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India endeavours to fight AIDS with ICTs
Jul 24, 2014 India is all set to combat AIDS using Information and Communication technology like e-governance, mobile telephony and social media.
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World AIDS Day: Message by Ban Ki-Moon
Dec 01, 2011 On World AIDS Day, Dec 1, UN Secretary-General calls for greater commitments to bring the global HIV-AIDS related deaths to zero.
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World Bank approves $255 mn for AIDS project in India
May 06, 2013 The World Bank has approved the fourth of a series of credits aimed at supporting India’s AIDS control program which seeks to curb the spread of HIV by 2017. The $255 million credit to the National AIDS Control Support Project will help accelerate AIDS prevention programs by targeting vulnerable groups at high risk of infection.
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Broadcasting award for HIV/AIDS programmes
Aug 06, 2008 Malaysia based Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) invites entries from broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region for ABU Prize for HIV/AIDS programmes. The award recognises quality programmes dedicated to spread awareness and help fight stigma associated with the disease.
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International Conference on AIDS
Jun 29, 2011 The 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP 10) is being organised in Busan, Republic of Korea from August 26-30, 2011. The deadline for registration is July 15, 2011
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NACO launches database of blood banks in India
Jun 15, 2015 India’s National Aids Control Organization (NACO) observed ‘World Blood Donors Day’ by launching the database of blood banks.
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Indian students graduate as Asia's first HIV workers
Jun 10, 2009 A US-based NGO and an Indian University have trained 24 students in HIV medical care. The programme, first of its kind in Asia, aims to train volunteers in counselling and anti-retroviral therapy to address the shortage of healthcare workers in India.
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"De-criminalise homosexuality, sex-work to address HIV/AIDS"
Dec 01, 2010 “AIDS needs to be normalised, made treatable and the stigma attached to it be addressed comprehensively,” says Prasada Rao, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS. He emphasised the importance of de-criminalising injecting drug use, sex work, male to male sex to create an enabling environment to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in South Asia.
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The AIDS Trap
Aug 09, 2011 Michel Kazatchkine of Global Fund makes a case for increased funds to reach HIV treatment to 15 million people by 2015. Antiretroviral treatment as prevention can save lives as well as slow the spread of the virus, he says.
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India averts 3 million HIV infections
Nov 30, 2011 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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AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware of HIV-status: UN
Jul 25, 2014 The first-ever UNAIDS Gap Report, shows that as people find out their HIV-positive status, they seek life-saving treatment.
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Adult HIV cases reduce by half in India: UN report
Jul 20, 2012 New HIV cases among adults have declined by half in India since 2000, says a new UN report. The report also praises India's contribution to AIDS response through manufacture of generic antiretroviral drugs.
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I don't want to be just a poster girl for UNAIDS: Aishwarya Rai
Sep 26, 2012 Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the newly appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, refuses to be just a 'poster girl' for the organisation, but wants to help break social barriers and stigmas attached with the disease.
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Breaking HIV/AIDS taboos through folk art
Nov 03, 2011 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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AIDS: Challenges ahead
Dec 12, 2008 UNAIDS latest report AIDS Outlook 2009 presents some of the most pressing issues confronting policymakers today as they respond to AIDS. A combined HIV prevention strategy involving the right mix of behavioural, biomedical and structural actions is needed to help those most at risk.
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Sexuality education
Aug 07, 2009 Effective sexuality education is critical to reduce the risk of HIV, unintended pregnancy and coercive or abusive sexual activity, says UNESCO’s International Guidelines on Sexuality Education. The document outlines steps to ensure that children and youth have access to information needed in their personal, social and sexual lives.
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Developmental impacts of HIV/AIDS
Sep 29, 2009 World Bank’s HIV and AIDS in South Asia: An Economic Development Risk offers an original perspective on HIV and AIDS as a development issue in the region. The book analyses welfare costs and economic implications for those affected in terms of increased unemployment and reduced incomes.
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Inordinate delay in AIDS Bill disappoints Indian NGOs
Dec 01, 2009 Perturbed by the delay, several organisations in India are demanding immediate tabling of the AIDS Bill in Parliament. The proposed law is aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of people living with and affected by the dreaded disease.
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'Treat HIV/AIDS patients with dignity and care'
Oct 08, 2008 Responding to a public interest litigation, India’s Supreme Court has directed the union health ministry to take immediate remedial steps to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS are not denied treatment in public or private hospitals. Judges also took strong notice of the country’s collapsing public healthcare system.
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Indian doctors discriminating against HIV patients
Nov 30, 2009 It has been found that the HIV patients are being discriminated against. Discrimination hurts most when it comes from healthcare settings because people who go to hospitals are already in physical distress or pain, writes S. Mohammad Afsar, ILO Technical Specialist (HIV/AIDS), South Asia on the eve of World AIDS Day.
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Indian government launches mobile app on HIV/AIDS
Aug 19, 2015 This mobile application will provide complete information on HIV and help the government in reaching out to the unreached.
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UN report on global HIV/AIDS status
Apr 05, 2011 The report Uniting for universal access: Towards zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths released by United Nations Secretary-General reveals that the rate of new HIV infections is declining globally over the past decade. However, the report underscores that the gains are fragile and insufficient and provides recommendations to strengthen fight against the disease.
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New database on AIDS technical support
Oct 07, 2008 UNAIDS along with its partners has developed a new tool providing latest information on technical support for global AIDS programmes. Called Coordinating AIDS Technical Support database (CoATS), this web portal facilitates exchange of critical information and best practices around the world.
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Safe sex message now on your mobile phone
Oct 21, 2008 BBC World Service Trust’s ongoing AIDS campaign in India has now turned to mobile phone ring tones to take forward the message of safe sex practices. Known as 'The-one-who-understands-is-a-winner' campaign, it aims to tackle inhibitions associated with condoms.
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A positive read
May 04, 2009 Living with virus of a dread disease may not be easy but Positive + doesn’t let the gloom descend on its readers. A single woman’s initiative in southern India, this free bilingual fortnightly is the country’s first newspaper on HIV/AIDS and has struck a unique chord with the people.
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Educating children on HIV through technology
Sep 08, 2011 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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Nepal scores against AIDS
Dec 01, 2008 A unisex football match for World AIDS Day brought together Nepal’s HIV-positive people and a sports mad crowd in the city of Kathmandu. Roping in celebrities to spread the message, the match was successful in tackling anti-AIDS prejudices.
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Early HIV testing of newborns critical, says UN report
Dec 01, 2008 A new report urges early infant diagnosis to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and improve survival. Citing it as a human rights issue, it calls for increased access to HIV testing for mothers and pregnant women to help them make right informed choices.
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Economic crisis no cause to cut AIDS funding to Asia
Dec 02, 2008 An Asian civil society body has called upon governments, donors and UN agencies to not cut back on funds towards AIDS programmes under the current economic crisis. It also draws attention to increasing inequalities, violence against women and migrations in the region that make the AIDS issue more complex.
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AIDS spread could be halted within years, says Nobel laureate
Dec 08, 2008 Eradication of AIDS infection in a few years is quite possible feels Luc Montagnier, one of this year’s Noble prize winners for medicine. According to the French scientist, research has been going on to develop a therapeutic vaccine which could control the spread of the killer disease.
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