Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Goa govt proposes to make HIV testing compulsory before marriage

Goa 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 […]

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HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

The 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 […]

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HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms

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 […]

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HIV/AIDS: NACO figures show 80% decline in estimated new infections

NACO 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 […]

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World AIDS Day 2018: Newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS cases decreasing in Mumbai

Slump in fight against AIDS can derail progress made so far

At the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, representative from India expressed that AIDS could be ended only if we do not slacken HIV prevention. “Tremendous progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. Out of the total 36.9 million people living with HIV […]

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HIV: Government to provide free of cost viral load testing for patients

HIV: Government to provide free of cost viral load testing for patients

Calling it a historic day, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘Viral load testing for all People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).’ “This viral load test is of immense importance to monitor the effectiveness of treatment of patients taking lifelong Antiretroviral Therapy,” he said. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health […]

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Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

HIV: NGO’s campaign to find a suitable match

The fear of contracting the disease combined with negative feelings, people have contributed towards the stigma that is associated with HIV/ AIDS. What makes it worse is the social taboo that is associated with the disease often forcing patients to keep the disease hidden from others. But, these patients also need support and care. So, […]

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HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms

India: ‘HIV numbers have declined in last three years’

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers. HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of […]

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NACO ropes in Metropolis healthcare to conduct HIV viral load testing

NACO ropes in Metropolis healthcare to conduct HIV viral load testing

Metropolis Healthcare Ltd was recently awarded the contract by  National Aids Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health, and Government of India to conduct HIV viral load testing for patients across 525 antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres in the country, bringing about a sweeping change in treating HIV patients in the country. This initiative has begun from […]

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