We can beat this disease: Obama on AIDS

Obama pledged US support to help 6 million people in countries hardest hit by the virus get access to antiretroviral drugs by the end of 2013.

`HIV leads Asian households into joblessness, debt`

Households in Asian countries, including India, that have people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a high rate, plunging them into "irreversible poverty".

Traditional Chinese medicines can cure AIDS

Experts in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have claimed that it has helped in the recovery of at least 17,000 HIV carriers and AIDS patients in China since 2004.

`India can meet budget for its AIDS programmes`

India is capable of carrying on the programmes at its own expense, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday said.

NYC recommends AIDS drugs for any person with HIV

Health officials are recommending that any person living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs as soon as they are diagnosed with the virus.

New HIV treatment shows 100% protection in mice

Scientists have developed a new approach to HUIV prevention, called Vectored ImmunoProphylaxis or VIP.

China says HIV/AIDS cases are soaring

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued figures showing 48,000 new cases in China in 2011.

Funding crunch imperils progress on AIDS

A severe funding crisis at the world`s largest backer of the fight against AIDS is dampening optimism in the HIV/AIDS community.

India to avert 3 million HIV cases: World Bank

India is expected to avert 3 mn new HIV infections during the period 1995-2015.

Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO

With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian countries to focus on eliminating the infection, particularly among children, by 2015.

Many Americans with HIV go untreated: Study

Nearly three quarters of the 1.2 million Americans with HIV do not have their infection under control.

STD: Type, Symptoms & Treatment

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

Forum: Fighting HIV/AIDS

India is currently spending 5% of its health budget on HIV/AIDS. What more can be done by the govt to tackle the global epidemic?


There were 2.7 million new HIV infections in 2010, including an estimated 390,000 among children.

‘HAART is very effective in combating HIV’

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

AIDS fund cuts will hit Southern Africa hard

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS called off its next funding round after failing to secure the minimum $13 bn needed to fund its programs.

Anti-HIV gel trial scrapped

A large-scale clinical trial of a new vaginal gel supposed to reduce HIV infections in women has been suspended after the gel was found ineffective.

Pass HIV/AIDS bill in Winter session: NGOs to govt

The Bill was finalised in July 2006 by Health Ministry and was sent to Law Ministry in August, 2007.

India witnesses 56% drop in new HIV cases

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