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The pioneer of America's embattled global HIV program recalls the hope after years of despair

The pioneer of America's embattled global HIV program recalls the hope after years of despair

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Published on Apr 01, 2024 10:02 AM IST
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63 prisoners found infected with HIV in Lucknow District Jail

Jail authorities shared that majority of the infected prisoners have a history of drug addiction.

Lucknow District Jail administration revealed that the total number of HIV infected prisoners has climbed to 63.(File photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 04:58 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Dr. Gao Yaojie, the doctor who exposed AIDS epidemic in China, dies at 95

Dr. Gao Yaojie had exposed how businesses selling blood caused the spread of HIV in rural China.

AIDS activist Gao Yaojie displays a book she wrote about AIDS in China(AP)
Published on Dec 11, 2023 08:14 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Biden’s presidency is transformative

Despite his age, or maybe because of it, Joe Biden has been the most clear-headed and effective US president of this century

US President Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 09:41 PM IST

World can end AIDS by 2030, says UN agency

The number of people on antiretroviral treatment worldwide rose almost fourfold, from 7.7 million in 2010 to 29.8 million in 2022. HIV treatment averted almost 21 million AIDS-related deaths between 1996 and 2022

A medical clinic officer examines an unidentified transgender and LGBTQ member, who is one of their patients at the Ice Breakers Uganda (IBU) clinic in Makindye that supports HIV/AIDS programmes and treatment for the LGBTQ community in Salaama road, Kampala, Uganda. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Pharma sector can spur low-cost drug production

Indian pharma industry has primarily excelled due to low-cost manufacturing, robust research and a workforce that is skilled in drug production.

The impressive growth has led to India acquiring the distinction of “pharmacy of the world”. (Stock)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 09:54 PM IST

'Dream it, make it happen’

Smarajit Jana, a pioneering AIDS activist, mined the power of the collective to set up cooperatives. He died on May 8, 2021 due to Covid-19

Dr Smarajit Jana shaped the sex workers’ rights movement in the country and spearhead the first rights-based HIV intervention programmes(Rahulkepapa / Wikimedia Commons)
Published on May 17, 2023 08:07 PM IST

Disease that's killing more people than Covid, AIDS; surge in Ukraine, Sudan

Tuberculosis is the biggest infectious disease killer in the world today, taking the lives of around 4,400 people every day, including 700 children

A patient affected by tuberculosis struggling to breathe.(AP)
Updated on May 09, 2023 04:17 AM IST
AP |

Vladimir Putin makes rare visit to Ukraine frontline regions amid war

Russia-Ukraine war: The Kremlin chief sent troops to Ukraine in February, 2022, triggering the largest conflict in Europe since World War II.

Russia-Ukraine war: President Vladimir Putin visiting the headquarters of the Dniepr military grouping in the Kherson region of Ukraine.(AFP)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 02:49 PM IST
AFP |

44 prisoners found HIV-positive in Uttarakhand's Haldwani jail

The number of HIV-positive prisoners in jail is increasing continuously which has created a stir in the jail administration.

The jail administration is also conducting routine check-up of the prisoners. (Representative image)
Published on Apr 10, 2023 07:56 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Richard Gere kissing case: Court upholds Shilpa Shetty’s discharge from the obscenity case

The incident had taken place way back on April 15, 2007, when Gere and Shetty came together at an event in Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in Delhi. During the event, Gere kissed Shetty on her cheeks in order - to spread a message that kissing was safe and would not lead to the transmission of HIV

** FILE** Hollywood actor Richard Gere, left, kisses the hand of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty as he greets the audience with a traditional Indian greeting of folded hands, during an event for HIV-AIDS awareness in New Delhi, India, in this Sunday, March 15, 2007, file photo. Judge Dinesh Gupta, a magistrate in Jaipur who issued an arrest warrant against Gere for violating obscenity laws by publicly kissing Shetty, has been transferred from his job, a media report said Thursday, May 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, File) (AP)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 12:44 AM IST

HIV treatment still undermined by stigma

Drugs have been developed against HIV but stigma is still high and, in some areas of the world, it is hindering prevention strategies.

