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World’s second man cleared of AIDS virus invigorates quest for cure

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Scientific investigation into the world’s second man cleared of the AIDS virus is zooming in on a gene and a treatment side-effect, as newly-enthused researchers strive to find a cure for the disease that has killed millions. FILE

When Akshay Kumar’s unprepared speech on AIDS left Saif Ali Khan in splits

Akshay compares his on-screen pairing with Saif to the famous comedy-duo Laurel and Hardy Akshay Kumar is known for taking up social causes and openly talking about taboos. Films like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Pad Man, which pave way for

Our hope for Aids cure lies in continued research

The writer says the “Berlin” patient is the only person in the world who has been functionally cured of HIV. This was achieved through a bone marrow transplant, a similar complicated and risky procedure as the “London” patient had about three

World is inching closer towards a breakthrough on HIV/AIDS

The first time was in 2008, when Timothy Ray Brown (who disclosed his identity in 2010) was reported to show no trace of HIV replication in his body following a stem cell transplant. The world is inching closer towards a breakthrough

Kerala Textbook Says HIV Spreads Through “Premarital Or Extramartial Sex”

HIV spreads through unprotected sexual contact with an infected person. (File) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Kerala, which prides itself on a near-perfect literacy rate, has landed in a controversy after a school textbook was found to be spreading misinformation on sexual health education. A

Decline in HIV infections stalls as Trump administration aims to end epidemic

As the Trump administration’s goal to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030 rolls out, a new report reveals that a decline in HIV infections has plateaued. Between 2010 and 2013, HIV incidence in the United States significantly decreased, but

AIDS push gets mixed reviews

When President Donald Trump announced in his State of the Union address last week that his administration would launch a new push to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States, many advocates reacted skeptically. They contend the Trump administration has

Fighting AIDS domestically and globally means pushing more evidence-based services

Last week in his state of the union address the president, noting dramatic scientific progress in addressing HIV/AIDS, pledged that “Together, we will defeat AIDS in America. And beyond.” The next day the Department of Health and Human Services released a fact

Pune Woman Says Husband Infected Her With HIV Virus Through Saline

A 27-year-old woman has lodged a police complaint alleging that her doctor husband administered her an HIV-infected saline a year ago. According to the police, the woman claimed that her husband, a homoeopathic doctor, and his parents were harassing her for

Heart Patients, You Must Follow These Dietary Recommendations

Heart diseases account for one-third of all the deaths worldwide. They occur when the arteries and blood vessels which transport blood to the heart are blocked. They are blocked with the development of plaque, a waxy substance, in the arteries and