Persons with HIV alert to growing resistance to drugs
The Network of Living People with HIV/AIDS (NEPWHAN) on Monday warned that if the Federal government fails to take full responsibility for treatment, care and support for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus...
Plant compound 'much more effective' than traditional anti-HIV drug
Justicia gendarussa, also known as the "willow-leaved Justicia," has been shown to have significantly stronger antiretroviral properties than the common anti-Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) drug, Azidothymidine (AZT).
HIV drug designed to target resistant strains passes late-stage trial
A promising Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) drug has succeeded in a late-stage trial - paving the way to a low intensity treatment that could target drug-resistant strains.
AIDS pandemic far from over, says Amina Mohammed
The United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, has warned that the AIDS pandemic was still far from over, saying over 36.7 million people are living with HIV globally.
New test detects latent HIV more accurately, moves closer to cure
Researchers are moving closer to fully curing Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by designing a more accurate, cost effective, and efficient test for detecting how much of the virus is left in the human body.
Bid to cut N418b HIV budget unsettles Nigeria, others
No fewer than one million people will die in Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa if funding cuts proposed by the Donald Trump administration to global public health programmes are enacted. Also, the decision would lead to more than 300,000 children orphaned.
‘More people dying from hepatitis than AIDS, TB’
The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged for action to wipe out hepatitis as the ongoing epidemic worsens.In its first global report on the infection, it said the number of people dying from treatable forms of the disease, often caused by alcohol and drug abuse, is rising.
Fresh HIV/AIDS breakthrough
Scientists have confirmed Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) can survive in another less-explored type of white blood cell.