WHO differentiates between HIV and AIDS
Dec30

WHO differentiates between HIV and AIDS

Most people assume being HIV positive is the same as having AIDS. However, that is not the case. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), HIV is a virus that infects a person and AIDS is the disease that later develops in people with HIV. HIV, which stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, infects cells of the immune system, which is the body’s defence against infections and diseases. When the infection of the virus “results...

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India makes anti-meningitis vaccine for Africa
Feb04

India makes anti-meningitis vaccine for Africa

World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved an Indian company to provide its vaccine against meningitis to eradicate the disease in sub-Saharan Africa. The MenAfriVac vaccine was developed Serum Institute of India Limited (SIIL), under a project of the global non-profit health organisation PATH and the WHO. SIIL was contracted by the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) to produce the vaccine, which has finally been approved by the WHO...

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