#WorldAIDSDay: Horoscopes will not shape your future, a blood test surely will

In a society where HIV positive people are still stigmatised, labelled and judged, Ratna Jadhav, a 40-year-old woman from Beed, Maharashtra, is making her presence felt, and making sure that her voice is heard loud and clear. She will not budge down to pressure or societal norms. Ratna herself is an HIV positive person. But, […]

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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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Women’s health: Key signs and symptoms of HIV to watch out for

Flu-like symptoms During the weeks following the infection of the virus, the initial signs may present themselves similarly to that of flu — these would include headaches, tiredness, a sore throat, and a low-grade fever somewhere around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The fever may also be accompanied by night sweats i.e. hot flashes of excessive and […]

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Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states study

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states study

A recent survey conducted by a Pune based NGO and ICMR, found that prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in women whose husband are HIV positive is much more than its prevalence among the normal population. The survey underlines that when an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the […]

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HIV breakthrough: Cancer drug offers promising hope for HIV cure

Scientists have reported the first case of a cancer drug that “drastically and persistently decreases” HIV-infected cells which can’t be tackled with conventional HIV treatments. The case, a 51-year old, HIV-positive man receiving treatment for lung cancer was reported as a letter in the Annals of Oncology journal today, World Aids Day, and has been […]

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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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Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

In today’s day and age, HIV still has a certain stigma associated with it. People with HIV/AIDS still discrimination in society, especially when they try to find a life partner. As most people consider being in a relationship with an HIV positive as taboo. Now, Positive Saathi, India’s first online matrimony portal for HIV positive […]

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State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for TB testing

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’

A tuberculosis (TB) official from Maharashtra has dismissed any claims of shortages of cartridges used in GeneXpert facility for the rapid detection of TB. These cartridges are used for rapid detection and treatment of suspected multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) patients as well as those with HIV-TB comorbidity. Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of state for TB, said, […]

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Parliament gives HIV/AIDS patients equal rights, but health care workers say more needs to be done

  The Lok Sabha on Tuesday gave its nod to a crucial bill, which now will protect those who are affected by HIV / AIDS. The parliament passed HIV / AIDS bill, to ensure equal rights to people affected by HIV / AIDS. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention […]

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