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Chinese experts to test long-lasting HIV vaccine on humans

The candidate vaccine, known as DNA-rTV, relies on replication of the virus' DNA to stimulate "effective immunization" against the virus.

Jul 19, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

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

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

Undetectable levels of HIV is untransmittable, say experts

The amount of HIV in the blood, by taking and adhering to antiretroviral therapy (ART) as prescribed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others.

Jan 12, 2019, 13:02 PM IST

Pregnant woman contracts HIV after blood transfusion in Tamil Nadu

An employee of a blood bank attached to a government hospital in Sattur, near here, has been dismissed, while two others have been suspended in connection with the incident, health department officials said on Wednesday.

Dec 26, 2018, 13:56 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

New HIV therapy can boost immunity with advanced, drug-resistant infection

New HIV drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers at Yale University said.

Aug 17, 2018, 10:59 AM IST

Cafe Positive: 10 HIV+ve Kolkata teens open up eating-joint

From Cappuccino to grilled sandwich, everything is available at Cafe Positive. The dishes are prepared by the teens themselves and at an affordable price.

Aug 09, 2018, 17:28 PM IST

HIV infected man, two daughters commit suicide in Uttar Pradesh

A man and his two daughters, suffering from HIV, reportedly committed suicide in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. According to Prabhat Khabar, the 50-year-old man and his two daughters, aged 21 and 12, hanged themselves on Saturday morning.

Jul 14, 2018, 22:58 PM IST

Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

Gay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users` HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:48 AM 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

Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk: Study

Anaemia -- a condition characterised by the lack of healthy red blood cells -- affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide and up to half of all pregnant women in low and middle-income countries.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:30 AM IST

HIV patients may soon get medicines from One Rupee Clinics in Mumbai

The HIV-testing initiative has further encouraged the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS), which proposed a plan to the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) to distribute HIV medicines through the clinics at various central line railway stations in the city. 

Mar 07, 2018, 09:17 AM 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

UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV+ cases reported in Bangarmau

At least 40 people were detected with HIV positive virus at Bangarmau city in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district. Locals reportedly visited a quack who used a single syringe for treatment on everybody, said authorities.

Feb 06, 2018, 09:37 AM 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

'Drastic' HIV decrease prompted by cancer drug in lung cancer patient

Some 37 million people worldwide have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.

Dec 03, 2017, 17:18 PM IST