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 […]

Simple and effective tips to maintain a healthy vagina

Vaginal health is an important part of a woman's overall health. Vaginal problems can affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm. Ongoing vaginal health issues can also cause stress or relationship problems and impact your self-confidence

Simple and effective tips to maintain a healthy vaginaWant a healthy vagina? This organ requires very little care, so less is more, says Beri Ridgeway, MD. She encourages women to do the following: Go for whole body health. Eat right, control your weight and exercise. Not only is this good for your whole body; it’s good for your sexual organs too. Conversely, chronic […]

HIV significantly increases risk for irregular heartbeat, finds study

HIV infection significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke, at the same rate or higher than known risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco

HIV significantly increases risk for irregular heartbeat, finds studyIn 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 […]

Donate eyes, gift your sight

According to Organ India’s information, India requires 2 million corneas every year, but through organ donation, only 50,000 corneas are available. So out of four people who wait for corneas, three become blind due to unavailability of corneas

Donate eyes, gift your sightBy donating blood you can give a new lease of life to someone and because of eye donation, you can give vision to two blind people. Eye donation should be encouraged in a large scale, to enable another person obtain vision. More than 30 million people in our country suffer from corneal blind. Out of […]

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 […]

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHOThe 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, […]

Goa govt proposes to make HIV testing compulsory before marriage

In the future, wedding vows in Goa could require the compulsory seal of an HIV test. Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday, July 8 said that he has asked the law department to move a proposal to make the test mandatory for registering marriages in Goa

Goa govt proposes to make HIV testing compulsory before marriageGoa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that the coastal state’s government was mulling making HIV tests mandatory before the registration of marriages. Speaking to a news agency, Rane said, “The plan is to make the HIV test mandatory for couples before registration of marriage in Goa.” He further went on to say that […]

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 […]

HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms

In a new study to investigate the relationship among depressive disorders or symptoms, HIV status and mortality, researchers report that symptoms of depression are moderately associated with death among Veterans with HIV but not among those without HIV infection

HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms  Depression is the most frequently reported mental health condition in people living with HIV in the U.S, with a prevalence ranging from 20 to 40 per cent. Depressive disorders have been associated with increased mortality in persons with chronic diseases, including heart disease, end-stage renal disease and diabetes. Several studies have described similar associations […]

Indian-origin doc credited in curing ‘London patient’

Scientists believe a second man has been cured of HIV after showing sustained remission from the virus after receiving stem cell treatment. A HIV positive man has become the second person to go into sustained remission from the virus and cleared of AIDS after receiving a bone-marrow transplant

Indian-origin doc credited in curing ‘London patient’An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said For just the second time since the global epidemic began, a patient appears to have been cured of infection with HIV, […]
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