Japan planning to offer free HIV checks to encourage early detection and treatment in annual company health screenings

The HIV crisis is very real. There has been a phenomenon known as HIV/AIDS denialism that is so rampant that it even has its own Wikipedia page here. However, facts do not lie, and we do see a prevalent spread in the disease across multiple countries, especially in developing countries. Now, Japan is pushing back…

HIV crisis re-emerging in Pakistan, widespread stigma

Last October, there was a report about how more than 50 people who were under renal dialysis had contracted HIV at the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in Larkana. According to the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, the actual figure was 56. From the date of release of the report, it is estimated that 7…

People infected with HIV at undetectable levels have little risk in passing the virus on

Pardon me for the graphic image, this article is actually one of support and good news to the HIV and AIDS community. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has claimed this week that a person infected with HIV has "effectively no risk" of passing on the virus to someone else if their viral…

New antibody under development capable of fighting 99% of HIV viral strains

There has been a recent and major breakthrough in the medical space, the holy grail in the fight against HIV and AIDS, the production of an effective vaccine. The research was carried out by US National Institute of Health with¬†Sanofi, and scientists have succeeded in developing an antibody capable of eradicating¬†99% of HIV strains. New…

The fight against AIDS and the struggles faced by sufferers

HIV is one of the most stigmatized disease in the world. When people are made aware of a person's HIV positive status, what follows will usually be a lack of understanding and compassion, somewhat treating the people who are infected like the Lepers from the olden day. This is sad but true. You can read…