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How old is the AIDS virus? Scientists say half a billion years!

How old is the AIDS virus? Scientists say half a billion years!

As per the research, retroviruses have ancient marine origins, having been with their animal hosts through the evolutionary transition from sea to land.
 

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.

Blocking 'Type-I interferon' protein may help combat HIV

Blocking 'Type-I interferon' protein may help combat HIV

A new study has found that blocking a protein may help combat HIV.

HIV patients are at higher risk of heart attack

HIV patients are at higher risk of heart attack

Plaque build-up occurs 10 to 15 years earlier in HIV patients than in the uninfected population, the study said.

HIV: Research reveals how antiretroviral drugs can cause neuronal damage

HIV: Research reveals how antiretroviral drugs can cause neuronal damage

Mounting evidence has implicated these drugs in contributing to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

They also realised that to boost information and technology in health services in order to promote cost-effective treatment.

HIV and tuberculosis: Their connection, why they need to be tackled together

HIV and tuberculosis: Their connection, why they need to be tackled together

HIV targets the immune system and weakens an individual's defence systems against infections, including tuberculosis (TB), and some types of cancer. 

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. 

World AIDS Day: Five things you can do for people living with HIV

World AIDS Day: Five things you can do for people living with HIV

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support to and solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV. 

World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

Prevention is certainly better than cure. On World AIDS day, here’s taking a look at way to prevent HIV infection

Social stigma causing depression, suicide in people with HIV

Social stigma causing depression, suicide in people with HIV

According to the survey people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS are three times more likely to commit suicide than general population.

Assam records 928 new HIV cases, says ASACS

Assam records 928 new HIV cases, says ASACS

Assam is categorised as a low HIV prevalence state with an estimated adult prevalence of 0.06 per cent, lower than the national prevalence of 0.26 per cent.

HIV: WHO's  new guidance on self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day

HIV: WHO's new guidance on self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day

HIV self-testing means people can use oral fluid or blood-finger-pricks to discover their status in a private and convenient setting.

HIV vaccine efficacy study begins in South Africa

HIV vaccine efficacy study begins in South Africa

The new trial, to be conducted at 15 sites across South Africa, where more than 1,000 people become infected with HIV every day, aims to test whether it will provide greater and more sustained protection than the RV144 regimen.

Novel antiretroviral drugs to cut HIV sexual transmission risk

Novel antiretroviral drugs to cut HIV sexual transmission risk

The new antiretroviral drug Dolutegravir -- known as integrase inhibitors -- can act much faster than earlier treatments in reducing the viral load in semen -- an area of the body considered to be a reservoir of the virus and where access for drugs is more difficult, the study said.

Here's why you should get tested for HIV!

Here's why you should get tested for HIV!

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once as part of routine medical care. 

Over 90% people with HIV, tuberculosis have access to therapy

Over 90% people with HIV, tuberculosis have access to therapy

Over 90 per cent of people in India who are infected simultaneously with HIV and tuberculosis have access to HIV therapy, a new study released on Monday said.

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.

Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

 Sri Lanka is making timely interventions in its efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday.

'Potent antibody neutralises nearly all HIV strains'

'Potent antibody neutralises nearly all HIV strains'

Identifying broadly neutralising antibodies against HIV has been difficult because the virus rapidly changes its surface proteins to evade recognition by the immune system.