HIV AIDS

  • Scientists closer to developing more effective HIV vaccine April 4, 2013

    Washington: Scientists have tracked the earliest days of a man's robust immune response to HIV which may lead to a potential new vaccine for the deadly virus. The research team, led by Barton F Haynes from Duke Human Vaccine Institute and John Mascola of the NIH Vaccine Research Center, has...
  • French scientists claim 'functional cure' for HIV March 24, 2013

    Paris: After the news of a baby girl who was effectively cured of HIV in the US, a new study reports a functional cure for adults with HIV/AIDS, who were treated very early. Scientists in France said they selected 14 patients, who were treated within 10 weeks of being infected...
  • Natco Pharma shares surge 5.3 pc after patent ruling March 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Shares in Natco Pharma Ltd surge 5.3 per cent after an Indian patent appeals board upheld on Monday a decision to allow the company to sell a generic version of Bayer AG's cancer drug Nexavar. "It would have positive earnings implication for Natco and opens up new avenues of compulsory...
  • Infosys award winner's research may help find AIDS cure January 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Twenty five years ago when Dr Satyajit Mayor shifted from engineering to chemistry while studying at IIT-Mumbai, he was the butt of jokes for moving to a non-lucrative course. But today Dr Mayor has shown he made the right choice. His research could now help find cure to fatal...
  • Cipla launches HIV/AIDS treatment kit at Rs 158 August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Drug major Cipla on Tuesday said it has launched 'Qvir', a four-drug kit priced at Rs 158 per kit to be used for treating HIV/AIDS. The kit consists of two tablets packaged together in one strip which represents a single day's treatment, Cipla said in a statement. Commenting on...
  • Is cure for HIV possible? July 24, 2012

    A group of the world's top scientists is collaborating on one common goal: finding a real cure for AIDS. ...
  • US approves HIV prevention pill July 17, 2012

    In a big breakthrough in HIV research, the US Food and Drugs Authority on Tuesday gave the nod for a pill that prevents HIV. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra govt sacks driver for being HIV positive June 5, 2012

    This comes even as it's been two decades since the government launched its battle against the discrimination against HIV positive people. ...
  • Maharashtra govt sacks driver for being HIV positive June 5, 2012

    Pune: It's been two decades since the government launched its battle against discrimination of HIV positive people with an iconic advertisement, crores of rupees have been spent to counter persecution of the HIV infected. But the campaign ironically has failed to eliminate prejudice even within the government departments. A 41-year-old bus driver...
  • AIDS victim teaches others to live without fear December 2, 2011

    Kolkata: Tarit Chakrobarty, secretary of Bengal Network of People Living with HIV AIDS, is a young crusader in West Bengal is spreading awareness across the state. An AIDS victim himself, Tarit is a fighters teaching others like himself how to fight pain, stigma and alienation they meet as they are...
  • 2.3 million people in India living with HIV November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Just a few days before the World AIDS day, an eye-opening report says at least 2.3 million people in the country are living with the virus. Many survivors have been fighting for quality of life. At least 2.3 million Indians live with HIV/AIDS, though the latest UNAIDS report...
  • Protestors press for getting HIV/AIDS Bill passed November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Civil Society groups working with HIV/AIDS patients have been demanding that the HIV Bill should be taken up in the winter session of Parliament. The bill has been waiting approval by the Union Health Ministry for more than 5 years now. Even as politics held the first day...
  • Training camera on social causes: Priyadarshan October 12, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Social causes top filmmaker Priyadarshan's priority list and his next three movie projects -- 'Kanchivaram' part two, a movie on HIV-AIDS and a film about girl child -- will highlight serious issues. One of the most successful directors down south, Priyadarshan has also made many commercial Hindi entertainers, but now...
  • Man contracts HIV after organ transplant March 18, 2011

    New York: New York man has contracted the AIDS virus in the nation's first case of transmission from a living organ donor since a screening test was implemented to prevent such infection, the New York State Department of Health said on Thursday. The recipient of a live kidney transplant in a...
  • 2009 Health Highlights: Swine flu, cancer, AIDS December 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The big health story of 2009 was swine flu. The H1N1 virus claimed thousands of lives. Also making headlines was a much-hyped AIDS vaccine that failed. Meanwhile, the cracking of the cancer code was perhaps the only silver lining on 2009. Take a look at the health highlights...
  • IBNLiving: AIDS survirors demand change in HIV/AIDS bill October 27, 2009

