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MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
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Anti-discriminatory law for HIV/AIDS patients soon

Dec 02, 2011 06:31 PM Indian government will soon pass the long pending law to prevent discrimination by conducting massive awareness generations programmes, said the health minster.
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NE India's makeshift fight against AIDS

Dec 01, 2011 10:55 AM Access to treatment has reduced the number of people dying of HIV-AIDS worldwide, but in north-east India, a constant flow of drugs is spreading both disease and addiction.
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India averts 3 million HIV infections

Nov 30, 2011 06:12 PM A recently published report by World Bank found a significant decline in HIV prevalence among female sex workers and young women (15-24 years) seeking antenatal care in the high-prevalence southern states.
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Breaking HIV/AIDS taboos through folk art

Nov 03, 2011 05:33 PM A team of artists is spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS using folk theatre across 156 villages in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu and breaking myths about the disease to eliminate discrimination.
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Gates HIV project averts 100,000 infections in India

Oct 11, 2011 01:43 PM Around 100,000 people have been saved from HIV infection within a time span of five years owing to the interventions by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Avahan project that runs in six Indian states, assesses a study.
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Birth control injections may spread HIV

Oct 05, 2011 05:27 PM New research from Africa shows women using hormonal contraceptives for family planning stand at risk of contracting HIV and passing it on to their male partners in HIV endemic areas.

Birth control injections may spread HIV

Oct 04, 2011 05:57 PM New research from Africa shows women using hormonal contraceptives for family planning stand at risk of contracting HIV and passing it on to their male partners in HIV endemic areas.
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AIDS treatment out of reach for most in tribal Pakistan

Sep 12, 2011 03:00 PM Facing the threat of militancy by various armed forces, the residents of Pakistan’s tribal areas find access to treatment for HIV/AIDS harder than in most other parts of the world.
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Educating children on HIV through technology

Sep 08, 2011 06:16 PM A newly developed interactive software is offering an effective means of teaching children about HIV/AIDS using videos, interactive menus and voice-overs.
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Few treatment options for Afghans as drug use rises

Aug 29, 2011 03:02 PM Health workers in Afghanistan are struggling with the lack of effective treatment for surging drug abuse and needle-sharing among Afghan youth, leading to increased incidence of HIV/AIDS.
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BRICS to ensure affordable drugs

Jul 11, 2011 01:17 PM With the data exclusivity clauses ruled out from the India-European Union free trade agreement (FTA), BRICS nations have decided to produce affordable generic drugs. These inexpensive drugs treat millions in poor countries.
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Older HIV drugs associated with premature ageing

Jul 05, 2011 12:45 PM Older antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs allegedly cause premature ageing among its users through increased risks of osteoporosis and heart attacks. These drugs are commonly used in developing countries to treat HIV affected individuals.
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India should address the medical needs of gays, transgenders: WHO

Jun 22, 2011 12:05 PM WHO has urged the Indian government and health groups to upscale medical treatment and prevention services for men having sex with men (MSM) and transgender people affected by HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
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Empowering young can prevent HIV, says report

Jun 03, 2011 01:05 PM A new report on HIV cites high prevalence of the virus among the youth with thousands being infected each day, particularly young women and girls. Healthy attitudes and behavior promoted by communities can help empower the young, the report claims.
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Fresh AIDS cases in India decline by 50%: UN report

Apr 05, 2011 11:57 AM According to the latest UN report, new cases of HIV infections in India have reduced to half in the past decade. Decriminalisation of homosexuality and awareness among sex workers are some of the significant steps that have strengthened the fight against the disease.
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India to host South Asia's first AIDS vaccine lab

Mar 03, 2011 03:36 PM The Department of Biotechnology under Ministry of Science and Technology, along with International AIDS Vaccine Initiative will establish and operate a high tech laboratory in the National Capital Region of India. This first of its kind lab in South Asia will focus on developing affordable and effective drugs and vaccines capable of fighting different AIDS causing viruses.
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HIV related stigma impacts fight against the disease in Pakistan

Jan 04, 2011 01:02 PM There is a high HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in Pakistan, the fact that they don’t disclose their status even to their family members including spouses, makes matters worse.
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Stigma hinders HIV reporting in Sri Lanka

Dec 29, 2010 02:31 PM Social stigma and lack of awareness about HIV makes the accurate assessment and treatment difficult in Sri Lanka. Even efforts to raise awareness have faced social opposition. Migrant workers are among some of the most vulnerable group, according to a 2010 report on HIV and Mobility in South Asia.
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UP village empowers HIV+ women to fight her case

Dec 10, 2010 05:04 PM Tuksar village in UP didn’t outcast Praveen Devi for the misfortune of contracting HIV+. Rather the village set a unique example of empowering her by electing to the block level so that she can battle the hospital whose negligence caused her disease.
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From kitchen to clinic: India's pioneering HIV/AIDS centre

Dec 03, 2010 06:24 PM Eco-Kitchen, initially funded by the Y.R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YR CARE), supplies meals to be sold by women at road-side kiosks throughout Chennai. These women, affected by HIV or victims of exploitation, are now leading an honourable life, thanks to Eco-Kitchen.

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