HIV's infection tactics could guide AIDS vaccine, study finds

New research that sheds light on the methods and machinery used by HIV to infect cells provides insight into the tricky virus that potentially could guide the development of a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS, according to U.S. government and other scientists.

Deadly viruses recurs in cured HIV-positive baby

A HIV born baby, who had appeared to have been cured of the virus following an antiretroviral treatment (ART), has been detected of HIV infection again.

2.1 million HIV-affected patients in India face shortage of critical HIV drugs

India, which is home to as many as 2.1 million HIV-affected patients, could run out of critical drugs in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling.

Victoria Beckham speaks at UN about children with HIV
Victoria Beckham speaks at UN about children with HIV

Singer-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who has been appointed UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador, has lent her voice to a worthy cause.

'Biospleen' can remove deadly pathogens from human blood

In search of a way to clear infections, US researchers have developed an artificial "biospleen" to filter blood.

Aligarh scientists discover new superbug

A new variant of a superbug has been accidentally discovered by researchers at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), an expert here said.

Antibiotic resistant "super bug" found at AMU

A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.

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'NACO-NRHM integration will increase HIV infections'

Number of HIV infections in India will increase if the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is closed and its activities merged with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), activists and experts said Monday.

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.

Embattled Sterling slams Johnson

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling`s televised apology aimed at cooling a racism row only fueled the fire Monday when he took a vicious swipe at NBA icon Magic Johnson.

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.

 Myanmar joins FIFA`s anti-HIV campaign

Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has joined FIFA`s health programme "Protect the Goal" together with Myanmar National League and UNAIDS, said MFF Thursday.

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.

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