Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said, “We are organising seminars at tehsil level as prevention is better than cure.” Last year, Punjab had briefly ordered a ban on syringes without prescription. But the order was immediately revoked amid criticism from all quarters.
The increase has been continuous with 5543 cases detected in 2015-16, followed by 5987 case in 2016-17. In 2017-18, the figure stood at 6730. These numbers of HIV patients are as per Punjab State AIDS Control Society.
Reaching those goals will take a huge amount of money — far more than the $291 million Trump requested in his 2020 budget proposal. Moreover, it will require courageous political leadership, not just from the White House, but from every statehouse and city hall in the nation.
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.
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.
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.