HIV prevalence was 1.6 per cent among female sex workers, 2.7 per cent among men having sex with men, 3.1 per cent among eunuchs/transgender and 6.3 per cent in IDU compared to 0.28 per cent among pregnant women attending ante natal care clinics.
Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society and lead author of the Commission’s report, told The Indian Express, that current approaches to HIV control were not adequate to contain it by 2030.
Gay men and men who have sex with men remained most at risk of contracting HIV, along with female sex workers, drug users and transgender women, the Global Aids Update 2018 report noted.
The experts have worked hard to stop HIV from being a hopeless terminal curse to chronic manageable disease, allowing the infected to lead a healthy and full life. As for the public, awareness, timely testing and treatment are the best ways to handle infections like HIV.
The Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) receives HIV kits from the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) and issues 110 kits to 21 NACO supported blood banks in Mumbai every month.
Researchers from University of South Carolina (USC) in the US identified a novel human protein variant that can be targeted to prevent the human immunodeficiency virus from harming HIV-positive individuals.
In the last decade, successful implementation of the National AIDS Control Programme has contributed to a decline in the estimated adult HIV prevalence, which has dropped from 0.34 per cent in 2007 to 0.26 per cent in 2015.
At the moment, the researchers are unable to make it clear why the trial proved to be successful for the girl but failed for 410 other children who were part of the trial.
Not only are new HIV infections and deaths declining, but more people than ever are on life-saving treatment, according to data published ahead of an AIDS science conference opening in Paris on Sunday.
Sub-Saharan Africa has been at the epicenter of the HIV epidemic for decades and home to nearly three-quarters of all people with HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS aims for 90 percent of people diagnosed with HIV to receive antiretroviral treatment by 2020.
The state government says that approximately 1 lakh people beneficiaries will be identified from the state.
The appointment by UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe came on the eve of the U.N. General Assembly’s high-level meeting on ending AIDS on Wednesday through Friday.
The NMC has been envisaging entering the Guinness World Records for health awareness via the April 7 programme.
The BJP-ruled Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has organised a grand “Hanuman Chalisa path” programme on the day, which incidentally is World Health Day, hoping to attract over 1.5 lakh people from the city and around.
The ‘supercondom’ can not only prevent and combat the AIDS causing HIV virus, but also enhance sexual pleasure.