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AIDS-associated tumours
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) caused by HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) attacks the body's immune system. In AIDS, ...
Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS
Written By: Dr Anuj Sharma
  Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISAs) or Enzyme Immuno-Assays (EIAs) are the most widely used screening tests for HIV/AIDS ...
ELISA
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  ELISA is a technique in which an antibody or antigen is detected with the help of an enzyme linked to a matching antigen or ...
Gene therapy
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  Gene therapy is a new approach to treat, cure, and ultimately prevent disease by changing the expression of a person's genes.
Hearing Aids
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  A hearing aid is an electronic, battery-operated device that amplifies and changes sound to allow for improved communication.

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News
 
Stroke risk higher in HIV patients
Neurology, January 2011
The treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put HIV positive patients at a higher risk for cardiovascular trouble.
 
Condom use cuts men's HPV risk
DoctorNDTV
Men who use condoms every time they have sex are less likely to harbour the virus that causes genital warts than those who are ...
 
HPV infection raises skin cancer risk
BMJ, July 2010
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection increases the risk of developing certain skin cancers and the risk is worse if people are ...
 
Dreaming aids learning process
Current Biology, April 2010
Those who take a nap and dream about a task they've just learned, perform it better upon waking than those who don't sleep or ...
 
Human papillomavirus (HPV) lasts longer in uncircumcised men
Journal of Infectious Diseases, May 2010
While uncircumcised men don't have a higher risk of acquiring HPV, it takes them longer to clear the virus from their bodies.
 

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Features
 
Hearing Aids …and the deaf shall hear
With increasing age, quite a few people experience a decline in their ability to hear. Continued exposure to loud sounds, intake ...
Male semen loss concerns and risky sexual behaviour
Semen loss is one of the major concerns for males in India. A recent conference on Male semen loss concerns held in New Delhi, ...
The AIDS epidemic
Ever since the first case of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was reported in 1981 from USA, the infection has assumed ...
AIDS - The numbers controversy
AIDS is a serious illness caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is a growing epidemic and has ...
World AIDS Day 2005
World AIDS Day is celebrated around the globe on 1 December, highlighting the progress made in the battle against the epidemic ...

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Questions & Answers
 
Why do I have frequent itching in my ear?
Answer By: Dr (Prof) Santosh Kacker - Wednesday, July 6, 2011
  I am a 20 years old female suffering from frequent ear itching though I clean my ears everyday. What could be the reason ...
Is my serum creatinine level normal?
Answer By: Dr Raj Kiran Medapalli - Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  I am a 37 years old male had nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) last year. It was in localised state. Now, I live ...
Can diabetes affect male erection?
Answer By: Dr Bir Singh - Monday, March 7, 2011
  I am a 26 years old male suffering from diabetes for the last eight years. From the last couple of months, I am getting less ...
Will tympanoplasty improve low hearing?
Answer By: Dr Ajit Man Singh - Thursday, March 3, 2011
  I am a 37 years old female has been diagnosed with right ear drum perforation 20 years back, which has not healed till ...
Are kinds of ELISA test authentic?
Answer By: Dr Bir Singh - Friday, February 25, 2011
  Are the test techniques used by private laboratories like Microparticle Enzyme Immuno-Assay / Electrochemiluminescence and ...

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Experts
 
Dr Bir Singh
Community Medicine, Monday, February 1, 2010
Professor of Community Medicine (Public Health), AIIMS, New Delhi -110029
Dr Bir Singh
Sexual Medicine, Monday, February 1, 2010
Faculty Incharge, Sex and Marriage Counselling Clinic Co-ordinator, AIDS Education & Training Cell, Professor of Community Medicine AIIMS, New Delhi- 110029
Dr Pradeep Seth
Microbiology, Monday, July 20, 2009
Professor of Virology and Head, Department of Microbiology,and In-charge HIV/AIDS Reference Centre (NACO),A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi

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Experts Interviews
 
Why did you choose your present job?
Dr Sanjay Bhattacharya, Associate Consultant, Department of Microbiology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
 

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Health Tips
 
Get yourself tested for HIV
HIV/AIDS, Thursday, February 10, 2011
 
Have you had a blood transfusion even some years ago, or been indiscriminate in your sexual activities, or ever indulged in ...
Prevent HIV infection
HIV/AIDS, Friday, August 13, 2010
 
To prevent HIV infection, stay faithful to your partner and do not have multiple sex partners. Use a condom for barrier ...
Use condoms to prevent AIDS
HIV/AIDS, Tuesday, May 26, 2009
 
Condoms prevent sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS apart from their use for birth control.

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Words
 
A - AIDS
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome is a deficiency of immunity in the body caused by a viral infection (HIV). Due to the ...
B - bile
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
The yellowish brown or green fluid secreted by the liver; it aids in emulsification of fats, increases peristalsis and retards ...
C - Cochlear implants
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
 
Cochlear implants are devices inserted under the skull that directly translate sound
G - glucagon
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
a hormone formed in the pancreas, which aids the breakdown of glycogen

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Books
 
A Family Guide to HIV and AIDS in India
Publish by: Focus Books, Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, Author: Clive Wing & Shankar Roy Chowdhury, Year: 1994 , Pages: 77 ,Cost: Rs. 35
 
An inexpensive, informative manual for those who are interested in the facts of unanswered questions regarding HIV & AIDS
AIDS in Asia - The Challenge Ahead
Publish by: Sage Publications , Author: Jai P.Narain
World Health Organisation, Regional Office SE Asia, New Delhi, Year: 2004 , Pages: 395 ,Cost: Rs. 295
 
An invaluable contribution to those combating HIV/AIDS anywhere in the world today be they health workers, public health ...
Family Care in HIV/AIDS - exploring lived experience
Publish by: Sage Publication, Author: Premilla D Cruz, Year: 2004 , Pages: 218 ,Cost: Rs. 295
 
As a ' primary' and 'supportive' caregiver five times over and Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Premilla D'Cruz ...
HIV and AIDS
Publish by: Byword Books Private Limited, Author: DoctorNDTV, Year: 2009 , Pages: ,Cost: Rs. 250
 
The stigma attached to HIV and AIDS, and the sexual connotations associated with the condition, usually come in the way of ...

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Experiences
 
Hiii
Sent by: naga, Saturday, March 12, 2011
 
It will be good for Both..... Some males want light during intercourse.
Can oral sex cause AIDS?
Sent by: saurabh, Tuesday, December 21, 2010
 
I has oral sex with a professional sex worker. Though I did not have intercourse with her, am very scared now as I have got some ...
Can eating with an infected person cause AIDS?
Sent by: Abhay, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
 
I went out for dinner with my girl friend and we shared the same plate. Later on, I came to know that she is HIV positive. We did ...
Does oral sex trasmit HIV infection?
Sent by: Kamal, Monday, August 30, 2010
 
I had oral sex with a call girl a few days back. We did not have intercourse but only oral sex. I still fear. Can such an ...
Is there no drug to prevent dengue?
Sent by: vishal, Monday, August 23, 2010
 
I have high-grade fever for the last six days. The fever goes up at night and falls in the morning. Is it dengue? ALso, Is there ...

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