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Here's how breakthrough study finds clues to eliminate HIV infections in infants(Shutterstock)

Here's how breakthrough study finds clues to eliminate HIV infections in infants

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 09:35 AM IST
A new study has found an emerging type of treatment that can be used to block a wide range of HIV strains in the mother's blood and help prevent the HIV infection in infants
This May 16, 2011 photo shows Timothy Ray Brown with his dog, Jack, on Treasure Island in San Francisco.(AP)
This May 16, 2011 photo shows Timothy Ray Brown with his dog, Jack, on Treasure Island in San Francisco.(AP)

First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Brown was an American working as a translator in Berlin in the 1990s when he learned he had HIV. In 2006, he was diagnosed with leukemia.
The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at why certain species can carry the virus throughout their lives, and still avoid disease progression.(Unsplash)
The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at why certain species can carry the virus throughout their lives, and still avoid disease progression.(Unsplash)

Wound healing in mucous tissues may prevent AIDS, claims study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Aspects of this wound-healing immune response could become targets for developing new therapies to prevent AIDS in people with HIV infections, according to the researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in the US.
US scientists at the medical device and healthcare major Abbott labs discovered a new strain of HIV virus, the company has announced.(Shutterstock (Representative Image))
US scientists at the medical device and healthcare major Abbott labs discovered a new strain of HIV virus, the company has announced.(Shutterstock (Representative Image))

New strain of HIV virus discovered after nearly 20 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 01:02 PM IST
The new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus is called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L, the group that’s led to global pandemic. It’s reportedly after 19 years that a new strain has been found.
Probe to be conducted into an alleged incident of medical negligence involving an HIV patient in Sambalpur’s VIMSAR(Courtesy:www.vimsar.ac.in)
Probe to be conducted into an alleged incident of medical negligence involving an HIV patient in Sambalpur’s VIMSAR(Courtesy:www.vimsar.ac.in)

Odisha medical negligence probe- Surgeon accused of exposing twelve patients to HIV risk

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 01:34 PM IST
Assistant dental surgeon Prashant Swain is accused of operating on an HIV patient on the morning of October 28 followed by minor surgeries on 12 other patients at the same operation theatre without taking precautions for sterilisation.
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HIV cases via infected syringes, needles up five-fold in 6 years in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Avtar Singh, Sangrur
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:22 PM IST
RTI data shows that of about 10,000 patients detected with the disease since 2014, over 3,000 have contracted it in just eight months till August this year
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow on the Internet this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow on the Internet this week

Documentaries, editorials and dark humour: What to watch, tap, follow this week

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 07:58 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK, have identified how specific immune signals called prostaglandins, made by fungi, are able to disarm immune cells.(Shutterstock)
Scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK, have identified how specific immune signals called prostaglandins, made by fungi, are able to disarm immune cells.(Shutterstock)

Copycat fungus deactivates body’s response to infection

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Fungi are known to make molecules similar to those of our own immune system, but why fungi make these molecules and what their function is has been a longstanding mystery.
Some 37 million people worldwide are currently infected with HIV and the AIDS pandemic has killed around 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s
Some 37 million people worldwide are currently infected with HIV and the AIDS pandemic has killed around 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s

London HIV patient becomes second person to be cured of AIDS

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The case is a proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS, the doctors said, but does not mean a cure for HIV has been found.
A man poses as he displays his hand and face painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)
A man poses as he displays his hand and face painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV drops notably in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 02:44 PM IST
As against 54,167 positive cases of people living with HIV diagnosed in Maharashtra in 2011, only 15,119 new positive cases were detected in the first nine months of 2018.
December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day to raise awareness about the condition.(Instagram)
December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day to raise awareness about the condition.(Instagram)

World AIDS Day: 4 ways to make a difference

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 11:19 AM IST
World AIDS Day 2018: December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day. Here are some simple ways to make a difference.
The AIDS ribbon is the international symbol for AIDS awareness. Here it stands tall in the Gugu Dlamini Park public space in South Africa.(Instagram)
The AIDS ribbon is the international symbol for AIDS awareness. Here it stands tall in the Gugu Dlamini Park public space in South Africa.(Instagram)

