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Tag: Hiv Aids

Unable To Bear Pain, HIV-Positive Youth Ends Life In Odisha

Mayurbhanj: In a shocking incident, an HIV positive youth died allegedly after setting himself on fire at Sonaposi village under Tiring Police limits in Mayurbhanj district. The youth was tested positive for HIV some three to four years back. He was staying alone after his brother reportedly shifted to another place after marriage. Both the […]

Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study

Sydney: Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma. The most commonly prescribed preventer treatments for asthma contain inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) which, if taken regularly, reduce the severity of […]

Viral hepatitis accounted for 1.34mn deaths globally: Study

London: Viral hepatitis with 1.34 million deaths globally has surpassed all chronic infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to a study by Global Burden of Disease. The study reveals that in 2016, the total deaths caused by viral hepatitis, including liver cancer, acute cases, cirrhosis, hepatitis A, E, B, C and D account […]

Landmark case holds promise for HIV treatment

Ottawa: A French teenager, in remission from HIV despite stopping treatment years ago, has “bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis” that will go a long way in effectively fighting the deadly virus, experts have said. The results from the landmark case of the French teenager, who was diagnosed with HIV […]

New drug compound may reduce HIV potency

New York: Researchers have discovered that supplementing existing antiretroviral therapy with a natural compound can reduce the potency of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), thereby halting the progression of AIDS. HIV-infected patients remain on antiretroviral therapy for life because the virus survives over the long-term in infected dormant cells. Interruption of current types of antiretroviral […]

Drug checks passage of hepatitis B virus during pregnancy

Washington: The antiviral drug telbivudine prevents perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), a new study says. Hepatitis B virus, which has infected nearly two billion people worldwide, is a leading cause of liver disease. “If we are to decrease the global burden of hepatitis B, we need to start by addressing mother-to-infant transmission, which […]