Elton John on Wednesday hosted a celebrity-packed gala that raised more than $6 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, thanks partly to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano used in the singer’s “Rocketman” movie musical.

CHITWAN, July 19: Fifty-four new HIV infected people have been found in the first six months of 2019 in Chitwan district.

Scientists say an end to the "HIV pandemic" could be in sight after a study found that effective treatment can prevent sexual transmission of the virus.

KARACHI, May 3: At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated syringe, officials said Friday.

They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now eight babies with “bubble boy disease” have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immune system’s worst enemies — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

SEATTLE, March 5: A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the “Berlin patient,” doctors reported.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: More than half million people died of tuberculosis in the SAARC countries in 2017. As many as 380 million people suffered from the disease while only 250 people received treatment.

KATHMANDU, Feb. 10: The World Books of Records has certified Kirtipur-based Safalta HIV Sikshya Sadan as the Word's first school with a distinct identity.

Dec 1: The global campaign to end AIDS has made significant strides but the epidemic remains one of the world's leading public health challenges, affecting almost 37 million people.

TIKAPUR, Oct 31: The random increase in the number of people infected with HIV has been a matter of big concern in Kailali.

In the '80s, HIV decimated a generation. Researchers want to make sure that doesn't happen again.

KANCHANPUR, Mar 7: Kanchanpur, a district in far-western Nepal, has the records of a more number of HIV-infected people visiting health facilities for services these days.

KOHALPUR, Feb 13: Most women infected with HIV in Banke lament that they were infected with the disease through their migrant worker husbands. These women asserted that during their short trips to home, the husbands 'gifted' the disease to them.

HIV infected women struggle to survive

February 10, 2018 08:55 am

ACHHAM, Feb 10: Parwati Pariyar of Accham has known struggles since a very young age. Married at a young age, her husband left her soon after marriage. Not only that, he left her infected with HIV/AIDS.

BAITADI, Dec 17:  Eleven years ago, Jasudevi Bista of Dashrathchand Municipality-10, Barakot lost her husband to HIV.

BAITADI, Dec 15: HIV positive children in Baitadi have been left high and dry as they are deprived of basic needs like education, health facilities and nutrition.

HIV infections are on decline

Around the world, fewer than half of HIV-positive men are getting treatment, compared to 60 % of women, according to a UNAIDS report released on World AIDS Day.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The National HIV Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021: “Nepal HIVision 2020,” was launched in Kathmandu on World AIDS Day 2016; exactly a year ago. This year, the Government of Nepal has launched three more flagship documents: ‘National HIV Testing and Treatment Guidelines 2017’, 'National Community-Led HIV Testing Guidelines 2017’, and ‘National Consolidated Guidelines on Strategic Information of the HIV response in Nepal’.

MANILA, August 1: The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent increase in the number of new infections, the health ministry and the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Palpa has 305 HIV infected people

January 15, 2017 14:30 pm

PALPA, Jan 15: Palpa district has a total of 305 people living with HIV/AIDS, said Sewa Samaj, an organization working in Palpa for the welfare of HIV infected people.

URLABARI (Morang), Jan 10: The death rate among the persons infected with HIV/AIDs has increased despite a decline in the newly transmitted cases, Sparsha Nepal, Biratnagar said at a press meet held on Monday.

Efforts to contain HIV spread affected

December 24, 2016 00:40 am

PALPA, Dec 24: HIV patients' failure to take medicine regularly and to follow doctor's prescription has taken its toll on their health and on their families across the district.

CHITWAN, Dec 5: The anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has been proving a boon for the HIV- infected mothers who, with the help of this, have given birth to healthy babies.

Social stigma, fear of isolation attached to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is driving patients towards depression and suicide, a survey conducted by Curofy revealed on Wednesday.

National HIV strategic plan launched

December 1, 2016 21:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Health Minister Gagan Thapa on Thursday launched the National HIV Strategic Plan 2016-2021 titled: “Nepal HIVision 2020,” in Kathmandu on the occasion of World AIDS Day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: More than 85 per cent of the total HIV infection in the country has been found transmitted from unprotected sex, a study by the National Centre or AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) revealed.

Siraha detects 26 new HIV cases

August 27, 2016 15:57 pm

LAHAN, Aug 27: As many as 26 new cases of Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) were detected in Siraha in the ongoing fiscal year 2016/17 after recording 12 deaths in the preceding fiscal year.

RATANANAGAR, July 21: Dikshya Rimal of Chitwan has been conferred with an international award.

Durban, July 20: Researchers on Tuesday praised progress made towards developing an HIV cure, but said it was impossible to tell when or even if a cure for the devastating epidemic would be found.

CHITWAN, June 28: A HIV infected couple of the district has been blessed with a healthy twin.

RUPANDEHI, June 25: Seven HIV infected women have given birth to healthy babies at Lumbini Zonal Hospital, Butwal.

HIV rate on the rise in Palpa

June 24, 2016 00:40 am

PALPA, June 24:Although the government has set a target to bring down the rate of HIV/AIDS transmission to zero within 2016, the rate of transmission of the virus in Palpa district has been on the rise instead.