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A woman is cured of HIV using a novel treatment

February 16, 2022 10:02 am

The woman, who is now past middle age, was diagnosed with HIV in June 2013. Antiretroviral drugs kept her virus levels low. In March 2017, she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.

41% HIV-positive pregnant women get treated late due to stigma, lack of support: study

December 01, 2021 11:26 am

🔴 Of concern, according to the study findings, was that more than half of the babies born to HIV-positive mothers are reported beyond the stipulated time period of 6-8 weeks for HIV testing under the Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) component of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP.)

HIV testing, diagnosis decreased amid pandemic: MDACS data

December 01, 2021 8:57 am

🔴 In 2019, MDACS conducted 4,75,540 tests, which dropped to 2,36,392 in 2020. After relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, testing has increased but it is yet to reach pre-pandemic levels. Till October 2021, 1,90,691 tests were conducted in Mumbai.

UK infected blood probe focuses on school where dozens died

June 22, 2021 10:01 am

Some 89 former students were infected with HIV or hepatitis as a result and less than a quarter of them are still alive.

Bengaluru: IISc researchers develop artificial enzymes to block replication of HIV

April 02, 2021 11:54 am

While eliminating HIV from a patient’s body completely is impossible as of now, anti-HIV drugs that have been developed so far are only successful in suppressing the virus. However, they fail at eradicating HIV from infected cells, the team observed.

Mitwaa sessions in Mumbai to counsel teenagers with HIV

February 01, 2021 12:56 am

Till now, 20 to 25 people, aged 15 to 20 years, have been called for a group workshop in Wadala. The most common questions they ask are how to live with the disease without disclosing it, who to disclose it to and how to handle stigma in society.

Coronavirus pandemic slows Africa's progress against HIV

December 01, 2020 1:55 pm

HIV infection rates are falling in many African countries, and effective drugs are increasing the life expectancy of patients. But the coronavirus pandemic has meant a major setback in the fight against AIDS.

Maharashtra: 92 HIV positive persons died due to Covid in last 8 months

December 01, 2020 12:43 pm

Covid-19 has threatened the progress made against HIV, and on the occasion of World AIDS Day (December 1), experts say there’s a need to get the HIV response back on track.

HIV caring community bids farewell to Timothy Brown, first patient to be declared as cured

October 02, 2020 6:16 am

Known as the 'Berlin Patient', Timothy Brown was cured of HIV in 2008 after undergoing a complex stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a type of blood cancer. 

A woman may have been cured of HIV without medical treatment

August 27, 2020 12:07 pm

Some people who suppress the virus without drugs don’t have detectable antibodies or immune cells that rapidly respond to HIV. But their immune systems carry a potent memory of the virus, the team found.


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.