Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for others

Continuing with our series of strong independent woman, we bring you the story of a woman’s sheer resilience. She never let her disease define her life. She took the worst that life had to offer and worked towards doing the best for others

Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for othersPeople 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 […]

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, […]

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

Some 320 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, or 13 every hour, according to a global snapshot on children, HIV and AIDS released by UNICEF on Wednesday, November 27

Only half of children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment, reveals UNICEFLow 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 […]

#WorldAIDSDay: HIV patients to soon receive a new regimen of medicines at ART centres

On the eve of World AIDS Day, My Medical Mantra met up with Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI) to take the pulse of matters related to Antiretroviral therapy (ART) which plays a crucial role in the management of HIV/AIDS

#WorldAIDSDay: HIV patients to soon receive a new regimen of medicines at ART centresWorld 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 […]

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

In the run-up to World AIDS Day, the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has launched two apps which will be beneficial for patients affected with HIV/AIDS

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Mumbai AIDS Control Society launches ‘Jindagi’ app for patientsThe 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 […]

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 […]

Maha witnesses a steady decline among HIV-infected pregnant women

In a shocking revelation, it was has come to light that around 2,509 women had tested positive for HIV/AIDS and have been diagnosed with the same. These statistics have been released by the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society

Maha witnesses a steady decline among HIV-infected pregnant womenThe incidence of pregnant women suffering from HIV/AIDS has risen sharply in the state. This is a matter of concern not only in Maharashtra but also the country. As it is vital to keep a check on HIV, especially in cases wherein the transmission of the virus occurs from mother to child. During the past […]

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

This feat has been achieved due to the on-going counselling drive carried out by the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society. Out of 37,681 HIV-AIDS patients who registered, viral load in 2,426 patients was very high

Viral load of 37% patients HIV/AIDS-affected patients in Mumbai witnesses a sharp declineThe 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 […]

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

Given the importance of early detection, it is beneficial to keep an eye out for symptoms associated with the virus. Here are five common ones that occur in women

Women’s health: Key signs and symptoms of HIV to watch out forFlu-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 […]

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

Mumbai and its citizens have always maintain a never say die spirit no matter how many adversities have struck this metropolis. The NGO’s, health organisations, and volunteers have always fought with resilience against this dreadful virus. Consistent efforts by Mumbai District AIDS Control Society over the last 2 decades brought about significant decline in new HIV infections in Mumbai.

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