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US drugmaker Merck grants free license for pediatric HIV drug

Feb 24, 2015

US drugmaker Merck grants free license for pediatric HIV drug

Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus. #US #NewsTracker #HIV #Drugs #drugmaker #Merck #pediatric
Aggressive form of HIV which can progress into AIDs in 3 years discovered in Cuba

Feb 16, 2015

Aggressive form of HIV which can progress into AIDs in 3 years discovered in Cuba

A new aggressive form of HIV can progress to AIDS in just three years - so rapidly that patients may not even realise they were infected, scientists say. #NewsTracker #HIV #EBioMedicine #Epidemiological Virology
Now, a smartphone device that can diagnose HIV in 15 minutes

Feb 06, 2015

Now, a smartphone device that can diagnose HIV in 15 minutes

A team of researchers from Columbia University has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory or dongle that can perform a test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes. #World #NewsTracker #HIV #Rwanda #Science Translational Medicine #ELISA
New $34 smartphone accessory could help diagnose HIV, syphillis for cheaper

Feb 05, 2015

New $34 smartphone accessory could help diagnose HIV, syphillis for cheaper

The study was backed by a grant from the Gates Foundation and several other funders and published on Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. #ThingsWeLike #HIV #Smartphone #Africa #syphillis #dongle
Fear of HIV rise: Multiple states face condom shortages in India

Jan 30, 2015

Fear of HIV rise: Multiple states face condom shortages in India

This shortage of condoms being distributed by the government's AIDS control programme, is a big blow to numerous authorities that work to prevent the contraction of the disease. #India #NewsTracker #HIV #AIDS #RISE #State #officials #SHortage #Condoms #Treatment

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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