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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In a rare case, father passes on HIV to newborn son

While it is well-known that a mother can pass HIV to her child during pregnancy and childbirth, transmission from father to child is very rare

In a rare case, father passes on HIV to newborn sonAfter a 4-year-old boy in Portugal was diagnosed with HIV, the biggest question was how he got the infection. His mother, for example, didn’t have it (women with HIV can pass the virus to babies). An investigation revealed a surprising source: leaky blisters on the boy’s father’s skin. The new report, published Sept. 20 in […]

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

The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) released the report HIV Estimations 2017 at a function. The HIV Estimations 2017 is the 14th round in the series of HIV Estimations under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)

HIV/AIDS: NACO figures show 80% decline in estimated new infectionsNACO 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 […]

Ministry of Health implements HIV-AIDS Act 2017

Implementation of the HIV-AIDS act is a milestone because the act will give a person who is suffering from HIV-AIDS equal opportunity to stand in the society

Ministry of Health implements HIV-AIDS Act 2017Highlights of the HIV-AIDS act HIV-AIDS affected person can report about discrimination meted out against him at the workplace, office, education, property rights etc. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment is the right of the HIV-AIDS patient No doctor or a medical practitioner can deny treatment to the person suffering from HIV-AIDS. Spreading hatred against the person […]

‘Send HIV patients to nearest ‘ICTC’ centre,’ AIDS control society to blood banks

Experts say there is a huge gap between the patients tested for HIV and those who return for the further treatment. So, the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society has come up with a new policy. It has asked the blood banks to send the patient to the nearest Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC), as per the patient’s choice

‘Send HIV patients to nearest ‘ICTC’ centre,’ AIDS control society to blood banksWhen you go to a blood bank at a donate blood, the first thing the medical attendant does is to draw your blood for testing. But, few blood donors test positive for HIV and don’t turn up for the required counselling, when they are made aware of their condition. A number of times, it is […]
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