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Types of HIV carried by chimps can infect humans: Study

A new study led by researchers have found the evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and even the forms of HIV, can infect human cells.

New forms of HIV can jump from animals to humans

The researchers found that the SIV ancestor of HIV-1 M - the strain responsible for the global HIV pandemic - and another ancestral strain of HIV found only among residents of Cameroon can jump from animals to humans.

New HIV infections steady at 2.5 mn a year worldwide: Study

Nearly 2.5 million people worldwide become new victims of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) each year although deaths from the deadly virus have been steadily declining from a peak in 2005, finds a study.

Cancer immunotherapy may fight HIV too

A type of immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, suggests new research.

Here's why Prince Harry took HIV test Live on Facebook – Watch!

The test, which involved a pinprick and took about a minute, was broadcast live on the royal family's Facebook page.

Breakthrough in AIDS treatment? Austrian researchers find potential remedy for terrible immune disease!

The research is based on a substance known as resveratrol, that occurs naturally in grapes as a means of defence against fungi and bacteria.

India has almost 21 lakh HIV patients: Report

Additional Secretary, Health cum Director General NACO (National Aids Control Organisation) Navreet Singh Kang said that there was an immediate need to identify the HIV positive patients and start their treatment.

Prince Harry joins Coldplay onstage at Kensington Palace gig

Prince Harry joins Coldplay onstage at Kensington Palace gig

Prince Harry joined Coldplay for a set at their Kensington Palace charity concert.

Zambia targets zero HIV infection through male circumcision

The Zambian government has targeted at recording zero new HIV/AIDS infections through enforcing voluntary circumcision of about two million men by 2020, state media reported on Wednesday.

I only had unprotected sex twice: Charlie Sheen

I only had unprotected sex twice: Charlie Sheen

 Hollywood star Charlie Sheen, who announced last November he was HIV-positive, says he only had unprotected sex twice and always promoted the use of condoms but was incredibly unlucky.

AIDS deaths in India reduced by 55% since 2007: Nadda

India had recorded 1,48,309 deaths caused by AIDS in 2007, whereas, in 2015, the figure stood at just 67,600.

Thailand becomes first Asian country to eliminate mother-child HIV transmission!

Thailand has turned around its epidemic and transformed the lives of thousands of women and children affected by HIV.

Around 2234 Indians infected with HIV after blood transfusion: Report

Around 2234 people in the country have been infected with the deadly disease human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while tranfusing the blood in the past 17 months.

Birth control pills may protect women against STIs

According to a recent study, popping contraceptive pills could protect against one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Single antibody infusions found promising against HIV

 A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus for up to 23 weeks, researchers have found.

Zinc deficiency may make inflammation worse in HIV+ patients

Deficiency of zinc can contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals, according to a new study.

Global HIV drive hampered without drugs for ''neglected'' West and Central Africa

A global drive to help curb the HIV epidemic by 2020 will fail unless millions of people with the virus in West and Central Africa receive life-saving drugs, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Wednesday.

Combined HIV, hepatitis C vaccination a possibility soon

An estimated 2.3 million people globally are co-infected with HIV and HCV. HCV is the leading cause of non-AIDS deaths in co-infected individuals.

HIV can develop resistance to gene-editing tool

The problem is that HIV is notoriously good at surviving and thriving with new mutations, so while many viruses are killed by the targeted approach, those that escape the CRISPR/Cas9 treatment become more difficult to target.

Researchers identify potent antibodies against HIV

 Scientists have developed a structure-based vaccine design that can jumpstart an effective immune response to HIV by rapidly offsetting antibodies against the virus, which so far have been unsuccessful.