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Early anti retroviral treatment improves survival in HIV+ patients: NARI study

November 29, 2019 9:20 am

Across the country there are 21.4 lakh people living with HIV (PLHIV), of which 14.5 lakh are on anti retroviral treatment dispensed from 396 centres. Adherence to the ART regimen is vital and this five-year-long assessment, that concluded recently, analysed secondary data of about 2 lakh PLHIV from 81 ART centres across the country.

First time in two decades, new HIV subtype found by genetic sequencing

November 08, 2019 3:14 am

Pharma major Abbott has reported that a team of Abbott scientists have identified the HIV-1 Group M, subtype L virus. The findings have been published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS).

Riskier male sex pushes Europe's syphilis rates up 70% since 2010

July 12, 2019 12:37 pm

The European report comes after the World Health Organization said last month that around a million people each day worldwide catch a sexually transmitted infection.

Mumbai: HIV rate higher than govt estimates, blood sample camps show

June 21, 2019 3:39 pm

The Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) tested the blood samples of 12,000 people across five railway stations in the city, of which 88 tested positive for HIV.

Thirty one test positive for HIV in Pakistan

June 15, 2019 1:51 pm

The new cases in Shikarpur district see a surge in cases of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) in Sindh after 215 positive cases, including 181 children, were reported in Ratodero district of Larkana last month, Geo News reported.

State AIDS Control society data: 638 tested HIV positive, 11 per cent from Chandigarh

March 12, 2019 8:41 am

From 2014 the numbers of HIV positive cases have consistently dropped. As in 2015-16 only 0.98 percent of those who got their test done were tested positive.

Fact Check: What to make of the new HIV-cure claim

March 07, 2019 8:44 am

Being cured would mean getting rid of the virus forever; remission would mean it is there, but under control for the time being.

Now, an oral test to detect HIV, NARI study to assess accuracy

November 28, 2018 9:25 am

The Indian Council of Medical Research’s scientific committee has given the go-ahead to NARI for the project. It is like a pregnancy test kit and the confirmatory diagnosis is done later.

‘For every two HIV deaths, there is a snakebite death... yet very poor awareness about it’

September 20, 2018 11:53 am

The disease burden could be far bigger, as according to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 10 per cent of snakebite cases is reported.

Mizoram tops states in adult HIV prevalence

September 19, 2018 8:12 pm

According to the Estimations report, HIV incidence per 1,000 uninfected population in 2017 was also highest in Mizoram (1.32) followed by Nagaland (0.59) and Manipur (0.58).


World Aids Day: Live inspired — Celebs living with HIV and AIDS

December 01, 2016 6:04 am

Because of the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, a lot of people who have tested positive either turn recluse or the society ostracises them. People think their lives are over and even suffer from depression, mostly because of the lack of support and love from the society. But over time, many celebrities and well-known personalities have come out in the open to share their stories, and inspire people meanwhile. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, here are 10 of them and their life stories of courage.

World AIDS Day: The battle against the pandemic still on

December 01, 2014 4:42 pm

The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.