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Gene experiment foolish and dangerous: Experts

The study, at the University of California, Berkeley, looked at nearly 410,000 people in the UK, among them those who had only the mutated version of CCR5 were 20 per cent more likely to die before they turned 78.

Jun 04, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

HIV patients more likely to develop heart diseases

In the statement, published in the Circulation journal, the researchers indicated that the heart disease risk among HIV patients occurs due to interactions between traditional risk factors, such as diet, lifestyle and tobacco use; and HIV-specific risk factors, such as a chronically activated immune system and inflammation characteristic of chronic HIV.

Jun 04, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

Over 500 test positive for HIV in Pakistani village

A local doctor who was also infected with HIV was arrested on April 27 in connection with the outbreak after residents complained. 

May 17, 2019, 20:40 PM IST

Two cases of HIV reported after 'vampire' facials at US spa

As part of the process, syringes with nutrient-rich plasma are injected into facial tissues using a micro-needling pen. If not done properly and with hygienic practices, it could lead to health hazards.

May 01, 2019, 14:35 PM IST

World AIDS Day: 1,20,000 children, adolescents aged 0-19 living with HIV in 2017 in India

Currently, 3 million persons 19 years and younger, are infected with HIV worldwide.

Dec 01, 2018, 07:17 AM IST

Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury will be performance of the year: Anupam Kher

Mercury died in 1991 from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.

Nov 22, 2018, 13:51 PM IST

HIV prevalence rate third highest in Nagaland, highest in Manipur: Study

With a prevalence rate of 0.76% among adults, third highest in the country, Nagaland has 22,878 'People living with HIV' (PLHIV) and AIDS cases, an official of Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) has said.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:20 PM IST

Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

In the study, scientists infected rhesus macaques with simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), an HIV-like virus commonly used in nonhuman primate studies.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:15 PM IST

New paper-based test can help in early detection of HIV

In recent years, diseases such as Ebola and Zika have caused wide-scale devastation, and HIV continues to be a pandemic health threat for many, researchers said.

Feb 02, 2018, 16:08 PM IST

Common birth control drug may up risk of HIV

MPA behaves like the stress hormone cortisol in the cells of the genital tract that can come in contact with HIV.
 

Jan 05, 2018, 17:29 PM IST

Hijab-clad women dance to movie song in Kerala, start heated debate on Twitter

The three women were dancing during AIDS Day celebrations to raise awareness about the life-threatening disease.

Dec 05, 2017, 12:56 PM IST

AIDS awareness leading to more people taking HIV tests: Tripura Health Minister

According to the Minister, the number of HIV positive people in Tripura has been more or less static during the past few years.

Dec 01, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

Union minister Anupriya Patel launches strategic plan, aims at eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030

She also inaugurated the 'SAMPARK' mission aimed at tracing those who are HIV positive and are to be brought under ART services.

Dec 01, 2017, 19:40 PM IST

Microorganisms in Chile desert may have the potential to fight HIV

Actinobacteria are the keystone species in our ecosystems and are acknowledged as an unrivalled source of bioactive compounds.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 18:39 PM IST

HIV-infected patients with heart problems given inferior cardiovascular care: Study

Researchers find 5.1 percent of HIV-positive adults received aspirin/antiplatelet therapy for primary prevention or cardiovascular disease

Nov 27, 2017, 09:51 AM IST

Challenges remain for India in the fight against AIDS. Here are some of them

World AIDS Day is on December 1.

Nov 21, 2017, 23:05 PM IST

Scientists decode how HIV spreads through the body

When infected with the HIV virus, humans cannot produce the required antibodies to kill it, which is why a cure has been a challenge to develop.

Nov 13, 2017, 14:26 PM IST

Silver lining for HIV patients: Researchers design experimental vaccine

The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine, the researchers said.

Oct 29, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

'Breakthrough' AIDS research fetches India-origin couple top US award

The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, who discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS, at the 19th international meeting of the IHV.

Oct 26, 2017, 10:03 AM IST

Technique to 'kick and kill' HIV developed

This technique uses a new molecule to awaken dormant virus cells and then kill them.

Oct 06, 2017, 15:53 PM IST