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While there are different ways in which the coronavirus impacts human health and body, a major system of the human body that it affects directly is the immune system.(Unsplash)

On World Aids Day, here are some lessons from fight against AIDS for combating Covid-19

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 06:49 PM IST
While coronavirus is still novel, humanity and medicine’s battle against HIV and AIDS has been a long one and therefore lessons learned from it can be used for fighting Covid-19.
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NACO involved people who had been living with HIV, many of whom had already worked as activists, to target High-Risk Groups(Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)
NACO involved people who had been living with HIV, many of whom had already worked as activists, to target High-Risk Groups(Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)

28 years of NACO: How India battled AIDS/HIV

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:55 PM IST
In 1992, the National AIDS Control Organisation was launched in India along with the Phase I of the National AIDS Control Programme, funded with the help of a World Bank loan.
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UNAIDS Executive Director shares facts and figures on World AIDS Day 2020(YouTube/UNAIDS)
UNAIDS Executive Director shares facts and figures on World AIDS Day 2020(YouTube/UNAIDS)

‘Global problems need global solidarity’: UNAIDS Executive Director shares facts and figures on World AIDS Day 2020

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:26 PM IST
As Covid-19 threatens the progress that the world has made in health and development over the past 20 years, including the gains made against HIV, Executive Director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima said in her message on World AIDS Day 2020, ‘the world cannot make the same mistakes it made in the fight against HIV, when millions in developing countries died waiting for treatment.’
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There are 2.1 million people living with HIV in India, with new infections rising in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand, and declining in Nagaland, Manipur, Delhi and Chhattisgarh.(AP file photo. Representative image)
There are 2.1 million people living with HIV in India, with new infections rising in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand, and declining in Nagaland, Manipur, Delhi and Chhattisgarh.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Multi-month prescription, home delivery for uninterrupted AIDS drugs in times of Covid-19

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 02:06 AM IST
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) given to people living with HIV (PLHIV) works in two critical ways -- it slows disease progression and helps PLHIVs lead productive lives, and reduces the viral load to lower disease transmission and prevent new infection.
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As Hollywood tries to figure out how to resume production of movies and TV shows in the coronavirus era, one sector may be better prepared than others to deal with the challenges. The porn industry.(Unsplash)
As Hollywood tries to figure out how to resume production of movies and TV shows in the coronavirus era, one sector may be better prepared than others to deal with the challenges. The porn industry.(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Lessons from porn industry could help Hollywood adapt to the coronavirus pandemic

By Reuters | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 04:15 PM IST
As Hollywood tries to figure out how to resume production of movies and TV shows in the coronavirus era, one sector may be better prepared than others to deal with the challenges. The porn industry.
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Thalassaemia and AIDS Prevention Society activists paint their bodies to raise awareness about the stigma faced by HIV positive individuals on the eve of World AIDS Day, at Baje Kadamtala Ghat (Babughat), beside river Hooghly, in Kolkata.(Photo: Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Thalassaemia and AIDS Prevention Society activists paint their bodies to raise awareness about the stigma faced by HIV positive individuals on the eve of World AIDS Day, at Baje Kadamtala Ghat (Babughat), beside river Hooghly, in Kolkata.(Photo: Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)

Tough to end AIDS in India without promoting condoms

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 07:42 PM IST
With 2.1 million people living with HIV, India has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world after south Africa and Nigeria, but HIV prevalence in adults aged 15-49 years remains 0.22%, compared to 20.4% in South Africa, which has 7.1 million PLHAs.
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The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at why certain species can carry the virus throughout their lives, and still avoid disease progression.(Unsplash)
The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at why certain species can carry the virus throughout their lives, and still avoid disease progression.(Unsplash)

Wound healing in mucous tissues may prevent AIDS, claims study

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Aspects of this wound-healing immune response could become targets for developing new therapies to prevent AIDS in people with HIV infections, according to the researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in the US.
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Rajasthan government has ordered the AIDS awareness clubs to be opened in Bhilwara colleges. (Representational image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Rajasthan government has ordered the AIDS awareness clubs to be opened in Bhilwara colleges. (Representational image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

AIDS awareness clubs to be set up in Bhilwara colleges

By Nikita Bishnoi | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 10:50 AM IST
Red Ribbon Clubs are set up in colleges, both government and private, to make the youth aware about HIV/AIDS through a host of activities, such as debates, discussions and rallies.
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Global Fund support with investment of USD 2 billion so far has made significant contribution in attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
Global Fund support with investment of USD 2 billion so far has made significant contribution in attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)

India contributes 22mn USD to global fund for fighting AIDS, TB and Malaria

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 09:18 PM IST
India shares a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as recipient and as a donor.
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There was allegedly a quarrel between the headmaster and the boy’s relatives over denial of admission.(HT Photo / Representational Image)
There was allegedly a quarrel between the headmaster and the boy’s relatives over denial of admission.(HT Photo / Representational Image)

HIV-positive boy denied admission to government school in Tamil Nadu; probe ordered

