The number of HIV cases among military personnel in India is declining.
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HIV diagnoses among New York City men who have sex with men younger than age 30 has increased by 33% since 2001
A team of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports. According to ANI/DailyIndia.com, HIV-2 progresses to AIDS in only 20% of people who test positive for the specific virus strain, compared with 98% of people who test positive for HIV-1 and do not take antiretroviral drugs.
More than half of children with an HIV-infected parent are not consistently in that parent's custody.
Zambia launched a program to provide HIV-positive people with access to once daily antiretroviral drugs at health clinics in the country.
UNAIDS director said that fighting HIV/AIDS in Asia is a matter of political will and urged Asian countries to adopt education and prevention programs to reach high-risk groups and reduce stigma.
Several protease inhibitors that are used in combination with other drugs to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection may also be effective against certain types of cancer.
Members of parliament from Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania will meet to discuss strategies for fighting HIV/AIDS and improving women's health.
China's blood supply still is not being monitored properly for HIV.
Although it is good news that Botswana has reduced its mother-to-child HIV transmission rate to less than 4%, the country's "system of testing a pregnant woman for HIV unless she objects can be problematic from a human rights standpoint," Pat Daoust, director of Physicians for Human Rights' Health Action AIDS Campaign, writes in a Boston Globe letter to the editor in response to a recent Globe article.
Government urged to provide HIV-positive people who have developed resistance to first-line antiretroviral drugs with access to second-line antiretrovirals.
The East African Community, the Lake Victoria Basin Commission and the African Medical and Research Foundation on Tuesday in Kisumu, Kenya, launched a joint initiative to fight HIV/AIDS among populations located along the Lake Victoria basin, the East African Standard reports.
The initiative plans to work with community organizations, fishing associations, the Inter-University Council of East Africa and EAC member countries' ministries of health.
An independent FDA panel of medical experts unanimously recommended accelerated approval of Merck's antiretroviral drug raltegravir.
Ardea Biosciences has successfully completed Phase 1 single-ascending-dose, multiple-ascending-dose, food-effect, and drug-interaction studies of RDEA806, a novel HIV non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.
Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Feim Chaushev to transfer about $57 million of Libya's debt to Bulgaria to an international fund to aid more than 400 Libyan children living with HIV/AIDS.
Massachusetts Resists Implementing CDC Recommendation To Waive Written Consent Requirement For HIV Tests
Massachusetts is resisting a year-old push by federal health authorities to implement CDC's recommendations to waive a written consent requirement for HIV tests.
The Women's Leadership Centre -- an organization that focuses on HIV/AIDS, women's rights and culture -- recently called on the Namibian government to make HIV/AIDS treatment available at all health clinics in the country and to educate the public about the government's HIV treatment program, the Namibian/AllAfrica.com reports. The group also said the government should begin a national HIV/AIDS food-relief program for low-income people taking antiretroviral drugs.
HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea could reflect the situation in Africa because new cases are increasing and more than 75% of people living with the virus are unable to access antiretroviral drugs.
Physicians might want to be extra careful about how they treat HIV-infected patients - not just in the clinical sense but in the way they behave toward them.
FDA granted its 50th and 51st priority approvals for HIV/AIDS medications, making them eligible for purchase.
Fastest-growing segment of the HIV-positive population consists of people over age 50.
UNAIDS has been accused of allowing politics to trump science in its efforts to combat HIV/AIDS.
Some HIV self-test kits are used improperly by high-risk groups, and such groups can interpret test results inaccurately.
Saudi Arabia starting next year plans to require couples wishing to be married to be screened for HIV, Khaled al-Zahrani, the Ministry of Health's assistant undersecretary for preventive medicine, said on Wednesday, AFP/Yahoo! News reports.
Couples will be required to receive tests for both HIV and hepatitis at one of more than 20 centers to be established nationwide, according to al-Zahrani.
If either partner tests HIV-positive and the couple still wishes to marry, the case will be considered in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice, al-Zahrani said.
California Senate recently voted 35-1 to approve a bill that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed.
HIV/AIDS has reduced the life expectancy in Zimbabwe, but the country's overall population growth remains unchanged as births continue to outpace deaths.