Those with HIV have a compromised immunity which makes them even more susceptible to TB. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 02:33 PM IST
By, Delhi

Tips to avoid and fight sexual health diseases in men and women

By being informed about sexually transmitted diseases and taking steps to protect oneself, one can help reduce the spread of STDs and improve overall sexual health. Here are a few tips for both men and women to fight sexual health diseases

Tips to avoid and fight sexual health diseases in men and women (cottonbro studio )
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 05:22 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

AIDS awareness: Therapy prescribed for people with HIV

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been in existence for a long time now and people are still not aware of how to deal with the patient. Here's what doctors recommend

AIDS awareness: Therapy prescribed for people with HIV (Anna Shvets)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 01:44 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

World AIDS Day 2022: Date, history, significance and theme this year

World AIDS Day 2022: Here's all you need to know all about the date, history, significance and theme this year of World AIDS Day in lieu of the major global health issue of HIV

World AIDS Day 2022: Date, history, significance and theme this year (Twitter/lambton_ph)
Updated on Dec 01, 2022 08:10 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Kolkata: Cafe run by HIV-positive youths breaks stigmas, attracts crowds

'Positive Cafe', first started in a 100-sq ft garage in Jodhpur Park in 2018 by Dr Kallol Ghosh, recently changed address and moved to bigger space in Ballygunge to accommodate the "increasing rush of customers".

A cafe run by seven HIV-positive youths in Kolkata’s Ballygunge area is attracting prejudice-free customers from all walks of life, besides clearing misconceptions about the disease.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2022 06:43 PM IST
PTI |

Ending TB by 2025 needs more clinical research on drug resistance

Dr Lorenzo Guglielmetti is a doctor and the Médecins Sans Frontières director of the international endTB project. Dr Vijay Chavan is a chest specialist at the MSF TB Clinic in Mumbai.

A few weeks after the initial diagnosis of TB, more bad news awaited Zainab. Microbiological tests showed that the TB bacteria were resistant to all four usual TB drugs and to some of the drugs used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).
Published on Apr 02, 2022 03:27 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Woman survives HIV through umbilical cord blood transplant method

HIV can be controlled through powerful antiretroviral drugs; however, a cure is the key to end an age-old pandemic. As of now, nearly 38 million people across the world are diagnosed with HIV, and around 73 percent of the patients are under treatment.

A woman survives HIV through umbilical cord blood transplant method
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 02:47 PM IST
ByTapatrisha Das | Edited by Parmita Uniyal, Delhi

Fungal infections cause more AIDs deaths than tuberculosis

As more and more people are treated for HIV infection, deaths will continue to come down. But the fall is slower than it should be, and the reason for the tardiness of this decrease in deaths is fungal disease.

Fungal infections cause more AIDs deaths than tuberculosis, here’s what we can do about it(Pixabay)
Published on Feb 13, 2022 01:10 PM IST
PTI | , Manchester

Tests of HIV vaccine using mRNA technology have begun

Despite four decades of research, doctors have yet to develop a vaccine to protect people from the virus that causes AIDS, which kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year.

Tests of HIV vaccine using mRNA technology have begun
Updated on Jan 28, 2022 08:37 AM IST
AFP |

40 years of HIV/AIDS: The progression of a pandemic

About 38 million people live with HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. Since the first cases in 1981, almost an equal number have died with it. Where to now?

40 years of HIV/AIDS: The progression of a pandemic(Imago Images/Science Photo Library)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 05:07 PM IST
ByDeutsche Welle, Delhi

HIV infection rates not decreasing fast enough: UNAIDS

Ahead of World AIDS Day, the report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS said shortcomings in the pandemic response can also be seen in the fight against the decades-old disease.

HIV infection rates not decreasing fast enough to reach goal of eradicating AIDS by 2030: UNAIDS
Published on Nov 30, 2021 08:37 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Unseen Lion King poster, rejected Broadway ones on sale to support AIDS group

Theatrical poster designer Frank Verlizzo is selling prints of his 16 posters that were either rejected, never pitched or part of a group of submissions. The offerings include alternative posters for Disney's The Lion King, Matilda, Cabaret, Equus and others

Unseen Lion King poster, rejected Broadway ones on sale to support AIDS group(Twitter/jessrickson/StoryBeatPod)
Updated on Apr 20, 2021 10:21 AM IST
AP |

Pune woman alleges doctor husband purposely injected her with HIV

The woman has submitted in her complaint that the husband’s family asked for money from her parents and she obliged.

The HIV test will reveal how old is the infection, how was it transmitted - sexually or through blood stream(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 10:30 AM IST
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