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Spread of HIV began from Congo's capital in 1920s, says new study

Oct 04, 2014

Spread of HIV began from Congo's capital in 1920s, says new study

The HIV pandemic began its global spread from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says a study. #HIV #AIDS #HealthBuzz #Kinshasa #Congo #AIDS origin #HIV Origin #Democratic Republic of the Congo #HIV Pandemic
NHRC sends notice to health ministry over dearth of HIV drugs

Sep 18, 2014

NHRC sends notice to health ministry over dearth of HIV drugs

Treatment and control of HIV, including dispensing drugs and testing, is handled by the government run public health programme through 355 odd centres. #NewsTracker #HIV #National Human Rights Commission #Ministry of Health #Delhi Network of Positive People
India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

Sep 04, 2014

India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under government's free medicine programme after drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payment #NewsTracker #HIV #AIDS #HIV drugs #Indian drugmakers #NACO #shortage of medicine
Research to develop HIV vaccine receives $25mn from Gates Foundation

Sep 04, 2014

Research to develop HIV vaccine receives $25mn from Gates Foundation

Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. #US #HIV #Drugs #AIDS #scientists #Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation #Oregon #HIV vaccination #vaccina #reserach #HIV drug
Proteins that help entry HIV, Ebola viruses also block their release Study

Aug 26, 2014

Proteins that help entry HIV, Ebola viruses also block their release Study

scientists have discovered that a family of proteins thathelps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can alsoblock the release of these deadly viruses #HIV #AIDS #Study #Virus #Ebola Virus #Ebola #Cells #Proteins #HIV virus

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India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 12, 2011

India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

A big US pharma company has finally taken proactive measures (learning from history no doubt) to license innovative drugs to lowcost drug makers in India so that they reach the people who need them the most. #Ranbaxy Laboratories #GeekSpeak #HIV/AIDS #Antiretroviral drug #Gilead Sciences
Breakthrough in AIDS battle How relevant for India?

May 16, 2011

Breakthrough in AIDS battle How relevant for India?

The new study on HIV/AIDS, which said treating infected people with antiretrovirals early on could stop infection transmission, sounds promising. However, early detection and the course of medication are still huge challenges. #HIV/AIDS #Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals #Duesberg hypothesis #HIV