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Raja’s remark adds to Sanatan Dharma controversy

Raja had also challenged Union home minister Amit Shah, who led the attack against sports minister Udhayanaidhi, to an open debate on Sanatana Dharma with him

Lok Sabha MP and DMK’s deputy general secretary A Raja on Thursday intensified the controversy over Sanatan Dharma by comparing it to diseases, such as HIV and leprosy. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Chennai

Protecting pregnant women: New pilot project to track HIV, syphilis in U.P.

The roll out and implementation of the first phase was launched on a pilot basis in six other states: Mizoram, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Bihar, Rajasthan and Karnataka

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 07:46 PM IST
By, Lucknow

MSRTC to offer free travel to HIV, haemophilia, dialysis patients

The State government has taken the decision for the welfare of patients and MSRTC has given approval for the free travel of patients

Dr Kailas Baviskar, deputy director of health services, said the decision will help patients travelling to cities for medical treatment. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 12:15 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Person suffering from HIV can't be denied employment or promotion: Allahabad HC

The bench also directed that all consequential benefits should be extended to him like a head constable who is not HIV positive in the CRPF.

Allahabad high court(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 19, 2023 10:01 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

New dialysis centre at Khedekar Hospital will also provide facility to HIV and Hepatitis infected patients

The unit will start providing facilities next week and will have ten beds and five machines initially

Dialysis Centre at Subhadrabai Khedekar Hospital Bopodi in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:21 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Himachal CM launches HimCare scheme for jail inmates

The HimCare scheme launch also included the Integrated STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis (ISHTH) campaign in prisons and other closed settings at Kanda Jail, which will screen and treat inmates across the state

Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said registration of inmates under the scheme has been initiated and 100% would be achieved shortly. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Shimla

Blood banks to inform SBTC of hepatitis positive patients

The State Blood Transfusion Council in India has instructed blood banks to notify both new and old hepatitis B and C patients in an effort to eradicate the diseases. The council has 373 blood banks registered with it and aims to end viral hepatitis by 2030 through its National Viral Hepatitis Control Program. Free screening tests and treatment are being provided to hepatitis B and C patients through treatment centres, and blood donors are being referred to these centres for further treatment and medical management. The monthly data will be analysed to identify trends in the community.

The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has instructed all blood banks to notify new and old hepatitis B and C patients reported at blood banks in an effort to eradicate the diseases (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 11:12 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

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

TB cases rise in Pune, need to look beyond lungs to eliminate TB, say experts

Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis (EPTB) cases constitute 40% of the total Tuberculosis (TB) cases reported in the city in the past four years

Government of India (GoI) is working towards eradicating TB by 2025 with newer vaccines and shorter courses of treatment, and a rise in EPTB cases will only jeopardise these efforts. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 09:55 PM 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

Researchers reveal new strategy to develop an effective vaccine against HIV

Researchers have long studied how a small percentage of infected individuals with HIV are able to make bnAbs. However, researchers have demonstrated that bnAbs can protect against the virus if they are present before a person gets infected.

The findings of the new HIV vaccine study were published in the journal Immunity in two individual papers.(Pixabay)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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