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  • Maharashtra, HIV, Anti-HIV pills, Sex, Unprotected Sex, WHO, World Health Organisation, PEP, post-exposure prophylaxis

    Maharashtra: Give anti-HIV pills even to those who unknowingly had unprotected sex, say experts

    Mumbai: According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline issued in 2014, regardless of the source of exposure of HIV, the person must be administered post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), an anti-HIV medication that must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. But in Maharashtra, the medicine is only given to persons who have been pricked by infected needles and not for those who have unknowingly had unprotected sex. Now, HIV experts say,

  • New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study

    New York: A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, ibalizumab is a promising option for individuals who have tried several other drug therapies. Ibalizumab targets the primary receptor for HIV

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    Mumbai: Shortage of HIV medicines at JJ Hospital, complain patients

    Mumbai: Acute shortage of third line antiviral medicines at the HIV centre of the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Hospital has led to a worrying situation for the patients who are undergoing treatment for HIV at the hospital. However, the officials from the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) confirmed there had been a shortage but claimed it has been resolved.

  • Maharashtra, HIV, Anti-HIV pills, Sex, Unprotected Sex, WHO, World Health Organisation, PEP, post-exposure prophylaxis

    Maharashtra witnesses 24 percent rise in HIV deaths, reveals health ministry data

    Mumbai: According to data from the central health ministry, the number of deaths due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Maharashtra has risen by 24 per cent, from 8,247 in 2016-17 to 10,061 in 2017-18, while the country has witnessed a four per cent rise in the number of such deaths. The data also reveals that in the same period, the fund allocation has also witnessed a drop, affecting outreach programmes, which

  • Sacha Baron Cohen teases new project ‘mocking’ Trump

    Los Angeles: Actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has posted a teaser for a new project that appears to take on US President Donald Trump. “He’s back… as you’ve never seen him before.” The words are interspersed with a “Happy Fourth of July” message from Trump and footage of the President saying “Sacha Baron Cohen, go to school! Learn about being funny”, reports variety.com.

  • Sex and the city! STDs: Better safe than sorry

    I am worried about sexually transmitted diseases were I to meet up, like and get intimate with someone from dating sites. Is it fair and acceptable to ask someone from a dating website like Tinder to take a test for HIV and other STDs before physical intimacy?

  • China approves first home made anti-HIV drug

    Beijing: China has approved the first domestically developed, long-acting injectable HIV drug Albuvirtide which could be a boon to tens of thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in the country, the official media reported. The drug, approved by the China Food and Drug Administration, can block the fusion of the virus and host cell membranes, interrupting the HIV life cycle in its earliest stage, state-run Global Times quoted a report from Science and Technology Daily.

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    Mumbai: HIV-affected students to get admissions under RTE quota

    Mumbai: In good news for thousands instead lakhs of children, the Maharashtra government has decided to provide free education and admissions to children affected with HIV under the 25 per cent quota. The government has also brought children belonging to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) and Special Backward Caste (SBC) under this ambit, provided under the Right to Education Act.

  • Bhopal: 5 central jail prisoners test HIV positive on return

    Bhopal: Five prisoners released from Bhopal Central Jail in last one year were diagnosed with HIV, claimed the counsellor of antiretroviral therapy (ART) centre at Hamidia hospital. The counsellor Sanjana Singh, while talking to Free Press, further claimed that the people who were found to be HIV positive were allegedly sodomised in the jail, the allegation sternly refuted by prison authorities.

  • Trotting the cutting edge of science

    THE only bigger scientific hoax, I guess, is global warming. Or perhaps HIV jumping from monkeys to men, when  we all know the virus was whipped up in a lab as  a biological weapon.

  • indore, madhya pradesh, unsafe sex, sex, AIDS, HIV, STD diseases, AIDS control, HIV/AIDS awareness campaign

    Delhi: Patient wrongly declared HIV+ patient, closure of hospital sought

    New Delhi, In a fresh case of negligence by private hospitals, the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has directed the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to cancel the license of the city’s Neutech Medical Centre where a young man from Uttrakhand was wrongly declared HIV positive.

  • indore, madhya pradesh, unsafe sex, sex, AIDS, HIV, STD diseases, AIDS control, HIV/AIDS awareness campaign

    New way to stop HIV in its tracks found

    Washington,  Researchers have discovered the protein that helps HIV to evade the body’s defence system, an advance that may help stop the deadly virus in its tracks. When HIV-1 infects an immune cell, the virus travels to the nucleus so quickly there is not enough time to set off the cell’s alarm system.

  • indore, madhya pradesh, rally, St Raphael’s Higher Secondary School , Skit Mark, Awareness campaign, world aids day, HIV, AIDS

    Indore: Rally, skit mark St Raphael’s awareness campaign

    Indore: Students of St Raphael’s Higher Secondary School from class X section C organised a special assembly in school to express their solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide on World Aids Day on Friday. Developing correct understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), students discussed the subject in detail with Sister Mary Stella and Sister Ganga Rawat. Representing Vishwas organisation, Mary chatted with students about various misconception concerning acquired

  • indore, madhya pradesh, breaking the taboo, AIDS, HIV, World Aids Day, Paul Institute of Professional Studies, Nukkad Natak, Street play, My Health My Right,

    Indore: Breaking the taboo: Victims need love and support, not rejection and fear

    Indore: Breaking myths and sharing causes of AIDS to commemorate World Aids Day, students of Paul Institute of Professional Studies staged a nukkad natak (street play) ‘My Health My Right’ at Musakhedi Square and Barah Pathar Square on Friday. Presenting accurate details about HIV/AIDS, students aptly narrated scenes to bring change in mindset of people.

  • Mumbai: HIV cases drop by 56% in city after awareness

    Mumbai: On the occasion of World Aids Day, the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society released a report stating that in the last seven years, the city has witnessed 56 per cent decline in the number cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases. A senior doctor said cases has been dropped due to awareness which was spread across the city and people use to opt for early diagnosis.

  • indore, madhya pradesh, unsafe sex, sex, AIDS, HIV, STD diseases, AIDS control, HIV/AIDS awareness campaign

    Indore: Despite efforts unsafe sex still a hurdle in AIDS control

    Indore: Despite various awareness campaigns being run time to time by the government to control prevalence of AIDS in state, unsafe sex remains the major reason behind the spread of the disease.  According to a report by Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, so far 53, 899 patients have been diagnosed with AIDS in state since 2005, out of which 4196 patients have been detected with the virus alone in 2017, till

  • Mumbai: Soon, you can visit One Rupee Clinics to get tested for HIV

    Mumbai: Taking a note of its failures on the health front in the past, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with a new service for Mumbaikars. The citizens will soon be able to take Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) tests at the One Rupee Clinics at Mumbai’s railway stations.