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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Only half of children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment, reveals UNICEF

Low access to antiretroviral treatment, in addition to limited prevention efforts, is a leading cause for these deaths, with only 54 per cent of children aged 0-14 living with HIV in 2018 – or 790,000 children – receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy. “The world is on the cusp of making great gains in the battle against […]

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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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Ahead of World AIDS Day, Mumbai AIDS Control Society launches ‘Jindagi’ app for patients

The apps named ‘Jindagi’ and ‘Samvaad’ were launched by Kishori Pednekar who was recently named as Mumbai’s new mayor. The Jindagi app is aimed at helping HIV patients, while Samvaad is targeted towards HIV counsellors. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shrikala Acharya, additional project director of (MDACS), informed, “The Jindagi app will help […]

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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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Viral load of 37% patients HIV/AIDS-affected patients in Mumbai witnesses a sharp decline

The viral load (HIV virus in the body) of 37% HIV/AIDS patients in Mumbai has witnessed a sharp decline. Around 1,170 patients those who are suffering from HIV/AIDS had participated in the counselling drive. 37% of the patients have witnessed a sharp decline in the viral load Due to the ceaseless and persistent efforts of […]

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

Flu-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 […]

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

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

Newer initiatives in Mumbai ‘Know Your Status’ campaign across 140 outlets of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd (PPP) at Rs 75/- for a week from December 01, 2018. ‘Know Your Status’ campaign with flash mob at railway stations of CSMT, Dadar, Andheri, Kurla, Bandra, Borivali from Dec 03 to Dec 07, 2018. Inauguration of Link ART Centres […]

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