HIV

Patients diagnosed with HIV infection at advanced stage are more likely to transmit it

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct. 7 (ANI): A new research at the University of California has found that patients diagnosed late in the course of HIV infection are more likely to transmit HIV to others since they are not on treatment to suppress it and could be transmitting the disease without knowing they are doing so.

20 percent people infected with HIV are unaware of having it

London, Nov 23 (ANI): One in five people having HIV in UK are not aware of having the virus, a new survey has found.

Public Health England (PHE) said that of the 98,400 people having HIV, there are 21,900 who do not know about it.

The Virgin Cleansing Myth

One of the worst epidemics in the modern times to take on truly global proportions has been AIDS. AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is caused by infection with HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus. At the end of 2009 there were around 30.8 million adults and 2.5 million children were living with HIV, According to estimates from the UNAIDS Global Report 2010, the region to bear the biggest brunt of the epidemic is Sub-Saharan Africa which even though containing only 10% of the world's population, is home to 68% of all people living with HIV.

Mobile device performs lab-quality HIV testing in just 15mins on finger-pricked blood

Washington, January 27 (ANI): A professor at Columbia Engineering has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records-10 times faster than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic technique.

10 Countries Worst Affected by AIDS

One of the worst epidemics in the modern times to take on truly global proportions has been AIDS. AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is caused by infection with HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus. At the end of 2009 there were around 30.8 million adults and 2.5 million children were living with HIV, According to estimates from the UNAIDS Global Report 2010.

How HIV infects healthy T cells and leads to the development of AIDS

Washington, August 25 (ANI): The specific process by which the HIV virus infects healthy T cells was unknown, until now.

However, a George Mason University researcher team has now finally revealed the process, with the principal investigator, HIV researcher Yuntao Wu, saying that he hopes this breakthrough will start a new line on inquiry into how researchers can use this knowledge to create drugs that could limit or halt HIV infection.

Pakistan’s general population under increasing risk of HIV epidemic

Washington, Aug 25 : An international team of researchers has found that rates of HIV have increased in Pakistan’s general population, as the virus has spread beyond at-risk groups to women and their children.

How HIV infects healthy T cells and leads to the development of AIDS

Washington, August 25 (ANI): The specific process by which the HIV virus infects healthy T cells was unknown, until now.

However, a George Mason University researcher team has now finally revealed the process, with the principal investigator, HIV researcher Yuntao Wu, saying that he hopes this breakthrough will start a new line on inquiry into how researchers can use this knowledge to create drugs that could limit or halt HIV infection.

HIV Testing - How to Test Yourself for HIV at home

Knowing your HIV status is crucial if you want to protect yourself from AIDS. HIV testing, in fact, is being promoted as an integral part HIV prevention, treatment and care efforts by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recent advances in medical science have made it possible for you to get tested for HIV in the privacy and ease of your home. Here are some facts on HIV testing in the U.S and how to get it done at home.

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