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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.
HIV infection and AIDS
Written By: DoctorNDTV Team
  The Human Immuno-deficiency Virus or HIV is the organism that ultimately causes AIDS. Soon after first getting the HIV infection ...

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News
 
Stet can show heart attack risk
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, July 2011
Heart attack among people with HIV who have abnormal heart ultrasound tests or stress echoes is 10 times greater than in the ...
 
Diabetics at risk for second stroke
Archives of Neurology, June 2011
After suffering a first stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), people with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of having ...
 
Doctors prescribing meditation, yoga
Archives of Internal Medicine, May 2011
Mind-body therapies such as yoga, meditation and deep-breathing exercises appear to be gaining more acceptance in mainstream ...
 
Gay men and cancer
Cancer, May 2011
Homosexual men are twice as likely as other males to have been diagnosed with and then survive a cancer, showing medical risks ...
 
Tai Chi helps heart failure patients
Archives of Internal Medicine,April 2011
The ancient Chinese exercise of Tai chi may improve quality of life for people suffering from heart failure.
 

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Features
 
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 ...
From 5.2 to 2.5 – how much HIV do we have in India anyway?
This year the National AIDS Control Organisation announced that there was good news, the HIV prevalence had come down in India. ...

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Questions & Answers
 
Why am I suffering from itching and skin rashes?
Answer By: Dr Lawrence Youlten - Thursday, June 30, 2011
  I am a 28 years old male suffering from skin itching, rashes and redness for the last one year. Although the symptoms are ...
Is ELISA a reliable test to diagnose tuberculosis?
Answer By: Dr Sanjay Bhattacharya - Friday, June 24, 2011
  I am a 26 years old male and my ELISA test results are as follows: IgA - 1311.14; IgG - 196.82; IgM - 0.21. I underwent ...
What should be done to prevent further miscarriage?
Answer By: Prof Mini Sood - Tuesday, March 15, 2011
  I am a 28 years old female into my fourth week of pregnancy. I had four abortions earlier. Is there any medicine to prevent ...
What causes atypical tuberculosis?
Answer By: Dr Sanjay Bhattacharya - Wednesday, March 9, 2011
  My 80 years old father was diagnosed with atypical tuberculosis 10 years back. He tried the antibiotics but they made him ...
Can skin rash cause middle ear fluid accumulation?
Answer By: Dr (Prof) D Balakrishnan - Friday, February 25, 2011
  My 3.5 years old daughter is not allergic to any kind of food till date. She came in touch with the powder used on carrom ...

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Experts
 
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
Dr Sandeep Saluja
Medicine, Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Consultant in Medicine, Saran Ashram, Dayalbagh (Agra)
Dr Shiv Saha
Cosmetic Surgery, Monday, July 20, 2009
Consultant, Cosmetic Surgeon, Sir Ganga Ram hospital, New Delhi

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Experts Interviews
 
Does the Indian Healthcare industry have any problems? If yes, how would you tackle this?
Dr HG Desai, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Jaslok, Bhatia and Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai
 
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 ...
H - HIV
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
Abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus

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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
 
Why are corporate hospitals not subject to MRP regulations ?
Sent by: Saripalli Kameswari, Saturday, December 25, 2010
 
YASHODA HOSPITAL, SOMAJIGUDA, HYDERABAD EXHORBITANT CHARGES I am an old lady of 72 years and recently visited my elder ...
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 donating blood safe?
Sent by: Reetika, Monday, June 14, 2010
 
I am a 23 years old girl. I want to donate blood but am scared of it because I think it can tramsit infections and make one HIV ...
Do I have HIV?
Sent by: Swapnil, Friday, May 28, 2010
 
I had sex with a friend of mine who had urinary tract infection. I am feeling urinary burning since then. Is it because I have ...

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