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Babies of HIV-positive women show exposure to antiretrovirals


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Hair and blood samples from three-month-old infants born to HIV-positive mothers surprisingly show exposure, both in the womb and from breast-feeding, to the antiretroviral drugs being ... Read more...

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UN offers to help India in checking HIV transmission


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday said member nations of the world organisation are ready to help India in dealing with polio, malaria, tetanus, ... Read more...

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Aid appeal to combat HIV/AIDS in Myanmar


December 6th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 6 (IANS) The representatives of the civil society, officials, UN agencies and celebrities in Myanmar Tuesday appealed to the international community to increase its assistance in combating HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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Resistant gonorrhoea strain may threaten global health


July 11th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) A new strain of gonorrhoea, resistant to all available antibiotics, is likely to turn the once easily treatable infection into a global health threat. Universite Laval ... Read more...

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CSD500: Erection inducing condoms developed


May 10th, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new condom which has the potential to maintain erection in men have been developed by Futura Medical. The condoms called CSD500 helps keep erection using ... Read more...

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US organ recipient contracts HIV from donor after post-screening


March 18th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 18 (ANI): An organ recipient in America has contracted HIV from a kidney donor, who had unprotected sex after post-screening.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the donor ... Read more...

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6-month drug regimen ‘reduces HIV risk for breastfeeding infants’


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of ... Read more...

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Oz taxpayers’ money funding guide to snorting cocaine, other party drugs


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23 (ANI): The Australian taxpayers' money is being used to fund a guide on ways to inject, snort, and swallow cocaine and other party drugs.The guide, however, is being released ... Read more...

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IAS urges Pope to strongly support condom use


November 24th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Following Pope's comments that condom use could, in specific circumstances, be acceptable, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has urged him and the Catholic Church to come out clearly ... Read more...

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Alcohol does much more harm than just damaging the liver


November 12th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A recent research has pointed out that alcohol does much more harm to the body than just damaging the liver.Researchers at the Loyola University Medical Center have found ... Read more...

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Heterosexual HIV ‘in China aggravated by unprotected sex, drugs’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have examined the burden of HIV and sexually transmitted disease among male clients of the commercial sex industry in ... Read more...

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HIV drug treatment doesn’t reduce risk of partner infection


October 1st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new Chinese study has revealed that in married couples, where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is not, antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not lower the risk ... Read more...

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Circumcision would do little to prevent HIV in gay men: Study


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Circumcision in gay men would have little effect on reducing HIV incidence, according to a new US study.Circumcision is thought to reduce the risk of HIV transmission by ... Read more...

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Not portraying drug users as dead can improve HIV treatment access


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): In a bid to improve access to antiretroviral therapy for HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs), health providers need to change popular opinion, that portray IDUs as already ... Read more...

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Study reinforces antiretroviral therapy’s effectiveness in HIV prevention


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): The benefits of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) extend beyond treatment of the virus to significantly preventing the transmission and spread of HIV, according to new research.The study, ... Read more...

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New HIV prevention strategy to benefit sufferers by cutting costs


July 8th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Increasing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) treatment for people with HIV/AIDS will provide significant cost savings over a relatively short period of time, according to a formal economic ... Read more...

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AIDS drugs block 99pc of HIV transmission to breastfed babies


June 17th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): AIDS-fighting antiretroviral drug combinations given to pregnant and breastfeeding women in Botswana, Africa, prevented 99 percent of the mothers from transmitting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to their ... Read more...

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Sexually transmitted diseases among Aussie youngsters on the rise


May 29th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 29 (ANI): Experts have called for a new HIV awareness campaign after it was seen that venereal disease among young Australians has skyrocketed.According to federal government figures, the number of ... Read more...

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Antiretroviral therapy tied to decreased HIV transmission risk


May 27th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Treating HIV-infected persons with antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces HIV transmission to their sexual partners by more than 90 percent, researchers have found.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

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Female-to-male HIV transmission risk doubles during pregnancy: Study


May 24th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that women of reproductive age, especially when pregnant are highly prone to HIV infection. Now, a new study has warned that pregnancy is a ... Read more...

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South Africa to circumcise two million men


April 9th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, April 9 (IANS) In an effort to combat the scourge of HIV and Aids, over two million men will be circumcised in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, BuaNews reported Friday. The premier ... 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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Origin of HIV transmission among male partners discovered


February 11th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The origin of strains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among men who have sex with men has been discovered by scientists.Boffins led by a virologist from the University ... Read more...

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Single program to prevent HIV transmission


January 21st, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research using mice models has found that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment prevents HIV transmission.J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, senior author of the study and professor in the ... Read more...

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Herpes med does not cut HIV transmission risk


January 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment taken twice daily to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission ... Read more...

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Target to inhibit HIV infectivity identified


January 5th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new agent, called surfen, can work as wonder to inhibit the infectivity of HIV, scientists the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI) have found.Surfen impairs the ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV microbicide ineffective, trials show


December 14th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) British medical trials in Africa have shown a promising anti-HIV gel to be ineffective, dashing hopes for a cheap way to prevent the AIDS pandemic, a newspaper reported ... Read more...

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Maternal HAART cuts postnatal HIV transmission risk


November 28th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that HIV positive mothers receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) while breastfeeding are less likely to transmit the virus to their kids.Although formula ... Read more...

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Promiscuity may not be behind HIV epidemic


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): While it is widely believed that promiscuity or overlapping multiple sexual partners are driving the HIV epidemic, Brown University researchers have found that there is not much scientific ... Read more...

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Sex workers, gays still face barriers in HIV healthcare: WHO


September 30th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) People at high risk of getting HIV infection like sex workers, gays and injecting drug users (IDUs) continue to face legal and sociocultural barriers in getting healthcare ... 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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HIV mother’s pre-chewed food may transmit virus to kids


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered the first case of HIV almost certainly being transmitted by infected mothers to children through pre-chewed food. The source of HIV in the pre-chewed food ... Read more...

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HIV can be transmitted by pre-chewed food too


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): First three cases of HIV infection have suggested that the deadly virus could be transmitted from mothers or other caregivers to children via pre-chewed food, according to researchers ... Read more...

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Gay men HIV cases shoot up in Shanghai


June 21st, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Over the recent years, the incidence of HIV/AIDS cases involving men who have sex with men has increased fivefold in Shanghai, report medical experts.Following the comments, which ... Read more...

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Indian American helps design vaginal ring to prevent HIV transmission


May 20th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) An Indian American endocrinologist has helped develop a vaginal ring that would prevent conception and transmission of HIV infection, by releasing multiple types of non-hormonal agents and microbicides. Worldwide, ... Read more...

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