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World’s oldest monkeys to help us fight HIV?

World’s oldest monkeys to help us fight HIV?  Turns out, world’s oldest monkeys — the Rhesus macaque — could be prompted to produce neutralizing antibodies against one strain of HIV that resembles the resilient viral form that most commonly infects people. The study identified the rare, vulnerable areas on HIV and the immune system to

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Wedding bells in Ludhiana have doctors’ jingle now

Nidhi Bhanot  Ludhiana  The concept of the arranged marriages has changed. As now from past few years, the families in the Ludhiana are getting the medical tests of the boys and girls done before fixing marriage in order to avoid any marital disputes after marriage due to undeclared health problems by anyone. As in the past either

Link found between stigma, cognitive performance in people with HIV

Link found between stigma, cognitive performance in people with HIV. Stigma related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) impairs cognition in men living with the condition, finds a study. The findings of the McGill University study have been published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. The participants filled out a questionnaire asking how much

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Cellular proliferation keeps HIV infected cells alive: Study

Cellular proliferation keeps HIV infected cells alive: Study. A new study has that cellular proliferation keeps the HIV-infected cells alive in infected individuals, even after undergoing suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART). The study was published in Nature Communications journal. Cell proliferation is a process which results in an increase in the number of cells, wherein the balance

HIV and AIDS Act 2017 comes into force

HIV and AIDS Act 2017 comes into force . The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act, 2017 starting September 10, 2018. Passed on April 20, 2017, the Act prohibits discrimination against people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (PLHIV) in terms

People with HIV infection twice at risk of heart disease

People with HIV infection twice at risk of heart disease

According to a global study, HIV infection doubles the risk of heart disease.Analysis of global figures reveals that HIV-associated cardiovascular disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years as more people are living longer with the virus. The greatest impact is in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific regions, with Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho particularly

HIV/AIDS cases increase in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 10,  HIV/AIDS infection cases are on the rise in Pakistan, according to new data.An estimated 133,000 people in Pakistan were tested positive with, according to statistics from the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), adding as many as 21,129 new cases reported in 2017 while some 9,000 patients died of AIDS this year, reports

Researchers create molecule that could kill HIV

Researchers create molecule that could kill HIV

Researchers create molecule that could kill HIV. HIV is considered to be one of the most fatal diseases worldwide and continues to be a major global public health issue. In 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people were living with HIV (including 1.8 million children) -with a global HIV prevalence of 0.8 percent among adults. Around

Farhan Akhtar urges people to get rid of stigma attached to HIV

Farhan Akhtar urges people to get rid of stigma attached to HIV

Farhan Akhtar urges people to get rid of stigma attached to HIV. Bollywood producer-actor Farhan Akhtar has urged people to get rid of the stigma attached to the HIV virus. Farhan was at the launch of Vespa RED here on Tuesday.Akhtar said: “The fact is that you can continue to live and have a normal life

New Method Found Control HIV Infection

New Method Found to Control HIV Infection

Chandigarh: New Method Found Control HIV Infection. Protein-based new methods have been detected to control HIV infection. It will prevent the HIV virus to spread in the infected person. It means, it will be possible to protect healthy cells from being moderate.The researchers from the University of Southern California have claimed to recognize this protein.

Kenya 1st in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

Kenya 1st Africa use generic version current AIDS drug Nairobi, Jun 28 (AP) Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said today. Kenya’s government and the global health initiative Unitaid announced that the East African nation will make


Priyanka Chopra Spent quality time with children trip to UNICEF at south africa

As you must check the photos and moments of priyanka chopra  on her instagram account that the photographer of her constantly  posting their moments with the children from her south Africa trip for the efforts for the mission to End Violence  against children.She is presently with UNICEF team. In Harare Zimbabwe she met with the

Why HIV infection ups TB risk

London: Researchers have found that the HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system. In most people who are exposed to tuberculosis infection, the immune defence deals with the bacteria by enclosing them in a special scar tissue. In this condition the tuberculosis is

Cabinet approves amendments to HIV, AIDS Bill

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday here approved amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, which was drafted to safeguard the rights of people living with and affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The provisions of the bill seek to address

How HIV disrupts immune system revealed

Washington: HIV-infected people whose immune systems made neutralising antibodies have similar immune alterations, or perturbations, as found in individuals with autoimmune disease, revealed a study. According to the study published in Journal Science Immunology, the researchers found several key immune differences that should help in the development of a how-to manual for an effective vaccine.

New forms of HIV can jump from animals to humans

New York: While the HIV epidemic continues to threaten health and well-being of a large section of the world’s population, scientists have warned that new forms of the virus jumping from animals to humans cannot be ruled out. The suggestion stems from a study in which the scientists discovered the first in vivo evidence that

HIV therapy cuts mother-to-child transmission during breastfeeding

New York: For mothers who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) but their immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding period can essentially eliminate HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, finds a study. The findings showed that both three-drug maternal antiretroviral therapy and daily infant nevirapine