HIV: News

19 May 2024

British Government

Final report on UK's infected blood scandal will release tomorrow

The final report of the UK's infected blood scandal inquiry is scheduled for publication on Monday, marking nearly six years since the investigation commenced.

20 Mar 2024

Technology

Scientists remove HIV from cells using gene-editing technology 

Researchers at Amsterdam University Medical Centre have made significant strides toward eradicating the HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus from cells in a lab environment.

05 Feb 2024

Lucknow

63 Lucknow jail prisoners HIV positive, authorities on alert

At least 36 inmates at Lucknow District Jail tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) during check-ups conducted by the health department in December.

15 Dec 2023

Zydus Cadila

Zydus Lifesciences receives US approval for generic HIV-1 drug

Zydus Lifesciences has secured final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), to market its generic Darunavir tablets in the country.

01 Dec 2023

Health & Wellness

World AIDS Day 2023: Busting myths about HIV and AIDS

December 1 every year since 1988 is observed as World AIDS Day to raise awareness about HIV (human immunodeficiency viruses) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) which are considered major global health concerns.

09 Jun 2023

Mumbai

Mumbai murder: Accused claims 'daughter-like' victim was 'very possessive'

Manoj Ramesh Sane, accused of murdering his alleged live-in partner Saraswati Vaidya and then chopping her body into pieces in Mumbai's Mira Road, apparently informed the cops that the victim was "like his daughter."

29 May 2023

Uganda

Uganda: President signs anti-LGBTQ law imposing jail, death penalty

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signed a contentious anti-gay bill into law on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

18 May 2023

Health & Wellness

World AIDS Vaccine Day: Know its significance, causes, and symptoms                       

Nelson Mandela once said, "Give a child love, laughter, and peace, not AIDS."

WHO has good news for patients battling obesity; Know why

There is some good news for people struggling with obesity! According to Reuters, the World Health Organization (WHO) may for the first time include the drugs that combat obesity in its "essential medicines list."

01 Dec 2022

Health & Wellness

World AIDS Day 2022: Causes, symptoms, and prevention

Observed on December 1 annually, World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. The day also remembers those who died of the disease.

10 Aug 2022

Assam

Girl injects herself with boyfriend's HIV-infected blood to prove love

True love knows no bounds, yet it may sometimes cross the line into lunacy and become plain bizarre.

26 Jan 2021

X

Grindr fined $11.7 million for selling user data without consent

Grindr is being fined $11.7 million by the Norwegian authorities for a privacy violation. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority pulled up the location-based dating app targeted predominantly at homosexual individuals for sharing user information to advertisers without their consent.

04 Oct 2020

Security

#BugAlert: Dating app Grindr risked private user information

Popular gay dating app Grindr is drawing flak for a rather careless vulnerability in its service, an issue that risked the privacy and security of millions of people using the platform.

17 Aug 2020

South Africa

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to explode around the world, drug companies from different companies are racing to get a safe preventive vaccine ready.

WHO calls off Hydroxychloroquine trial for COVID-19 treatment: Here's why

Anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir will no longer be explored as potential treatments for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

11 Apr 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: Indore reports 50% of Madhya Pradesh cases, 70% deaths

Since Madhya Pradesh reported its first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) three weeks ago, the number of infections in the state has shot up.

05 Apr 2020

Health & Wellness

Widely-used antiparasitic drug kills novel coronavirus in lab tests

In a major development, a team of Australian scientists has discovered that an antiparasitic drug, which is already widely available in the market, could be the way to treat the novel coronavirus disease.

13 Jan 2020

Health & Wellness

Five ways to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Simply put, infections spread from sexual contact are known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Some commonly known forms of STIs are herpes, gonorrhea, and HIV, among others.

12 Dec 2019

Facebook

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

Facebook's ad policies have been in question for all the wrong reasons.

08 Nov 2019

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: How to be safe during oral sex

Mankind has been unfair to oral sex.

03 Nov 2019

India

#HealthBytes: Five unhealthy sexual habits you should avoid

A satisfying and safe sex life is crucial for a couple's overall mental, physical and emotional well being.

10 Sep 2019

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: Can Sexually Transmitted Infections pass through oral sex?

Sexual stimulation on a partner using the mouth, tongue and lips is what we call oral sex.

26 Aug 2019

Health & Wellness

'Safe' sex without using condom? Here is the truth

A healthy and satisfying sex life is crucial for a couple's overall mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

16 Aug 2019

India

#HealthBytes: These are the five benefits of using female condoms

We agree that female condom is not as popular as its male counterpart, but it sure is gaining attention now, and because of good reasons.

