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  • ‘It’s time we shed the taboo’

    ‘It’s time we shed the taboo’

    India accounts for the third highest number of people living with HIV in the world. Despite the availability of free anti-retroviral treatment, uptake remains low as many individuals face difficulty in accessing clinics. Sonal Mehta, chief executive, India HIV/AIDS Alliance......

    December 2, 2017
  • HIV patients at risk of heart, kidney diseases

    HIV patients at risk of heart, kidney diseases

    A study shows that the risks of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease in people with HIV infection occur simultaneously.

    November 8, 2017
  • Opioid use behind spike in HIV, Hepatitis C cases

    Opioid use behind spike in HIV, Hepatitis C cases

    A study found evidence of injected drug use in 179 countries that contain 99% of the world's population aged 15-64 years, up from 148 countries in 2007.

    October 26, 2017
  • Farhan Akhtar urges people to get rid of stigma attached to HIV

    Farhan Akhtar urges people to get rid of stigma attached to HIV

    Bollywood actor-producer Farhan Akhtar has urged people to get rid of the stigma attached to the HIV virus. Farhan was at the launch of Vespa RED here on Tuesday. He said: "The fact is that you can continue to live......

    October 4, 2017
  • New method to track HIV infection developed

    New method to track HIV infection developed

    Scientists have developed a new way to track HIV infection that can identify how individual particles infect each cell, and lead to novel therapies for prevention and treatment of the disease. It has become routine to visualise the movement and......

    August 21, 2017
  • 'South Africa has highest HIV prevalence rate'

    'South Africa has highest HIV prevalence rate'

    The estimated overall HIV prevalence rate is approximately 12.6 per cent among the South African population, the highest prevalence in the world, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has said. The total number of people living with HIV is estimated at......

    August 1, 2017
  • Punjab, first state induct injection safety scheme: Brahm Mohindra

    Punjab, first state induct injection safety scheme: Brahm Mohindra

    With the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Punjab has become country's first state which introduced injection safety programme on Friday. As per the agreement, FIND will support the Punjab Health Department by......

    July 28, 2017
  • Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

    Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

    Researchers have found that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against the deadly virus in healthy adults. The findings by APPROACH -- an early-stage clinical trial -- are based on "mosaic" technology that combines immune-stimulating......

    July 25, 2017
  • Global HIV meeting urges US to 'stay engaged' on AIDS funding

    Global HIV meeting urges US to 'stay engaged' on AIDS funding

    Organisers of an international HIV science conference urged the US government, a major donor of AIDS research and treatment programmes, to "stay engaged" even as President Donald Trump has threatened cuts. "The American people are a major funder in this......

    July 24, 2017
  • Charlie Sheen sued again for exposing former girlfriend to HIV

    Charlie Sheen sued again for exposing former girlfriend to HIV

    One of actor Charlie Sheen's former girlfriends has reportedly filed a lawsuit accusing him of exposing her to HIV, and then dissuading her from taking antiretroviral drugs. This is the second time he has been accused of the same. Although......

    June 24, 2017
  • Prevention & control

    Prevention & control

    Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by viruses A, B, C, D or E. These viruses can be distinguished depending on the predominant mode of transmission - water or blood - and show significant differences in their epidemiology,......

    June 3, 2017
  • Tobacco use doubles death risk in HIV patients

    Tobacco use doubles death risk in HIV patients

    Tobacco use, including snuff, chewing and smoking, is more than twice as likely to cause death in HIV patients as the infection itself, scientists warned today. Researchers at the University of York in the UK said that tobacco use is......

    June 2, 2017
  • New low-cost test to detect hidden HIV faster

    New low-cost test to detect hidden HIV faster

    Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new low-cost test that is sensitive enough to detect dormant HIV lurking in people who appear to have been cured. The best test currently available to detect replicating HIV virus is......

    May 30, 2017