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Delhi HC convicts HIV positive man of rape, acquits him of attempt to murder

The high court was deciding the appeal filed by the man who was held guilty by the trial court of the offence of raping his step daughter, who was around 15-year-old at the time of offence in 2015, and since he was infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), he was also convicted for the offence of attempt to murder.
The Delhi high court did not agree with the trial court’s reasoning that since the man was aware that his acts could result in transmitting the potentially lethal disease(File Photo)
The Delhi high court did not agree with the trial court’s reasoning that since the man was aware that his acts could result in transmitting the potentially lethal disease(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

ICMR study reveals unsafe injection exposure as cause of HIV surge in UP’s Unnao

The ICMR released its findings from a case-control study conducted on the sudden increase in the detection of HIV among attendees of an Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre located in a district hospital in Unnao.
‘Unsafe injection exposure during treatment-seeking’ and receipt of intramuscular injection in the last five years were independently associated with HIV sero-reactive, as per ICMR’s study.(AP photo for representation)
‘Unsafe injection exposure during treatment-seeking’ and receipt of intramuscular injection in the last five years were independently associated with HIV sero-reactive, as per ICMR’s study.(AP photo for representation)
Published on Dec 05, 2020 09:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

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

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.’
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)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 04:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

World AIDS Day 2020: Know all about the history, significance and theme this year of the major global health issue of HIV

World AIDS Day 2020: The theme this year ‘Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact’ will be focused on creating global solidarity and providing resilient services.
World AIDS Day 2020: ‘Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact’(Pixabay)
World AIDS Day 2020: ‘Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact’(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 11:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Singer Elton John calls for wider HIV testing to curb transmissions amid Covid-19 and end new cases in England by 2030

To mark Worlds AIDS Day on Tuesday amid concerns that Covid-19 has affected access to tests and medication, England’s first HIV Commission - established by the Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Trust and Elton John AIDS Foundation - will publish 20 recommendations to eradicate new HIV cases by 2030.
Elton John calls for wider HIV testing to end new cases in England by 2030(Twitter/rinasawayamabr)
Elton John calls for wider HIV testing to end new cases in England by 2030(Twitter/rinasawayamabr)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 10:10 AM IST
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London | By Reuters

Researchers find engineered immune cells as new hope for HIV vaccine

With a new vaccine approach that would anticipate engineered immune cells from the patient’s body, scientists at Scripps Research have moved closer to attaining a triumph over HIV research.
HIV is a disease that has proven tricky to be prevented with conventional antibodies.(Pixabay)
HIV is a disease that has proven tricky to be prevented with conventional antibodies.(Pixabay)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 07:23 PM IST
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Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

HIV-related stigma still at a high in US, study reveals

Although there is no cure for HIV, the virus can be treated with antiretroviral medication, making it undetectable when there are too few copies of it in the blood to show up on standard blood tests.
As of 2018, there were about 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, according to the United Nations. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
As of 2018, there were about 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, according to the United Nations. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:39 PM IST
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Mexico City | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Study predicts surge in HIV, TB and malaria deaths amid Covid-19 pandemic

The impact of Covid-19 could undo some of the significant progress against these diseases made over the past two decades, said Timothy Hallett, a professor at Imperial College London who co-led the study.
As already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, deaths due to other diseases could increase.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
As already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, deaths due to other diseases could increase.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 06:56 AM IST
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London | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

The case was described at an AIDS conference where researchers also disclosed an important prevention advance: A shot of an experimental medicine every two months worked better than daily Truvada pills to help keep uninfected gay men from catching HIV from an infected sex partner.
The case needs independent verification and it’s way too soon to speculate about a possible cure, scientists cautioned.(AFP)
The case needs independent verification and it’s way too soon to speculate about a possible cure, scientists cautioned.(AFP)
Published on Jul 07, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Coronavirus pandemic hit HIV treatment: UN report

