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Five percent rise in Russia’s HIV cases


March 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia witnessed a five percent rise in HIV cases in 2011 compared to the previous year, a top medical official said Monday.According to the country's ... Read more...

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Karnataka to set up yoga and naturopathy council


February 12th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) The Karnataka government will soon set up a yoga and naturopathy council and allot 10 percent of the health budget in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) to ... Read more...

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Russia witnesses 10 percent rise in HIV cases in 2011


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) Russia has witnessed a rise in the number of HIV cases in 2011 in comparison to the cases recorded during corresponding period last year.Russia registered 48,363 ... 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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‘Firms should create AIDS awareness among workers’


July 28th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Sankalp project, a government initiative for tackling the spread of HIV/AIDS, Wednesday said that industries need to focus on increasing awareness among workers about the ... Read more...

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UN backs Iran’s counter-narcotics battle


July 19th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) senior official on Monday began a three-day visit to support Iran's fight against illegal drugs and promote HIV prevention measures.Chief of UN Office on ... Read more...

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NGO demands parliamentary bill for protection of HIV patients’ rights


April 30th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Apr 30(ANI): A Non-Government Organisation in Hyderabad has demanded a parliamentary bill for the protection of the rights of HIV positive patients.World Vision, which works with AIDS and HIV positive ... Read more...

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8,200 HIV patients in Chhattisgarh


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh has over 8,200 HIV positive patients and the situation is particularly alarming in state capital Raipur, says a health department report.The report says out of ... Read more...

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Azad meets Bill, Melinda Gates


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday met software billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda, and urged them to continue their support for the fourth phase ... Read more...

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Bill, Melinda Gates meet Health Minister Azad, discuss issues relating to polio vaccination


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, called on Union Health and Family Welfare Minister ... Read more...

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Adolescent Indian girls most vulnerable: UNICEF report


February 26th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.26 (ANI): With the highest adolescent population in India, the real challenge for the nation is to provide nutrition, health and education in this segment, especially for girls, according to ... Read more...

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One-third HIV cases in age group 15-24: UNICEF report


February 25th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Of the over 33 million HIV-AIDS cases reported worldwide every year, around one-third are adolescents of the age group 15-24 years, revealed a report by United Nations ... Read more...

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25 percent of young Mexicans do not use condoms


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) One out of every four young Mexicans do not use condoms because they do not like them, show the results of a new poll by the Mexican ... Read more...

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Focus on states with low AIDS prevalence, high vulnerability: Azad (Second Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) As World AIDS Day was observed Dec 1, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called for focusing, under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), on states with low ... Read more...

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HIV/AIDS still a serious health problem: WHO


December 1st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that HIV/AIDS is still a serious public health problem, although Southeast Asian countries were witnessing a downward trend in new ... 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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HIV/AIDS support services in South Asia largely absent: UN


November 30th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) HIV/AIDS support services and treatment for migrants in South Asia, including India, are largely absent and need to be stepped up, a UNDP report released here Tuesday ... Read more...

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50 pc drop in HIV cases in India in 10 years: UN


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India has shown a 50 percent drop in the number of new HIV infections in the last 10 years as the AIDS epidemic is beginning to reverse ... Read more...

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Shanghai sets up 3,600 condom outlets for migrants to promote ’safe sex’


September 4th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Sept 4 (ANI): The Shanghai administration has set up over 3,600 condom outlets in areas having high concentrations of migrant workers for distributing free contraceptives in a bid to promote safe ... Read more...

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Cost-effective intervention program cuts HIV risk in female sex workers


July 31st, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that even a modest behavioural intervention program can measurably reduce the incidence of HIV among female sex workers in the U.S.-Mexico border ... Read more...

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Not portraying drug users as dead can improve HIV treatment access


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): In a bid to improve access to antiretroviral therapy for HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs), health providers need to change popular opinion, that portray IDUs as already ... Read more...

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ABC Issues Statement On Controversial “The View” HIV Discussion


July 17th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ABC has at last come up with an official statement on the controversial HIV/AIDS discussion on "The View" that was aired last month. The gay ... Read more...

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Intervention effort reduces HIV incidence among female sex workers


July 1st, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Even a modest behavioral intervention program averaging just 35 minutes can measurably reduce the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers in the ... Read more...

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This health minister can’t tell AIDS from HIV


June 1st, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 1 (IANS) Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Rowell Lyngdoh Tuesday admitted that he did not know the difference between AIDS and HIV. "These are technical terms. I require notice ... Read more...

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Sexually transmitted diseases among Aussie youngsters on the rise


May 29th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 29 (ANI): Experts have called for a new HIV awareness campaign after it was seen that venereal disease among young Australians has skyrocketed.According to federal government figures, the number of ... Read more...

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Nearly 60,000 HIV cases in India this year


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Nearly 60,000 HIV positive cases have been reported in the country from January to March this year, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said ... Read more...

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Nearly five million HIV infected in Asia-Pacific


August 11th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 11 (IANS) About 4.9 million people are HIV positive in the Asia-Pacific region including in India and China, the World Health Organisation has said. The HIV cases included people who face ... Read more...

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Over four million HIV cases in Asia-Pacific: WHO


August 11th, 2009 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 4.9 million people infected with HIV/AIDS live in the Asia-Pacific region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. And more than 95 percent of those infected live in ... Read more...

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Gay men HIV cases shoot up in Shanghai


June 21st, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Over the recent years, the incidence of HIV/AIDS cases involving men who have sex with men has increased fivefold in Shanghai, report medical experts.Following the comments, which ... Read more...

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Healthy vaginal tract lining no barrier against HIV


January 17th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can penetrate healthy vaginal tract lining during sexual intercourse. This lining had earlier been thought to be an effective barrier against the deadly ... Read more...

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World AIDS DAY - 1 December 2008


December 1st, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Today is World AIDS Day. A day set by the health ministers around the world to engender a spirit of social tolerance and greater awareness of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus and Acquired Immune ... Read more...

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AIDS train roadshow to arrive in Ahmedabad Thursday


September 24th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The seven-coach Red Ribbon Express is all set to arrive in the city's railway station Thursday to showcase an exhibition on HIV and AIDS. The train will remain ... Read more...

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Abused Indian married women at higher HIV risk


August 13th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Indian women who face physical and sexual violence from their husbands have an increased risk of HIV infection, compared with women who are not abused by their ... Read more...

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Create social networking site for youth progress


August 12th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Social networking sites such as Facebook and Orkut have definitely caught everyone's fancy, including those in the civil society and education sector. Experts at a function here ... Read more...

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‘Red Ribbon Express’ spreads awareness about AIDS in the North East


March 31st, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by admin
Kohima, Mar 31 (ANI): The 'Red Ribbon Express', the world's largest social mobilisation campaign against HIV/AIDS, is currently on a nationwide trip to spread awareness about the disease. Flagged off on ... Read more...

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