    After 3 years of drafting and re-drafting, the third version of the HIV/AIDS Bill is still lying with the Law Ministry. The Bill is still a source of controversy between the Health and the Law Ministries and it's not likely to bring much relief for AIDS survivors. They say that...
  • New HIV-AIDS vaccine may reduce infection September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest medical breakthroughs, a large scale HIV-AIDS vaccine trial carried out by the US Army and Thailand's Ministry of Public Health on 16,000 volunteers over a period of three years, found out that the new vaccine reduced the risk of HIV infection by...
  • Bill Gates in India to receive Indira Gandhi Peace Prize July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Bill Gates, the founder of software giant Microsoft, is in India to receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that has been actively working in India in the field of health and development, especially HIV/AIDS. Gates...
  • Rushdie, Kiran Desai bring out AIDS Sutra December 2, 2008

    New Delhi: December 1 is World AIDS Day and here is a look at a book called AIDS Sutra, with 16 top writers from India pitching in to highlight the scale of the issue. About 2.4 million Indians live with HIV/AIDS and the book, the anthology AIDS Sutra, aims to...
  • Women pass on female condom despite potential safety August 28, 2008

    Toronto: Fifteen years after its debut, the female condom has failed to catch on with women and aid agencies, despite its potential as a powerful tool against AIDS and other sex-related diseases. “This is a 15-year scandal born of ignorance and inertia,” said Oxfam International spokesperson Farah Karimi, in a...
  • Orphaned by HIV+, 18-year-old spreads awareness November 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Framing memories with perfection—that’s what Amit (name changed) does for a living. Yet ironically, life hasn’t been picture perfect for this 17-year-old. Amit is one of the 1.5 crore children below the age of 18 to have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. Amit’s mother passed away four years ago....
  • Slum girl to attend UNICEF summit May 22, 2007

    Surat: Seventeen-year-old Yasmin Shah Faqueer always dreamt of becoming a doctor, but had to drop out after Class 8. The dream may be over, but today, she does her bit to the society by spreading awareness about AIDS. And now her work is getting noticed. UNICEF has selected her to...
  • India to market female condoms June 15, 2007

    Chennai: India on Wednesday launched a major initiative to introduce female condoms across the country, with an NGO in Tamil Nadu planning a usage study in six districts. The central government, in collaboration with the Hindustan Latex Ltd and the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) began a nationwide initiative in...
  • 9.2 bn people to crowd the world in 2050 June 16, 2007

    United Nations: The world’s population will likely reach 9.2 billion in 2050, with nearly three times as many people over the age of 60 and virtually all growth in the developing world, the UN Population Division reported. Hania Zlotnik, the division's director, said an important change in the new population estimate...
  • UN to bowl out AIDS via World Cup June 20, 2007

    United Nations: The cricketers will not just be batting and bowling in the World Cup that opens in the West Indies on Sunday. They will be a part of the UN campaign against HIV/AIDS. The International Cricket Council is teaming up with the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the...
  • Army in J&K geared up to combat AIDS December 20, 2006

    Srinagar: The security forces in Jammu and Kashmir are gearing up to combat a new enemy. HIV/AIDS has infiltrated the ranks and file of the armed forces. And recent reports have shown that large numbers of personnel in the state are infected with the deadly virus. The first step the authorities are...
  • Bihar DIGs test positive for HIV October 24, 2006

    Bihar: They fight the Naxal menace, they have seen gangwars. Now, the Bihar Police is staring into the face of a new, dreaded enemy - one which exists within its own ranks - the HIV virus. There are 20 reported cases of HIV positive patients in the Patna Police hospital. Concerned...
  • India's own once-a-day AIDS drug October 14, 2006

    New Delhi:A breakthrough combination of three HIV/AIDS drugs, Viraday has been launched by Cipla which would help the HIV infected persons in effectively treating the dreaded disease by taking just one tablet a day. Viraday is a combination of three anti-HIV drugs including efavirenz 600 mg, tenofovir 300 mg and...