Iranian medical authorities have agreed on carrying out a clinical trial on the effectiveness of favipiravir, a drug originally used in Japan for the treatment of new types of influenza.
In an alarming development, Pakistan is registering approximately 20,000 new HIV cases annually, the highest rate among all countries in the region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The international body says mortality among Pakistanis living with the virus, which causes the deadly AIDS disease, is also rising, in spite of the availability of […]
Third International Conference and the 7th National AIDS Seminar is taking place in Tehran from November 21 to 23, ISNA quoted the conference’s scientific director as saying. Early diagnosis of AID/HIV patients, educational and preventive programs for controlling the disease and devoting extra attention to sexual transmission of the disease are the main topics of […]
TEHRAN — Harm reduction prevents spread of HIV and will help guarantee a great deal of drug users’ health, head of harm reduction office of Iran’s Welfare Organization has said, ISNA reported on Saturday. Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim primarily to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of […]
TEHRAN — Iran is conducting HIV prevention programs to protect vulnerable women and at-risk youth from catching the virus, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh- Hashemi said on Tuesday. He made the remarks during his speech at the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) side event titled “towards universal coverage with HIV prevention services and commodities – the […]
TEHRAN — As per the latest statistics published by Iran’s Ministry of Health, 36,039 individuals were suffering from HIV in the country until late June, a health official has said. The number only accounts for 30 percent of the individuals who are affected with the virus and the ministry have reasons to believe that some […]
TEHRAN- Researchers have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that, in an animal model, stimulated an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around HIV. The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine. Researchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate […]