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

Continuing with our series of strong independent woman, we bring you the story of a woman’s sheer resilience. She never let her disease define her life. She took the worst that life had to offer and worked towards doing the best for others

Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for othersPeople 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 […]

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

On the eve of World AIDS Day, My Medical Mantra met up with Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI) to take the pulse of matters related to Antiretroviral therapy (ART) which plays a crucial role in the management of HIV/AIDS

#WorldAIDSDay: HIV patients to soon receive a new regimen of medicines at ART centresWorld 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 […]

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

In the run-up to World AIDS Day, the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has launched two apps which will be beneficial for patients affected with HIV/AIDS

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Mumbai AIDS Control Society launches ‘Jindagi’ app for patientsThe 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 […]

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

Positivesaathi, an online portal that arranges a marriage fair for HIV+ people has arranged a meet for HIV +ive people Pune on Saturday. The HIV positive people,  who want to get married, can attend the meet

Pune: Positive Saathi to arrange matrimonial meet for HIV positive peoplePositivesaathi, 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 […]

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

A proposal was accepted in the standing committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which will help provide financial help to widows of HIV positive patients

Mumbai: Widows of HIV+ patients to receive monetary aid from BMCThe 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 […]

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke riskThe 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 […]

Maha witnesses a steady decline among HIV-infected pregnant women

In a shocking revelation, it was has come to light that around 2,509 women had tested positive for HIV/AIDS and have been diagnosed with the same. These statistics have been released by the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society

Maha witnesses a steady decline among HIV-infected pregnant womenThe incidence of pregnant women suffering from HIV/AIDS has risen sharply in the state. This is a matter of concern not only in Maharashtra but also the country. As it is vital to keep a check on HIV, especially in cases wherein the transmission of the virus occurs from mother to child. During the past […]

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 […]

‘Send HIV patients to nearest ‘ICTC’ centre,’ AIDS control society to blood banks

Experts say there is a huge gap between the patients tested for HIV and those who return for the further treatment. So, the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society has come up with a new policy. It has asked the blood banks to send the patient to the nearest Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC), as per the patient’s choice

‘Send HIV patients to nearest ‘ICTC’ centre,’ AIDS control society to blood banksWhen you go to a blood bank at a donate blood, the first thing the medical attendant does is to draw your blood for testing. But, few blood donors test positive for HIV and don’t turn up for the required counselling, when they are made aware of their condition. A number of times, it is […]

This NGO gives love and affection to HIV patients

Snehalayaa NGO is diligently working since last 30 years for the upliftment of the society. Efforts are being been made to get HIV affected, sex workers and orphan children’s life, back on track

This NGO gives love and affection to HIV patientsIf 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 […]