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HIV infection dropped 20 percent from 2001 to 2009: UN


August 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 26 (IANS) The number of new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region dropped by 20 percent between 2001 and 2009, a UN report said Friday.The report titled "HIV ... Read more...

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‘Funds needed urgently to capitalise on HIV breakthroughs’


July 24th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A higher and more sustained investment is urgently required to capitalise on the latest breakthroughs in HIV prevention, a report says. Funding for HIV prevention research ... Read more...

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Scientists doubt if Chronic fatigue syndrome is linked to virus or not


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have announced that a 2009 study which concluded that chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by virus has been found to be flawed. The new findings ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy’s South African arm bags $133 million order


December 20th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories Monday said that its South Africa-based joint venture, Sonke Pharmaceuticals, has won a 913.5 million rand ($133 million) order in that country for supplying ... Read more...

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Hundreds in northeast pledge fight against HIV


December 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) Hundreds in India's northeast, whose large number of drug users have sparked fears of a worsening AIDS epidemic, pledged Wednesday to step up the fight against HIV by ... Read more...

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Anti-microbials ‘a common cause of drug-induced liver injury and failure’


December 1st, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A ten-year prospective study has revealed that anti-microbial medications are a common cause of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) leading to acute liver failure (ALF), with women and minorities ... Read more...

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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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Chemical in banana may inhibit HIV infection


March 17th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) A potent new inhibitor of HIV, derived from bananas, may open the door to new treatments to prevent sexual transmission of HIV, according to a recently published study. Scientists ... Read more...

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Anti-retroviral drugs may curb AIDS spread in 5yrs


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A top scientist has said that it is possible to stop the spread of AIDS in South Africa within five years by using anti-retroviral treatments (ARVs) and mass ... Read more...

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UK study casts doubt on chronic fatigue syndrome-virus link


January 6th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): British scientists have cast doubt on the theory that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), may be linked to a recently discovered virus.Last October, a team ... Read more...

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Northeast pledges to step up fight against HIV/AIDS


December 1st, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) Thousands of people in India's northeast, whose large number of drug users have sparked fears of a worsening AIDS epidemic, pledged Tuesday to step up the fight against ... Read more...

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Decoding of enzyme opens way to less toxic HIV drugs


October 17th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the atomic structure of a key human enzyme, potentially opening the way towards less toxic HIV drugs. "Many anti-HIV drugs are designed to stop the ... Read more...

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Patients infected with particular HIV subtype more likely to develop dementia


August 29th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that infections with a particular subtype of HIV increase people's likelihood of developing dementia, compared to infections with other subtypes.Writing about their ... Read more...

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Indian firm’s court action to be opposed in South Africa


June 30th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, June 30 (IANS) The South African Treasury has indicated that it will oppose a court application by Indian pharmaceutical company Aurobindo, which is disputing the awarding of a $400 ... Read more...

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Freedom from Fear: New book documents survival stories of AIDS orphans


March 5th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Nine-year-old Ganesh has no recolletion of his parents. He lost them to AIDS even before his first birthday. Ganesh, who lives in the fishing village of Chilakapeta ... Read more...

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Patients on anti-retroviral drugs have higher heart attack risk


February 14th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) New research has found why why some HIV patients taking anti-retroviral drugs run increased risk of heart attacks.An international study in 2008 identified a higher than expected incidence ... Read more...

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Universal testing and quick treatment would slash AIDS


November 27th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Universal HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) following diagnosis of HIV infection could reduce the number of people developing full-blown AIDS by up to 95 percent ... Read more...

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Cipla in South Africa to stop imports from India


November 6th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 6 (IANS) Cipla Medpro Manufacturing (CMM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of South African generic drug manufacturer Cipla Medpro, will stop importing anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) from India and start its own production ... Read more...

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Where orphaned HIV+ kids love to live (With images)


October 16th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 16 (IANS) In an innocuous double-storey house on JLN Marg, a quiet residential neighbourhood in the Rajasthan capital, life is a daily celebration for 10 children aged 4 to 12.These ... Read more...

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Global threat of AIDS pandemic among heterosexuals over: WHO


June 9th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that the threat posed by HIV/AIDS has finally disappeared among heterosexuals the world over.Kevin de Cock, the head of the ... Read more...

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Immunotherapy could help prevent AIDS


April 9th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) The immune system can be primed to attack the HIV virus more strongly, making it fitter to fight off the incidental infections and immune breakdown that lead to ... Read more...

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Existing anti-retroviral drugs may curtail vaginal HIV transmission


January 15th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Centre have found that prescription drugs now used to treat human immunodeficiency virus infection in adults may prevent the vaginal transmission of HIV.The ... Read more...

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