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Tuesday, August 16, 2022



76th Independence Day: India’s great stride in fighting AIDS with ART drugs

August 16, 2022 6:13 am

‘Until the late 1990s, India was begging powerful countries for support, but now it is a donor of drugs,’ says Dr Ishwar Gilada, the country's foremost HIV and Infectious Diseases physician and president of the AIDS Society of India.

Explained: What's behind the protests over HIV medicine shortage?

July 29, 2022 5:05 pm

People living with HIV have been protesting outside offices of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) for five days. Why are they protesting?

NFHS-5: One-fifth of women, nearly one-third of men comprehensively know about HIV/AIDS

May 11, 2022 8:05 am

The National Family Health Survey-5 (2019-21) report indicated that the knowledge that consistently using condoms and limiting sexual intercourse to one uninfected partner can prevent HIV/AIDS has also increased.

As poor nations seek Covid pills, officials fear repeat of AIDS crisis

May 09, 2022 2:24 pm

Now, with that history in mind, global health agencies and the Biden administration are working to bring coronavirus tests and expensive antiviral pills to low- and middle-income nations.

Mumbai District AIDS Control Society installs smart kiosks with short educational videos for HIV patients

February 16, 2022 12:06 am

It has been observed that nearly 30 per cent of the newly diagnosed HIV patients drop out of the ART treatment regime within the first one year of their diagnosis.

Despite dubious forays in recent times, Luc Montagnier will be recognised as a modern medicine great

February 12, 2022 9:05 am

In recent times, Montagnier earned the ire of his peers for questioning Covid vaccination and peddling pseudoscience. But the world will know him better as the virologist whose work unravelled HIV and led to removing misinformation on AIDS.

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

Freddie Mercury NFTs go on sale for AIDS charity

September 17, 2021 12:19 pm

The works by artists Blake Kathryn, Chad Knight, Mat Maitland and MBSJQ will be sold in a timed auction on digital art marketplace SuperRare over 75 hours starting on September 20, organisers said

New UNAIDS report suggests getting HIV response back on track

November 28, 2020 11:03 am

The report, 'Prevailing against the pandemic by putting people at the centre', said that five years after a global commitment was made to fast-track the HIV response and end AIDS by 2030, the world is off track.


World Aids Day: Live inspired — Celebs living with HIV and AIDS

December 01, 2016 6:04 am

Because of the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, a lot of people who have tested positive either turn recluse or the society ostracises them. People think their lives are over and even suffer from depression, mostly because of the lack of support and love from the society. But over time, many celebrities and well-known personalities have come out in the open to share their stories, and inspire people meanwhile. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, here are 10 of them and their life stories of courage.

World AIDS Day: The battle against the pandemic still on

December 01, 2014 4:42 pm

The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.


Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.