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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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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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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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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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Drug users may face jail under new Russian bill


March 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian anti-drug watchdog has prepared a bill introducing punishment of up to two years in jail for drug users.According to the RAPSI news agency, ... 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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‘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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Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The first human trials for the new HIV injectible vaccine are under way, containing a specific protein which will target the most virulent strain of the ... 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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Dip in AIDS deaths: UN report (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) The number of people dying due to HIV-AIDS has declined by nearly 0.4 million in the last five years due to improved healthcare, a UN report ... Read more...

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HIV project saved 100,000 in India from infection: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) An estimated 100,000 people in India may have been lucky in escaping HIV infection due to a project that targeted high-risk groups in six states, according ... Read more...

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HIV infection dropped 20 percent from 2001 to 2009: UN


August 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 26 (IANS) The number of new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region dropped by 20 percent between 2001 and 2009, a UN report said Friday.The report titled "HIV ... Read more...

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HIV spreading among China’s elderly: 80-year-old infected


August 6th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) A nearly 80-year-old man in China has been diagnosed with HIV, with doctors saying he got infected due to "frequent unprotected sex".The case is the latest ... Read more...

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US AIDS cases stable at 50,000 per year


August 5th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS/EFE) The number of new AIDS cases in the US remained stable at about 50,000 per year between 2006 and 2009, said authorities."More than 30 years into ... 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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Meet on AIDS begins at UN


June 8th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 8 (IANS) More than 3,000 people came together at the United Nations for the UN General Assembly high level meeting on AIDS that began here Wednesday, a ... Read more...

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Young women most vulnerable to HIV: UNAIDS


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) At least 26 percent of all new HIV infections in the world are among young women in the age group of 15-24 years, a UNAIDS ... Read more...

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34 mn HIV patients in world, infection rate down: UNAIDS


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) An estimated 34 million HIV-positive people live around the world but the good news is that the rate of new infections, especially in India, has ... Read more...

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About $22 bn investment needed to fight HIV: UNAIDS


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Nearly $22 billion investment is needed to bring down new HIV/AIDS infections globally by 2015, said a UNAIDS report released Friday."A 2011 investment framework proposed ... Read more...

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US approves new HIV treatment


May 21st, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS/EFE) The US Food and Drug Administration approved Friday a new treatment for AIDS which, used with other antiretroviral medications, blocks the reproduction of the HIV virus ... Read more...

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Delhi turns HIV scanner on massage parlours


May 5th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In a bid to curtail the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Delhi government will assess the functioning of 1,050 massage parlours in the city after 18 ... Read more...

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Black gay men at higher HIV risk due to their perceptions of masculinity


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) get infected with HIV nearly five times more often than MSM from other races, even though their reported use ... 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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Sehwag visits hospital to show his support for HIV patients


March 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar.4 (ANI): Indian opener Virender Sehwag has called on cricket fans across the world to stop discrimination against people living with HIV.Sehwag made his plea after visiting the Haji Sir ... Read more...

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Sehwag, Sangakkara bat in UN campaign to combat AIDS


January 26th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) Rivals of the field, Indian cricket opener Virender Sehwag and Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara are batting together against a common enemy in a United Nations-backed ... Read more...

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AIDS immunity is all in the proteins!


December 27th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): It is the proteins which help some HIV infected people not end up having AIDS, a new study has suggested.A large-scale genetic analysis has suggested that tiny changes ... Read more...

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China to have 1.2m HIV-positive people by the end of 2015


December 4th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): A report scheduled for formal release in the first half of next year has revealed that China will have about 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS by ... Read more...

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China to have 1.2 mn HIV-affected people by 2015


December 4th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) China will have about 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS by 2015, says a government report.China has over 740,000 HIV/AIDS patients in the mainland and sex is one ... Read more...

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Bono hails Bush’s US AIDS funding program for saving millions of lives


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): U2's lead singer Bono has given credit to former President George W. Bush and the massive US funding started in 2003, for helping to bringing about a drop ... 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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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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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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Take action to ensure AIDS spread is checked: Preity Zinta


November 30th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Calling mother-to-child transmission of HIV particularly "upsetting", Bollywood actress and UNAIDS goodwill ambassador Preity Zinta Tuesday said action must be taken now to ensure further spread of ... 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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