HIV Current Affairs, GK & News

The Netherlands New HIV variant

The researchers of Netherlands have discovered a new HIV variant. It has been named as VB variant. It was lurking the country for a long period. The variant causes 3.5 times to 5.5 times higher levels of infection. However, there is no cause of alarm because of modern treatments. About the VB variant The recovery ..

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Recent Study on Antimicrobial resistance

A recent Lancet study says that Antimicrobial resistance is now the leading cause of death. It has surpassed HIV and malaria. The study says that in 2019 antimicrobial resistance killed more than 1.27 million people all over the world. This is higher than those died of malaria and HIV. What is anti – microbial resistance? ..

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Apretude: FDA approves injection to prevent HIV

On December 20, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved world’s first injectable medication for reducing the risk of acquiring HIV. About Apretude Apretude is an injectable drug. Its generic name is “cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension”. The drug provides an alternative to daily pills for HIV prevention, like Truvada and Descovy. According to Centers ..

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World AIDS Vaccine Day: May 18

Every year, the World AIDS Vaccine Day is celebrated on May 18. The day is also called the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Vaccine Awareness Day. This year, in 2021,  the World AIDS Vaccine Day is celebrated under the following theme: Theme: Global Solidarity About World AIDS Vaccine Day The day is commemorated to honour thousands ..

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Russia produces COVID-19 vaccines for animals

Russia recently produced the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for animals. The name of the vaccine is Carnivac-Cov. The World Health Organisation recently confirmed the possibility for transmission of virus between humans and virus. Evidences In 2020, Denmark killed more than 17 million minks after the country concluded that the virus has passed from humans ..

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Committee: 3 out of every 1,000 pregnant women in Meghalaya test positive for HIV

The Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment recently submitted its report to the Meghalaya Government. The Committee was led by Ampareen Lyngdoh. The Committee has found that three out of every thousand pregnant women in the state are testing positive for HIV in the state. Key Findings of the Committee According to the Committee, there are ..

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