Tag: HIV

Two-thirds of AIDS treatment drugs supplied globally by India

‘HIV counselling, test centres in Delhi lack privacy’

By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi: Privacy of patients who go for HIV testing and counselling in the national capital’s government hospitals remains a prime concern as many of them don’t have separate counselling rooms for males and females, a study has found. The study, titled “Integrated Counselling and HIV Testing Centres of Delhi: An Evaluation”,[Read More…]

Karnataka to launch ‘Treat All Policy’ for HIV patients

Karnataka is going to launch a ‘Treat All Policy’ on Wednesday considering just less than half of HIV patients are registered with anti retroviral therapy (ART) and receiving treatment. With the new policy at place, an additional 20,000 patients will be eligible for ART. Karnataka is among the eight high-prevalence[Read More…]

HIV cases reduced in Goa: Survey

The number of people who are detected of HIV in Goa have hysterically reduced during the last ten years says an according to the Economic Survey 2016-17 tabled in the State Legislative Assembly. Although the number of blood samples received for testing HIV is rising, the number of people detected positive[Read More…]

New HIV cure on the brink after monkey study

Scientists may have found a way to suppress an HIV-like infection in monkeys, without the need for ongoing drug therapy. The researchers added antibody therapy to standard drug treatment given to macaque monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). After three months, the animals were taken off the drugs, but[Read More…]

AIDS cases reduced by 54 percent: Govt

The government on Tuesday said that the number of AIDS related deaths in the country has reduced by 54% between 2007 and 2015. “The number of AIDS related deaths has reduced by 54 per cent from 2007 to 2015. As on October, 2016, 21,406 and 1,636 Integrated Counselling and Testing[Read More…]

AIDS: Myth around ‘Patient Zero’ busted

A combination of research, both historical and genetic in nature has revealed the error and hype that led to the coining of the term ‘Patient Zero’ and the blaming of one man for the spread of HIV athwart North America. The new study proves that a flight attendant who became[Read More…]

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