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Alcohol consumption has increased in India in the last decade

May 12, 2014

Alcohol consumption has increased in India in the last decade

Consumption of liquor in India has increased during the past decade as 32 per cent men and 10.6 per cent females above 15 years of age were found to be drinking alcohol. #HIV/AIDS #Alcohol #WHO study #alcohol consumption #drinking habit
Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise?

Apr 03, 2014

Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise?

Condoms distributed by the government will come in a wider range of colours and flavours, as authorities seek to mend the damage done to their image when thousands of faulty condoms were recalled in January 2012. #World #NewsTracker #HIV #South Africa #AIDS #Condoms #Sexual relations
US reports rare case of female to female transfer of HIV virus

Mar 14, 2014

US reports rare case of female to female transfer of HIV virus

A 46-year-old US woman is believed to have acquired HIV from her female partner in a rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of the AIDS virus. #NewsTracker #Health #HIV #AIDS. HIV transfer
Effective HIV vaccination may soon be a reality

Mar 03, 2014

Effective HIV vaccination may soon be a reality

Scientists have discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection of cells by targeting a key site, paving way for an effective vaccine. #Life #NewsTracker #Health #HIV #AIDS #Vaccination
SC directs Centre, states to stop discrimination against HIV+ kids

Mar 03, 2014

SC directs Centre, states to stop discrimination against HIV+ kids

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and all the states on a petition saying there should be no discrimination on admitting HIV positive children to schools. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #HIV positive children #HIV positive children in India

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India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 12, 2011

India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

A big US pharma company has finally taken proactive measures (learning from history no doubt) to license innovative drugs to low-cost drug makers in India so that they reach the people who need them the most. #Ranbaxy Laboratories #GeekSpeak #HIV/AIDS #Antiretroviral drug #Gilead Sciences
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

May 16, 2011

Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

The new study on HIV/AIDS, which said treating infected people with anti-retrovirals early on could stop infection transmission, sounds promising. However, early detection and the course of medication are still huge challenges. #HIV/AIDS #Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals #Duesberg hypothesis #HIV

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Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Jul 08, 2014

July 8: HIV, subway dancers and a fallen firefighter

Manhattan: Re “Gov to fight war on AIDS” (June 29): Gov. Cuomo’s plan is an opportunity to make New York a national model...
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Jul 03, 2014

Fighting an Epidemic: Pill to Prevent H.I.V. Gets a Prominent Backer: Andrew Cuomo

New York's governor is backing a new and controversial strategy for reducing the number of new infections in the state... #Andrew Cuomo #New York (state)
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Jul 07, 2014

Hookah use is common among teens, especially the wealthy: study

A study by researchers from New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research found that more than 18% of seniors have tried hookah smoking, based on a national survey of 5,540 students... #Andrew Cuomo #New York (state)