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NHRC sends notice to health ministry over dearth of HIV drugs

Sep 18, 2014

NHRC sends notice to health ministry over dearth of HIV drugs

Treatment and control of HIV, including dispensing drugs and testing, is handled by the government run public health programme through 355 odd centres. #NewsTracker #HIV #National Human Rights Commission #Ministry of Health #Delhi Network of Positive People
India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

Sep 04, 2014

India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under government's free medicine programme after drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payment #NewsTracker #HIV #AIDS #HIV drugs #Indian drugmakers #NACO #shortage of medicine
Research to develop HIV vaccine receives $25mn from Gates Foundation

Sep 04, 2014

Research to develop HIV vaccine receives $25mn from Gates Foundation

Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. #US #HIV #Drugs #AIDS #scientists #Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation #Oregon #HIV vaccination #vaccina #reserach #HIV drug
Proteins that help entry HIV, Ebola viruses also block their release Study

Aug 26, 2014

Proteins that help entry HIV, Ebola viruses also block their release Study

scientists have discovered that a family of proteins thathelps viruses, such as HIV and Ebola, enter a cell can alsoblock the release of these deadly viruses #HIV #AIDS #Study #Virus #Ebola Virus #Ebola #Cells #Proteins #HIV virus
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar shares meal with HIV+ children

Aug 17, 2014

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar shares meal with HIV+ children

Around the time the nation debated a controversial demand for a special "bikini beach" in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was fulfilling a promise lost in the hullabaloo of the two-piece bathing accessory. #India #Health #HIV #Goa #Manohar Parrikar #Subhash Phaldessai #Nitya Seva Niketan

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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?

Sep 18, 2014

Truvada has been called the 'miracle' HIV pill so why is uptake so slow?

It has been approved by the FDA and endorsed by the World Health Organization as safe and effective in preventing HIV, so why is there so much pushback to this so-called miracle drug? Tell us: why do you or dont you take Truvada? Continue reading..... #World Health Organization #Food and Drug Administration #United States #California
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Sep 18, 2014

HIV infection surges among African-American women and the elderly

Kentucky leads the nation in concurrent AIDS diagnoses. Concurrent diagnoses are a diagnosis of HIV and a diagnosis of AIDS at the same time or shortly thereafter... #World Health Organization #Food and Drug Administration #United States #California
Breakthrough in AIDS battle: How relevant for India?

Sep 18, 2014

Health workers searching for 3 ‘partners’ of HIV/AIDS victim in Cotabato

Local health workers in Matalam Town in North Cotabato are searching for three women believed to have been infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a health official said... #World Health Organization #Food and Drug Administration #United States #California