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The hunt for a cure

The buzz around finding a cure for HIV/AIDS is growing stronger. Researchers working in this area appear increasingly sanguine about ending this scourge in the near future.

S Harachand
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HIV vaccines: An unprecedented surge in activity

Vaccines, the most powerful public health tools available, are set to play a powerful role in ending the scourge of the AIDS epidemic, researchers say.


“A multi-pronged approach will likely be needed to achieve the goal of curing HIV”

A pioneer in HIV research, the company believes that through relentless pursuit for a cure, the HIV epidemic can be ended once and for all.


“It is no longer enough to aim for an undetectable viral load”

ViiV Healthcare is a global leader focused on innovative medicines for HIV treatment and prevention. Majority owned by GSK, the HIV specialist company has Pfizer Inc and Shionogi as shareholders.


India: Fall in AIDS deaths

New figures indicate that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are on the decline in India.


Test to detect HIV1 resistance

An in vitro diagnostic test for the detection of HIV-1 genomic drug resistance mutations (DRMs) will hit the market soon.


Resistance hounds antibiotics

Researchers warn that the post-antibiotic era is now upon us. The post-antibiotic era is a scenario in which all antibiotic medicines lose their powers. In such a situation, there will be no surgeries, no cancer therapy, and certainly no organ transplants. Even a minor injury, like that from a fall, can prove fatal. If antibiotics […]

S Harachand