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Covid-19 Pandemic Could Result In More HIV Cases, AIDS-Related Deaths: UN

United Nations: On World AIDS Day on Tuesday, a latest report from the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has warned that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic could result in 123,000 to 293,000 new HIV cases and 69,000 to 148,000 additional AIDS-related deaths in the next two years. In the report titled “Prevailing against pandemics by […]

Bangalore IISc Researchers Developing Vaccines To Treat COVID-19, HIV

Bengaluru: Researchers at the renowned Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in this tech city are developing vaccines to treat Covid-19 and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), an official said on Tuesday. “The researchers have developed a heat-tolerant Covid-19 vaccine candidate and a rapid method to identify specific regions on the HIV envelope protein that are targeted […]

Corona patient with HIV recovers in 6 days In Lucknow

Lucknow: A Coronavirus positive patient with the history of HIV has recovered from the infection within just six days. The 34-year old man who successfully defeated COVID-19 was admitted to King George’s Medical University, KGMU in Lucknow after getting injured in a road accident last week. The patient was brought to the Trauma Centre of […]

Even little drinking can weaken bones of people with HIV

New York: Any level of alcohol consumption for people living with HIV can weaken bones, raising the risk of osteoporosis, a new study has said. The researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and School of Medicine (BUSM) did not find an amount of alcohol consumption that appeared ‘safe’ for bone metabolism […]

Spirituality May Improve Quality Of Life In HIV Patients

New York: Adults living with HIV were more likely to feel higher levels of emotional and physical well-being if they attended religious services regularly, prayed daily and self-identified as religious or spiritual, according to a new study. By contrast, patients living with HIV who had the lowest levels of quality of life and more mental […]

New Method To Improve Development Of New Medicines

New York: A new mathematical framework on molecular interactions will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for diseases such as cancer, HIV and autoimmune diseases, say researchers. The mathematical framework simulates the effects of the key parameters that control interactions between molecules that have multiple binding […]

HIV Patients Lose Smallpox Immunity Despite Vaccine

New York: HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with anti-retroviral therapy, says a new study. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the use of HIV medicines to treat HIV infection. It helps people with HIV live longer, healthier […]

People with HIV at increased risk of COPD

London: People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study. For the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers combined data from 20 separate observational studies and examined 55 different illnesses. […]

HIV infection ups risk of heart failure, stroke

New York: People living with HIV are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke, warn researchers. “Our findings reinforce the importance of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through control of risk factors such as high blood pressure or smoking in persons living with HIV,” said study lead author […]

HIV patients more likely to develop heart diseases

New York: HIV patients are at a significantly higher risk of suffering from heart and blood vessel diseases as compared to those without the infection, according to a new scientific statement. In the statement, published in the Circulation journal, the researchers indicated that the heart disease risk among HIV patients occurs due to interactions between […]

Over 500 including children test positive for HIV in Pakistani village

Islamabad: A mass HIV detection programme in a village in Pakistan has resulted in more than 400 children and 100 adults diagnosed with the virus following widespread social alarm that broke out after a doctor was reported for negligence, authorities said on Friday. “In Ratodero village, 15,200 people have been screened so far, out of […]

A pill which may help curb 2.7 lakh HIV cases in India

New Delhi: Paired with a biannual testing programme, a combination drug used to prevent HIV infection has the potential to improve average per-person survival by nearly one year and block more than 270,000 HIV transmissions in India over a period of 15 years, says a study. The once-a-day pill, called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), can reduce […]

Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study

Sydney: Aspirin can prevent the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium from hijacking immune cells and allow the body to control infection better, say researchers who found that the common pain killer could treat the top infectious killer worldwide that claims around 4,400 lives a day. Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney found that the TB bacterium […]

India cut 84% TB deaths in AIDS patients by 2017

Geneva: India achieved 84 per cent reduction in tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV by 2017 – three years ahead of the target, said a report by The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The report on Friday showed that India is among the five low or middle-income countries — Eritrea (83 per […]

Computer simulations can predict the spread of HIV: Study

New York: Researchers have found that computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) across populations, aiding in preventing the disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, found that the simulations were consistent with actual DNA data obtained from a global public HIV database. “We looked for special genetic […]

HIV drugs elude patients in Bolangir; OTV Exclusive

Bolangir: Even if Odisha Government claims to have up with several amenities for improvement of health care delivery system, free drugs still eludes HIV patients including children in Bolangir district. It is now over two months that the Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) centre at the district headquarters hospital (DHH) has no medicine stock for AIDS […]

Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

London: Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide. Currently, HIV can be treated with anti-retroviral therapy, which merely prevents its progression to AIDS, but does not offer the cure. The researchers found that […]

HIV also affects the brain: Researchers

Johannesburg: Scientists have uncovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection. It has long been known that many people with HIV also experience negative cognitive symptoms, such as depression and forgetfulness. However, it was unclear whether it was caused by such patients’ physical illness, or […]

HIV taught us how to improve our health systems: Expert

New Delhi: HIV has taught mankind how to improve its health systems and this knowledge can be used to counter other diseases, professor of medicine at AIIMS, Naveet Wig, has said. Speaking at an interactive session here yesterday, on the eve of the World Aids Day, Wig said: “There is a need to integrate all […]

OTV Mini Marathon: Bhubaneswar runs towards life on World AIDS Day

Bhubaneswar: Like every year hundreds of people gathered early in the morning today at OSAP 7th battalion ground in Bhubaneswar to run for a common cause of creating awareness about HIV AIDS among common people at OTV Mini Marathon organised on the occasion of World AIDS Day. Many well known personalities of Odisha from different […]

Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively

New York: Scientists have shown that a novel compound effectively suppresses production of HIV in chronically infected cells and prevents viral rebound. The findings published online in the journal Cell Reports could open the door to a new approach to curing HIV infections. “No other anti-retroviral used in the clinic today is able to completely […]

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS

New York: People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke tobacco cigarettes are more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed. The findings showed that overall people with HIV who take antiviral medicines but who also smoke are six to 13 […]

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US researchers eliminate HIV infection in 'humanised' mice

Washington: US researchers have successfully removed HIV DNA from the genomes of living animals using a gene-editing tool, boosting the confidence of scientists to eliminate the AIDS virus infection in humans. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy, researchers at Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh on Monday reported performing the […]

Probe begins into HIV+ blood transfusion at MKCG

Berhampur: A five-member doctors’ team visited the blood bank of the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here to begin its probe into the alleged transfusion of HIV-infected blood to a four-year-old thalassemia patient of Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district recently. The team is headed by Berhampur City Hospital ADMO Dr Saroj Mishra. The minor boy, who […]

Orissa High Court
HC quashes govt-Rose Medical agreement for supply of NAT machines

The Orissa High Court today quashed the agreement between the state government and Rose Medical for supply of five Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) machines to the three government-run medical colleges and hospital in the state and the Capital Hospital here to ensure safety in blood transfusion and thus prevent spread of HIV and Hepatitis through infected blood