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Pakistan HIV outbreak caused by infected needles, contaminated blood transfusions: Study

The Lancet study found that a total of 930 people tested positive for HIV, of whom 604 were 5 years old or younger.
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Scientists discover first new HIV strain in 19 years

The strain was identified using next generation genome sequencing and has been discovered in only three people so far.
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Chinese scientists edit DNA in attempt to cure man’s cancer, HIV

In a step forward in the field of gene editing, Chinese researchers safely treated a man with leukemia and HIV using gene-edited stem cells.
A massive chunk of ice is poised to break away from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf

An iceberg larger than the size of Delhi is set to break away from Antarctica

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More HIV cases surface in Pakistan, 31 test positive in Sindh

Last month 215 cases of HIV, including 181 children, were reported in Pakistan's Ratodero district.
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Guinea pigs cured of Ebola with antibodies, raising hopes for humans

Once the best antibodies for fighting a disease have been identified, they can be made in bulk and used as a treatment.
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Positive news on the HIV front, not so much on global warming

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One limitation of current antiretroviral therapy is that patients who carry the virus for a few years without getting treatment can suffer damage to their immune systems (Representational image)

Most probable HIV cure is still far from being the ultimate one

The HIV virus, which infects about 1.8 million people worldwide annually, keeps surprising researchers. So it's best to keep up the fight on all fronts.
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Pregnant woman contracts HIV in TN after govt hospital gives her ‘contaminated’ blood

The Tamil Nadu govt has ordered an examination of stocks in all blood banks in the state.
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On World AIDS Day, good news for India — fall in new HIV cases is helping overcome hurdles

India has seen a significant decline in new HIV infections due to public policy intervention. But the road ahead still has significant hurdles.

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Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
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Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.