prevention of hiv

HIV-AIDS prevention tops India’s agenda, says minister (Lead)

July 4th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Awareness of prevention of HIV-AIDS, utilisation of funds received from international and country-based donors and countering the taboo and stigma associated with the incidence ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni to visit Safdarjung Hospital to see anti-natal, HIV care procedure

December 6th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.6 (ANI): France's First Lady Carla Bruni will visit the Safdarjung Hospital and the New Delhi-based Naz Foundation Trust, an NGO working on HIV/AIDS and sexual health on Monday.Most people ... Read more...

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‘Indian corporates need to do more about AIDS, HIV awareness’

November 30th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) The corporate houses in India should come forward and undertake HIV/AIDS awareness programmes within the organisations to sensitise their employees, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) official said ... Read more...

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Red Ribbon Express in Delhi to spread AIDS awareness

November 28th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Red Ribbon Express, a train for spreading AIDS awareness, will be in the capital Nov 29-Dec 1.The eight-coach train, with both doctors and volunteers, will ... Read more...

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Chinese students fight for access to sex education

September 15th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 15 (ANI): Students in China are said to be fighting to gain access to extracurricular courses on sexual health.Students at Nanjing Normal University (NNU) demanded that the courses be ... Read more...

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Condoms, sex issues taboo no more at Jamia Millia (Feature)

September 14th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Not so long ago, the mere mention of the word "sex" would raise eyebrows and spark a debate in Jamia Millia Islamia, recall old-timers at ... Read more...

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UN to support Mizoram in dealing with HIV/AIDS

September 2nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 2 (IANS) The United Nations (UN) will support Mizoram in prevention of HIV/AIDS and in management of prisons in the northeastern state, an official said here Thursday. Cristina Albertin, representative of ... Read more...

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A new gel may prevent the HIV/AIDS infection in women

July 20th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a major breakthrough in the prevention of HIV infection especially among women.A new vaginal gel has proved efficient in preventing the HIV/AIDS infection ... 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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Improved, ‘60,000 times more potent’ compound to effectively treat HIV

January 26th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): An American researcher is developing a new compound that could help provide a much-improved alternative strategy for the prevention of HIV Infection.Stefan Sarafianos, assistant professor of microbiology and ... Read more...

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Sex workers launch HIV awareness centre in Bangalore

October 12th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 12 (IANS) A group of sex workers from across Karnataka came together here Monday to inaugurate Ashodaya Academy, a regional centre on HIV and AIDS to be run by the ... Read more...

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ILO to hold workshop on HIV/AIDS in workplace

September 7th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will organise a three-day workshop on HIV/AIDs from Sep 9. In a press release Monday, ILO said the workshop is being organised to ... Read more...

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UNICEF celebrates 200 episodes of Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai.

August 28th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.28 (ANI): UNICEF recently celebrated the telecast of the 200th episode of its entertainment education serial Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai on Doordarshan National.A serial with all the ... Read more...

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Daily antiretroviral therapy may prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission

July 23rd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A daily dose of antiretroviral syrup to breastfeeding infants or treating their HIV-infected mothers with highly active antiretroviral drugs could be a safe way to prevent mother-to-child HIV ... Read more...

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‘Only 30 percent of AIDS patients receive treatment’

March 3rd, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) With over 33.2 million people living with AIDS virus in the world, only 30 percent of them receive treatment, Nobel laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said Tuesday. Barre-Sinoussi, ... Read more...

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Uganda needs $225 mn aid to avert humanitarian crisis

December 4th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Dec 4 (Xinhua) The Ugandan government and humanitarian agencies Thursday said the war-ravaged country needed international assistance worth $225 million to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of some 1.6 million ... Read more...

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Common vaginal infection may up HIV infection risk

August 1st, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health have found that a common vaginal infection may make women more susceptible to ... Read more...

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Vaginal infection may increase HIV risk

August 1st, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) A common vaginal infection may expose women to greater risk of HIV, according to a study by North Carolina University. Analysis of 23 published studies, including data from ... Read more...

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Sex workers in Guwahati form self-help groups

February 8th, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by admin
By Peter Alex Todd Guwahati, Feb.8 (ANI): Sex workers in Guwahati have formed self-help groups under the aegis of an organisation named Sakhi (a friend) that enables them to be self-reliant by engaging ... Read more...

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West Bengals sex workers remarkable fight against HIV

December 30th, 2007 - 7:46 pm ICT by admin
By Soma MitraKolkata, Dec 30 (ANI): Sex workers of Sonagchi, the single largest brothel in India, are doing a remarkable work in prevention of HIV infection and human trafficking by organizing camps ... Read more...

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