Around 1.7 million people were infected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in 2019 alone, said the Unaids report, adding that the progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment was being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2019, 690,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses, and 12.6 million people with HIV were not on life-saving antiretroviral therapy used to treat HIV/AIDS.(Reuters file photo)
In 2019, 690,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses, and 12.6 million people with HIV were not on life-saving antiretroviral therapy used to treat HIV/AIDS.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 07:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma

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

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.
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)
Updated on May 15, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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Los Angeles | By Reuters

Covid-19 might never have a vaccine just like HIV, dengue: Report

More than 100 vaccines are currently under pre-clinical trials and a couple of those have entered the human trial stage—at Oxford University in England made from a chimpanzee virus and in the US for a different vaccine produced by Moderna.
Health workers wearing hazmat suits and masks are accompanied by police officers as they conduct an inspection in a residential area, during a nationwide lockdown in India to slow the spread of Covid-19, in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, during the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Mumbai, India, April 11, 2020.(REUTERS)
Health workers wearing hazmat suits and masks are accompanied by police officers as they conduct an inspection in a residential area, during a nationwide lockdown in India to slow the spread of Covid-19, in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, during the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Mumbai, India, April 11, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 04, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

HIV positive pregnant woman in Odisha ‘denied treatment’, delivers stillborn

Expressing his disappointment with the incident, Odisha health and family welfare minister Naba Kishore Das has ordered a probe into the incident.
There are 1089 HIV positive patients in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district of which 10-15 die every year.(HT Photo/Representational)
There are 1089 HIV positive patients in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district of which 10-15 die every year.(HT Photo/Representational)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

HIV positive man in Odisha sets himself afire

Odisha has registered 49,661 HIV positive cases from 2005 to October 2019 and 30,914 of those patients are on anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
Last year a HIV positive youth in Odisha had hanged himself after he was allegedly denied treatment by a government hospital(HT Photo/Representative)
Last year a HIV positive youth in Odisha had hanged himself after he was allegedly denied treatment by a government hospital(HT Photo/Representative)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Women with HIV may transition to menopause earlier

Women infected with HIV are more likely to enter menopause at an average age of 48 years which is 3 years younger than the general population.
The researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) noted that the average age of menopause in Canada and the United States is between 50 and 52 years.(Shutterstock)
The researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) noted that the average age of menopause in Canada and the United States is between 50 and 52 years.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Toronto

Need prevention revolution to stop HIV’: UNAIDS regional director for Asia

Despite considerable scaling up of ART across the world on HIV, there were 1.7 million people newly infected with HIV in 2018. There are 2.14 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.
Dr Eamonn Murphy, UNAIDS regional director for Asia and the Pacific
Dr Eamonn Murphy, UNAIDS regional director for Asia and the Pacific
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 01:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times,New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma

We need a prevention revolution to stop HIV: Eamonn Murphy

Eamonn Murphy, UNAIDS regional director for Asia and the Pacific, tells Sanchita Sharma why countries must retool programmes and focus on prevention, including scaling up pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-free persons at high risk of infection to end AIDS.
Eamonn Murphy, UNAIDS regional director for Asia and the Pacific.(HT Photo)
Eamonn Murphy, UNAIDS regional director for Asia and the Pacific.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

11 inmates of Jamshedpur jail test +ve for HIV

The report was prepared after conducting tests on 2,000 prisoners by ART from April to June this year.
As many as 11 inmates of Ghaghidih Central Jail in Jamshedpur have been found to be HIV positive.(HT Photo)
As many as 11 inmates of Ghaghidih Central Jail in Jamshedpur have been found to be HIV positive.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 07:46 AM IST
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Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar

About 500 people test positive for HIV in Pakistan

Bibi took her son to a local doctor, who prescribed paracetamol syrup for Raza and told her there was no need to worry. But she panicked after being alerted that several children who initially came down with a fever had tested positive for HIV in nearby villages.
A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a villager to screen for HIV at a hospital in a village near Ratodero, a small town in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan where the outbreak of deadly disease took place last month, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)
A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a villager to screen for HIV at a hospital in a village near Ratodero, a small town in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan where the outbreak of deadly disease took place last month, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)
Updated on May 17, 2019 08:23 AM IST
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Ratodero (Pakistan) | By Press Trust of India

