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Sepsis killing more people than AIDS: Experts (Sep 13 is World Sepsis Day)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Sepsis, a condition caused by infections leading to multiple organ failure, is among the leading causes of deaths in India - killing more people than ... Read more...

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Thailand gives Nagaland condom vending machine


August 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 29 (IANS) The Thailand government has donated a condom vending machine to the Nagaland government to ensure that people can easily access condoms at controlled prices, Nagaland Health ... Read more...

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56 percent drop in HIV infections since 2000


August 24th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The number of new annual HIV infections has declined by around 56 percent during the last decade in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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US Fulbright-mtvU fellow to study LGBT music in India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Jeffrey Roy, a University of California, Los Angeles, student has won a State Department Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to study music of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ... Read more...

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Do tigers have AIDS? Government says ‘no’


August 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Is there any evidence of HIV/AIDS in lions and tigers, asked an MP in August 2010. Two years later, the environment ministry has come out ... Read more...

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Avian flu virus wiping out baby seals


August 1st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An avian flu virus is wiping out large numbers of baby harbour seals, after infecting these aquatic mammals with pneumonia, in New England, US.Wildlife authorities first ... Read more...

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Beware! You may be more vulnerable to hepatitis than you think (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Casual one-night stands and multiple partners could be the starting points of serious health concerns. Not just for HIV, which most people are now aware ... Read more...

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Clinton underlines US efforts to combat AIDS


July 24th, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has touted the US efforts to fight AIDS amid charges that Washington is lagging behind on combating the pandemic.According to ... Read more...

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Global conference of sex workers starts in Kolkata


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Aiming to provide a pathway for ensuring basic freedoms for sex workers, a week-long festival started Sunday in Kolkata with 500 participants from 41 countries.The Sex ... Read more...

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Eight mn worldwide receiving HIV treatment


July 19th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Over eight million people worldwide had access to life-saving treatment in low- and middle-income countries last year, an increase of 1.4 million over 2010, the Joint ... Read more...

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Increase in domestic funding on AIDS: UN report


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Domestic funding on HIV has exceeded international investments in the last one year, a report by the UN AIDS said here Wednesday.The report observed that over ... Read more...

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Poor HIV/AIDS infected to get financial aid in Delhi


June 30th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The capital Saturday became the first state in the country to provide a life-long financial assistance ranging from Rs.1,000-2,500 a month to poor people infected ... Read more...

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HIV-positive rapist faces trial for attempt to murder


June 11th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) There is no special law to deal with accused who knowingly transmit life threatening infection to another person, a Delhi court said while charging ... Read more...

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‘Shab’ my first love story: Onir


June 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) After bringing up sensitive issues like HIV/AIDS and homosexuality through his films "My Brother Nikhil" and "I Am", filmmaker Onir is now working on a new ... Read more...

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More Chinese wives get HIV from husbands


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) The number of spouses infected with HIV by their partners is increasing in China, and most of those infected by spouses are females, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy


May 31st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is ... Read more...

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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Antibodies isolated from infected mothers' breast milk can inhibit the virus that causes AIDS, says a new discovery. HIV-1 can be transmitted from mother to child ... Read more...

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Crusader against trafficking gets ‘Man of the Year Award’


May 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The menace of human trafficking remains a major problem in India despite many policies and laws being in place, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at ... 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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Airtel Nigeria to help fight AIDS (With Image)


April 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 27 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile services provider Airtel, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative ... Read more...

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70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive


April 13th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.Director-General of the National Agency for the Control ... 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, US to boost health cooperation


April 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) India and the US will strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharing information and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish ... Read more...

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Teen mothers account for quarter of all births in Mexico


April 8th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico's 2 million annual births, authorities said.The figures were provided by Alejandro Rosas Solis, ... Read more...

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Forbidden art: Small band keeping erotic legacy alive (Feature)


March 27th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A small band of artists is exploring taboos of alternative sexuality, erotic love and the body as a medium of extreme expression of anger, passion ... Read more...

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India says no BRICS candidate for World Bank


March 26th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India Monday said the BRICS forum of emerging countries have no plans to field or rally behind a common candidate to head the World Bank, ... Read more...

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Profiles of candidates for World Bank president


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced here Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are the three candidates for ... Read more...

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Obama nominates Jim Yong Kim to head World Bank


March 24th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANs) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated South Korean-born physician Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.Obama said Kim, president of Dartmouth College, has the development ... Read more...

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Health budget ‘reassuring’, welcomed by industry


March 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The healthcare industry Friday welcomed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's announcement reducing excise duty on life saving drugs and emphasis on preventive health check-ups."The budget ... Read more...

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Cheaper drugs, better health services for poor (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's health allocation has been hiked by 14 percent in the budget for 2012-13 to Rs.30,702 crore (Rs.307 billion/$6.1 billion) for the sector with special ... Read more...

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Activists slam government’s stand on gay sex


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The union home ministry's opposition in the Supreme Court Thursday to decriminalising gay sex has drawn flak from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) activists ... Read more...

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Don’t decriminalise gay sex: Home ministry


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The union home ministry told the Supreme Court Thursday that it was not in favour of decriminalising gay sex. It said Section 377 of the ... Read more...

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