Blood Pressure

Blood banks operating without licences, lack of an advanced screening test and a regulatory body struggling with staff crunch — blood transfusion in the capital needs a shot in the arm. Indian Express reports.

The Delta 32 effect

It offers pathways to eliminate HIV, though there is sometime before we have a complete cure at hand.


CCR5-delta 32: The rare mutation that could help stop HIV

With the case of the London Patient, reported in Nature Tuesday, scientists have successfully duplicated Dr Hütter’s CCR5-delta 32 experiment from 13 years ago, with less pain than Brown, the pioneering survivor of HIV, had to endure.

HIV is reported cured in a second patient, a milestone in the global AIDS epidemic

The surprise success now confirms that a cure for HIV infection is possible, if difficult, researchers said.

NCW seeks report from Tamil Nadu over alleged transfusion of HIV infected blood to pregnant women

Preliminary inquiry revealed that the blood bank staff had failed to screen the blood properly before supplying it to the private hospital. The personnel who tested the donor's blood had labelled it 'safe,' officials said.

Another Tamil Nadu woman says she contracted HIV at hospital, probe says claim ruled out ‘99%’

The KMC administration has claimed they have “99 per cent” ruled out the complaint, stating that they have tested one of two donors who had donated the blood when the woman had undergone a blood transfusion in the hospital in April.


Tamil Nadu: Pregnant woman contracts HIV after blood transfusion

State health secretary J Radhakrishnan said the woman has been shifted to Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai for advanced treatment and will undergo further tests to reaffirm presence of the virus.

Karnataka: Villagers refuse to drink lake water after body of HIV-infected woman found

As Morab residents stopped using the water from the lake for drinking purposes and instead took to travelling nearly three kilometres for fresh water, local authorities decided to empty the lake, Hullur said.

Manipur CM warns action against undeserving beneficiaries of govt schemes

A large number of deserving people/households are not getting benefits under different the government schemes, Singh said, while attributing it to irregularities in data collection and dishonesty of the officials concerned.

Post viral load tests, number of people with HIV taking second line drugs increases: MSACS

Viral load tests are used to diagnose acute HIV infection, guide treatment choices and monitor response to antiretroviral therapy.