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Health Ministry announces implementation of HIV, AIDS Act from Sept 10

Passed on April 20, 2017, the Act prohibits discrimination against people with HIV in terms of treatment, employment and workplace.

11 Sep 2018 12:07 PM

HIV prevention pill reaching more people who need it

Study found self-reported PrEP use among men is approximately doubling each year.

10 Sep 2018 10:55 AM

Delhi high court raps govt over HIV patients

Asks why govt has not notified law to protect AIDS patients.

14 Aug 2018 5:45 AM

After hospitals deny treatment, Odisha man diagnosed HIV positive hangs self

Distressed over the delay in operating his hand, the man also felt humiliated by the villager’s treatment towards him.

25 Jul 2018 5:05 PM

International AIDS Conference 2018: All you need to know about Amsterdam summit

First convened during peak of AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide forum for intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights.

24 Jul 2018 9:14 PM


AIDS drugs show more promise for preventing new infections

Until there’s a vaccine, condoms are the best way to prevent HIV infection.

24 Jul 2018 2:39 PM

India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN report

Joint UN Agency on AIDS (UNAIDS) report warned epidemic was growing in Pakistan.

20 Jul 2018 11:00 AM

UN says global fight against AIDS is at 'precarious point'

This rapid and sustained increase in people getting treatment helped drive a 34 percent drop in AIDS-related deaths from 2010 to 2017.

19 Jul 2018 11:11 AM

Candidate HIV vaccine passes key early test

The candidate vaccine has now advanced to the next phase of the pre-approval trial process and will be tested in 2,600 women.

09 Jul 2018 5:05 PM

'Novel HIV vaccine found safe, effective'

The relevance of vaccine protection in rhesus monkeys to clinical efficacy in humans remains unclear.

09 Jul 2018 4:38 PM


Hong Kong scientists may have found ‘functional cure’ for HIV

Major breakthrough could see a new antibody be used for both prevention and treatment.

15 Jun 2018 6:12 PM

Stigma may keep women from using HIV-prevention drugs

Greater social awareness and acceptance could go a long way toward normalizing the use of PrEP and increasing women’s comfort pursuing it.

15 Jun 2018 2:26 PM

HIV+ donors to be sent to counselling and testing centres

MDACS officials said that it was the need of the hour to upgrade the blood donor referral system post donation camps.

10 Jun 2018 2:36 AM

Is a cure for HIV inching closer? Scientists discover new possibility

Team creates neutralising antibody, effective not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-1 strains, but also on latent cells.

08 May 2018 1:28 PM

HIV vaccine closer to reality: Single jab protects monkeys for 18 weeks

Scientists are edging closer to a long-term preventative HIV vaccine, new research suggests.

18 Apr 2018 2:10 PM


Longtime US AIDS researcher picked to run CDC

Redfield, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore succeeds Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald.

22 Mar 2018 9:59 AM

Study finds HIV patients with depression face serious death risks

This is the first time that the impact of cumulative depression has been studied across the whole HIV care continuum.

02 Mar 2018 8:06 PM

Nadda launches initiative for free viral load test for people living with HIV/AIDS

Routine viral load testing will optimise the utilisation of first line regimens.

27 Feb 2018 6:09 PM

Here's everything you need to know about International Condom Day

International Condom Day seeks to promote the use of condoms as means of preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

14 Feb 2018 3:56 PM

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Scientists believe gene therapy ultimately will provide a long-term solution.

13 Feb 2018 12:14 PM