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Mitwaa sessions in Mumbai to counsel teenagers with HIV

February 01, 2021 12:56 am

Till now, 20 to 25 people, aged 15 to 20 years, have been called for a group workshop in Wadala. The most common questions they ask are how to live with the disease without disclosing it, who to disclose it to and how to handle stigma in society.

Coronavirus pandemic slows Africa's progress against HIV

December 01, 2020 1:55 pm

HIV infection rates are falling in many African countries, and effective drugs are increasing the life expectancy of patients. But the coronavirus pandemic has meant a major setback in the fight against AIDS.

Maharashtra: 92 HIV positive persons died due to Covid in last 8 months

December 01, 2020 12:43 pm

Covid-19 has threatened the progress made against HIV, and on the occasion of World AIDS Day (December 1), experts say there’s a need to get the HIV response back on track.

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. 

A woman may have been cured of HIV without medical treatment

August 27, 2020 12:07 pm

Some people who suppress the virus without drugs don’t have detectable antibodies or immune cells that rapidly respond to HIV. But their immune systems carry a potent memory of the virus, the team found.

Early anti retroviral treatment improves survival in HIV+ patients: NARI study

November 29, 2019 9:20 am

Across the country there are 21.4 lakh people living with HIV (PLHIV), of which 14.5 lakh are on anti retroviral treatment dispensed from 396 centres. Adherence to the ART regimen is vital and this five-year-long assessment, that concluded recently, analysed secondary data of about 2 lakh PLHIV from 81 ART centres across the country.

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).

Riskier male sex pushes Europe's syphilis rates up 70% since 2010

July 12, 2019 12:37 pm

The European report comes after the World Health Organization said last month that around a million people each day worldwide catch a sexually transmitted infection.

Mumbai: HIV rate higher than govt estimates, blood sample camps show

June 21, 2019 3:39 pm

The Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) tested the blood samples of 12,000 people across five railway stations in the city, of which 88 tested positive for HIV.

Thirty one test positive for HIV in Pakistan

June 15, 2019 1:51 pm

The new cases in Shikarpur district see a surge in cases of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) in Sindh after 215 positive cases, including 181 children, were reported in Ratodero district of Larkana last month, Geo News reported.


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.