04 Aug 2019

CRISPR

This scientist wanted to make designer babies for ultra-rich

In 2018, a Chinese scientist by the name of He Jiankui sent shockwaves across the scientific community by claiming to have created the world's first gene-edited babies.

29 Jul 2019

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: What are the risks of having sex without condom

Having unprotected sex isn't the smartest of thoughts, as far as your sexual (and general) health is concerned, but mistakes might happen.

08 Jul 2019

India

#HealthBytes: Five risky sexual practices, and how to prevent them

A satisfying and safe sex life is crucial for a couple's overall mental, physical and emotional well-being.

06 Jul 2019

X

Nepal: 13-year-old regains sight after 3 years, video goes viral

Imagine not being able to see the world, and then one surgery turns around everything, and you get your sight back.

24 Jun 2019

India

#HealthBytes: What to do if the condom breaks during sex

Although quite rarely, condoms do break.

20 Jun 2019

India

#HealthBytes: How to protect yourself from Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Infections that spread from sexual acts are known as Sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

18 Jun 2019

India

#HealthBytes: Frequently asked questions about Sexual health answered

Despite being a completely natural and biological part of our lives, talk around sex is usually ignored.

18 May 2019

India

#HealthBytes: Basic questions around Sexually Transmitted Infections answered

In the simplest of terms, infections that spread from sexual activity are called as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI).

31 Mar 2019

San Francisco

Overcoming stigma, US woman becomes world's first living HIV+ donor

The world's first HIV+ organ donation was completed successfully by the surgeons at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, US, this Monday.

05 Mar 2019

London

London man becomes second patient to be cured of HIV

In a major breakthrough, a London-based patient became the second person to be cured of the AIDS virus.

28 Dec 2018

India

#HealthBytes: Basic questions around Sexually Transmitted Infections answered

In the simplest of terms, infections that spread from sexual activity are called as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI).

07 Dec 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: What to do if you had unprotected sex?

Having unprotected sex isn't the smartest move, as far as your sexual health is concerned, but sometimes (read nights), mistakes happen.

06 Dec 2018

India

Here's how you can prevent catching Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Infections spread during sexual acts are known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

06 Dec 2018

Kenya

People in this Kenyan town use polythene paper as condoms

We are 7.7bn people in this world.

28 Nov 2018

India

#HealthBytes: Sex during periods: All you need to know

Periods bring with them umpteen confusions, and one such confusion among women going through their menstrual cycle is whether they should or should not have sex.

18 Nov 2018

India

Study: Superbugs kill more in India, twice of high-income countries

A first-of-its kind study on superbugs in India has found that mortality rates in the country resultant of drug-resistant bacteria are more than twice that of high-income nations.

14 Nov 2018

India

HIV+ boy's rape termed 'unlocked mystery' by Delhi-HC, accused acquitted

Terming the rape of a minor HIV+ boy 'classic, and unsolved locked room mystery', the Delhi High Court on Tuesday acquitted guard of a shelter home, accused of the crime.

07 Nov 2018

Mumbai

Man suspects he's being cheated on, kills gay partner's friend

A relationship went sour in Mumbai and ended in the demise of one man. The fight between an estranged gay couple took the life of a 26-year-old computer engineer named Parth Raval.

03 Nov 2018

South Africa

'Have sex, save lives': All about Durex's anti-HIV condom campaign

Armed with provocative slogans like "give a f**k" and "have sex and save lives", Swedish singer Zara Larsson is heading a condom campaign in a bid to help fight the incidence of HIV in South Africa.

30 Oct 2018

India

'Lovesick', documentary on love between HIV+ singles, screened at MAMI

'Lovesick', the highly acclaimed documentary about two HIV+ singles finding true love in each other through a "matchmaking" doctor premiered at the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival yesterday.

23 Sep 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: Tips to have safe oral sex

Sexual stimulation on a partner using the mouth, tongue and lips is what we call oral sex.

22 Sep 2018

India

Here's how you can prevent catching Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Infections spread during sexual acts are known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

11 Sep 2018

India

#HealthBytes: Sex during periods: All you need to know

Periods bring with them umpteen confusions, and one such confusion among women going through their menstrual cycle is whether they should or should not have sex.

07 Sep 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: What is the withdrawal or pull-out method of contraception?

In use since ancient times (when man-made contraceptives had not been invented yet), the withdrawal or pull-out method is an easy and convenient way of birth control, that is free from any hormonal or medical side effects.

05 Sep 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: What to do if your condom breaks

Although quite rarely, condoms do break.

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