Simian Immunodeficiency Virus

Types of HIV carried by chimps can infect humans: Study

A new study led by researchers have found the evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and even the forms of HIV, can infect human cells.

Jul 23, 2016, 10:37 AM IST

New forms of HIV can jump from animals to humans

The researchers found that the SIV ancestor of HIV-1 M - the strain responsible for the global HIV pandemic - and another ancestral strain of HIV found only among residents of Cameroon can jump from animals to humans.

Jul 22, 2016, 12:58 PM IST

HIV ancestors have infected primates for 16 million years

Viruses closely related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that may cause AIDS have infected primates in Africa for as long as 16 million years, says a new study.

Aug 21, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

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.

Mar 03, 2015, 09:42 AM IST

New medical device could prevent HIV in women

Researchers have developed a new intravaginal ring filled with an anti-retroviral drug that could help combat HIV in women.

Sep 28, 2013, 15:15 PM IST

New vaccine promises to treat AIDS

Researchers have developed a vaccine that seems to have the capability of completely clearing an AIDS-causing virus from the body.

Sep 12, 2013, 10:52 AM IST

Effective HIV vaccines come closer to reality

The experimental vaccine that protected monkeys an animal version of the AIDS virus has advanced the search of an effective HIV vaccine.

Jan 05, 2012, 19:34 PM IST