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IISc found Hydrogen Sulphide effective against HIV

In a recent development, the researchers at the Indian Institute of Science have found that using Hydrogen Sulphide in the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus can show an effective result. It was observed that the Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) has a direct effect on reducing the rate at which the virus multiplies. This technique is called Combined Anti Retroviral Therapy (cART). The researchers also found that this therapy may fail in some cases and can show negative effects to such patients.

What is HIV?

What is AIDS?

An HIV converts into AIDS in the following circumstances:


•While some people with HIV do not show symptoms for months or even years after contracting the virus, most of the people may develop flu-like symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome such as fever, joint pain, chills, muscle aches, sweats, particularly at night, enlarged glands, a red rash, tiredness weakness, unintentional weight loss.

HIV/AIDS in India:

•As per National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), in the year 2015, about 2.11 million people were infected from HIV/AIDS in India.

•India is home to the world’s third-largest population suffering from HIV/AIDS.

•India aims to end HIV/AIDS by 2030 and is a signatory of UN AIDS programme 90-90-90 strategy by 2020.

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