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US lab identifies rare new HIV strain

Washington - A US pharmaceutical firm has identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and said the finding showed that cutting edge genome sequencing is helping researchers stay ahead of mutations.

UN appoints new HIV/AIDS chief after controversy

New York - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed a new HIV/AIDS chief on Wednesday after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement.

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

Paris - The genetic mutation given to Chinese twins last year rendering them immune to the HIV virus may significantly reduce life expectancy, scientists said Monday in a fresh warning against human gene-editing.

Pakistan man murders HIV positive wife in epidemic-hit south

Karachi - A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife Wednesday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country’s dismal public health standards.

Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Islamabad - Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province.

HIV outbreak sparks panic in southern Pakistan

Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe.

New treatment fully suppresses HIV infection

A major study into HIV has found that men with the infection had the virus completely suppressed by antiretroviral drugs. Furthermore, there was no chance, according to the research, of the men with HIV infecting their partners.

Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe

Karachi - At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated syringe, officials said Friday.

Treatment prevents sexual HIV transmission among gay men: study

Paris - HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus "untransmittable" even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research showed Friday.

US performs first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

Washington - The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, US surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough.

Second HIV remission patient rekindles cure hope

Paris - For just the second time ever an HIV patient is in sustained remission from the virus in what was hailed by experts Tuesday as proof that the AIDS-causing condition could one day be curable.

US charges man accused of Singapore HIV data leak

Fpo - An American man accused of leaking data of thousands of HIV-positive people in Singapore has been charged in the United States with possession and unlawful transfer of stolen documents, authorities said.

Trading in Venezuela's pain: Border vendors do brisk business in meds

C - With the HIV virus killing him, Giovanni Plaza fled Venezuela and was able in neighboring Colombia to receive desperately needed anti-retroviral medicine for free.

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Fpo - Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online.

Trump's ambitious plan to eliminate HIV welcomed by experts

Washington - President Donald Trump's call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate HIV in the United States within a decade has been welcomed by experts and advocacy organizations even as major challenges remain.

Data of 14,200 HIV positive people leaked in Singapore

Fpo - Confidential data of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV, mostly foreigners, has been stolen and leaked online in Singapore, authorities said Monday, the second massive data breach in the city-state within months.

Extent of HIV in the U.S. and how much it costs

How much do HIV infections cost the U.S. economy? What are the rates of HIV infection in the U.S. These questions, to mark World AIDS Day 2018, have been assessed by personal-finance website WalletHub.

Thai sergeant with HIV accused of raping dozens of teenage boys: police

Bangkok - An HIV-infected Thai sergeant major has been arrested and charged with raping an estimated 75 mostly teenage boys after luring them to meet him in the northeast of the country, a senior law enforcement offical told AFP Thursday.

Breakthrough on the path towards an HIV vaccine

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a significant, uncurbable disease. However, scientists continue to research the disease, with a focus on treatment and prevention. New research points towards a potenital vaccine.

In a first, HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child's life

Johanesburg - Faced with the only chance to save a child's life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first -- transplanting part of the liver from a HIV-positive mother into her HIV-negative child, it was announced Thursday.
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