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HIV significantly increases risk for irregular heartbeat, finds study

In a database review of nearly 17.3 million Californians, the researchers found that HIV infection was associated with an 80 per cent higher risk of AF vs. 89 per cent for hypertension and 22 per cent for diabetes. Findings appear Sept. 9, 2019, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). “This is […]

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Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Goa govt proposes to make HIV testing compulsory before marriage

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that the coastal state’s government was mulling making HIV tests mandatory before the registration of marriages. Speaking to a news agency, Rane said, “The plan is to make the HIV test mandatory for couples before registration of marriage in Goa.” He further went on to say that […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

Will HIV-AIDS control policies help in eradicating TB?

The Union government is contemplating whether the methods and policies which were adopted to control the HIV-AIDS menace in India, can be adapted to control the growing threat of tuberculosis (TB). In order to curb the rising cases of tuberculosis in the country, the union government has roped in the National Aids Control Organization (NACO) […]

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Believe in power in positivity, says activist who is HIV positive

Believe in the power of positivity, says HIV positive activist

Jyoti is a woman, who dons many hats. A popular blogger, a social activist, an HIV counsellor and social media and public relations head for the company, she is all of this, and more. Jyoti has overcome all the hurdles that has come her way, and that’s what makes her exemplary. Jyoti, who started her […]

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AIDS research: Indian-origin couple gets prestigious award for scientific ‘breakthrough’

A globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple was honoured today with a prestigious award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, […]

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Health Ministry launches Test and Treat Policy for HIV-AIDS

In 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 […]

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