Delayed HIV treatment is a leading cause for deaths in children under 15, a UN report shows.
Last year, 110,000 children in this age bracket died from AIDS-related causes, out of this 32,000 were between five and 14 years, the United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) report said. Read More
Patients living with HIV infection had a higher risk of mortality and of developing an additional comorbidity when they registered as frail on a simple test, researchers said here. Read More
A mutated strain of HIV spotted in Canada is driving sufferers to develop AIDS quicker than usual, a study reveals. The strain is circulating in Saskatchewan, where 80 percent of people diagnosed with the illness are Indigenous.
Doctors started reporting alarmingly rapid declines among patients in 2016, when the rate of HIV infections rocketed to 10 times the rate of other regions. Read More
CHANDIGARH: Haryana health minister Anil Vij on Friday ordered a probe into the allegations that an HIV positive woman was initially denied admission by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, even as the hospital authorities rubbished the charge. Read More
People with HIV are being unjustly prosecuted around the world, in large part because courts do not have a good grasp of medical research, say some of the world’s leading scientists. Read More
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton on Friday called health advocates, medical professionals and the general population to remain vigilant in the fight against the HIV virus, which causes the immune deficiency syndrome AIDS. Read more
The number of new pediatric infections have declined three-fold since 2002 Read More
In an effort to fight the blood-sharing practice called bluetooth among nyaope addicts, The Clean Up Squad and Thandanani Drop Off Centre staged their second annual Long Walk from Joburg to Soshanguve on Friday and Saturday. Read More
The new kit dubbed M-PIMA HIV-1/2 VL is the first viral load point of care tool designed to provide healthcare professionals with a faster way to manage HIV by testing viral load at the point of care. Read more