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This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Turns out, a new HIV drug can reduce the viral replication and increase immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers at Yale University said. For some individuals with HIV, existing drug therapies fail ... Read More »

Doctors are saying that fish foot spa may spread HIV and hepatitis! Is it true?

Fish foot spa may spread HIV and hepatitis!   FISH FOOT SPA MAY SPREAD HIV AND HEPATITIS: The hard selling trend of fish foot spa, which has spread across the world now, has left the doctors warning us about its potential health risks. Fish foot spa/pedicures can spread infections such as HIV and hepatitis, warns government’s Health Protection Agency. According to ... Read More »

Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study

ANI | Jan 26, 2017, 02.26 PM IST   Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Mediterranean diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats for six months may benefit people with HIV and Type 2 diabetes. According to researchers, through healthy food and snacks HIV-positive people were more likely to ... Read More »

Only 1% of R&D funds spent for HIV, TB and malaria: WHO

Sushmi Dey| TNN | Jan 24, 2017, 12.30 PM IST Only 1% of R&D funds spent for HIV, TB and malaria: WHO Investments in health research and development (R&D) are poorly aligned with global public health needs, the World Health Organisation said, highlighting that merely 1% of the total funding on health R&D was allocated towards neglected diseases like HIV ... Read More »

Celebrities living with HIV AIDS

Being detected with HIV/AIDS doesn’t mean your life has ended, it is just a halt and with a positive attitude, you can definitely emerge as a fighter. 1 st December of every year, world celebrates AIDS Day, with a motive to unite everyone and fight against HIV AIDS. It is one of the deadliest diseases that has affected millions of ... Read More »

Scientists identify potent antibody that neutralizes HIV strains

ANI | Nov 16, 2016, 05.00 PM IST Scientists identify potent antibody that neutralizes HIV strains An antibody from an HIV-infected person can potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates nearly all HIV strains, discovered scientists from the National Institutes of Health. The remarkable breadth and potency of this antibody, named N6, make it an attractive candidate for further development ... Read More »

Smoking may harm HIV patients more than the virus itself

Smoking may harm HIV patients more than the virus itself ( Ineke Kamps/Getty Images) Among people living with HIVwho smoke cigarettes, smokingmay shorten their lifespan more than HIV itself, warns a study by an Indian-origin researcher. “A person with HIV who consistently takes HIV medicines but smokes is much more likely to die of a smoking-related disease than of HIV ... Read More »

Why HIV Infection Ups Tuberculosis Risk

LONDON: Researchers have found that the HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system. In most people who are exposed to tuberculosis infection, the immune defence deals with the bacteria by enclosing them in a special scar tissue. In this condition the tuberculosis is said to be “latent”. Around ... Read More »

Cancer, Not Zika Or HIV, Scares Americans Most

While Zika remains a hot topic in the news, a new survey has revealed that of all the health conditions it is cancer- particularly brain cancer- that concerns most Americans, even more than obesity and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In fact, in the survey by Mayo Clinic, infectious diseases such as Zika and Ebola tied with HIV/AIDS as the ... Read More »

New Understanding Of Antibodies Could Help To Develop Potential HIV Vaccines

WASHINGTON: A recent study at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that holes in HIV’s defensive sugar shield could be important in designing an HIV vaccine. It appears that antibodies can target these holes, which are scattered in HIV’s protective sugar or ‘glycan’ shield and the question is now whether these holes can be exploited to induce protective antibodies. Lead ... Read More »