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Indian sex workers to video connect with world AIDS meet in US


July 5th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Sex workers from various parts of the country will gather in Kolkata to connect through video conferencing to the International AIDS Conference in the ... Read more...

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Painkillers open way to high-risk behaviours


July 25th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Indiscriminate use of painkillers may open the way to drug abuse among people with a history of using both types of drugs, a study says. The ... Read more...

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Virus that piggybacks on AIDS virus to beat disease developed


March 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biochemists from UC San Diego and UCLA have engineered virus-like particles that could slow the spread of HIV.The particle piggybacks on the AIDS virus as it moves ... 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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China offers free HIV tests


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Health centres in a Chinese province are now offering tests for HIV/AIDS free of charge in a bid to control the spread of the disease.People in the northwestern ... Read more...

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NACO, global fund sign agreement to scale up HIV/AIDS related services in India


September 8th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): The Government of India and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) today signed a three year grant agreement for 128.4 million dollars to ... Read more...

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10 million HIV-AIDS deaths can be prevented by 2025, says UN official


July 14th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 14 (ANI): As many as 10 million HIV-AIDS deaths could be prevented by 2025, but it would require a remarkable expansion and simplification of treatment, a senior UN official said. ... Read more...

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Drug curse in northeast: 256,968 and still counting


July 7th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Imphal, July 7 (IANS) Social activists and NGOs say the government needs to curb drug abuse in the northeast, with a report showing that the number of intravenous drug users (IDUs) in ... Read more...

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Eleven die of hepatitis-D in Gujarat district


February 13th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Eleven deaths due to hepatitis-D were reported so far in Modasa taluka of Gujarat's Sabarkantha district in the last five days, health officials here said. Officials said ... Read more...

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Miss Nepal derailed but Miss Gay right on course (With Image)


December 14th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) As Nepal undergoes a series of social and cultural revolutions, Sandhya Lama, 20, has emerged as an unusual icon."I realised I was different from others when my classmates ... Read more...

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Trust net of marriage makes women vulnerable to HIV: experts


December 2nd, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Citing examples of sex workers who insist on using condoms with their customers but not with their partners at home, experts at the National Consultation for Women ... Read more...

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Kolkatans take part in marathon to spread AIDS awareness


December 1st, 2008 - 10:25 am ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec.1 (ANI): Scores of people took part in a marathon here on Sunday to spread awareness about AIDS. UNICEF and a self-help group organized the Red Ribbon Marathon a day ahead ... Read more...

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Kolkata run to spread awareness about children suffering from HIV


November 30th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov 30 (ANI): Scores of people ran in Kolkata on Sunday to spread awareness about AIDS.Organised by UNICEF and a self help group, ''Red Ribbon Marathon'', organised a day ahead ... Read more...

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Early treatment key to combating hepatitis C virus


August 9th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 9 (IANS) Patients who receive timely treatment for the Hepatitis C virus after infection develop a comprehensive immune response against the virus, according to a new study published in the ... Read more...

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Delhi home to over 32,000 HIV/AIDS patients


July 10th, 2008 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian capital is home to over 32,000 HIV/AIDS patients and at least one million more are very much vulnerable to the deadly disease, the Delhi State ... Read more...

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English footie hooligans to be incarcerated in Moscow horror prison


May 19th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
London, May 19 (ANI): English football fans would do well to behave themselves when Manchester United and Chelsea face other for the Champions League title on Wednesday, for if they dont, ... Read more...

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She fights HIV in Manipur through disposable syringes


May 1st, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by admin
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Distributing syringes among drug users may hardly seem like the right way to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. But N. Nandadevi, a Manipur resident who ... Read more...

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Militants in northeast using drug money to buy arms


April 29th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) A flourishing narcotics trade along India's border with Myanmar has been helping scores of rebel armies getting funding for their violent military campaigns, officials here ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists developing new HIV vaccine


January 23rd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, January 23 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new AIDS vaccine with the ability to ward off three variants of HIV sweeping across Hong Kong, Taiwan, and western areas of China. ... Read more...

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