9,603 people tested positive for HIV in Uttarakhand in last 16 years

As many as 9,603 people have been found to be HIV positive in Uttarakhand in the last 16 years, and a significant number of these, 536, were women, according to the data of the Uttarakhand state AIDS Control society.
As many as 9,603 people have been found to be HIV positive in Uttarakhand in the last 16 years, and a significant number of these, 536, were women, according to the data of the Uttarakhand state AIDS Control society.(AP)
As many as 9,603 people have been found to be HIV positive in Uttarakhand in the last 16 years, and a significant number of these, 536, were women, according to the data of the Uttarakhand state AIDS Control society.(AP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 02:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi

US citizen leaks data of 14200 HIV-positive people in Singapore

An HIV-positive American who had been deported from Singapore after serving a jail term has leaked online the personal data of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners diagnosed in the city-state with the virus.
Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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Singapore | By Reuters

Pregnant woman transfused with HIV positive blood, delivers baby girl

A 24-year-old pregnant woman, who was accidentally transfused with HIV positive blood in Tamil Nadu last November, has delivered a baby girl in Madurai.
Published on Jan 17, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan

Chinese gay dating app halts registration after underage HIV report

On Saturday, citing academic research, financial magazine Caixin said juveniles were heavily involved in the gay dating app, where some teenagers had even hosted livestreaming. It added that many gay teenagers had unprotected sex through the app and contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said on Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going on dates set up via the app.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said on Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going on dates set up via the app.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Beijing | By Reuters

Pregnant woman, 24, given blood at govt hospital in Tamil Nadu; donor was HIV positive

The HIV positive blood had been donated by a young man on November 30 and given to the woman on December 3 after technicians at a government blood bank’s laboratory found nothing wrong in the tests.
24-year-old pregnant woman tested positive for HIV after being given a blood transfusion at a government hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district(Shutterstock image for representation)
24-year-old pregnant woman tested positive for HIV after being given a blood transfusion at a government hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district(Shutterstock image for representation)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

The pool was my sanctuary where HIV didn’t exist: Olympic legend Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis, inspired by the fight of a 14-year-old boy who had got HIV through blood transfusion, won the 3m springboard Olympic gold in Seoul.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and the world’s greatest diver, Greg Louganis the International event ambassador of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon during a press conference in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, December 13, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and the world’s greatest diver, Greg Louganis the International event ambassador of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon during a press conference in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, December 13, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 08:25 PM IST
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Pune woman who got fired for being HIV positive, gets justice after 3 years

The company had terminated her in 2015 after she submitted a medical document for claiming medical benefits which revealed that she was diagnosed with HIV, following which company asked her to resign on the same day.
Image for representation.(Sanchit Khanna/HT FILE PHOTO)
Image for representation.(Sanchit Khanna/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 10:29 AM IST
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Pune | By Asian News International

Pune woman alleged doctor husband purposely injected her with HIV

The 27-year-old resident of Pimple Saudagar area of PimpriChinchwad has approached the police with a complaint against the three Thergaon residents, her husband and his parents
The two had been married since April 2015. While the complainant is a housewife, her husband worked as a homeopathic medical practitioner at Global Hospital(HT/PHOTO)
The two had been married since April 2015. While the complainant is a housewife, her husband worked as a homeopathic medical practitioner at Global Hospital(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV drops notably in Maharashtra

As against 54,167 positive cases of people living with HIV diagnosed in Maharashtra in 2011, only 15,119 new positive cases were detected in the first nine months of 2018.
A man poses as he displays his hand and face painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)
A man poses as he displays his hand and face painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day.(PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed

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)
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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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 12:07 PM IST
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