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

 She was humiliated beyond extent and ridiculed by society with constant taunts and insulted on every step of her life. She was shamed, crushed and shunned at each and every moment. People did their best to pull her down. But, she firmly stood her ground

#WorldAIDSDay: Horoscopes will not shape your future, a blood test surely willIn 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, […]

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 […]

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

Given the importance of early detection, it is beneficial to keep an eye out for symptoms associated with the virus. Here are five common ones that occur in women

Women’s health: Key signs and symptoms of HIV to watch out forFlu-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 […]

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

The survey underlines that although an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the wife remains unaddressed. This contributes to the rise in stress levels among the women who act as primary caregivers for them

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states studyA 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 […]

HIV breakthrough: Cancer drug offers promising hope for HIV cure

Doctors using a treatment called nivolumab on a lung cancer patient with AIDS noticed a 'drastic and persistent' decrease in infected white blood cells. The findings have raised hopes that drugs could one day eradicate the HIV virus, which attacks the immune system and currently has no cure

HIV breakthrough: Cancer drug offers promising hope for HIV cureScientists 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 […]

Believe in the power of positivity, says HIV positive activist

A Member of International Steering Committee for Prevention Access Campaign and member of the community advisory board for the Well Project.

Believe in the power of positivity, says HIV positive activistJyoti 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 […]

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Matrimonial website Positive Saathi aims to help HIV positive patients meet others like them, through this event. The matrimonial meet will be held on November 26 in Kolhapur and registration is free for the participants. They will also offer free consultations with doctors and lawyers at the venue. So far, the matrimonial site has seen more than 300 successful marriages

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive peopleIn 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 […]

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

A total of 72 government run centres provide GeneXpert facility in Maharashtra which carry out Cartridge-Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT), which gives out report within two hours. These tests are crucial for detection of TB in HIV positive patient and detection of Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases

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, […]

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

Health workers say ‘whenever such a law comes into effect, it is more important to know the fact, how this law will facilitate marginalize people like sex workers, men having sex with men. They should be also considered as affected persons’

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 […]