'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.

Proteins that inhibit HIV, Ebola release identified

In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that a family of proteins that helps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can also block the release of these deadly viruses.

Killer fungus that grows on trees

A teenaged girl has helped scientists discover that a deadly fungus that generally attacks HIV/AIDS patients grows on trees.

Dissolvable `tampon` to protect against HIV

Researchers have developed a dissolvable tampon-like product that can carry substantial loads of medicine and could offer fast-acting HIV protection.

HIV vaccine a step closer

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.

Cancer drug can detect HIV virus

In a key discovery against HIV, researchers have shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV to levels readably detectable in the blood by standard methods.

Scaling up HIV therapy can end this epidemic by 2030: UNAIDS

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.

Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV

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.

Soy sauce molecule may help treat drug-resistant HIV

A molecule, used to enhance the flavour in soy sauce, can help develop compounds that are 70 times more potent than Tenofovir, a first-line HIV drug therapy, scientists say.

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.

Low cholesterol in immune cells tied to slow HIV progression

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to a new research.

HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TB

People infected with HIV have more chances of getting infected with tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested in time as it can be cured if diagnosed early, experts said.

New York hospital warns 4,000 patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure

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.

India pledges new low-cost drugs to developing nations

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.

HIV vaccine comes closer to reality

A research team has found how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection of cells by targeting a site on the virus called V1V2.

Myanmar, ADB to cooperate in poverty alleviation, HIV control

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.

Interim budget 2014: Health ministry gets Rs.30,145 crore

Rs.30,145 crore was allocated to the health ministry in the interim budget for 2014-15 by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram .This move is being hailed as "positive" by the health sector.

HIV epidemic trends for Thane indicate high prevalence in HRGs

The HIV epidemic trends in the Thane district have indicated high prevalence among (High Risk Groups) HRGs and low prevalence among general population, said a report.

Jail, fine for propagating hatred against HIV affected

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.

Bill to end HIV/AIDS discrimination introduced in Rajya Sabha

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.