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: 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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#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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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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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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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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New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHO

The WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritise critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems. Published on Tuesday, July 9, the two lists focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart prioritisation, […]

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