Viral load of 37% patients HIV/AIDS-affected patients in Mumbai witnesses a sharp decline

This feat has been achieved due to the on-going counselling drive carried out by the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society. Out of 37,681 HIV-AIDS patients who registered, viral load in 2,426 patients was very high

Viral load of 37% patients HIV/AIDS-affected patients in Mumbai witnesses a sharp declineThe viral load (HIV virus in the body) of 37% HIV/AIDS patients in Mumbai has witnessed a sharp decline. Around 1,170 patients those who are suffering from HIV/AIDS had participated in the counselling drive. 37% of the patients have witnessed a sharp decline in the viral load Due to the ceaseless and persistent efforts of […]

World AIDS Day 2018: Newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS cases decreasing in Mumbai

Mumbai and its citizens have always maintain a never say die spirit no matter how many adversities have struck this metropolis. The NGO’s, health organisations, and volunteers have always fought with resilience against this dreadful virus. Consistent efforts by Mumbai District AIDS Control Society over the last 2 decades brought about significant decline in new HIV infections in Mumbai.

World AIDS Day 2018: Newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS cases decreasing in MumbaiNewer initiatives in Mumbai ‘Know Your Status’ campaign across 140 outlets of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd (PPP) at Rs 75/- for a week from December 01, 2018. ‘Know Your Status’ campaign with flash mob at railway stations of CSMT, Dadar, Andheri, Kurla, Bandra, Borivali from Dec 03 to Dec 07, 2018. Inauguration of Link ART Centres […]

HIV/AIDS: NACO figures show 80% decline in estimated new infections

The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) released the report HIV Estimations 2017 at a function. The HIV Estimations 2017 is the 14th round in the series of HIV Estimations under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)

HIV/AIDS: NACO figures show 80% decline in estimated new infectionsNACO undertakes HIV estimations biennially in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS). The first round of HIV estimation in India was done in 1998, while the last round was done in 2015. The report highlights the significant achievement of National AIDS response on prevention as […]

NACO ropes in Metropolis healthcare to conduct HIV viral load testing

Through this game-changing initiative by the government, NACO and Metropolis will together impact lives of lakhs of patients. All tests will be conducted at the clinic’s global reference laboratory located in Kurla, and other Metropolis labs may be included after the initial phase

NACO ropes in Metropolis healthcare to conduct HIV viral load testingMetropolis Healthcare Ltd was recently awarded the contract by  National Aids Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health, and Government of India to conduct HIV viral load testing for patients across 525 antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres in the country, bringing about a sweeping change in treating HIV patients in the country. This initiative has begun from […]

Diagnosed with HIV, positive towards life

The fear of contracting the disease combined with negative feelings, people have contributed towards the stigma, which is associated with HIV/ AIDS. What makes it worse is the social taboo that is associated with the disease, often forcing patients to keep the disease hidden from others. And, it was the same in case of Mumbai’s Raju Swargam who narrates his ordeal on the occasion of ‘World AIDS Day’

Diagnosed with HIV, positive towards lifeRaju Swargam a 42-year-old Mumbai resident opted for love marriage without family’s consent. Everything was going smoothly until the year 2001, in which he was diagnosed with HIV. Tables turned, his wife divorced him, family disowned him and he lost his job as well. He slept on the streets, on an empty stomach, owing to […]

People diagnosed with AIDS drops by 56%, states MDACS

On the eve of World AIDS Day, celebrated on December 1, My Medical Mantra looks at the stigma attached to the disease, how far we have come, how close are we to achieve our dream to banish it and what initiatives are being taken by the government

People diagnosed with AIDS drops by 56%, states MDACSAccording to The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the world will be done away AIDS before 2030. Given that the disease has been around for a very long time, many initiatives have been taken from time to time by the government to eliminate the same. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been a massive step […]

World Aids Day: First ART centre to be set up in Kamathipura  

HIV is a viral infection which attacks the immune system. When HIV develops and enters into its last stage, it is known as AIDS. In the mission to eliminate HIV, the first step is to detect and diagnose the disease. On this International AIDS Day (December 1), the Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS) will set up an antiretroviral therapy centre in Kamathipura   

World Aids Day: First ART centre to be set up in Kamathipura  Unless you live under a rock, it is impossible that you don’t know about Kamathipura. It is one of the most infamous parts of the city. It is known for its brothels, and sex workers which number at 4,000 to be precise, it has been extensively covered to highlight the high number of HIV cases […]

HIV screenings at railway stations, no more a distant dream

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, which is our body’s natural defence against illness. AIDS (Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome) is caused by HIV. The disease alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases. On this International AIDS Day (December 1), the Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS) will tie up with One Rupee Clinics in different railway stations for HIV screening

HIV screenings at railway stations, no more a distant dreamHIV is a viral infection which attacks the immune system. When it develops into its last stage, it is known as AIDS. As its mission to eliminate HIV, the first step is to detect and diagnose the disease. So, according to the goals laid down by the United Nations AIDS division or the UNAIDS, AIDS […]

Health Ministry launches Test and Treat Policy for HIV-AIDS

At the launch on Thursday, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda said anybody tested positive for HIV-AIDS will get antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of CD count or clinical stage

Health Ministry launches Test and Treat Policy for HIV-AIDSIn a step that is hailed as positive for India, the Union government has launched a ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV-AIDS’ patients. This is a first-of-its-kind policy for HIV patients introduced by the Union government. At the launch on Thursday, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda said anybody tested positive for […]