aids control

Female condom yet to gain acceptability


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) The female condom has not gained the kind of social acceptability in India it should have been six years after its launch but efforts are underway ... Read more...

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India’s winning plan to fight AIDS holds hope for Africa (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds hope for Africa where over two- thirds of the ... Read more...

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Africa eyes India’s winning plan to fight AIDS


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has evoked great interest in Africa where over two thirds of ... Read more...

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Kolkata to host global conference of sex workers


July 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) With US imposing travel restrictions on overseas sex workers from attending the International AIDS Conference in Washington from Sunday, a week-long meet is being held here ... Read more...

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Indian sex workers to video connect with world AIDS meet in US


July 5th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Sex workers from various parts of the country will gather in Kolkata to connect through video conferencing to the International AIDS Conference in the ... Read more...

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Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

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Eyeing small town India, subsidised condom set to be trendier


June 25th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Deluxe Nirodh, a subsidised condom that originally began as a family planning measure under a government initiative, is now eyeing smaller cities and towns to ... Read more...

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Trainee police officers get insights into marginal groups


June 18th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) For the trainee Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, the field visit to Warangal and Karimnagar districts Monday was an eye-opener as they interacted with marginal communities ... Read more...

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‘Domestic funding enough to take AIDS programme ahead’


May 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) As global fund donors pull out from India's next AIDS control programme (2012-2017), the chief of the coveted Gates Foundation-led Avahan project Wednesday said the ... Read more...

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Health ministry wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Planning Commission's proposal to merge the two-decade-old AIDS control department with the flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has caused a stir in the ... Read more...

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‘NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive’


April 27th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities ... Read more...

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Scale up services for pregnant HIV-positive: UNAIDS


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As India's AIDS control department is working on its next AIDS control mission (2012-17), a top UN official Thursday said the country must scale up ... Read more...

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This time, Rongali Bihu to spread AIDS awareness


April 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Rongali Bihu, the most popular festival of Assam that will be celebrated this weekend, will see some leading singers and performers help generate awareness about HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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‘India has four lakh men who have sex with men’ (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that there were four lakh men who have sex with men (MSM) in India and face a high ... Read more...

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Uganda faces condom shortage as demand soars


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Feb 15 (IANS) Uganda is facing a condom shortage as an increase in demand in the East African nation has led to the import of 120 million contraceptives annually ... Read more...

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‘India’s AIDS control mission a successful model’


February 6th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) In existence for nearly two decades, India's HIV-AIDS control mission has been the most successful global model to deal with the disease, the head of ... Read more...

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Alarming HIV/AIDS surge among Pakistan’s drug addicts


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) There is an alarming surge in HIV/AIDS cases among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) says.HIV/AIDS prevalence among IDUs in ... Read more...

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Pakistan witnesses surge in AIDS


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) There has been an alarming rise in the number of AIDS cases among the injecting drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan, a Canadian aid agency has said.The ... Read more...

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Red Ribbon Express launched


January 12th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Red Ribbon Express train, which will ply across the country spreading awareness about HIV among the people, was flagged off Thursday from here.The launch ... Read more...

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Launch of Red Ribbon Express’ third phase Thursday


January 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The third phase of the Red Ribbon Express, a special train which travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, will be launched Thursday ... Read more...

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HIV needle threat a prank, Team Anna


December 19th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) A key Team Anna member Monday dismissed as a "myth" and "rumour" reports of a threat by an unknown "needle group" to prick Anna ... Read more...

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61 HIV infected kids forced out of schools


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A total of 61 HIV-infected children were forced out of schools in seven states in the last three years and the current year, the Rajya ... Read more...

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No Red Ribbon Express in Delhi on World AIDS Day


December 1st, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) In a departure from tradition, the Red Ribbon Express, a special train which travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, gave the capital ... Read more...

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India to avert 3 million HIV cases: World Bank


November 30th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India is expected to avert 3 million new HIV infections during the period 1995-2015 by using targeted interventions among vulnerable groups, according to a World ... Read more...

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Rs.520 monthly pension for HIV-AIDS infected in Kerala


November 30th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) On the eve of the World AIDS Day Dec 1, the Kerala government Wednesday announced a monthly pension of Rs.520 for all those infected with HIV-AIDS.Chief ... Read more...

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India undeterred by global donors’ pullout for AIDS control (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The battle against the deadly HIV-AIDS will not weaken even as some of the major global funding bodies aim to pull out of India's fourth ... Read more...

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Sexual minorities fight AIDS with peer group’s help (Feature, Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Belgaum (Karnataka), Nov 30 (IANS) In a dark room in Belgaum district, they sit together looking comfortable. They are in an office and are not even distantly related. But, as ... Read more...

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Activists, patients protest delay in tabling AIDS bill


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Around 200 people, including homosexuals, eunuchs and families of those living with HIV/AIDS, protested outside the health ministry here Tuesday to press for early passage ... Read more...

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Sexually transmitted infections drop in Tamil Nadu: Survey


November 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has observed a sharp decline from 25 percent to 6 percent over a period of 8 years in ... Read more...

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India close to eliminating syphilis: NACO


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India is close to eradicating syphilis, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) said Wednesday."There has been ... Read more...

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Watch out for sexually transmitted ’superbug’: Expert


November 1st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) While the controversy over a 'superbug' in Delhi hospitals has not died down yet, an expert here Tuesday popped a warning against a sexually transmitted ... Read more...

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Two hospital staff shifted out for giving wrong HIV report


November 1st, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Tuesday transferred two employees of a public hospital after they were found guilty of "negligence" in giving a wrong HIV report to ... Read more...

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Integrate Hepatitis C testing with HIV: NGOs


October 21st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With over 13 million cases of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in India, NGOs Friday urged the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) to include testing and ... Read more...

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Spreading AIDS awareness through music


October 15th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dimapur (Nagaland), Oct 15 (IANS) Appealing to youths to be careful about diseases like AIDS and asking them to stay away from drugs, well-known musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Saturday said ... Read more...

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Lack of syringes hits Himachal’s HIV tests


October 13th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) After condoms, it is now disposable syringes that are in short supply in Himachal Pradesh, severely hitting the state's AIDS control programme.For over three months, the ... Read more...

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