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Saturday, August 15, 2020



Gujarat: HIV-positive man ‘bites’ CISF jawan in Surat, held

April 23, 2020 1:20 am

According to police, CISF constable Anand Singh Chauhan (42), hailing from Haryana and posted at Kandla port, Kutch, was deployed with his battalion in Surat to enforce lockdown.

HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox despite vaccination, AIDS drugs: Study

January 04, 2020 6:11 pm

According to researchers, this condition called HIV-associated immune amnesia may explain why patients with AIDS tend to have shorter lives on average than their HIV-negative counterparts.

High demand for HIV self-screening test, reveals NARI study

November 30, 2019 7:42 am

NACO deliberating on introducing test for high-risk groups

Woman dies of shock after learning she is HIV+, probe ordered into wrong report

August 29, 2019 10:25 am

At the Shimla hospital, seeing the HIV+ report, the doctors asked her husband too to get tested. The Woman overheard this conversation and slipped into a coma. Later, a new round of tests had ruled out HIV. But by then the woman’s condition was quite critical and she died at the IGMC Hospital.

Now, drugs for 3 months at one time for ‘stable’ HIV+ patients to reduce frequent trips to ART centres

June 22, 2019 5:09 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend early initiation of HIV positive patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Going a step further, the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society has initiated steps to dispense drugs for three months at a time to HIV positive persons.

Mumbai: Treatment of 3 HIV-infected sex workers restarts, 12 others not traceable, says NACO

June 14, 2019 9:24 am

According to the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS), there are 20,853 sex workers in their records, of whom 511 are HIV-positive and 472 are on ART. Across Mumbai, there are 38,254 HIV-positive patients.

Pakistan seeks help from WHO to investigate HIV outbreak

May 28, 2019 2:16 pm

According to estimates, 163,000 people were infected with HIV in the country but only 25,000 were registered with state-run HIV programmes and out of that, only about 16,000 came regularly for treatment and medicines.

The Delta 32 effect

March 09, 2019 12:05 am

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

March 06, 2019 9:06 am

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

March 05, 2019 9:26 am

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