By Press Trust of India | Tiruchirappalli
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 03:00 PM IST
The boy had been asked to come for admission to the school in Kolakkanatham in neighbouring Perambalur district about a week ago, but was turned away on Wednesday.
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Trump’s promise came shortly after Trump’s eldest son mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for laying out the same goal on cancer.(AFP)
Trump’s promise came shortly after Trump’s eldest son mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for laying out the same goal on cancer.(AFP)

Donald Trump promises to eradicate AIDS, cure cancer during his second term

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 11:58 PM IST
The US president made the promise Tuesday at his 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Florida.
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Scholars International Conference in Tokyo on STD, AIDS & Infectious Diseases

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 03:10 PM IST
The conference will bring together top medical professionals and researchers to discuss latest in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of STD, AIDS and other infectious diseases
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Some 37 million people worldwide are currently infected with HIV and the AIDS pandemic has killed around 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s
Some 37 million people worldwide are currently infected with HIV and the AIDS pandemic has killed around 35 million people worldwide since it began in the 1980s

London HIV patient becomes second person to be cured of AIDS

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 09:00 AM IST
The case is a proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS, the doctors said, but does not mean a cure for HIV has been found.
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The HIV test will reveal how old is the infection, how was it transmitted - sexually or through blood stream(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The HIV test will reveal how old is the infection, how was it transmitted - sexually or through blood stream(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pune woman alleges doctor husband purposely injected her with HIV

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 10:30 AM IST
The woman has submitted in her complaint that the husband’s family asked for money from her parents and she obliged.
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The United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS warned in July that complacency was starting to stall the fight against the global epidemic.(Shutterstock)
The United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS warned in July that complacency was starting to stall the fight against the global epidemic.(Shutterstock)

New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West

By Reuters | Reuters, London
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Almost 160,000 people were diagnosed in Europe with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, according to data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office for Europe.
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Sexual Health Awareness Month: STDs are infections that are transmitted through sexual activity. In some cases, they can also pass from mother to child during breastfeeding or blood transfusions.(Shutterstock)
Sexual Health Awareness Month: STDs are infections that are transmitted through sexual activity. In some cases, they can also pass from mother to child during breastfeeding or blood transfusions.(Shutterstock)

Sexual Health Awareness Month, 5 STDs you need to know about

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 09:08 AM IST
Sexual Health Awareness Month: The month of September is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual health. Here are common types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and how you can protect yourself from them.
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A student displays his hands painted with messages as he poses during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.(REUTERS File Photo)
A student displays his hands painted with messages as he poses during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.(REUTERS File Photo)

New infections down, but war on AIDS far from won

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 03:56 AM IST
Annual infections of HIV have increased in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand while Bihar, West Bengal, Telangana, Delhi, Jharkhand and Haryana have seen a decline in infection lower than the national average
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A student displays his hands painted with messages as he poses during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to mark the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, in Chandigarh on May 20.(REUTERS)
A student displays his hands painted with messages as he poses during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to mark the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, in Chandigarh on May 20.(REUTERS)

2 years in jail, Rs 1 lakh fine for discriminating against people with HIV/AIDS

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:06 AM IST
In India, 0.26% of the people between the ages of 15 and 49 years are living with HIV, according to a report by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
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An HIV positive 28-year-old man from Odisha hanged himself to death on Tuesday after he was allegedly denied treatment by government hospitals in the state, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An HIV positive 28-year-old man from Odisha hanged himself to death on Tuesday after he was allegedly denied treatment by government hospitals in the state, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Odisha man diagnosed as HIV positive hangs himself after hospitals deny treatment: Police

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2018 11:42 AM IST
According to police, the Odisha man had suffered fractures in his leg and hand in a motorcycle accident in January this year. and he doctors got to know about his HIV status during a routine blood test at a hospital in Puducherry.
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A prostitute waits for clients behind her window in the red light district of Amsterdam. Prostitution was legalised in the Netherlands in 2000 and sexworkers can register with the local chamber of commerce and pay income tax(AFP)
A prostitute waits for clients behind her window in the red light district of Amsterdam. Prostitution was legalised in the Netherlands in 2000 and sexworkers can register with the local chamber of commerce and pay income tax(AFP)

Amsterdam’s red light district without a condom? ‘Not for a million!’

By Agence France-Presse | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Amsterdam, which is home to one of the world’s most popular brothel districts, is hosting the International AIDS Conference in a bid to draw attention to the most vulnerable people exposed to HIV – the sex workers.
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Data from HIMS shows that between April 2017 and April 2018,1345 deaths in Maharshtra due to HIV were recorded.(HT PHOTO)
Data from HIMS shows that between April 2017 and April 2018,1345 deaths in Maharshtra due to HIV were recorded.(HT PHOTO)

HIV deaths in Mumbai rise from 72 to 116 in past year

By Aayushi Pratap | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:19 PM IST
Overall deaths in Maharashtra have been decreasing; numbers high as data includes deaths that occurred in previous years but were recorded now, says official
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