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Wednesday, August 04, 2021



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.

How a 1985 film exposed the hypocrisy and unease around the HIV/AIDS crisis

October 03, 2020 8:26 pm

‘Buddies’ by Arthur J Bressan Jr is the first feature film to be made about the HIV/AIDS pandemic

HIV caring community bids farewell to Timothy Brown, first patient to be declared as cured

October 02, 2020 6:16 am

Known as the 'Berlin Patient', Timothy Brown was cured of HIV in 2008 after undergoing a complex stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a type of blood cancer. 

Key affected AIDS populations protest apathy from govt, multilateral agencies in providing emergency Covid care

July 21, 2020 11:43 pm

A total of 10,483 people from 236 Indian and international organisations have publicly petitioned The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), demanding allocation to meet their basic survival needs of food, shelter, and emergency medical care.

Over 13,700 deaths due to TB, cancer and AIDS: Gujarat govt tells Assembly

March 19, 2020 11:08 pm

Data from the Health department showed that there were over 5,000 deaths due to TB in 2018 and an additional 4,900 deaths in 2019.

World AIDS Day: History, significance and theme

December 01, 2019 1:09 pm

World AIDS Day: This year, WHO is attempting to throw light on the communitarian work that has positively effect in controlling the spread of the disease.

World AIDS Day: Essential things you need to know

January 14, 2020 1:21 pm

Every year on the 1st December the world celebrates World AIDS Day where people unite in their fight against HIV.

First time in two decades, new HIV subtype found by genetic sequencing

November 08, 2019 3:14 am

Pharma major Abbott has reported that a team of Abbott scientists have identified the HIV-1 Group M, subtype L virus. The findings have been published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS).

India to contribute $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria

September 04, 2019 9:42 am

India has had a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as a recipient and as a donor. So far, India has received $2.0 billion from the Global Fund for attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.

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.


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.