Analysis: A cure for HIV?

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News HIV A baby girl has been "functionally cured" of HIV in the US. The difference it will make to her life could be huge - avoiding a lifetime of medication, social stigma and worries about whether to tell friends and family. But beyond the personal story,… Continue reading Analysis: A cure for HIV?


Getting Tested for HIV

by Jay Vithalani Getting tested for HIV is never easy. Some people hate needles. Some people are so terrified at the prospect of a “positive” result that they refuse to get tested. Others justify their “test abstinence” by adopting a fatalistic attitude: what good will it do to know my HIV status given that I… Continue reading Getting Tested for HIV


HIV Testing

If you remotely doubt that you are H.I.V. infected, get yourself tested at the following recommended testing Centers. Getting tested for HIV/AIDS Mumbai In case people are interested in getting themselves tested for HIV/AIDS, here’s some information on how: The basic test can be done at a number of places, and the costs vary. The… Continue reading HIV Testing


What Next After Testing Positive?

Here’s a mail that I had written sometime back that answers exactly your questions. I had also posted on the lists, but I really need to find the time to put stuff like this on the website. Pass it on to your friend and ask him to go through it and see what questions he… Continue reading What Next After Testing Positive?



1.   What Is HIV? “HIV” stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Many people also refer to HIV as the “AIDS virus.” HIV lives in the blood and other body fluids that contain blood or white blood cells. 2.   HIV and AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the immune system begins… Continue reading HIV FAQs