australia and the University of Oxford believe the research opens up new avenues for understanding why the HIV virus persists in some patients and remains dormant and undetectable in others.

Oct 10, 2015, 13:23 PM IST

Natural defence against HIV found

Researchers have discovered a protein that may slow the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), thereby revealing a target for developing natural therapies against the deadly virus.

Sep 17, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Novel antibody that efficiently attacks HIV virus

The researchers from California Institute of Technology have discovered a new antibody that can make it easier to detect and neutralise HIV virus in an infected patient.

Sep 13, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

Molecule that targets HIV in semen to prevent infection

A tweezer shaped molecule that targets the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in semen can help prevent HIV infection and other sexually transmitted viral diseases, new research has found.

Aug 18, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

Delhi: RTV driver kills rival’s mother for revenge

A RTV driver reportedly killed his rival’s mother after suspecting that the latter was responsible for him contracting the HIV virus.

Jul 11, 2015, 14:43 PM IST