HIV

Passive immunotherapy shows promise in suppressing HIV

A new study has revealed that passive immunotherapy to repress HIV may provide effective results in the absence of drug treatment.

Every village in Goa has HIV patient, says minister

Goa does not have a single village unaffected with HIV, state Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Monday.

More parents want Goa school to kick out `HIV positive` kids

Impasse over continuation of 13-odd "HIV positive" students in a South Goa school has deepened with more parents now resolving to withdraw their wards from the school.

Potent new anti-HIV proteins found in Australian coral reefs

Researchers have found a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, which has raised hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection.

HC asks BSF, MHA to accord same treatment to early HIV positives

The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Union Home Ministry and the BSF to accord same treatment to personnel afflicted with HIV P-2 (earlier stage of the disease) from service.

Patna hospital probing treatment-denied HIV+ man`s death

A probe began into the death of a HIV positive man at the Patna Medical College and Hospital after he was allegedly refused dialysis treatment by some doctors last week, an official said.

Convict moves SC for compensation for acquiring HIV in jail

A murder convict serving life imprisonment on Friday moved the Supreme Court for his release and compensation of Rs 75 lakh for having contracted HIV and another infection allegedly during his stay in jail.

US envoy expresses concern over child mortality

Extending her country`s support to Maharashtra in tackling the HIV epidemic, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell on Monday expressed concern over children dying before the age of five years.

China reports 70,000 new HIV cases; 434,000 carriers

China reported some 70,000 new cases of HIV infections in the first nine months of the year taking the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS to 434,000, health authorities said on Sunday.

Suu Kyi urges `freedom from fear` on World AIDS Day

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi today urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.

French award for Anjali Gopalan

France on Friday awarded its highest civilian award `Chevalier de la Legion d`Honneur` to Anjali Gopalan for her work on transgenders and HIV positive patients.

Three-year-old `cured` of HIV remains free of virus

A three-year-old US girl who was given emergency treatment within 30 hours of being born with AIDS remains free from the deadly virus even after 18 months - the first time HIV has been put into remission in a child.

Sharon Stone to receive Peace Summit award

‘Basic Instinct’ star Sharon Stone is to be presented with an honour by Nobel Prize winners for her work with HIV and AIDS sufferers.

Cop bitten by HIV infected man in Thiruvananthapuram

In a bizarre
incident, an HIV infected man, wanted in connection with several criminal cases, bit two policemen when they went to arrest him near here, police said today.

Swaziland votes in Parliamentary Elections

Voters in Africa`s tiny mountain kingdom of Swaziland began casting ballots on Friday for a new Parliament, in an election dismissed by critics as a rubber stamp for King Mswati III`s absolute rule.

I`m better alone: Paul Michael Glaser

Actor Paul Michael Glaser, who has given up on finding love again, says he is happy being single.

Row over revealing identity of HIV carriers

Officials in Odisha`s Kendrapara district find themselves in a sticky wicket for revealing the identity of HIV-AIDS carriers.

`Leaders should create awareness about HIV/AIDS`

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday said that creating awareness about HIV and AIDS should be a part of the responsibilities of elected representatives, corporate entities and business houses in the state.

HIV spreading among students in China

The number of Chinese students registered as infected with HIV is on the rise, with homosexual transmission becoming the major cause of new infections, an official here said today.

City lab to pay Rs 2.05L for wrongly diagnosing youth as HIV+

A city-based diagnostic clinic has been ordered by a consumer forum to pay Rs 2.05 lakh as damages to a 25-year-old youth for wrongly diagnosing him as HIV-positive.