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: Why it’s important to keep diagnosing, treating AIDS patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
Lockdowns were essential to slow COVID-19's spread but have had a negative effect on people relying on HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
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 immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests
Some studies also indicate that flu shots or vaccines can offer some protection against COVID-19
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.
The HKH region is warming up to three times faster than the global average. This creates a perfect storm for new diseases to emerge.
National Voluntary Blood Donation Day 2020: Risk of contracting infections, fainting among five myths busted
A lot of people are hesitant about donating blood due to a variety of reasons including fear of pain, anaemia or needles and their own beliefs and customs.
Brown no longer needed anti-viral medication after the transplant – he remained free of the virus that causes AIDS.
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
New injectable drug, likely to prevent entry of HIV in healthy cells, shows promising results in rhesus macaques
According to a report by the World Health Organization in 2019, around 3.8 million people are currently infected with HIV across the globe
Health organizations including the CDC recommend routine immunization for HIV-positive people, who have been unilaterally left out of vaccine trials so far.
Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic
Maintaining access to ART for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and distribution of insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria could mitigate the broader health impact of the virus.
This could be the first case of long-term HIV remission, without an invasive bone-marrow transplant.
Safe sex practices for LGBTQ+: Protection, destigmatising STIs and other things you should keep in mind for a healthy sex life
The stigma attached to the LGBTQ+ community, and sex in general, in India and most other countries, makes it more difficult to spread awareness about safe sex practices
World Environment Day 2020: How natural habitat destruction can fuel zoonotic diseases like COVID-19
Experts have found links to the emergence of viruses like Nipah, Lassa, Hendra, COVID-19, HIV, and others to deforestation.
In the research, published in Oxford’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, scientists reported that COVID-19 can lead to subacute thyroiditis.
William Haseltine said to manage the disease through careful tracing of infections and strict isolation measures whenever it starts spreading.
World AIDS Vaccine Day 2020: Bill Clinton's speech in 1997 birthed the concept; HIV advocates mark day to raise awareness on need for vaccine
World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed on 18 May to spread awareness regarding the importance of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.
He said, “I think it is important we are realistic and I don’t think anyone can predict when this disease will disappear."