World AIDS Day: 5 things to know about its symptoms, transmission and treatment

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:39 AM IST
December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day. Here’s a fact file of its symptoms, forms of transmission and treatment.
The blue, oval-shaped pill is a fixed-dose combination of the drugs tenofovir, disoproxil and emtricitabine.(REUTERS)
The blue, oval-shaped pill is a fixed-dose combination of the drugs tenofovir, disoproxil and emtricitabine.(REUTERS)

A Blue Pill Is Stopping HIV, World-First Study Shows

Sydney | By Jason Gale, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 06:26 PM IST
New cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men fell by almost a third to the lowest on record, according to the world’s first study to measure the impact of Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Truvada pill on reducing the AIDS-causing virus in a large population. The blue, oval-shaped pill is a fixed-dose combination of the drugs tenofovir, disoproxil and emtricitabine
The web portal was a result of an NGO previously launching a marriage bureau for HIV-positive people.(HT File Photo)
The web portal was a result of an NGO previously launching a marriage bureau for HIV-positive people.(HT File Photo)

NGO launches marriage portal for HIV+ people

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 06:40 PM IST
The online platform has been created by Gujarat State Network of Positive People (GSNP+), a non-profit organisation, with the technical support of the IIMA’s Centre for Management of Health Services.
During the study, patients received a dose of ibalizumab, which is delivered intravenously, in addition to their failing regimen, for one week.(Shutterstock)
During the study, patients received a dose of ibalizumab, which is delivered intravenously, in addition to their failing regimen, for one week.(Shutterstock)

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 10:59 AM IST
The drug called ibalizumab shall be delivered intravenously every two weeks and lasts longer than current HIV drugs, which are taken daily by mouth.
Here’s how this globally available drug can prevent HIV.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how this globally available drug can prevent HIV.(Shutterstock)

Aspirin, a drug commonly available, may help prevent HIV

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 11:16 AM IST
The study built on existing knowledge about the role of inflammation in HIV transmission. Transmission of the virus requires a susceptible target cell in the human host. Activated immune cells are more susceptible to HIV infection than resting cells.
Inside BRD Hospital,Gorakhpur, August 30, 2017. The huge infectious disease burden and our failure to make the epidemiological transition should be used as an opportunity to revamp the institutional architecture.(Guddu / Hindustan Times)
Inside BRD Hospital,Gorakhpur, August 30, 2017. The huge infectious disease burden and our failure to make the epidemiological transition should be used as an opportunity to revamp the institutional architecture.(Guddu / Hindustan Times)

The government must establish a department of public health soon

By Sujatha Rao
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 05:59 PM IST
It will give the failing discipline the priority, energy and momentum it requires
Sustained and focused efforts to reach key populations have led to major reductions in HIV infections in Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam between 2010 and 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sustained and focused efforts to reach key populations have led to major reductions in HIV infections in Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam between 2010 and 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Major reduction in number of new HIV infections in India, says UN report

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 01:25 PM IST
In India, new HIV infections dropped from 1,20,000 in 2010 to 88,000 in 2017, AIDS-related deaths from 1,60,000 to 69,000 and people living with HIV from 23,00,000 to 21,00,000 in the same time period, the report said.
The researchers examined the blood of 64 babies who were born HIV-uninfected and 28 babies born HIV-infected.(Shutterstock)
The researchers examined the blood of 64 babies who were born HIV-uninfected and 28 babies born HIV-infected.(Shutterstock)

New HIV vaccine comes closer to reality, Treg cells hold the key

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 11:00 AM IST
Researchers found that Treg cells could be protecting babies in the womb from contracting the disease if the mother is infected.
(Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)

This natural antioxidant found in our body could help improve heart health

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2018 02:52 PM IST
A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within normal ranges, higher levels of bilirubin in the blood were associated with lower rates of heart failure, heart attack and stroke.
Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus.(Shutterstock)
Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus.(Shutterstock)

Ladies, this new tool can protect you from HIV transmission

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 02:00 PM IST
Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a vaginal implant, which decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract.
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