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‘Let’s spread the word, not the disease’: Smita Thackeray’s open letter for World AIDS Day

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.

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NACO delays supply of HIV kits, blood banks witness shortage

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.

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Scientists identify new, more effective way to treat HIV

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.

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Pune: NARI to conduct survey across India to assess HIV drug resistance

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.

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South African girl becomes third child with HIV in remission, says study

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.

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Amid turning tide, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN

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.

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Kenyans are first in Africa to get generic version of latest AIDS drug that can prolong lives

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.

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West Bengal: Govt to offer rice at Rs 2 per kg to sex workers, HIV patients

The state government says that approximately 1 lakh people beneficiaries will be identified from the state.

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Fashion designer Kenneth Cole named UNAIDS international goodwill ambassador

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.

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Bombay HC raps Nagpur civic body over event on ‘Hanuman Chalisa’

The NMC has been envisaging entering the Guinness World Records for health awareness via the April 7 programme.

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In Nagpur, Hanuman Chalisa reading in a bid to prevent AIDS

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.

Indian-origin professor Mahua Choudhury creates ‘super condom’ to combat HIV

The ‘supercondom’ can not only prevent and combat the AIDS causing HIV virus, but also enhance sexual pleasure.

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Maharashtra to receive Rs 104 cr to fight AIDS

So far, only Rs 42 crore was received by the state, out of which Rs 11.89 crore was given to MSACS.

Fighting stigma with positivity, a school that teaches to dream

A sad similarity connects the 51 inmates of this shelter-cum-special school — they are all orphans, all HIV-positive.

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Pune: Doctors welcome WHO guidelines on treatment of HIV affected

With its ‘treat-all’ recommendation, WHO has removed all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV as all age groups are now eligible for the treatment.