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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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Mallika meets Jackie Chan, again (Movie Snippets)


May 21st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat caught up with international action star Jackie Chan, with whom she featured in "The Myth", at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film ... Read more...

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Bips asks fans for new DVD title (Movie Snippets)


May 14th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Bipasha Basu is in search of a suitable title for her second fitness DVD -- and she has asked her fans to send in their ... Read more...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Online hookups don’t always lead to unsafe sex


May 24th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) If a gay or bisexual man seeks sex or a date online, the type of partner or relationship he wants is a good indicator of whether ... Read more...

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‘Community feedback must in India’s AIDS programme’


May 5th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+), an umbrella body of HIV-positive people in the capital, Thursday said it was important to have the community's ... Read more...

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Youngsters are sexually active by 16 but only half use protection


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A study has found that most youngsters make their sexual debut at the average age of 16, but only half use condoms.The survey on the sexual habits, attitudes ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists a step closer to creating HIV vaccine


April 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 04 (ANI): Chinese scientists have claimed to have successfully carried out the first phase of a clinical trial of an HIV vaccine and will launch the second stage in ... 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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China to open activity centre for gay men


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) China will soon open an activity centre for gay men, where the homosexuals will receive training on HIV prevention and will be given condoms free of cost.The Chongqing ... 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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IAS urges Pope to strongly support condom use


November 24th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Following Pope's comments that condom use could, in specific circumstances, be acceptable, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has urged him and the Catholic Church to come out clearly ... Read more...

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Popping HIV pill ‘cuts risk of infection by 44pc’


November 24th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study called iPrEx has shown that use of HIV medications reduces the risk of infection in uninfected people by 44 percent.The study is the first evidence ... Read more...

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Sexually abused street teens have sex at an early age to get partner approval


November 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has revealed that homeless teens who were sexually molested as children may be motivated to have sex at an earlier age because they are seeking ... Read more...

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New Version of Female Condoms Released for HIV Prevention


July 30th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A city wide campaign in the HIV infested capital of America, Washington DC has been launched in an effort to convince women to try a new product for ... Read more...

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Vaginal gel halves women’s chance of getting AIDS


July 20th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A vaginal gel could practically halve a woman's chances of contracting AIDS in what experts term as a breakthrough in the long quest for a tool to help ... Read more...

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Study reinforces antiretroviral therapy’s effectiveness in HIV prevention


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): The benefits of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) extend beyond treatment of the virus to significantly preventing the transmission and spread of HIV, according to new research.The study, ... Read more...

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Vaginal gel ‘can cut HIV risk by 39pct in women’


July 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Using a vaginal microbicide gel with an antiretroviral (ARV) drug called tenofovir before and after sex can reduce HIV risk by 39 percent in women, says a new ... Read more...

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18th International AIDS Conference begins


July 19th, 2010 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 19 (IANS) An estimated 20,000 participants from over 185 countries are taking part in the 18th International AIDS Conference that began in Vienna Sunday. The conference is a platform for those ... Read more...

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Gay couples set sexual agreements to build trust, not for HIV protection


July 14th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): In a study on gay male couples, researchers have found that partners in a relationship set "sexual agreements"-rules about whether sex with outside partners is allowed-primarily because they ... Read more...

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Vaginal gel could offer protection against HIV


May 24th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): In a test on monkeys, a vaginal microbicide based on a new type of anti-HIV drug could offer significant protection against infection with a virus similar to HIV, ... Read more...

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State of the ART of microbicides to prevent HIV


May 24th, 2010 - 4:31 am ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSThe microbicides field has undoubtedly moved and shifted a lot in the past decade. Now, with first generation microbicides candidate products up and gone, antiretroviral treatment (ART)-drug based ... Read more...

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90pc of gay men in the Asia-Pacific region ‘denied HIV care’- UN


May 19th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): A new report produced jointly by the UN Development Programme and the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health claims 90 percent of gay men in the Asia-Pacific ... Read more...

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An AIDS Vaccine is Possible


May 18th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant – CNSApproximately 7500 people newly infected with HIV every day. In this scenario, the development of an AIDS vaccine is one of the greatest challenges currently in medical research ... Read more...

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Speak The Unspeakable and Do The Unthinkable


May 18th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
Shobha Shukla, CNSThe age old issue dealing with the problems of people with alternate sexuality was discussed threadbare, on the occasion of International Day against Homophobia, on 17th May, in the precincts ... Read more...

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International Day Against Homophobia (17 May): Protect the right to life with dignity of LGBT community


May 14th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNSWell, why do we need to celebrate such a day? "Homophobia is expressed in ways which does not treat MSMs, lesbians and transgenders with respect, and prevents their ... Read more...

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Annie Lennox’s HIV Positive T-Shirt Creates Buzz


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Much acclaimed musical artist Annie Lennox created quite a stir lately when she appeared in a musical reality show adorning a T-Shirt that read 'HIV Positive'. ... Read more...

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Preity Zinta to spread AIDS awareness via IPL (Lead)


March 11th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who was Thursday appointed as the goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS in India, will create awareness against AIDS along with the members of ... Read more...

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