Follow Us:
Sunday, July 03, 2022

World AIDS Day


Maharashtra AIDS control society to set up child corners at antiretroviral treatment centres

December 02, 2021 12:44 pm

An adolescent corner was set up jointly by the MSACS and Armed Forces Medical College at the ART centre in Pune in September amid concerns over low suppression of viral load among HIV-positive children.

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 2020: Common gynaecological conditions affecting HIV-positive women

December 01, 2020 8:04 pm

"Immuno-suppression associated with HIV often leads to a range of gynaecological issues that need to be tackled appropriately," says Dr Geeth Monnappa of Fortis La Femme Hospital, Bengaluru

World AIDS Day 2020: A doctor debunks top five myths about the virus and its transmission

December 01, 2020 2:10 pm

"Misinformation and stigmatisation has dramatically impacted patients with HIV/AIDS across the globe," says Dr Kirti Sabnis, Infectious Disease Specialist, Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai

World AIDS Day 2020: HIV AIDS care amid COVID-19 pandemic

December 01, 2020 12:41 pm

As far as HIV-AIDS patients and Covid-19 is concerned, we need to understand the basic mechanism of both infections and keep our information source right and authentic, said Dr Arvind Aggarwal, senior consultant, Internal Medicine, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute

World AIDS Day: HIV still a threat, but rate of spread is down

December 02, 2019 8:47 am

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there were about 37.9 million affected by HIV by the end of 2018 and 1.7 million were newly infected by it in the same year.

Beyond binaries

December 04, 2018 12:45 am

A multi-pronged approach is needed to ensure the socio-economic uplift of the transgender community.

HIV cases on rise in Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur, state govt calls for new initiatives

December 01, 2018 9:46 pm

According to a report by the Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS), 1313 HIV cases were identified in Tripura till October this year, 513 among these were female while 65 others were children.

Mizoram: On the eve of World Aids Day, a concert to promote HIV testing

November 30, 2018 8:52 pm

The main reasons behind the severe number of HIV diagnosed cases in Mizoram are unsafe sex, followed by sharing of needles and syringes by drug users and sexual intercourse between homosexual partners, according to the Mizoram State Aids Control Society.

World AIDS Day 2017: 7 frequently asked questions (FAQs) about AIDS

December 01, 2017 10:23 am

Over the years, various organisations have worked towards elevating the awareness about AIDS. However, even today there does seem to be many misconceptions attached to the topic. On World AIDS Day, here's a list of the frequently asked questions curated by NACO and WHO.


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.