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Pakistan records highest number of drug users
Jan 12, 2010 The tale of Pakistan’s drug problem is a battle half lost, half won. Although efforts are being made to rehabilitate addicts, shortages in funds and donor support programmes is creating disillusionment among many, who could be easy recruits for terrorism.
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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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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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HIV cases decreasing in Mizoram
Aug 13, 2012 HIV cases have declined during the past few years in Mizoram while the total detected since October 1990 till April this year was 6,905.
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Bad laws stifling the global AIDS response: report
Jul 10, 2012 According to a report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, an independent body of global leaders and experts, punitive laws and human rights abuses are costing lives, wasting money and stifling the global AIDS response. The commission has also called for laws that protect human rights to save lives, save money and end the epidemic.
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Bangladesh to expand methadone treatment to prevent HIV
Aug 13, 2012 Methadone treatment is proving to be the most efficient way to wean people in Bangladesh from addiction to buprenorphine, a pharmaceutical drug, and health experts say it should be expanded to reach thousands more drug users to prevent the spread of HIV. Methadone, a pain reliever, suppresses withdrawal symptoms and blocks craving.
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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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Linking disability and HIV
Apr 14, 2009 UNAIDS’ new document Disability and HIV Policy Brief calls for HIV services to be inclusive of persons with disabilities. It recommends stakeholders to formulate policies responding to the diverse needs of the disabled and seeking their increased participation in HIV response.
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Involving children in HIV/AIDS initiatives
Jun 22, 2009 Seen and heard, a new document from Panos London looks at the experiences of young children with HIV/AIDS and examines issues around children's participation. It explores the need to involve children in decisions that affect their lives, and equip them with appropriate communication tools.
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Training teachers on HIV education
Aug 28, 2009 Teachers can make a significant difference in fighting HIV/AIDS argues Leadership in the HIV and AIDS Response: A Toolkit for Teachers’ Unions to Promote Health and Improve Education. This publication trains teachers to help people make correct health-related choices to prevent the spread of infection.
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'Diamond' women lead positive lives
Oct 25, 2009 Policymakers, strategists and activists have increasingly acknowledged the role of HIV Positive women in the fight against the dreaded disease. Susan Paxton’s new book, Diamonds, has testimonies of such women from as distant a place as Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam and more. Ranjita Biswas reviews the book.
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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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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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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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Helping children with HIV
Feb 10, 2010 Aidsmap fourth edition, HIV & Children provides information about the treatment and care for HIV-positive children. The booklet forms an essential guide for parents to assist their infected children in learning about HIV and help them stay well.
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Tested HIV, skill training empowers Nepali women
Jun 23, 2010 With more than 15,000 people tested and confirmed with HIV/AIDS in Nepal, multiple problems mar the fight against the disease. To ensure their families’ survival and their own, women are grabbing opportunities that could help them earn a living and create a niche.
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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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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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Middle East: New findings on HIV/AIDS epidemic
Jul 01, 2010 United Nations and World Bank joint report has indicated that lots of data are available on HIV/AIDS in the Middle East, in contrast to earlier belief. It states that despite information from different sources, the region still does not have enough to form a coherent strategy to tackle the disease.
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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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New technology revolutionises HIV treatment in Mozambique
Oct 28, 2010 Mozambique’s Ministry of Health along with the Clinton Health Access Initiative has launched a text message service, which transmits the results of infant HIV tests electronically from two central reference laboratories to more than 275 health centers using wireless phone networks.
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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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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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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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BRICS to ensure affordable drugs
Jul 11, 2011 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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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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