Tag Archives: AIDS

India Has 2.1 million HIV Patients, One-third Unaware of it!


The number of HIV positive patients in India has crossed 2 million but nearly one-third of them are unaware of the fact that they possess the condition, said the Union Health Ministry. Union health ministry’s additional secretary, Health cum Director General NACO (National Aids Control Organisation) Navreet Singh Kang said the focus should be on identifying and diagnosing those who ...

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Palakkad in Kerala Becomes First HIV/AIDS Literate District

Kerala’s Palakkad district will become the first total HIV/AIDS literate district in the country due mainly to joint initiatives of civic authorities and KESS-HAPPI, a voluntary organisation which helped win the status. Just as Kottayam became India’s first city to achieve 100 percent literacy in 1989, so is Palakkad is all set to be honoured with the status of being the first ...

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Scientists edge closer to finding human HIV vaccine

New research by scientists shows that orderly immunizations adapted with different phases of immune responses could be the key to a HIV vaccine. The researcher’s 25-year-old aim was to design a vaccine that would prompt the body to generate antibodies that would in return attach themselves to the HIV virus and fight them, preventing infection. Scientists at The Rockefeller University, ...

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Targeting Hot Zones in Africa May Prevent HIV Spread by 40%, Shows UCLA Model

Though Ebola in Africa has attracted much of the world’s attention recently, a severe HIV epidemic rages on in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 34 million people are infected with HIV; in sub-Saharan Africa alone, 3 million new infections occur annually. Researchers at UCLA have devised a plan they say would be much more effective in reducing HIV transmission. Not ...

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World AIDS Day Today: Drug shortage hits HIV patients hard in India

Thirty-four-year-old Ratan Singha, an AIDS patient, who wanted to live, borrowed heavily to fund his second-line therapy of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) drugs but was compelled to buy the medicines from the open market as they were not available at a local government centre in Manipur. Singha, who had spent his life in pursuit of alcohol and injectible drugs, could not ...

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Jack Mackenroth Launches Shower Selfie Challenge to Fight HIV

If you are done with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, pull up your shirts for the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge. Reality TV star and AIDS activist Jack Mackenroth has launched the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge to help raise money for Housing Works, a New York-based non-profit organisation fighting to end AIDS and homelessness globally by 2030. Mackenroth has partnered up ...

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