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In Singapore, get secret HIV test done in van


December 8th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 8 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind service in Southeast Asia, a community organisation in Singapore has launched a mobile service van that would conduct HIV tests and also keep ... 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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‘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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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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South African teaching unions slam HIV testing for school kids


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): South African student and teacher unions have strongly criticised a state plan to introduce HIV testing for children as young as 13 at schools.The plan is a part ... Read more...

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Punjab herbal firm claims to have found cure for HIV/AIDS


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Jan 22(ANI): A herbal company in Punjab, Nixon Biotech Private Limited, has claimed to have found a herbal cure for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).The herbal ... Read more...

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New synthetic compound shows promise in fighting HIV


January 19th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Research Institute have created a new synthetic compound using natural Japanese-plant compounds as starting point, which has shown great promise in inhibiting replication of HIV ... 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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Third Red Ribbon Express to spread AIDS awareness planned (Lead)


December 1st, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The second Red Ribbon Express, after criss-crossing the country, concluded its AIDS awareness journey in the capital Wednesday to mark World AIDS Day. The government said it ... 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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New York allows HIV tests on corpses


August 1st, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) The state of New York has passed a law that allows HIV tests on corpses and people in coma. New York Governor David Paterson has signed a bill ... Read more...

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Mother-to-child HIV transmission on decline in US, but more can be done


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): With the advent of new therapies, HIV transmission to kids before or at birth has declined dramatically in the US in the last decade, but scientists believe there ... Read more...

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World leaders lack will to treat HIV/AIDS victims: S. Africa deputy president


July 19th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Vienna (Austria), July 19 (ANI):World leaders lack the political will to ensure that everyone infected with HIV and Aids gets treatment, said South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Vienna on Sunday."I ... Read more...

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Now, a quick and affordable microfluidic HIV test


July 17th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A researcher at UC Davis has developed a "lab on a chip" device for HIV testing, which is quick and pocket friendly.Biomedical engineer Prof. Alexander Revzin's microfluidic ... Read more...

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‘Global HIV tests, treatments can reduce but not eliminate HIV/AIDS epidemic’


July 10th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new study says that implementing the 'test-and-treat' strategy in Washington DC may reduce instances of HIV but will not eliminate the epidemic.In 2009, WHO scientists had suggested ... Read more...

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New York City Health Department survey shows only 23% of women use a condom during anal sex


April 21st, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The New York City Health Department on Wednesday called on women to use condoms during anal sex, saying fewer women than homosexual men use protection during anal ... Read more...

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‘Take Charge Take Care’ is a guidebook for Heroin users


January 5th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New York City has funded a guidebook for heroin users, which is called ‘Take Charge Take Care’. It is a step-by-step instruction guidebook on ... Read more...

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Many pregnant African women avoid HIV screening


November 20th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A large number of pregnant women in Uganda, Africa deliberately avoid being tested for HIV, increasing the risk of mother-to-child transmission, says a study.In a new paper, researchers ... Read more...

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25 percent of HIV infected in Britain remain undiagnosed


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) More than a quarter of over 77,000 people infected with HIV remain undiagnosed in Britain. Almost a third (31 percent) are being diagnosed late with HIV, which implies ... Read more...

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Novel HIV testing method shows promise


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel technique that detects the HIV virus early and monitors its development without requiring refrigeration.It is likely to make AIDS testing more ... Read more...

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NGO launches ‘Love Condom’ campaign to stop HIV infection


July 18th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With 2.5 million people living with HIV infection in India, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) Saturday launched a 'Love Condom and Stay Negative' campaign to make people aware ... Read more...

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24 students graduate as Asia’s first HIV workers


June 8th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) It was like a dream come true for 23-year-old Shiraj Ali, a physiotherapist, to become a certified HIV healthcare worker. He was among the first batch of ... Read more...

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New Yorkers take to the streets for annual Aids walkathon


May 17th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
More than 45,000 people are expected to gather in New York’s Central Park today for the 24th annual AIDS Walk New York (AWNY) awareness and fund raising day for Gay Men's ... Read more...

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One-third of tuberculosis (TB) cases go undetected: WHO


March 27th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantAbout 3 million people fail to access TB treatment under directly-observed treatment shortcourse (DOTS), according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2009.Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni prepares for AIDS trip to West Africa


February 11th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is preparing to make her first trip to Africa as a goodwill ambassador for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.The model turned ... Read more...

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Circumcision significantly cuts HIV infection risk in heterosexual men


December 18th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Circumcision significantly reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual men, says a new U.S. study.The findings complement those of recently reported clinical trials in Africa, where ... Read more...

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Early HIV testing, treatment can save newborn lives: UN report


December 4th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 4 (ANI): Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to a report released by four United Nations ... Read more...

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AIDS cases double in Jharkhand


December 1st, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 1 (IANS) HIV positive cases have more than doubled in the last one year in Jharkhand, says the state's AIDS control society. At present, the HIV positive patients number 4,041 ... Read more...

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Universal testing and quick treatment would slash AIDS


November 27th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Universal HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) following diagnosis of HIV infection could reduce the number of people developing full-blown AIDS by up to 95 percent ... Read more...

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Early testing, treatment dramatically prevents illness, death in HIV-positive babies


November 20th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that testing very young babies for HIV and giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately to those found infected with the virus dramatically prevents ... Read more...

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US college students not so aware of HIV testing


August 28th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) College students in the US know enough about HIV transmission, but are less well informed about its testing, according to a University of Georgia study.Su-I Hou, associate professor ... Read more...

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About one million Americans living with HIV: Report


August 8th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Los Angeles, Aug 8 (Xinhua) Some one million Americans are living with HIV, with about 56,000 new infections reported annually, according to a government report. Among those infected, 250,000 are unaware that ... Read more...

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AIDS-hit countries urged to promote male circumcision


August 6th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington/Mexico City, Aug 6 (DPA) Male circumcision can prevent 65 percent of new HIV infections in adult heterosexual men, but AIDS-hit countries are lagging in their efforts to promote it, researchers said. ... Read more...

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Sex counselling during drug addiction program may help cut HIV transmission


July 12th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A study conducted by experts from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) suggests that sexual behaviour counselling during drug addiction treatment may ... Read more...

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Experts call for major shift in HIV prevention priorities


May 9th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (ANI): New research shows that the most common HIV prevention strategiescondom promotion, HIV testing, treatment of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), vaccine and microbicide research, and abstinencehave not ... Read more...

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