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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
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar shares meal with HIV+ children

Aug 17, 2014

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar shares meal with HIV+ children

Around the time the nation debated a controversial demand for a special "bikini beach" in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was fulfilling a promise lost in the hullabaloo of the two-piece bathing accessory. #India #Health #HIV #Goa #Manohar Parrikar #Subhash Phaldessai #Nitya Seva Niketan
Court stays transfer of HIV+ BSF trooper, allows treament in Delhi

Aug 14, 2014

Court stays transfer of HIV+ BSF trooper, allows treament in Delhi

Sunil Kumar, a constable in the BSF, had come with his family to the national capital from Tripura to avail treatment for the disease but was being transferred to West Bengal by the force. #NewsTracker #HIV #Delhi High Court #AIDS #BSF #Sunil Kumar

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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 low-cost 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 anti-retrovirals 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

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Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Sep 15, 2014

HIV-positive teacher uses Grindr for teen hookup: cops

An HIV-positive music teacher was charged with sexual assault after police say he was caught sneaking out of the Texas home of a 15-year-old boy...
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Sep 09, 2014

Lens Blog: A Witness to AIDS in South Africa

Joao Silva has watched South Africa’s response to the H.I.V./AIDS pandemic go from denial to ensuring those afflicted by the virus get the treatment and medications they need... #Manto Tshabalala-Msimang #South Africa
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Aug 29, 2014

Porn group seeks filming hiatus after positive HIV test

The porn industry is taking a cold shower. The Free Speech Coalition, the skin flick trade group, has called for a halt to all to productions after one performer tested positive for HIV... #Manto Tshabalala-Msimang #South Africa