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India’s winning plan to fight AIDS holds hope for Africa (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds hope for Africa where over two- thirds of the ... 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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Global conference of sex workers starts in Kolkata


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Aiming to provide a pathway for ensuring basic freedoms for sex workers, a week-long festival started Sunday in Kolkata with 500 participants from 41 countries.The Sex ... Read more...

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Kolkata to host global conference of sex workers


July 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) With US imposing travel restrictions on overseas sex workers from attending the International AIDS Conference in Washington from Sunday, a week-long meet is being held here ... Read more...

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Poor HIV/AIDS infected to get financial aid in Delhi


June 30th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The capital Saturday became the first state in the country to provide a life-long financial assistance ranging from Rs.1,000-2,500 a month to poor people infected ... Read more...

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HIV affected play football to spread awareness


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Once ostracised and stigmatized, eleven HIV-affected people rubbed shoulders with football teams from various embassies in the The Football4Hope - "United Cup 2012" here to ... Read more...

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Over 900,000 lives saved with TB, HIV services: WHO


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 3 (IANS) An estimated 910,000 lives were saved globally over six years by improving collaboration between TB and HIV services that protect people living with HIV from ... Read more...

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Do not restrict Indian pharmaceutical industry, says Elton John


February 10th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Singer Elton John is urging officials to stop plans to restrict India's pharmaceutical industry, branding the proposals an "attack on the health of the world's poor".The ... Read more...

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Russia tests HIV vaccine


February 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS) Russia has successfully completed the first stage of clinical trials of an HIV vaccine, an official said Monday.The State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology, Vektor, ... Read more...

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HIV drug now available as oral powder for children


January 29th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The HIV drug Viread will now be available in powder form for HIV positive children after its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration ... Read more...

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28,000 die of HIV/AIDS in China


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) A total of 28,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in China in 2011, the health ministry said Saturday.The number of people living with HIV/AIDS rose by 40,000 ... Read more...

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Russia leader wants pot, prostitution made legal


January 20th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A lawmaker in a city government in Russia has called on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to legalise prostitution and cannabis in his city in Russia's ... Read more...

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Aid appeal to combat HIV/AIDS in Myanmar


December 6th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 6 (IANS) The representatives of the civil society, officials, UN agencies and celebrities in Myanmar Tuesday appealed to the international community to increase its assistance in combating HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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Pakistan has nearly 100,000 HIV/AIDS patients


December 3rd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Nearly 100,000 people in Pakistan are living with HIV/AIDS, a media report has said.Of the 97,400 people living with HIV/AIDS in the country, 40,000 are in ... Read more...

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Ethiopia gay meet creates buzz on Facebook


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dec 3 (IANS) A controversial gay conference, which began here in the Ethiopian capital despite an uproar from the public and religious leaders, has generated a ... Read more...

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HIV leads Asian households into joblessness, debt: UNDP


December 1st, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 1 (IANS) Households in Asian countries, including India, that have people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a high rate, plunging them into "irreversible ... Read more...

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MPs urged to spread word on AIDS


December 1st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday urged the members to lend a helping hand to those suffering from HIV/AIDS and spread awareness about 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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Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian ... Read more...

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HIV positive demand passage of AIDS bill


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) People living with HIV/AIDS Wednesday appealed to the government to pass a long pending draft legislation which seeks to bring relief to over 2.5 million ... Read more...

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Activists, patients protest delay in tabling AIDS bill


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Around 200 people, including homosexuals, eunuchs and families of those living with HIV/AIDS, protested outside the health ministry here Tuesday to press for early passage ... Read more...

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Decriminalise homosexuality to fight HIV: Caribbean expert


November 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Nassau (Bahamas), Nov 21 (IANS/CMC) A leading researcher in HIV/AIDS from the Caribbean islands has called on regional governments to consider decriminalisation of homosexuality as part of the overall fight against ... Read more...

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Integrate Hepatitis C testing with HIV: NGOs


October 21st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With over 13 million cases of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in India, NGOs Friday urged the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) to include testing and ... 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/AIDS bill still pending: Azad


August 19th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The HIV/AIDS bill, which aims to protect the rights of people living with the dreaded disease, is yet to be introduced in parliament, Health and ... 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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India to continue generic drugs for HIV patients


July 6th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India will not compromise on drug licensing norms and continue to produce generic drugs for free treatment to HIV positive patients, Commerce and Industry Minister ... 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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Government to drop treatment clause from HIV/AIDS bill (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) In a setback to those rallying for a legislation that seeks to protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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Introduce HIV/AIDS bill in parliament, demand affected people


July 4th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Around 200 HIV-positive people staged a protest in the capital Monday demanding that a bill to protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS be ... Read more...

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Don’t neglect people with HIV, PM tells ministries


July 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said ministries should make various schemes more accessible to people with HIV/AIDS, from employment under the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Community groups meet for AIDS control in north India


June 14th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Community-based organisations from the north Indian states began a two-day consultation here Tuesday to discuss suggestions for the fourth phase of the National AIDS Control ... Read more...

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UN meet delegates says funds for HIV/AIDS control inadequate


June 11th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Participants at UN General Assembly meeting for HIV/AIDS expressed concern that funding devoted to AIDS responses was still not commensurate with the magnitude of the ... 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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