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Seks rambang penyumbang kes baharu jangkitan HIV/AIDS di negara ini

Seks rambang penyumbang kes baharu jangkitan HIV/AIDS di negara ini

Balik Pulau – Sebanyak 108,519 kes jangkitan HIV dan AIDS direkodkan di negara ini sejak 1986 hingga tahun lepas dan negeri Selangor mencatatkan jumlah kes tertinggi iaitu 26 peratus daripada jumlah kumulatif itu. Timbalan Menteri Kesihatan Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya berkata aktiviti seks rambang membabitkan seks sesama jantina dikenal pasti sebagai punca kepada kes […]

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Italian man jailed for infecting 30 women with HIV

Italian man jailed for infecting 30 women with HIV

Rome – An Italian man was sentenced on Friday to 24 years in prison for infecting more than 30 women with the HIV virus, after having unprotected sex with them despite knowing that he was HIV positive, a court ruled. Valentino Talluto, a 33-year-old accountant, seduced dozens of women via social networks for a decade […]

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World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity – Study

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity – Study

Paris – Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review published Wednesday. At the same time, less than five percent of countries were likely to reach the UN goal of reducing suicides, road […]

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Gay sauna fights HIV with test vending machine

Gay sauna fights HIV with test vending machine

London – An innovative vending machine for HIV tests being piloted in Britain aims to help in the fight to end the epidemic by encouraging more people to find out whether they have contracted the virus as a first step to seek treatment, a doctor said. Installed at a gay sauna in the southern seaside […]

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Malaysia antara 10 negara terjejas HIV – PBB

Malaysia antara 10 negara terjejas HIV – PBB

New York – Malaysia adalah antara 10 negara, yang secara keseluruhannya,  mencatat lebih 95 peratus bagi semua jangkitan baharu HIV di rantau Asia Pasifik, demikian menurut satu laporan Pertubuhan Bangsa Bersatu (PBB). Laporan itu yang dikumpulkan oleh Program Bersama PBB mengenai HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) ‘Ending AIDS: Progress Towards the 90-90 Targets”, berkata sembilan negara Asia Pasifik […]

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Penghidap HIV dihukum gantung sampai mati

Penghidap HIV dihukum gantung sampai mati

Shah Alam – Seorang wanita warga Kenya yang juga penghidap HIV dijatuhi hukuman gantung sampai mati oleh Mahkamah Tinggi di sini, semalam atas pertuduhan mengedar 384 gram (g) dadah jenis methampethamine di Hospital Serdang, empat tahun lalu. Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman Wong Teck Meng memutuskan demikian selepas tertuduh, Rose Achieng Ojala, 40, didapati bersalah atas pertuduhan itu […]

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Jangan salahkan negara jiran jadi penyumbang HIV di Kelantan

Jangan salahkan negara jiran jadi penyumbang HIV di Kelantan

Kota Baharu – Jangan salahkan negara jiran sebagai punca peningkatan jangkitan HIV dalam kalangan pengamal seks heteroseksual dan homoseksual di Kelantan, kata Timbalan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Kelantan Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub. Anggota Parlimen Machang itu turut menyifatkan kenyataan Timbalan Menteri Besar Kelantan Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah berhubung perkara tersebut sebagai retorik dan tidak […]

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Czech fugitive wanted for spreading HIV held in Thailand

Czech fugitive wanted for spreading HIV held in Thailand

Bangkok – A Czech fugitive wanted in his homeland for knowingly spreading HIV to multiple victims has been arrested on a Thai resort island after living in the country for more than a year, police said Wednesday. Zdenek Pfeifer, 49, was detained at his apartment on the island of Phuket on Tuesday evening, Thai Interpol […]

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HIV patients are more prone to heart attack than others

HIV patients are more prone to heart attack than others

In individuals with HIV, heart attack risk is nearly double than that of the general population, says a study. ‘The actual risk of heart attack for people with HIV was roughly 50 per cent higher than predicted by the risk calculator many physicians use for the general population,’ said first author Matthew Feinstein from the […]

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Australian scientists closer to creating HIV vaccine

Australian scientists closer to creating HIV vaccine

Australian scientists have taken a step in the ‘right direction’ to creating a vaccine for the deadly HIV virus. Researchers from South Australia’s University of Adelaide and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have used a common cold virus to introduce their DNA-based vaccine into the immune system of laboratory mice, Xinhua news agency reported. Branka Grubor-Bauk […]

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