After syringe ban, addicts turn to HIV centres, NGOs

After syringe ban, addicts turn to HIV centres, NGOs

JalandharPosted at: Jul 14, 2018, 2:07 AM; last updated: Jul 14, 2018, 2:07 AM (IST) Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 13 With the syringe and ‘chitta’ supply thinning out in the state, addicts have now shifted their focus to HIV testing centres (aligned with the OST programme) or NGOs, which supply […]

New AIDS drug will be available in August

China’s first domestically developed long-acting injectable AIDS drug will be available to the public in August, and is expected to benefit tens of thousands of people infected with HIV. The drug, Albuvirtide, was recently approved by the State Drug Administration, according to a notice on the administration’s website. Developed by Nanjing-based Frontier Biotechnologies, the drug, […]

HIV's reliance on a host molecule for protection could inspire new drugs

HIV's reliance on a host molecule for protection could inspire new drugs

Most HIV drugs act on enzymes the virus needs throughout its life cycle, but none specifically target the capsid, a shell that protects the virus’ genetic material and delivers it to cells. Scientists in Australia and the U.K. have found a potential chink in this armor: a small molecule that HIV appropriates from host cells […]

Missed Opportunities to Test, Diagnose HIV Found Across US

Missed Opportunities to Test, Diagnose HIV Found Across US

Cyprian Wejnert, PhD Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) using surveillance data from 19 US cities found that a substantial number of persons unaware of their HIV infection report missed opportunities for being tested and diagnosed in earlier visits with clinicians. Cyprian Wejnert, PhD, Epidemiologist, Division of HIV/AID Prevention, CDC, […]

Heed alert on HIV drugs

Heed alert on HIV drugs

By EDITORIALMore by this Author The increasing access to anti-retroviral drugs has been pivotal in the campaign against HIV/Aids. Thanks to their ability to help to prolong the lives of those infected, contracting the virus is no longer perceived as a death sentence. Indeed, seeing people living with HIV going about their business without getting […]

Living with HIV: Fueled by heroin, HIV makes an alarming resurgence in Cincinnati

Living with HIV: Fueled by heroin, HIV makes an alarming resurgence in Cincinnati

CLOSE Ron Ward talks about his struggle with HIV and his mission now to help others. Cincinnati Enquirer Buy Photo Steven Linville, 26, panhandles in downtown Cincinnati, just hours after being released from the Hamilton County Jail. He said he learned a few months prior that he had contacted HIV from contaminated needles.(Photo: Liz Dufour/The […]

Major data breach exposes HIV patients in Tennessee

Major data breach exposes HIV patients in Tennessee

by Kaylin Jorge, Harriet Wallace NAHSVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —  A major data breach at the Metro Health Department exposes the confidential information of HIV patients who asked for privacy. This affects men and women in 13 middle Tennessee counties. Metro’s health director says an employee copied the data file to a folder accessible by the […]

WHO issues warning on ARVs for women

WHO issues warning on ARVs for women

By ELIZABETH MERABMore by this Author Only anti-retroviral drugs with adequate safety data should be administered to HIV-positive women of childbearing age, including pregnant women, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The caution comes at a time when the Health Ministry has warned counties against prescribing to women an HIV drug linked with birth […]

163 HIV, hepatitis cases detected at Kapurthala centre in 3 months

163 HIV, hepatitis cases detected at Kapurthala centre in 3 months

As many as 163 HIV positive and hepatitis-C patients, most of them below 35 years of age, have been detected at the district de-addiction centre in the past three months. According to sources, 122 cases were detected in the past two months. The centre recorded 1,953 patients in the OPD and 270 patients for indoor […]