Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

AIDS awareness


Figures show decline in AIDS cases in Karnataka since 2017

December 01, 2022 7:03 pm

Out of 2,233,494 people who were tested in 2021-2022, 9,095 turned out HIV positive. In the present year, till October, out of 1,865,141 people, 7,696 have tested positive.

World AIDS Day: Missed opportunities plaguing AIDS response worldwide, says Dr Ishwar Gilada

November 30, 2022 12:58 pm

India has done well by making antiretroviral therapy affordable and accessible to over 90 per cent of people living with HIV in the world, said Dr Ishwar Gilada, who is the president of AIDS Society of India and governing council member of International AIDS Society.

World AIDS Day 2021: Can mother pass on the infection to baby during pregnancy?

December 01, 2021 2:16 pm

Infected individuals are highly infectious in the first few months when they may not be symptomatic. The symptoms may only show up after their immunity is weakened. The symptoms include fever, diarrhoea, cough, swollen lymph nodes etc, said Dr Aruna Muralidhar

World AIDS Day 2021: From transmission to prevention, all you need to know

November 30, 2021 3:34 pm

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening health condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that interferes with the body's ability to fight infections

Panchkula launches AIDS awareness campaign

June 23, 2021 2:36 am

Speaking at the launch event regarding the awareness campaign organised by Haryana State AIDS Control Society in Sector 6 of Panchkula, Additional Chief Secretary Health Rajeev Arora said that on the same lines, this campaign will be carried out in all districts of Haryana.

World AIDS Day 2020: A doctor debunks top five myths about the virus and its transmission

December 01, 2020 2:10 pm

"Misinformation and stigmatisation has dramatically impacted patients with HIV/AIDS across the globe," says Dr Kirti Sabnis, Infectious Disease Specialist, Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai

India pivotal to global fightback against AIDS, says chief of vaccine initiative

August 27, 2019 6:02 am

A nonprofit scientific research organisation seeking to address urgent, unmet global health challenges — including HIV and tuberculosis — IAVI has several technology and innovation partnerships with the Department of Biotechnology.

Mumbai: Students spread awareness about AIDS in colleges

April 07, 2016 1:38 am

In 125 colleges across the city, 250 students are spreading awareness on how HIV infection is caused, the importance of condoms, and ways to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

AIDS society national conference to be held from Oct 30

December 25, 2015 10:37 pm

HIV clinicians will deliberate on how to put evidence into policy and action.