HIV: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India may miss out on the AIDS Target: ICMR Study

A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found out that due to the COVID 19 pandemic, India may not be able to achieve the target of eliminating AIDS by the end of 2030. This will be difficult since there is a slow decline in annual new HIV infections by only 27% ..

2018 World AIDS Day (WAD)

The World AIDS Day (WAD) is observed every year on 1st of December to raise awareness of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. The day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and ..

2017 World AIDS day (WAD)

The World AIDS Day (WAD) is observed every year all over the world on December 1 to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Under the 2017 theme “Right to health”, the World Health Organization (WHO) will ..

Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim won 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for AIDS research

Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, a globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple, has been honoured with a prestigious 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. The researcher couple received the award from the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award ..

Uses of Transitmycin

Transitmycin is a new anti-bacterial, anti-viral molecule recently isolated by scientists of the Tuberculosis Research Centre at Ramanathapuram. This new molecule has proven to be effective for all types of HIV. It was tested against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, ‘C’ (more common in India) and ‘B’ where it was found to be effective. Now TRC ..