India's ban on gay, transgender people from donating blood: What are the rules across the world?
India still has a ban in place on gay and transgender people from donating blood. However, many countries across the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany have lifted such restrictions on members from the LGBTQ+ community
Cover Story: The long and interesting history of condoms on World AIDS Day
While there are a number of ways to prevent the spread of AIDS, condoms are undoubtedly the best way to prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Let’s take a look at the world’s first condom and its evolution
World AIDS Day 2022: Theme, history, significance and all you need to know about this fatal disease
The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Equalize.”
HIV/AIDS cases 10 times higher in Mizoram than rest of India
Over 2.30 per cent of Mizoram's 10.91 lakh population is infected with HIV/AIDS. The disease has so far claimed 3,506 lives in the state since October 1990 when the first HIV-positive case was reported
Monkeypox can spread from close physical contact regardless of sexual orientation, race: Experts
The monkeypox outbreak has raised widespread fear for the LGBTQ community amid reports of the disease being traced among men having sex with men
Global AIDS fight at crossroads after setbacks during COVID-19 pandemic and other crises
Things might be even worse considering that HIV testing slowed or even stopped in many places when COVID-19 hit, potentially leaving even more virus spread uncounted
World AIDS Day 2021: All you need to know about antiretroviral therapy and how it works
Through Anti-retroviral therapy, patients effectively overpower the HIV replication that takes place in the body
World AIDS Day 2021: From how it is caused to risk factors, all you need to know about disease
AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV which stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus that breaks down certain cells in the immune system
Diana's London flat before she became princess gets Blue Plaque recognition
The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity, honours notable people and organisations who were connected with particular buildings across London
UN calls for urgent action to end AIDS by 2030 as COVID-19 exacerbates medical inequalities
The declaration commits the assembly’s 193 member nations to implement the 18-page document, including reducing annual new HIV infections to under 3,70,000 and annual AIDS-related deaths to under 2,50,000 by 2025.
COVID-19 vaccines were developed in under a year, HIV still awaits a vaccine four decades later
Last year, a study in South Africa involved the only vaccine candidate that showed protection, was ultimately not effective enough.
COVID-19 derailed HIV fight by monopolising health workers and resources, say experts
Before COVID-19, health officials were celebrating how new medicines and other developments had gradually tamed HIV.
In Chennai, India's largest panoramic mural created in solidarity with AIDS survivors
The panoramic mural, titled ‘We Are’, spreads the message of shared humanity, of how people suffering or having recovered from AIDS deserve equal rights and a place in society.
First long-acting HIV treatment Cabenuva approved by FDA as monthly shots
ViiV said the shot combo would cost $5,940 for an initial, higher dose and $3,960 per month afterward.
World AIDS Day 2020: All you need to know about virus that infected over 1.7 million people in 2019
AIDS or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a life-threatening condition that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, which attacks a person's immune system and makes them susceptible to other diseases
World AIDS Day 2020: How COVID-19 pandemic has affected people living with HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS can be a fatal disease and there is currently no cure for it.
World AIDS Day: Battles won and lost against AIDS hold valuable lessons for managing COVID-19
There are fears that developing nations might be excluded from accessing a vaccine but global mechanisms are now in place to avoid this and encourage solidarity.
World AIDS Day 2020: Despite ambitious global targets, India's progress in AIDS control falls short in a few crucial aspects
Around 30 percent of Indians between 15-49 years of age reported discriminatory attitudes towards people living with HIV.
New therapy — cabotegravir — 89 percent more effective in preventing HIV than daily pills, finds UNAIDS body
The trial involved more than 3,200 women between 18 and 45 years old who were at higher risk of acquiring HIV in the African continent.
Pleicomacrolides, a class of antibiotics, may help immune system kill HIV-infected cells, shows study
When the researchers used Concanamycin A to treat HIV-infected Nef-expressing cells, they found that it activated a particular type of immune cells, which then cleared off the HIV-infected cells