Free Press Journal
  • Government implements HIV and AIDS Act 2017

    New Delhi: A crucial legislation for ensuring equal rights to persons affected by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admission in educational institutions and jobs has come into force. The Ministry of Health has announced implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act through a gazette notification issued on Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why 1.1 mn HIV+ve Indians don’t get drugs they need

    Each of an estimated 2.1 million Indians infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) should be getting a cocktail of drugs to prolong their lives and reduce infections, but no more than 44 per cent do, the Minister of Health told the Lok Sabha in April 2016.