95% of Asia Pacific's new HIV cases come from these 10 countries
26 July 2017, 12:30 | Robert Harris
AIDS death rates decline
Conference on HIV Science set to be held in Paris from July 23 - 26, as well as last week's United Nationsreport saying, for the first time in the fight against AIDS, related deaths nearly halved since 2005, advocates are still anxious about what President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts would mean for the future of global HIV programs.
The child had caught the HIV infection from their mother during the time of birth in 2007, the doctors had found high levels of HIV in the blood of the baby.
A child in South Africa, who was thought to have been infected at birth, has been shown to now be free of symptoms of the virus some eight and a half years after treatment, reigniting confidence that rare cases such as these hold clues that can lead to the creation of a vaccine for the decades-long epidemic.
Usually, patients suffering from HIV normally need to stay on antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for the rest of their lives to prevent AIDS.
"With global political will and funding for HIV on the decline. these patients arriving at hospitals sick with AIDS will have any hope of reprieve snatched away", said Mit Philips, health policy advisor at MSF.
"Relapse is a possibility in any case of remission", underlined study co-leader Avy Violari, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg said. "We don't really know what's the reason why this child has achieved remission - we believe it's either genetic or immune system-related", BBC reported.
"The fact that you can go so long without a rebound shows that it is possible to suppress the virus".
No substantial evidence on 39 missing Indians, says Iraq
Apart from Sushma Swaraj, al-Jaafari met Vice President Hamid Ansari and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. However, a report in Hindustan Times said that the jail in Badush was in ruins and there was no sign of the Indians.
A child diagnosed with HIV as a baby has gone into remission, raising hopes for a cure among sufferers, scientists said.
His health was closely monitored as part of the study for the clinical trial investigating the potential for early ART to decrease infant mortality and reduce the need for lifelong treatment among newborns infected with HIV. In addition, low viral levels also dramatically lower the risk of her passing on the virus to others, although not completely.
A French child started anti-HIV therapy at 3 months and stopped treatment sometime between ages 5.5 and 7 years. When the drug treatment ended, the virus was undetectable in has blood - and has since remained so without the child having to take anymore of these drugs.
It is worth noting that while there is no active HIV virus in the child's body, the virus has been detected in the child's immune cells.
Two similar cases have been reported of long-term HIV remission in a child after early, limited treatment with antiretroviral drugs.
The child at the center of Monday's announcement was one of 377 HIV-infected children in a research trial that investigated the possibility of treating children with ART and then stopping the treatments for extended periods.
Israel working to bring home embassy guard from Jordan
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke last night with Israeli ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein and with the security guard. The dead Jordanian was killed by a gunshot, while the two wounded people including an Israeli were taken to hospital.
Wonder Woman 2 already on the horizon?
A sequel to Patty Jenkins' " Wonder Woman ", the record-breaking superhero film, is in the making, CNN reported on Saturday. Although many gave the movie little or no chance at all, it became Warner Bros most critically successful film.
Microsoft to release a Cortana-powered thermostat
The GLAS thermostat could signal more joint ventures involving Microsoft's voice-assistant Cortana. Microsoft Corporation is trying hard to make its thermostat enter the smart home appliances market.
Arizona Dbacks Acquire JD Martinez
But time will tell on this trade, though I believe the Tigers could have gotten far more from another team besides Arizona. The Tigers are getting three prospects in the deal, and the team's Twitter feed named them as a confirmation of the deal.
Mayawati: Top India Dalit leader quits parliament
Mayawati when visited the riot-hit area, she blamed the Yogi Adityanath government for the failure of law and order situation. He stressed that the party's next move would be to take this issue to the people and expose the BJP's doublespeak on Dalits .
Simplot Co.'s 'Free Fry Day' is this afternoon at JUMP
Many celebrated the holiday, including Chickie's and Pete's , which is offering its world-famous Crab Fries for $1 until midnight. Whether you prefer regular style, waffle fries, curly fries, or chili-cheese, there are plenty of freebies and deals to be found.