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Wrong treatment leads to Hepatitis C cases in China


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Improper diagnosis and treatment in clinics in a Chinese province have lead to over 100 Hepatitis C cases, the health department said.The cases have been reported ... Read more...

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UN meet delegates says funds for HIV/AIDS control inadequate


June 11th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Participants at UN General Assembly meeting for HIV/AIDS expressed concern that funding devoted to AIDS responses was still not commensurate with the magnitude of the ... 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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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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Non-stick protein coating in semen cuts HIV infection


September 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): The non-stick coating of protein in semen cuts the rate of infection of immune cells by HIV, a new study has found.The new material is a potential ... Read more...

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HIV poses increasing risk to Chinese women


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 8 (ANI): Chinese women are more susceptible to contracting AIDS, with the latest research announced by UNAIDS, saying that by the end of 2009, women accounted for more than 30 ... Read more...

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Success of hepatitis C treatment may depend on genetic variant


June 13th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that a small genetic change can help predict how people infected with hepatitis C react to treatment, paving the way to personalised therapy for this ... Read more...

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Prisoner dies of AIDs in Bhopal


May 4th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 4 (IANS) A prisoner accused of keeping illegal firearms died of AIDs in a Bhopal district hospital, police said Tuesday. "Sallu (20) was arrested for keeping firearms and presented ... 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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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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HIV risk behavioural survey conducted in Tamil Nadu


November 26th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 26 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu government, with the support of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), has successfully conducted an HIV risk behavioural surveillance survey (BSS) in the state.Officials of the state's ... Read more...

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‘Diamonds’ to spread HIV/AIDS awareness


August 13th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IBNS
By Ranjita Biswas,Bali, Aug 13 (IBNS) The role of HIV Positive women in the fight against HIV/AIDS is being increasingly recognized by policy makers, strategists and activists. This has been more ... Read more...

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About 13 mn women have abortion every year in China


July 30th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 30 (Xinhua) There are about 13 million abortions performed every year in China and inadequate knowledge about contraception among women is blamed for this high rate of pregnancy terminations, the ... Read more...

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Herpes drug does not cut HIV transmission risk


May 9th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): An international clinical trial has shown that a widely used drug for herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by people ... Read more...

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70 percent of hepatitis C cases curable with early treatment


April 27th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 27 (IANS) Up to 70 percent of hepatitis C cases are curable if early treatment is sought, according to a new international study. The study by National Centre for HIV ... Read more...

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Lancet: Pope is ‘distorting condom science’


March 27th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): The prestigious medical journal, the Lancet, has blamed Pope Benedict XVI for distorting science by saying that condoms are not the answer to HIV/Aids.The journal claimed that the ... Read more...

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Microbicide gel offers promising HIV prevention method for women


March 6th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A vaginal microbicide gel has for the first time shown some promise to prevent HIV infection in women in a clinical trial involving more than 3,000 subjects ... Read more...

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Vaginal gel prevents HIV infection among women in clinical trials


February 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A vaginal gel to prevent HIV infection has shown encouraging results in a clinical trial conducted on women in Africa and the US.Findings of the recently concluded study, ... Read more...

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Anti-HIV gel shows promise in Aids prevention


February 10th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In the first human clinical trial of its kind, a vaginal gel intended to prevent HIV infection in women has shown promise in fighting against the infection. Called ... Read more...

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HIV virus can easily penetrate womens healthy genital tissue


December 17th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Men can transmit the Aids virus far more easily to women than previously believed, say researchers at Northwestern University, who found that the virus can travel through ... Read more...

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Explain sex in educational module, say activists


August 7th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Terming the National Aids Control Organisation's (NACO) draft sex education module as “inadequate”, health activists Thursday said the government must shed its morality and elaborate unsafe sexual ... Read more...

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Researchers pinpoint HIV variants that lead to sexual transmission


May 17th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) have found that among billions of HIV variants only a few lead to sexual transmission.The team has come ... Read more...

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Ujjain gets first medical care unit for AIDS patients


April 7th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, April 7 (IANS) A HIV community care centre has been set up to provide medical help to AIDS patients in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain town, the headquarters of a district that has ... Read more...

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Antiretroviral therapy may be effective for HIV infection prevention


February 5th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Antiretroviral drugs that are used to treat HIV can also protect people from getting the AIDS virus, especially if two drugs are taken in combination before exposure to ... Read more...

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Ingredient in human semen may enhance HIV risk 100,000-fold


December 14th, 2007 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein in human semen that increases the risk of HIV infection up to 100,000-fold.German researchers at the University Clinic of Ulm have found ... Read more...

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Study identifies three key times around childbirth when women disclose their HIV status


December 2nd, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study on African women, who had an HIV test during pregnancy, has identified three key times when they are likely to disclose their HIV status to ... Read more...

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Sex main cause of HIV prevalence in China today


November 30th, 2007 - 3:45 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, November 30 (ANI): Chinese Health Minister Chen Zhu has revealed that the rates of new HIV/AIDS infections in the country are declining, and that the disease is now being transmitted ... Read more...

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