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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Hot couple Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu get steamy while promoting safe sex; Watch Video Now

    One of Bollywood’s hottest real-life couple Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu has always been giving major couple goals to their fans. After getting married in April 2016, the couple has been creating many headlines. Well, we have seen Karan and Bipasha promoting yoga together. However, now the couple has become even steamier as they have endorsed a condom brand to create

  • Mumbai: MDACS demands advanced ELISA kits to test HIV

    Mumbai: For reducing the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through blood transfusion, soon modern technology like ‘Elisa fourth generation’ will be used by the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) for testing blood. Officials said that they have floated the tender to the state government for the ELISA Fourth Generation’ kit and probably next year in January they will start acquiring the kits.

  • Mumbai: 18 people get HIV due to blood transmission

    Mumbai: Eighteen people contracted HIV because of transmission through blood and blood products in the metropolis in 2016-17, according to a report. The Mumbai District Aids Control Society, in its report, said during 2016-17, 18 people received the infection through transfusion of contaminated blood/blood products.

  • Bhopal: Aadhaar now mandatory at AYUSH hospitals

    Bhopal: Come October 1 and the patients coming to AYUSH hospitals for treatment will have to carry their Aadhaar cards. The government has made it mandatory for all patients coming to the Ayush hospital to get their unique identification number linked to avail any kind of medical services. The order will come into effect from October 1.

  • 38% decrease in HIV cases in Maharashtra, yet state stands second in transmission rate

    Mumbai: Maharashtra ranks second followed by Delhi and Gujarat where HIV is transmitted through blood and blood products. Doctors said National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) records indictated that  most of the time, hospitals do not follow the its guidelines of NACO on infected needles.

  • Researchers identify potential new way to treat HIV

    New York: Targeting human proteins rather than the ever-mutating viruses may offer a more effective way to treat  HIV-positive people whose bodies have built a resistance to drugs currently used to keep them healthy, new research suggests.  “Most HIV drugs target the virus,” said I-Chueh Huang, Assistant Professor at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in the US.