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Eight mn worldwide receiving HIV treatment


July 19th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Over eight million people worldwide had access to life-saving treatment in low- and middle-income countries last year, an increase of 1.4 million over 2010, the Joint ... Read more...

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India becoming a designer baby factory: Author Kishwar Desai (With Image)


May 31st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Life is no longer a gift of love; it is being created with care to fit specifications furnished by parents in the age of surrogacy ... Read more...

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Green-glowing cats are the new tool in AIDS research


September 12th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists working to develop a cure for the deadly HIV/AIDS virus have announced a major breakthrough. They have successfully altered the genes of domestic cats resulting ... Read more...

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Delhi blood banks to get advanced testing technique soon


June 14th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Delhi government will soon introduce the nucleic acid testing (NAT), an advanced method of testing blood to detect the AIDS virus, in ... Read more...

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Engineered protein prevents AIDS virus from entering cells


April 1st, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a new protein that prevents AIDS virus from entering cells.The protein fragment is based on a naturally occurring protein called RANTES, which is part of ... Read more...

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Promising target for AIDS vaccine identified


April 1st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have indicated that a section of the AIDS virus's protein envelope once considered an improbable target for a vaccine now ... Read more...

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Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed


March 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV.The particle piggybacks on the AIDS virus as it moves ... Read more...

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Outdated blood testing contributes to HIV among thalassemic kids


January 7th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Hundreds of thalassemic children get infected with HIV-AIDS every year during crucial blood transfusions as most blood banks, including the Indian Red Cross, are not ... Read more...

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Sex now the main source of AIDS spread in drug-plagued China province


November 29th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.29 (ANI): Sexual transmission appears to have overtaken drug use as the main cause of the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus in southwest China's Yunnan Province.According to a Xinhua news ... Read more...

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After ‘Iron Lady’, Manipur produces a ‘Mr India’


November 24th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) If Irom Sharmila, who is on a fast for the past 10 years to protest human rights violations by security forces in Manipur, is the state's 'Iron Lady', ... Read more...

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Why so many antibodies turn out to be ineffective in blocking HIV infection


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Duke University scientists have found why some of the earliest and most abundant antibodies available fail to protect against HIV infection.The scientists based their conclusion on the results ... Read more...

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AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than what it is in blood


August 20th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): The HIV-1 virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make it different in semen than what it is in the blood, revealed a ... Read more...

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A new gel may prevent the HIV/AIDS infection in women


July 20th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a major breakthrough in the prevention of HIV infection especially among women.A new vaginal gel has proved efficient in preventing the HIV/AIDS infection ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Aids cure to be found within 5 to 10 yrs


July 19th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 19 (ANI): An AIDS cure will be found in the next five to 10 years, claims an internationally renowned Australian expert.But the real challenge would be making it accessible, ... Read more...

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Antibodies may aid in the search for the AIDS vaccine


July 9th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are gradually making progress in their struggle against the AIDS virus. Though the virus is still incurable, scientists say they have discovered antibodies that can ... Read more...

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Stem cells aid in closing a gateway to the AIDS virus


July 5th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists recently revealed that lab experiments on mice have led to an extraordinary discovery of how to close a door to the virus that causes AIDS.The virus ... Read more...

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Joe Jonas vows to devote himself to charity work


July 1st, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 01 (ANI): American singer Joe Jonas has promised to devote himself to charity work following a life-changing humanitarian trip to Africa.The Jonas Brothers singer went to Botswana and he admitted ... Read more...

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A natural Cuban cure for malaria, arthritis, poor memory?


April 8th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 8 (IANS/EFE) A "natural" medicine derived from a herb that grows wild in Cuba can reportedly fight arthritis, malaria and memory problems and will also be tried on people with ... Read more...

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Gilead AIDS Pills To Prevent Virus Infection?


April 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The AIDS pandemic had ravaged countries all across the world which has claimed the lives of millions of innocent victims. Countries worldwide have taken initiatives to ... Read more...

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How HIV escapes treatment


March 8th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): The AIDS virus, HIV, can dodge treatment by staying dormant inside progenitor blood cells that develop into immune cells.These cellular reservoirs are resistant to the immune response ... Read more...

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Herpes drug ‘can delay’ HIV progression


February 15th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A common treatment for herpes can also slow progression of the AIDS virus among co-infected patients, say US researchers.Most people infected with HIV are also coincidentally infected with ... Read more...

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AIDS virus prevention gel fails during trials in Africa


December 15th, 2009 - 2:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US drug firm Endo Pharmaceuticals had made an AIDS virus prevention gel has proved ineffective in trials in Africa, Britain's Medical Research Council said on Monday. There ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh has 5,000 AIDS patients


December 1st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has about 5,000 AIDS patients, the government said Tuesday announcing plans to set up 100 testing and counselling centres for detecting people living with the HIV/AIDS virus. The ... Read more...

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Structure of HIV coat may help develop new drugs


November 13th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have unravelled the complex structure of a coat surrounding HIV genome - a finding that would pave way for ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover ‘genetic switch’ that can trigger leukaemia


September 28th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, September 28 (ANI): Experts at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute at Cambridge University have identified a broken genetic "switch" that can trigger leukaemia, and believe that this breakthrough may ... Read more...

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Thailand announces AIDS vaccine ‘breakthrough’ (Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 24 (DPA) Thai health authorities Thursday announced the first "effective" trial of an HIV/AIDS vaccine on some 16,000 volunteers, although the efficacy rate was not sufficient for use. "It is found ... Read more...

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2 new antibodies may pave way for powerful AIDS vaccine


September 4th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): In what may be called the discovery of an Achilles heel on the AIDS virus, researchers have found two powerful new antibodies to HIV, called PG9 and PG16, ... Read more...

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New strategies proposed for AIDS vaccine research


August 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Focussing their research on simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, scientists at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have proposed an additional new approach ... Read more...

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Wild chimps found infected with AIDS


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Although the AIDS virus (HIV-1) infected the human population through chimpanzees, scientists long believed that chimps didn't develop the disease. But new research reveals otherwise. A study led ... Read more...

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When HIV-affected kids had parliamentarians emotional


July 9th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) It was an event that deeply moved some Indian parliamentarians, including Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma, when nearly 50 HIV positive children Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New AIDS vaccine ready for trials


July 1st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) The Canadian University of Western Ontario has developed a new HIV/AIDS vaccine that is ready for human trials. The vaccine called SAV001H has been developed by the university at ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in AIDS as virus’s hiding places found


June 22nd, 2009 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for AIDS cure, Canadian scientists have finally found where the HIV virus hides in the human body to become impervious to medical treatment. This breakthrough ... Read more...

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Scientists make breakthrough in developing AIDS vaccine


March 13th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Taking a major step towards AIDS research, Rutgers scientists have almost created an HIV vaccine that shows promise in stopping an unusually diverse set of HIV isolates ... Read more...

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Scientists enlist HIV mutations vital to tracking AIDS epidemic


March 6th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have compiled a list of 93 common mutations of the AIDS virus, which are associated with drug resistance. The researchers, ... Read more...

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‘Only 30 percent of AIDS patients receive treatment’


March 3rd, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) With over 33.2 million people living with AIDS virus in the world, only 30 percent of them receive treatment, Nobel laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said Tuesday. Barre-Sinoussi, ... Read more...

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