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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.
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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Marriage brings comfort for India's HIV positive couples
Jun 23, 2009 Shunned by family and society, many HIV positive people in western India have chosen to marry a fellow HIV carrier. The first of its kind, a local NGO is promoting this cause not just to build a practical base for dealing with the illness, but also to help control the spread of infection.
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Understanding women's health
Nov 10, 2009 World Health Organisation’s latest report Women and Health: Today's Evidence Tomorrow's Agenda, reveals that violence and gender inequalities leave women and girls, especially those of reproductive age, more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. It champions the need for policy action and greater women’s participation in healthcare.
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Building healthy systems for children
Dec 24, 2009 A collaborative publication by UN organisations led by UNICEF, Children and AIDS: Fourth Stocktaking Report, 2009, highlights the progress and challenges made in meeting targets for HIV prevention among women and children. It calls for concerted action and renewed commitments amid economic difficulties to reverse the epidemic.
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Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among children
Dec 02, 2010 UNICEF’s latest publication Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report 2010 urges to focus on children while building any strategy for the prevention and control of HIV/ AIDS. This is the key to achieve an HIV/AIDS free generation.
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India: Steady decrease in HIV/AIDS prevalence recorded
Sep 16, 2010 The National AIDS Control Organisation of India has confirmed a steady fall in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among adults since 2004. The epidemic is said to have stabilised in four high-prevalence states but is rising in other moderate to low prevalence areas, NACO said.
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India registers 50% decline HIV/AIDS cases in a decade
Nov 25, 2010 A UNAIDS report hails India for a 50% reduction in fresh cases of HIV/AIDS over the decade. The report also applauds Indian pharmaceutical companies for supplying first line drugs to countries in Africa at affordable prices.
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Fighting AIDS: A long way to ‘Zero’
Dec 02, 2013 As a virus, AIDS has proved remarkably resourceful, outwitting scientists and keeping a vaccine or cure out of reach, says James Robertson, Executive Director of India HIV/AIDS Alliance.
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Africa: losing funds, losing lives
May 28, 2010 According to a recent report by the International Medical Charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), HIV treatment will soon become inaccessible to the Africans as the international donors recede from funding HIV and AIDS related programmes.
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Conquering lethal diseases
Jun 10, 2010 Reporting a remarkable advancement in combating the three fatal diseases, the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria, gave the credit for this achievement to the efforts of the countries themselves. While the fund’s investment has brought significant results, constant support for the programmes is crucial for tapping the health opportunities.
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Global AIDS conference all set to take off
Jul 06, 2010 Rights here, Right Now, the theme for the 18th annual International AIDS Conference will focus on action and accountability, besides rights to fight HIV/AIDS. More than 25,000 scientists, government leaders, and activists will assess the successes and failures of the global AIDS response and work towards expanding services.
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New life saving approach to HIV treatment
Jul 14, 2010 UNAIDS new programme Treatment 2.0 is a radically simplified approach to ensure access to HIV treatment for everyone. The agency’s Outlook report states that it could ease the burden by lowering cost and simplifying treatment regimens for people living with HIV and their families.
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Millions waiting in line for HIV treatment
Jul 20, 2010 At the global AIDS Conference in Vienna, WHO disclosed that 1.2 million more people received life-saving anti-HIV drugs, the largest increase in people accessing treatment in a single year. However with huge reductions in investment on AIDS programmes, many HIV-positive women in remote areas remain neglected.
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New HIV infections decline in Africa: UN
Sep 21, 2010 As new HIV infections are steadily declining around the world, 22 of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa have reduced HIV incidence by 25% owing to greater awareness and use of pre-emptive measures. The UN, however, called for greater global investment to achieve MDG 6 as challenges still remain.
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Pope's remarks on condoms, a step in the right direction in the fight against AIDS
Nov 27, 2010 Pope’s remarks supporting the use of condoms to prevent HIV infection will help break religious taboos across the globe. This is potentially a significant step in the long drawn struggle against the disease, given the large percentage of catholic population across the world. The move holds a special significance for Africa, which has historically had the highest rates of HIV infection, and where the church is growing faster than on any other continent.
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Zambia: Children of sex workers are a neglected lot
Jan 12, 2011 Research shows that children of sex workers in Zambia face a host of HIV risks such as early sexual debut, low school enrolment, parental abandonment and social marginalisation, but are largely ignored when it comes to prevention and treatment.
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HIV/AIDS: Five countries to watch in 2011
Jan 31, 2011 Significant progress has been made across the globe in fighting HIV/AIDS. The article examines the most significant five countries whose policies and performances are critical to mitigate the pandemic in the coming year.
Invest in adolescents to further progress towards MDGs: UNICEF
Feb 25, 2011 Investing in the world’s 1.2 billion adolescents could help rescue them from a lifetime of poverty, ignorance, sexual inequality, and violence, said UNICEF in its State of the World's Children report 2011. By providing education and training to teenagers, countries can reap a large and productive workforce that can significantly contribute to the economy, the report said.
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Obsolete anti-gay laws stimulate new HIV infections in Asia
Feb 28, 2011 Archaic laws criminalising same-sex relations in majority of Asian nations are fuelling new HIV infections, especially among men having sex with men. The laws deny MSM and other communities, access to prevention measures, care and treatment. Experts argue that this trend could impact recent gains made in HIV control as suppressing sexual rights only fuel its spread.
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US: AIDS affected suffer from stigma, misperception in Mississippi
Mar 11, 2011 The state of Mississippi refuses to provide accurate information about HIV prevention to students and criminalises HIV transmission reveals a recent report by Human Rights Watch.The state currently provides no funding for HIV prevention and fails to take full advantage of federal subsidies to boost programs for people living with HIV.
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Empowering young can prevent HIV, says report
Jun 03, 2011 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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Older HIV drugs associated with premature ageing
Jul 05, 2011 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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Daily pill can prevent HIV infection
Jul 15, 2011 Groundbreaking studies suggest antiretroviral tablets taken once daily could help partners of people with HIV protect themselves. The discovery could bring work to combat AIDS close to a 'tipping point', experts say.
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Birth control injections may spread HIV
Oct 04, 2011 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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