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Cover Story: The long and interesting history of condoms on World AIDS Day
Explainers

Cover Story: The long and interesting history of condoms on World AIDS Day

While there are a number of ways to prevent the spread of AIDS, condoms are undoubtedly the best way to prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Let’s take a look at the world’s first condom and its evolution

World AIDS Day 2022: How to reduce risk of HIV transmission during sex
Lifestyle

World AIDS Day 2022: How to reduce risk of HIV transmission during sex

Sexual activities which do not involve exchange of bodily fluids like blood, semen or vaginal fluid, pose less risk. Use condoms or other barrier methods to prevent getting or transmitting HIV during sex.

31 inmates test positive for HIV at Noida District Jail
India

31 inmates test positive for HIV at Noida District Jail

The incident comes just a week after 140 inmates tested positive for HIV at a Ghaziabad jail. The prisoners were diagnosed with HIV during a special screening of 2,650 inmates by a team of health officials

Why India has still a long way to go to ensure blood safety
Health

Why India has still a long way to go to ensure blood safety

Thalassemic kids are the most affected by such unsafe blood practices since their sustenance of life itself depends upon receiving blood transfusions frequently

In a first, man tests positive for COVID-19, HIV, monkeypox at the same time
Health

In a first, man tests positive for COVID-19, HIV, monkeypox at the same time

The 36-year-old Italian man developed fever, accompanied by sore throat, fatigue, headache and swollen lymph nodes in the groin area nine days after spending five days in Spain

HIV/AIDS cases 10 times higher in Mizoram than rest of India
India

HIV/AIDS cases 10 times higher in Mizoram than rest of India

Over 2.30 per cent of Mizoram's 10.91 lakh population is infected with HIV/AIDS. The disease has so far claimed 3,506 lives in the state since October 1990 when the first HIV-positive case was reported

Molbio Diagnostics develops testing kit that detects HIV in an hour
Health

Molbio Diagnostics develops testing kit that detects HIV in an hour

This test that will be used for diagnosing HIV 1 and HIV 2 with viral loads has also got an approval from The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation

Global AIDS fight at crossroads after setbacks during COVID-19 pandemic and other crises
World

Global AIDS fight at crossroads after setbacks during COVID-19 pandemic and other crises

Things might be even worse considering that HIV testing slowed or even stopped in many places when COVID-19 hit, potentially leaving even more virus spread uncounted

Explained: Why HIV patients are protesting in Delhi
India

Explained: Why HIV patients are protesting in Delhi

A group of 30 to 40 HIV patients have been sitting outside the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) in Delhi since 21 July, protesting the shortage of antiretroviral drugs that are considered crucial to curb the disease

UP: Govt initiates termination proceedings against doctor for ill-treating patient
India

UP: Govt initiates termination proceedings against doctor for ill-treating patient

According to officials, the woman exhibited symptoms of HIV and her son-in-law carried her to the MMG District Hospital in the rickshaw for anti-retroviral therapy

European authorities puzzled as over 300 people in France randomly pricked with needles at nightclubs, concerts
World

European authorities puzzled as over 300 people in France randomly pricked with needles at nightclubs, concerts

No victims have reported sexual assault; one said he was robbed. The targeted individuals, who are mostly women, show visible marks of being injected, and report symptoms like feeling groggy

Supreme Court grants bail to accused suffering from HIV
India

Supreme Court grants bail to accused suffering from HIV

According to the medical report of the accused, the patient has severe dyspnoea at rest and is unable to walk without support

How will COVID-19 end? Experts look to influenza, HIV, Zika epidemics for clues
World

How will COVID-19 end? Experts look to influenza, HIV, Zika epidemics for clues

The COVID-19 global pandemic has waxed and waned differently in different parts of the world. But in the United States, at least, there is reason to believe the end is near.

US woman becomes first to be cured of HIV: Know all about the umbilical cord blood treatment
World

US woman becomes first to be cured of HIV: Know all about the umbilical cord blood treatment

The mixed-race ‘New York patient’ was diagnosed with HIV in June 2013. Four years after her treatment, she is now off of medication and remains ‘asymptomatic and healthy’

World AIDS Day 2021: All you need to know about antiretroviral therapy and how it works
World

World AIDS Day 2021: All you need to know about antiretroviral therapy and how it works

Through Anti-retroviral therapy, patients effectively overpower the HIV replication that takes place in the body

World AIDS Day 2021: From how it is caused to risk factors, all you need to know about disease
World

World AIDS Day 2021: From how it is caused to risk factors, all you need to know about disease

AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV which stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus that breaks down certain cells in the immune system

Half of global population lacks access to basic diagnostics for common disease, says Lancet Commission's analysis
India

Half of global population lacks access to basic diagnostics for common disease, says Lancet Commission's analysis

The Commission brought together 25 experts from 16 countries who noted that without access to accurate, high-quality, and affordable diagnostics, many people will be overtreated, undertreated or not treated at all.

COVID-19 pandemic has 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, says Global Fund
World

COVID-19 pandemic has 'devastating' impact on fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 2020, says Global Fund

The fund calculated that around 4.7 million people were treated for TB in 2020, around one million fewer than in 2019