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

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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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How to Keep Dengue Mosquitoes Away? India Under Dengue Attack

More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now. Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which ...

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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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Focus on Shingles as Sanjit Bedi’s Death Sends Shockwaves

TV actor Sanjit Bedi, who played Dr.Omi in “Sanjeevni” died of shingles, a deadly diseasse similar to chickenpox, amking the entire film industry wake up to the reality that such diseses should not be left unattended. However, there is no official word as to whether it was shingles that caused the tv actor or other disease but the focus is ...

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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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Three Decades on, why HIV vaccines failed in trial stage itself?

HIV virus that causes AIDS was different from other viruses known since the very immune cells that these vaccines aim to increase may have already been affected by the virus, effectively making the entire process futile, says a new study. This reason has been cited for the unique challenge that scientists faced in developing an HIV vaccine fore more than ...

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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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Kim Kardashian’s app to aid AIDS research

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is “thrilled” to help in the fight against AIDS by raising money through exclusive content on her “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” application. The 34-year-old is working with multinational corporations Apple and (RED) in honour of World AIDS Day Dec 1. Through her app, she’s offering exclusive new content and funds of all the in-app purchases will ...

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Harsh Drug Laws Stilfling India’s HIV Response

There is increasing evidence to prove that harsh laws and policies against drug use in India stifle the country’s HIV response, experts said on Tuesday. "Unsafe injection practices along with low condom use are putting people who inject drugs at dual risk for HIV. We can only successfully intervene and reach those vulnerable and most at risk if we proactively ...

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