HIV

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
'Breakthrough' AIDS research fetches India-origin couple top US award

'Breakthrough' AIDS research fetches India-origin couple top US award

The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, who discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, at the 19th international meeting of the IHV.

Oct 26, 2017, 10:03 AM IST
Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively

Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively

The new approach, called "Block-and-Lock", blocks reactivation of the virus in cells, even during treatment interruptions, and locks HIV into a durable state of latency.
 

Oct 19, 2017, 11:01 AM IST
Antiretroviral therapy for HIV may damage kids' brains

Antiretroviral therapy for HIV may damage kids' brains

While HIV has been known to cause abnormalities in a child's brain development, therapeutic interventions can also harm a growing child, the researchers said. 
 

Oct 18, 2017, 20:02 PM IST
Technique to 'kick and kill' HIV developed

Technique to 'kick and kill' HIV developed

This technique uses a new molecule to awaken dormant virus cells and then kill them.

Oct 06, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

The test could provide doctors and carers with a virtually instantaneous way of diagnosing someone with HIV.

Sep 30, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
In blooper, Punjab campaign says AIDS can spread through handshakes

In blooper, Punjab campaign says AIDS can spread through handshakes

The fact that AIDS does not spread from touch has been stressed upon from time to time, since it is also one of the top-most myths people have about the disease.

Sep 25, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Researchers found that smoking and HIV together put people at risk of developing lung cancer at a rate even higher than that among smokers not infected with HIV.

Sep 19, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
9-year-old blood cancer patient tests positive for HIV post transfusion, probe ordered

9-year-old blood cancer patient tests positive for HIV post transfusion, probe ordered

The minister said the state government would bear all expenses for further treatment of the girl.

Sep 16, 2017, 17:01 PM IST

Girl found HIV positive after transfusion: Govt orders probe

According to police, the girl was being treated at the Alapuzha Medical College from where she was referred to the RCC here for further treatment.

Sep 15, 2017, 17:18 PM IST
Effective way to treat HIV is here

Effective way to treat HIV is here

Researchers from University of South Carolina (USC) in the US identified a novel human protein variant that can be targeted to prevent the human immunodeficiency virus from harming HIV-positive individuals.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
Doctor's attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

Doctor's attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

The incident occurred at the Proddutur district government hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district.

Aug 20, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Novel approach to track HIV infection found

Novel approach to track HIV infection found

During the course of infection, HIV fuses onto a target immune cell and delivers its capsid - a cone that holds the genetic material of the virus - into the cell's cytoplasm.

Aug 19, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

‘South Africa has highest HIV prevalence rate’

The government believes the new measure will stop the transmission of HIV and also lengthen the life expectancy to 70 by 2030.

Aug 01, 2017, 17:18 PM IST
HIV prevention: Vaginal ring containing antiretroviral dapivirine found safe, acceptable in US teens

HIV prevention: Vaginal ring containing antiretroviral dapivirine found safe, acceptable in US teens

A vaginal ring that contains an experimental antiretroviral (ARV) drug, previously found to provide protection against HIV infection in women, has been found safe and acceptable in teenage girls, researchers claim.

Jul 25, 2017, 23:59 PM IST
Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

The new vaccine regimen -- called as "Ad26 mosaic" -- were well-tolerated and capable of generating anti-HIV immune responses in healthy HIV-negative adults.

Jul 25, 2017, 15:12 PM IST
9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

Till date, only one person is known to have been cured – the so-called Berlin patient, a man who had a bone marrow transplant in 2007 from a donor with natural resistance to HIV.

Jul 25, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes

HIV fight advances with new drug cocktails, fresh vaccine hopes

Researchers believe such advances are necessary to stay ahead of a virus that can all too often develop resistance to medicines, despite the use since 1996 of three- or four-drug combinations that mean HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence.

Jul 24, 2017, 14:26 PM IST