hiv and aids

HIV affected play football to spread awareness


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Once ostracised and stigmatized, eleven HIV-affected people rubbed shoulders with football teams from various embassies in the The Football4Hope - "United Cup 2012" here to ... Read more...

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AIDS victim’s kin to get money from state


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to give a one-time assistance of Rs.1 lakh to the next kin or relatives of those who die of AIDS.Assam Health ... 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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Barbie Doll moment for Nicki Minaj


December 4th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Singer Nicki Minaj says she is excited at the fact that toy company Mattel has crafted a Barbie Doll inspired by her looks.The 28-year-old declared that ... 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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Cambridge U students clueless about unsafe sex?


November 5th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) A survey by Cambridge University's student newspaper has made the shocking revelation that show half of the students having had unprotected sex.Of the 309 students surveyed ... Read more...

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‘Maharashtra has 18 percent of India’s HIV-AIDS population’


July 4th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Maharashtra figures among the AIDS-affected states with around 420,000 HIV-AIDS patients, or 18 percent of the country's total affected population, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read more...

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MSM is unnatural: Ghulam Nabi Azad


July 4th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Men having sex with men (MSM) is "unnatural", Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday, a comment that is likely to raise the hackles ... Read more...

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Don’t neglect people with HIV, PM tells ministries


July 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said ministries should make various schemes more accessible to people with HIV/AIDS, from employment under the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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UN meet delegates says funds for HIV/AIDS control inadequate


June 11th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Participants at UN General Assembly meeting for HIV/AIDS expressed concern that funding devoted to AIDS responses was still not commensurate with the magnitude of the ... Read more...

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Stigma, low awareness hinder tracing HIV+ kids: Unicef


June 9th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Social stigma, discrimination and lack of awareness are the main problems in identifying the children living with AIDS and HIV in India, say Unicef officials."The main ... Read more...

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India urges international community to promote generic drugs


June 9th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India has called upon the international community to promote generic medicine, specially for diseases like HIV and AIDS, to make treatment affordable.Speaking at the high ... Read more...

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UN passes resolution on HIV awareness in peacekeeping


June 8th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 8 (IANS) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to underline the importance of including UN peacekeeping missions in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment strategies, Xinhua ... Read more...

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HIV-positive man dies, relatives say doctors biased


May 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 17 (IANS) A man died in a Ranchi government hospital after doctors refused to operate upon him for a liver problem as he was HIV-positive, his family members ... Read more...

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AIDS welfare cost may effect growth: Report


April 1st, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Even as India has recorded a drop in the number of infections, a new report on HIV/AIDS by UNAIDS warns that the epidemic, if not ... Read more...

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James Dean ‘told Elizabeth Taylor he was molested at the age of 11′


March 25th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): Actor James Dean was molested by a minister when he was 11, claims a journalist who said that late Dame Elizabeth Taylor took the shocking secret to her ... Read more...

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Scriptures to help fight HIV-AIDS


March 12th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) Help of religious scriptures is being sought at a two-day meeting here to end discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS and create awareness to contain ... Read more...

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THSTI,IAVI announce new HIV vaccine design program in India


March 4th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.4 (ANI-Business Wire India): The Translational Health Sciences and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Indian government's Department of Biotechnology, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine design program launched in India


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): The Translational Health Sciences and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Government's Department of Biotechnology, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has jointly announced ... Read more...

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Gaga wears ‘latex condom inspired outfit’ on ‘GMA’ to promote ’safe sex’


February 18th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 18 (ANI): Lady Gaga wore a 'latex condom inspired outfit' on 'Good Morning America' to promote 'safe sex'.The pop star's fashion choices often come without explanations, but she offered ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga talks about safe sex and her egg ‘Rebirth’


February 18th, 2011 - 1:52 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lady Gaga is on a mission to promote safe sex amongst the youth.The award-winning singer wants to promote awareness about the risks and the spread of ... Read more...

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UN officials visit Kolkata’s red light area


January 27th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) A high profile UN team Thursday visited Asia's largest red-light area here and urged an umbrella organisation of sex workers to prepare a scheme for their economic ... Read more...

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Annie Lennox to join Scottish delegation in Malawi Aids crusade


January 18th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Singer Annie Lennox will be joining a Scottish delegation to help African country Malawi in its struggle against HIV and Aids.Lennox, 56, will travel to the poverty-stricken nation ... Read more...

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Gaga tops charitable celebrities poll


December 25th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga tops the charitable celebrities poll of the year, beating actress-musician Alicia Keys.Gaga's outspoken support for gay rights and her tireless efforts in the campaign ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga tops ‘most charitable celebrities’ poll


December 25th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): Lady Gaga has topped the list of the most charitable celebrities of the year (10).The Poker Face hitmaker was placed at number one for her outspoken support for ... Read more...

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Osbourne goes for yearly HIV test


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Kelly Osbourne undergoes yearly HIV test to make sure she is healthy.The reality TV star first underwent the process when she was 17 in order to get a ... Read more...

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‘Media should be trained, sensitised in HIV reporting’


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A story in the media can act as a powerful communicator of an important message, while a misrepresentation can cause irreversible damage. For reporting on the sensitive ... Read more...

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World AIDS Day Shows A New Light Of Hope


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is World AIDS Day. Being one of the most recognized international health days, several organizations are making an extra effort today to spread awareness about ... Read more...

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Hundreds in northeast pledge fight against HIV


December 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) Hundreds in India's northeast, whose large number of drug users have sparked fears of a worsening AIDS epidemic, pledged Wednesday to step up the fight against HIV by ... Read more...

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Housewives now AIDS’ worst victims in Nepal


December 1st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 1 (IANS) Though hailed by the UN Wednesday - observed as World AIDS Day - as one of nearly three dozen countries to achieve a significant decline in ... Read more...

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Once shunned, she now educates people about AIDS (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


December 1st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Her husband died just two years after marriage and the young 22-year-old found that he had transmitted the HIV virus to her. It was the beginning ... Read more...

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Shakib appointed Bangladesh’s Think Wise spokesperson for HIV/AIDS awareness


November 30th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Nov 30 (ANI): Bangladeshi cricket captain Shakib Al Hasan has been announced the Think Wise campaign spokesperson for his country by the International Cricket Council (ICC).The campaign aims at raising awareness ... Read more...

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Nearly 61,000 HIV-infected in Punjab


November 30th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) The number of HIV cases in Punjab is going up due to increased prevalence of the infection among injectable drug users and now stands at nearly 61,000, ... Read more...

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Cricketers to sport red ribbons on World AIDS Day


November 29th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Leading international cricket players will be sporting red ribbons in their upcoming matches to mark World AIDS Day (Dec 1) and to support those living with ... Read more...

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Mandatory HIV testing no longer required for Indian visa


November 26th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Foreign nationals coming to India will no longer have to sign an undertaking regarding their HIV status in their visa forms, the Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV ... Read more...

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