HIV/AIDS

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
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
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
India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90?-90-90 targets', gives a comprehensive analysis of the 2014 targets to accelerate progress so that by 2020, 90 per cent of all HIV-infected people know their status, 90 per cent of all HIV-diagnosed people are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 per cent of those taking ART are virally suppressed.

Jul 21, 2017, 11:42 AM IST
HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Jul 21, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
Cure for HIV/AIDS coming soon? Gene editing eliminates HIV infection in mice

Cure for HIV/AIDS coming soon? Gene editing eliminates HIV infection in mice

The study by researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh boosts the confidence of scientists to eliminate the AIDS virus infection in humans.

May 02, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Fight against HIV/AIDS: India's first free condom store launched – This is how you can order from  #FreeCondomStore

Fight against HIV/AIDS: India's first free condom store launched – This is how you can order from #FreeCondomStore

On its 10th anniversary, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched India's first 'Free Condom Store', under which individuals, NGOs, government, private institutions and community-based organisations can order as many condoms as they want. 

Apr 28, 2017, 09:23 AM IST
Ensure adequate treatment to HIV+ man, Delhi HC tells Centre

Ensure adequate treatment to HIV+ man, Delhi HC tells Centre

The 26-year-old father of two kids, who has challenged the termination of his service at a private city hospital, was thrown out of his job for over a year now.

Apr 27, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
HIV/AIDS Bill passed in Parliament: All you need to know

HIV/AIDS Bill passed in Parliament: All you need to know

The HIV/AIDS Bill ensures equal rights to the people affected by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admissions in educational institutions and jobs.

Apr 12, 2017, 09:21 AM IST
HIV and AIDS Bill that ensures equal rights to people passed in Rajya Sabha: All you need to know

HIV and AIDS Bill that ensures equal rights to people passed in Rajya Sabha: All you need to know

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention) and Control) Bill, 2014, moved by Health Minister J P Nadda, was passed in the Upper House by a voice vote after it remained pending for more than three years.

Mar 22, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
Successful heart surgery performed on HIV patient for the first time in China!

Successful heart surgery performed on HIV patient for the first time in China!

The centre's AIDS Diagnosis and Treatment Centre has dedicated itself to addressing this difficulty for the past seven years.

Feb 09, 2017, 21:59 PM IST
China to help combat AIDS virus with traditional Chinese medicine

China to help combat AIDS virus with traditional Chinese medicine

The TCM push aligns with a recent effort by the government to make the practice a priority for both development and publicity.

Feb 06, 2017, 21:39 PM IST
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).

Dec 17, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
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. 

Dec 06, 2016, 13:42 PM IST
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. 

Dec 01, 2016, 10:55 AM IST
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. 

Dec 01, 2016, 09:24 AM IST
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.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:55 PM IST
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.

Nov 29, 2016, 21:22 PM IST
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.

Nov 23, 2016, 17:25 PM IST
'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.

Nov 16, 2016, 12:44 PM IST