HIV infection

First man to be cured of HIV infection now gets terminal cancer

Timothy Ray Brown, dubbed 'the Berlin patient' because of where he lived at the time, had a transplant from a donor with a rare, natural resistance to the AIDS virus. For years, that was thought to have cured his leukemia and his HIV infection, and he still shows no signs of HIV.

Sep 26, 2020, 08:05 AM IST

Novel implant to protect women from HIV infection'

Scientists have developed a vaginal implant that can protect women from HIV infection by decreasing the number of cells that the virus can target in their genital tract.

Apr 16, 2018, 15:50 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

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

HIV prevention: Vaginal ring containing antiretroviral dapivirine found safe, acceptable in US teens

A vaginal ring that contains an experimental antiretroviral (ARV) drug, previously found to provide protection against HIV infection in women, has been found safe and acceptable in teenage girls, researchers claim.

Jul 25, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

The UN report released on Thursday said that the scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:35 PM IST

This new vaccine strategy may prevent HIV infection in monkeys!

A team of researchers have come up with a new revolutionary vaccine strategy that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS in monkeys.

May 18, 2017, 22:57 PM IST

Cure for HIV/AIDS coming soon? Gene editing eliminates HIV infection in mice

The study by researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh boosts the confidence of scientists to eliminate the AIDS virus infection in humans.

May 02, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

The Health Ministry launched a 'test and treat policy for HIV' under which as soon as a person tests positive for the disease, he will be provided with antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.

Apr 28, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

Ensure adequate treatment to HIV+ man, Delhi HC tells Centre

The 26-year-old father of two kids, who has challenged the termination of his service at a private city hospital, was thrown out of his job for over a year now.

Apr 27, 2017, 16:14 PM IST

Persistent dandruff - Could it be a sign of these health conditions? Steps to prevent it

The exact cause of dandruff is still unclear. However, a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is believed to be a common cause of it.

Apr 24, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

HIV/AIDS Bill passed in Parliament: All you need to know

The HIV/AIDS Bill ensures equal rights to the people affected by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admissions in educational institutions and jobs.

Apr 12, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

Blocking 'Type-I interferon' protein may help combat HIV

A new study has found that blocking a protein may help combat HIV.

Dec 24, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

HIV and tuberculosis: Their connection, why they need to be tackled together

HIV targets the immune system and weakens an individual's defence systems against infections, including tuberculosis (TB), and some types of cancer. 

Dec 06, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. 

Dec 01, 2016, 10:55 AM IST

World AIDS Day: Five things you can do for people living with HIV

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support to and solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV. 

Dec 01, 2016, 09:24 AM IST

World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

Prevention is certainly better than cure. On World AIDS day, here’s taking a look at way to prevent HIV infection

Dec 01, 2016, 03:18 AM IST

Social stigma causing depression, suicide in people with HIV

According to the survey people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS are three times more likely to commit suicide than general population.

Nov 30, 2016, 21:07 PM IST

Assam records 928 new HIV cases, says ASACS

Assam is categorised as a low HIV prevalence state with an estimated adult prevalence of 0.06 per cent, lower than the national prevalence of 0.26 per cent.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:55 PM IST

HIV: WHO's new guidance on self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day

HIV self-testing means people can use oral fluid or blood-finger-pricks to discover their status in a private and convenient setting.

Nov 29, 2016, 21:22 PM IST