HIV cases skyrocket among US painkiller drug abusers

Cases of HIV have skyrocketed in a rural community in the midwestern state of Indiana where 142 people have been diagnosed since the beginning of the year, officials said Friday.

Decline in number of HIV positive cases: Govt

The number of HIV positive cases reported annually in the country has declined by 57 per cent to 1.16 lakh in 2011 as compared to 2.74 lakh in 2000, Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

India offers support to make SAARC region polio-free

With an aim of making the South Asian region polio-free, India has offered support to technical missions from SAARC nations, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

HIV-infected men more sensitive to alcohol

Men infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS need fewer drinks to feel the effects of alcohol than uninfected men, says a new study.

Poor quality medicines a global threat: Scientists

With globalisation blurring the line between domestic and foreign medicine production, poor quality medicines are a real and urgent global threat, says a new research.

Australian state to launch medicinal cannabis trial

The Australian state of Queensland will launch its medicinal cannabis trial with the help of other state governments, Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced on Monday.

India to host 5th meeting of SAARC health ministers Wednesday

India is all set to host the fifth meeting of health ministers belonging to SAARC countries tomorrow to deliberate on key issues, including HIV/AIDS, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and to strengthen collaborations amongst the nations.

SAARC health ministers' meet to discuss major issues

 Health issues like prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and disease surveillance network will be up for discussion at the 5th SAARC health ministers' meet here on Wednesday.

India to host fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers

Indian will host the fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers next week to deliberate on key issues including HIV/AIDS, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases and to strengthen collaborations amongst the nations.

India to host fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers

 India will host the fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers next week to deliberate on key issues including HIV/AIDS, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases and to strengthen collaborations amongst the nations.

Scientists to showcase research in Homoeopathy at World Summit

Scientists from premier institutions such as Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Council for Medical Research and Haffkine institute and National Institute of Immuno Haematology would showcase their research in Homoeopathy at a two-day World Summit to be held here from April 11.

Pre-clinical trials for suppressing HIV set to begin

Pre-clinical trials for permanently suppressing HIV are set to begin at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, in Brisbane.

Kenya court urges change to law criminalising women who pass HIV to baby

Human rights groups have welcomed moves to change a Kenyan law passed to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, which criminalises pregnant women who pass HIV/AIDS to their babies, saying it discouraged people from finding out their status.

1,038 people die of AIDS since 1990 in Mizoram

Of the 4,57,678 blood samples tested in Mizoram, 9,894 people were found to be infected with HIV while 1,038 people have died due to AIDS since 1990 till date, state Health Minister Lal Thanzara informed the Assembly Monday.

Scientists call for halt on experiments changing DNA of human embryos

With rumors that scientists are about to announce they have modified the genes of human eggs, sperm, or embryos, five prominent researchers on Thursday called on biologists to halt such experiments due to fears about safety and eugenics.

WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B

The world can beat the liver-attacking hepatitis B virus, which results in some 650.000 deaths a year, the World Health Organization said Thursday, releasing its first treatment guidelines for the disease.

Scientists in Italy discover 'hiding place' of HIV virus in cells

A team of scientists in Italy has discovered the "hiding place" of HIV virus in cells that holds promise for important developments towards new therapies to cure the disease.

Gorilla origins of two AIDS virus lineages confirmed: Study

Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses originated in western lowland gorillas in Cameroon, scientists said.

New `game-changing` daily pill can cut HIV risk among gay men by 86%

A team of scientists has discovered a daily pill that can dramatically cut a person's risk of contracting HIV by 86 percent.

New compound raises hope for HIV vaccine

In a major step against HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS, scientists have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective it might work as part of an unconventional vaccine.