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.
Researchers have uncovered new properties of special HIV antibodies called "broadly neutralising antibodies" or BNAbs, a discovery that could shed light on the pathway the BNAbs take to develop and speed up development of HIV vaccine.
The opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) began here Sunday with tributes being paid to the six delegates who lost their lives aboard the Malaysian Airline flight MH17 in Ukraine.
In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable.
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.
Out of an `abundance of caution`, a Long Island hospital has asked its 4,000 patients to get tested for a possible hepatitis and HIV infection because they believe that some people may have been exposed to the diseases via an insulin pen.
Stressing that India`s pharmaceutical technology was appropriate for Africa, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said India is committed to making available to developing countries newer generation life-saving drugs also.
The Myanmar government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will cooperate in poverty alleviation and expand HIV/AIDS control services to vulnerable groups in Myanmar`s remote areas, official media reported Tuesday.
Any person found guilty of spreading or propagating hatred against people living with HIV/AIDS will face strict punishment of imprisonment up to two years and a maximum fine of Rs one lakh, according to a proposed legislation.
Despite all efforts, HIV/AIDS continues to be a word that generates more anxiety than awareness. The tremendous amount of stigma and shame which this disease has instigated in the minds of people and the fear it evokes is an issue which needs to be tackled as soon as possible.