Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for others

People affected with HIV/AIDS have always been at the receiving end of discrimination in society. They have been ostracised as they have a certain stigma attached to them. But, they were not born with this stigma; it is society that has labelled them. But these patients have not let society dictate terms to them; one […]

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#WorldAIDSDay: HIV patients to soon receive a new regimen of medicines at ART centres

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day. Dr […]

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Ahead of World AIDS Day, Mumbai AIDS Control Society launches ‘Jindagi’ app for patients

The apps named ‘Jindagi’ and ‘Samvaad’ were launched by Kishori Pednekar who was recently named as Mumbai’s new mayor. The Jindagi app is aimed at helping HIV patients, while Samvaad is targeted towards HIV counsellors. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shrikala Acharya, additional project director of (MDACS), informed, “The Jindagi app will help […]

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Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Pune: Positive Saathi to arrange matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Positivesaathi, an online portal that arranges a marriage fair for HIV +ive people has arranged a meet for HIV+ive people Pune on Saturday, November 16. The HIV positive people,  who want to get married, can attend the meet. This matrimonial platform is only for HIV patients. The organiser informed that the meet is free to […]

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Mumbai: Widows of HIV+ patients to receive monetary aid from BMC

The widow will be given the aid, regardless if they themselves are affected with HIV or not. This decision will help women after their husband’s death. Each month the widows will receive Rs 1,000 as aid. This will especially benefit women from economically weaker sections of society. In this year’s budget, the BMC Commissioner has […]

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HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

The findings indicate that increased efforts to protect patients’ cardiovascular health are needed. For the study, researchers analysed information on 19,798 people living with HIV and 59,302 age- and sex-matched uninfected individuals who were followed for an average of 20 months. People living with HIV had 3.2-times and 2.7-times higher risks of heart failure and […]

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

NACO 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 […]

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This NGO gives love and affection to HIV patients

If a person is HIV affected. Then, the society’s point of view towards him changes. Also, the family and relatives don’t look over the patients. But, an NGO Snehalayaa is giving hope and help to these patients since last 30 years. This NGO works for  HIV affected.  NGO’s founder, Professor Girish Kulkarni established it in […]

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