NACO ropes in Metropolis healthcare to conduct HIV viral load testing

Viral diversity testing for HIV to soon be a reality in India

In India, according to the National Aids Control Organization in 2015, Andra Pradesh and Telangana have the highest estimated number of people living with HIV. This is followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. These seven states together account for two thirds (64.4%) of total estimated people living with HIV. Understanding this, Y.R. […]

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Researchers successfully eliminate HIV virus in animals, inch closer to finding a cure humans

How vaginal and rectal bacteria may influence HIV risk in women

First study author Christina Gosmann – a postdoctoral research fellow at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Medical School – and colleagues report their findings in the journal Immunity. HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s CD4 cells, or T cells, which are a type of white […]

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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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Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patients

Anupriya Patel launched the National Strategic Plan 2017-24 and Mission ‘Sampark’, to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) services. “I pay tribute to all the lives lost to HIV/AIDS not just in India but globally; today let’s pledge that no more lives are lost to HIV […]

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MDACS organises a programme for AIDS affected children

Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) organised a programme for the AIDS patients which included a magic show, games, and competitions and even constructed a museum with famous statues. Also, children were given an opportunity to talk about their journey. Speaking about this, Dr Shrikala Acharya, additional project director of Mumbai District Aids Control Society […]

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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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World AIDS Day: Why premarital HIV Test is still a taboo

World AIDS Day: Why premarital HIV test is still a taboo

A woman life can shatter in a moment when they realised that they have tested positive for HIV post marriage. They are even more devastated, when they realise that they have contracted the life-threatening virus from their husband, but there is little they can do. While these cases are not unusual, youngsters from Pune who […]

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