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Bridging the Gap: Overcoming pandemic disruptions to HIV testing

Of India’s 23.5 lac (2.35 million) people living with HIV, only 17.8 lacs (1.78 million) know their status. 13.8 lacs (1.38 million) are on antiretroviral treatment, of which 84% are virally suppressed.......................

Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar launches Phase II of awareness campaigns on...

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare appreciated the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO)’s work in reaching out to a large number of youth throughout the country during the COVID-19 pandemic....................

Antiretroviral therapy effectively reduces HIV deaths: Study

Key findings of the study demonstrated the high impact of antiretroviral therapy and showed that the chance of death was halved among people on ART after 5 Years of treatment....................................

COVID-19: How data can help generate public health response?

Digitizing patient data at the hospitals would not take much time with the help of technological tools like scanners and spreadsheets, writes Dr Monika Chaudhary.........................

Indian scientists develop artificial enzyme to keep HIV virus in check

Made from vanadium pentoxide nanosheets, the new “nanozymes” work by mimicking the natural enzyme called glutathione peroxidase to help reduce oxidative stress levels in the host’s cells, which is required to keep the virus in check......................

Abbott researchers find rare group of people with controlled HIV who...

A study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments........................

World AIDS Day: Survey reports disruption in HIV care during Covid-19,...

According to a recent UNAIDS report, disruption to HIV care could lead to thousands more deaths.........................

Mylan initiates supply of Remdesivir in India, under brand name DESREM

The launch includes a 24/7 helpline for patients and healthcare practitioners to access information on Remdesivir and its availability...............

Practo witnesses 37% growth in AIDS-related queries

Practo insights show that patients with sexual problems have increasingly preferred online consultations as it allows them to talk about their issues without inhibitions whilst maintaining their privacy..................

Abbott announces discovery of new HIV strain

Discovery marks the first time a new subtype of HIV-1 has been identified since 2000. Abbott is making this new strain accessible to the research community to evaluate its impact to diagnostic testing, treatments and potential vaccines...............