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Why 2.1 million Indians infected with HIV do not get the drugs they need

Sep 12, 2016

Why 2.1 million Indians infected with HIV do not get the 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. #India #Medicine #NewsTracker #Health #HIV #Lok Sabha #WHO #AIDS #art #children #Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Here's why contraceptive use across India has declined despite high awareness

Sep 11, 2016

Here's why contraceptive use across India has declined despite high awareness

According to data from the latest National Family Health Survey, there has been six percent drop in the use of contraceptive in India. This drop comes even as awareness about contraceptives has grown. So, what can we learn about contraceptive use across India, and what might be behind this mismatch between theory and practice? #HIV/AIDS #HIV #CriticalPoint #AIDS #analysis #National Family Health Survey #BodyAndSoul #contraceptive use in India #NFHS-4 data
Bureaucratic management, referral quotas have made doctors as much victims as the patients

Sep 04, 2016

Bureaucratic management, referral quotas have made doctors as much victims as the patients

Victims of bureaucratic hospital managements and number crunching accountants, the medical practitioners have become statistics who must achieve certain quotas. #India #InMyOpinion #HIV #Kanpur #bribe #Odisha #doctors #hospital #Bhairach
New drug may prevent HIV transmission in women, kids

Aug 02, 2016

New drug may prevent HIV transmission in women, kids

A new potent anti-HIV drug may effectively prevent vaginal and oral transmission of the deadly virus, scientists have shown in animal models. #NewsTracker #Health #HIV #HIV virus #FPHealth #BodyAndSoul #HIV transmission #anti-HIV drug
Malawi: HIV-infected man arrested for having sex with over 100 adolescent girls

Jul 26, 2016

Malawi: HIV-infected man arrested for having sex with over 100 adolescent girls

Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood, officials said on Tuesday #NewsTracker #HIV #AIDS #Malawi #Hyena #Peter Mutharika #Nsanje
Watch: In Africa, Sugar daddies threaten the fight against HIV

Jul 21, 2016

Watch: In Africa, Sugar daddies threaten the fight against HIV

The International Aids conference has revealed 2.5 million people still become infected with HIV every year - it's the main killer of adolescents in Africa #Feminism #HIV #Africa #AIDS #Women #HIV Aids #Shareworthy #Sugar daddies #Sugar daddy #Blesser #adolescent girls
HIV therapy can keep partner from contracting the virus

Jul 20, 2016

HIV therapy can keep partner from contracting the virus

Anti-HIV medications have the potential to suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission, a study says. #NewsTracker #HIV #AIDS #Immune system #therapy #BodyAndSoul #HIV Therapy
Scientists discover weakness of Zika virus which may help in finding cure

Jun 22, 2016

Scientists discover weakness of Zika virus which may help in finding cure

Scientists have discovered human proteins that Zika virus needs for replication, an advance that may help fight Zika. #US #HIV #World Health Organisation #Dengue #Zika Virus #BodyAndSoul
Thailand becomes first Asian nation to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Jun 08, 2016

Thailand becomes first Asian nation to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV

It's a major turnaround for Thailand. The country went from 100,000 HIV cases in 1990 to over a million in 3 years, fuelled in part by its huge sex trade. #NewsTracker #HIV/AIDS #HIV #World Health Organization #WHO #HIV/ AIDS in Thailand #mother-to-child transmission of HIV
US, EU protest UN decision to bar non-govt groups from AIDS meet

May 18, 2016

US, EU protest UN decision to bar non-govt groups from AIDS meet

The United States and the European Union are protesting a UN decision to bar at least 20 non-governmental groups from taking part in a major AIDS conference in June. #United States #United Nations #NewsTracker #HIV #European Union #UN #LGBTI