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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
Amid Telangana din, bill to protect HIV patients tabled in RS

Feb 11, 2014

Amid Telangana din, bill to protect HIV patients tabled in RS

A bill aiming to protect people with HIV/AIDS against discrimination was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill 2014 was introduced in the upper house amid din. #NewsTracker #HIV #AIDS #Bill to protect HIV/AIDS patients
AIDS-related deaths have reduced dramatically: UN

Sep 23, 2013

AIDS-related deaths have reduced dramatically: UN

The global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced, thanks to expanding access to treatment, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday. #NewsTracker #HIV/AIDS #HIV infection #AIDS deaths
Gujarat HC bans disclosure of HIV/AIDS patients' identity

Aug 23, 2013

Gujarat HC bans disclosure of HIV/AIDS patients' identity

Gujarat High Court on Friday asked the state government to ensure that identity of HIV/AIDS patients who are treated at the government hospitals is not disclosed. #discrimination #HIV/AIDS in India
Govt approves for Rs2,550 cr HIV/AIDS control project

May 23, 2013

Govt approves for Rs2,550 cr HIV/AIDS control project

The primary objective of the project is to increase safe behaviour among high risk groups. #World Bank #HIV/AIDS #PolicyWatch #CCEA

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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