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  • Effective HIV vaccine comes closer to reality 03-03-2014 01:53 PM

    Washington: Scientific have discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection of cells by targeting a key site, paving way for an effective vaccine for the deadly virus. Researchers believe that if a vaccine could elicit potent antibodies to a specific conserved site in the...
  • SC issues notice on discrimination against HIV children 03-03-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre and all the states on a petition saying there should be no discrimination on admitting HIV positive children to schools. An apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan issued notice after NGO Naaz Foundation urged it to...
  • Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug-related behaviour: Study 02-03-2014 06:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours to help detect and potentially prevent outbreaks, a new study has found. The study, led by University of California Los Angeles, suggests it may be possible to predict sexual risk and drug use...
  • Indian government to spend more on AIDS control 12-02-2014 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time, the funding for AIDS Control Programme from the Indian government will be more than the funds coming from International donors and agencies. The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) - Phase IV (2012-2017), which was launched said on Wednesday has a budget outlay of Rs...
  • Shocking: HIV-positive student secretly videotaped himself having unprotected sex 20-01-2014 05:39 PM

    Twenty-two-year Michael Johnson had been charged with knowingly exposing partners to HIV in October, 2013. The police recently discovered multiple videos of Johnson having unprotected sex. The officials have said that Johnson's partners were unaware of the fact that the student of Lindenwood University, US, had been filming their sexual...
  • USA: Protein discovery to aid HIV vaccine development 14-01-2014 02:36 PM

    Washington: Scientists have determined the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, an advance that brings an HIV vaccine closer to reality. HIV virus has many strategies to hide from the immune system. One of those strategies is a dramatic structural transformation that the virus undergoes when...
  • Hiware Bazar village becomes a model of development, economic progress 22-12-2013 10:49 AM

    Pune: Pucca houses, clean roads, water supply at 7 am, lush green fields are sights such that are rare even in the most developed of towns, but Hiware Bazar near Pune is a unique and successful experiment. Its story is unique as it presents an alternate model of development based...
  • Wife rejects husband's health certificates, HC approves divorce 15-11-2013 01:26 PM

    Bangalore: In a very interesting order, the Karnataka High Court has allowed a couple to divorce after the wife refused to accept her husband's medical fitness certificates. The wife had asked her husband to prove that he was not suffering from HIV, diabetes, heart diseases etc for the consummation of...
  • Woman denied of entering house for being HIV positive 26-10-2013 10:57 AM

    The in-laws of a 21-year-old wife in Nadia district allegedly refused to allow the her enter the house with new born baby girl as she is HIV positive patient. According to police sources the woman, a resident of Tehatta Duttapara village in Nadia district had given birth of a baby...
  • New intra-vaginal ring may prevent HIV in women 29-09-2013 02:15 PM

    A new easy-to-use intra-vaginal ring filled with an anti-retroviral drug could be extremely effective at preventing the deadly HIV in women, a new study has found. The ring is easy to use, long lasting, and recently has demonstrated a 100 per cent success rate protecting primates from the simian immunodeficiency...
  • How did HIV+ woman die in hospital, asks Bihar panel 11-09-2013 01:51 PM

    The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Wednesday sought a report from the state health department after an HIV-positive woman died in a government hospital in Patna for want of proper treatment, officials said. Taking suo moto congnizance of the death of the 45-year-old woman in the Patna Medical College...
  • 90 per cent condom machines at public places gone missing: CAG report 07-09-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Almost 90 per cent condom vending machines installed at public places by National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) for HIV/AIDS prevention have gone missing, a CAG report has said. In its report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the CAG has rapped NACO for failing to achieve the objective of...
  • Bombay High Court directs transport dept to reinstate HIV positive bus driver 05-09-2013 08:38 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay high Court has directed the state transport department to reinstate a bus driver who was suspended for testing HIV positive. The 41-year-old bus driver from Pune was sacked from his job last year after he voluntarily disclosed his status. CNN IBN had reported on his suspension last...
  • Identity of HIV/AIDS patients not to be disclosed: Gujarat HC 23-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Friday asked the state government to ensure that identity of HIV/AIDS patients who are treated at the government hospitals is not disclosed. In the judgement on a PIL, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala said, "Identity of patients who...
  • Orphan, HIV, leprotic parents to get monthly allowance under govt's 'Parvarish' scheme 21-08-2013 03:44 PM

    Seeking to reach out to helpless orphaned children and wards of HIV and leprotic parents, the Bihar government is all set to launch an ambitious welfare programme under which children of such categories would get monthly allowance. The Bihar Cabinet gave its approval to the new scheme named "Parvarish" at...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets 20-08-2013 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. The shelter located in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area provides love and care to the mentally challenged, elderly, differently-abled,...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS get disputed land 30-07-2013 01:16 PM

    Pratapgarh: In yet another case of insensitivity from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the five orphan children who were living near the graves of their parents, who had died after contracting AIDS, the state administration reportedly provided them a piece of disputed land. The children had been provided a 250 square...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS given land by govt 29-07-2013 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: Five orphans, who were deserted after their parents died after contracting AIDS in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, have been provided a 250 square metre piece of undisputed land to live on. This came after the land they were earlier given by the state administration turned out to be...
  • UP: 5 kids ostracised after their parents died after contracting AIDS 26-07-2013 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: In a shocker from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, five children have been ostracised by their village community after their parents died after suffering from AIDS. The five children, the youngest of whom is just seven years old, were abandoned by relatives who feared that they would contract AIDS...
  • Stem cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients: Report 04-07-2013 01:50 PM

    London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their...
  • Northeast Chief Ministers advocate awareness on AIDS 08-06-2013 04:09 AM

    Guwahati: With some of the northeastern states still having higher adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates than the national average, three chief ministers on Friday advocated higher awareness of the disease in rural areas and among school children. At the North East Regional Consultation on HIV/AIDS organised by Forum of...
  • Nigerian parliament passes anti-gay marriage bill 03-06-2013 01:35 AM

    Abuja: Nigeria's parliament has passed a bill criminalising gay marriage, making it punishable with a 14-year prison term with speculation whether President Goodluck Jonathan would sign the bill into law. The country's lower house, House of Representatives, followed the action of the Senate and endorsed the bill. In November 2011,...
  • First look into HIV's coating may lead to AIDS cure 31-05-2013 12:49 PM

    Washington: Scientists have for the first time built a detailed molecular model of the complex structure of the inner protein shell of HIV, paving way for potential new treatments for the deadly virus. A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described the 4-million-atom structure...
  • Goa: HIV affected to get SMS alerts about checkup dates 18-05-2013 01:30 PM

    Panaji: HIV-affected people in Goa are now getting SMS alerts on their mobile phones reminding them about the next dose of anti-retroviral therapy (ART). This novel scheme has been launched by Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS), a Government body, for the People Living With HIV (PLHIV), a national network...
  • Ajay Devgn, Runa Laila named SAARC ambassadors for HIV 25-04-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila and Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy have been named as SAARC Goodwill Ambassadors for HIV/AIDS. A meeting of the selection committee was held recently at the SAARC Secretariat and of the 10 nominations received from the member states, the three...
  • Scientists closer to developing more effective HIV vaccine 04-04-2013 04:51 PM

    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...