Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Effective way to treat HIV is here

Researchers from University of South Carolina (USC) in the US identified a novel human protein variant that can be targeted to prevent the human immunodeficiency virus from harming HIV-positive individuals.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:38 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

Scientists find a new way to zoom in on AIDS virus hideout

Scientists have found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells which will provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs.

Mar 16, 2017, 00:47 AM IST

Is it possible to detect lingering HIV in the brain? MRI scans can do it, say scientists!

The team looked at data from 146 HIV patients who were investigated for cognitive problems between 2011 and 2015.

Mar 14, 2017, 15:47 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

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

HIV vaccine: Australian scientists achieve step in 'right direction'

A team of researchers from South Australia's University of Adelaide and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have used a common cold virus to introduce their DNA-based vaccine into the immune system of laboratory mice.

Nov 21, 2016, 11:08 AM IST

HIV/AIDS: How can you reduce your risk of transmission?

HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through certain body fluids – blood, semen and pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, breastmilk.

Oct 06, 2016, 10:09 AM IST

Why 1.1 mn HIV+ve Indians don't get drugs they need

In India, the drug cocktail is given to patients with a count of less than 350 CD4 cells per mm3 of blood -- CD4 cells are white blood cells, a count of which indicates the health of a person's immune system.

Sep 12, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

2,234 get HIV via blood transfusion; Govt claims ignorance

The information was made available by NACO when it replied to a right-to-information (RTI) request filed by activist Chetan Kothari earlier this year.

Sep 06, 2016, 16:15 PM IST

New HIV infections steady at 2.5 mn a year worldwide: Study

Nearly 2.5 million people worldwide become new victims of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) each year although deaths from the deadly virus have been steadily declining from a peak in 2005, finds a study.

Jul 20, 2016, 22:57 PM IST

Around 2234 Indians infected with HIV after blood transfusion: Report

Around 2234 people in the country have been infected with the deadly disease human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while tranfusing the blood in the past 17 months.

May 31, 2016, 14:07 PM IST

HIV drug may check skin cancer becoming drug-resistant

 A drug prescribed for patients affected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is likely to prevent skin cancer developing resistance at the initial stages, suggests a new study.

Mar 15, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

Charlie Sheen beats HIV, claims virus "undetectable" in his system

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen is expected to reveal his alleged undetectable HIV.

Nov 17, 2015, 05:42 AM IST

Natural defence against HIV found

Researchers have discovered a protein that may slow the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), thereby revealing a target for developing natural therapies against the deadly virus.

Sep 17, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

HIV infection: Know early signs and symptoms of it

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a term which applies to the most advanced stages of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. 

Sep 11, 2015, 10:56 AM IST