Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug related behaviour: Study

Social media such as Twitter can be reportedly used for tracking HIV incidences and drug-related behaviours as well as for detecting and preventing outbreaks, according to a new UCLA-led study.

Mental health patients up to four times more likely to have HIV

A new study has found that people receiving mental health care are up to four times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population.

HIV: Risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a life threatening virus that cause Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans leading to failure of immune system.

New breakthrough brings HIV cure closer to reality

Researchers have used radio immunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.

What it will take to achieve an AIDS-free world

AIDS preventive strategies include, among many others, the expansion of HIV testing, circumcision, treatment as prevention, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

Awareness on sexual health necessary: Experts

More awareness on sexual health can help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among married women, a group of experts said Friday.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Causes, symptoms & treatments

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), also known as Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) or Venereal Disease (VD) is transmitted between human through sexual contacts, which includes vaginal intercourse, oral sex and anal sex.

Now, morning-after pill that can be taken five days later

A contraceptive pill which can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex will now be made available at pharmacies in the UK without the need for prescription, a move that has drawn concern from critics.

Brazilian girl sells virginity to help poor people

A 20-year-old Brazilian woman student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder to raise cash to build homes for poverty-stricken families, the Daily Mail reported.

Male circumcision `cuts risk of sexually transmitted infections`

Leading paediatricians in the United States have said that the health benefits of circumcising baby boys outweigh the risks associated with the procedure.

Phone app helps British teens find free condoms

Though there are no restrictions on who can download it, but to get free condoms, users have to be aged between 13 and 19.

STD: Type, Symptoms & Treatment

Currently there is no available vaccine or cure for HIV/AIDS.

‘HAART is very effective in combating HIV’

Dr Jai Babu talks about HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day with Salome Phelamei.

‘HAART is very effective in combating HIV’

Dr Jai Babu talks about HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day with Salome Phelamei.

India witnesses 56% drop in new HIV cases

At the end of last year, there were about 34 mn people with HIV.

Scientists find way to `disarm` AIDS virus

AIDS kills around 1.8 mn people a year worldwide. An estimated 2.6 mn people caught HIV in 2009, and 33.3 mn people are living with the virus.

Sexually transmitted diseases on rise in Oz

Experts have called for a new HIV awareness campaign after it was seen that venereal disease among young Australians has skyrocketed.

Sexually transmitted diseases on rise in Oz

Experts have called for a new HIV awareness campaign after it was seen that venereal disease among young Australians has skyrocketed.