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Tuberculosis – Who gets it? Ways to prevent TB

WHO's Global TB Report 2016 also found that nearly half a million people were diagnosed with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

WHO to tackle dengue, environmental health in annual meet

The meeting hopes to formulate policies to support western Pacific countries combat the diseases in a bid to sustain the WHO goals.

HIV transmission: Patients diagnosed at advanced stages more likely to transmit it

HIV testing is important for everyone, and most important if done early to extend life, to prevent transmission, and to save on medical costs. 

HIV/AIDS: How can you reduce your risk of transmission?

HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through certain body fluids – blood, semen and pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, breastmilk.

Cabinet approves amendments to HIV, AIDS Bill

Cabinet approves amendments to HIV, AIDS Bill

The Cabinet on Wednesday here approved amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, which was drafted to safeguard the rights of people living with and affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Breakthrough in HIV? Researchers may have found a possible cure for deadly infection

The research, being carried out by five of Britain's top universities with NHS support, is combining standard antiretroviral drugs with a drug that reactivates dormant HIV and a vaccine that induces the immune system to destroy the infected cells.

Declining trend of HIV in Meghalaya: Patel

Although Meghalaya is not high prevalence with respect to the general population but there is definitely a rise in the high risk groups.

UN high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance: Five things to know!

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the biggest threats to global health and endangers other major priorities.

Why 1.1 mn HIV+ve Indians don't get drugs they need

In India, the drug cocktail is given to patients with a count of less than 350 CD4 cells per mm3 of blood -- CD4 cells are white blood cells, a count of which indicates the health of a person's immune system.

2,234 get HIV via blood transfusion; Govt claims ignorance

The information was made available by NACO when it replied to a right-to-information (RTI) request filed by activist Chetan Kothari earlier this year.

Hong Kong records 188 new HIV cases

 A total of 188 new cases of HIV infection were reported in Hong Kong in the second quarter of 2016, health officials said on Tuesday.

HIV, Hepatitis patients have higher chances of committing suicide

Study results suggest hospitalisation with infection was linked to a 42 per cent higher risk of suicide death compared to those individuals without infection. Also, the study suggested that more the infections, longer the treatment and higher the apparent risk of death by suicide.

Parasitic worm infection may increase HIV risk

W bancrofti is a mosquito borne parasitic worm. Worldwide, it causes 90 per cent of lymphatic filariasis cases, a disease commonly known as elephantiasis, which is a neglected tropical disease as defined by the World Health Organisation.

How HIV disrupts immune system revealed

HIV-infected people whose immune systems made neutralising antibodies have similar immune alterations, or perturbations, as found in individuals with autoimmune disease, revealed a study.

Hepatitis B, C pose huge health challenge in India: Experts

Hepatitis B is 50-100 times more infectious than HIV and Hepatitis C is 10 times more infectious than the virus that can cause AIDS.

How much do you know about hepatitis - Take the quiz here

 Hepatitis can also be caused by alcohol and some other toxins, certain drugs, infections, heavy alcohol use.

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.