WORLD AIDS DAY

  • World AIDS Day: $ 100 mn spent, no vaccine yet December 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first reported case of a person infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV and 25 million deaths later, there's still no realistic prospect of a vaccine against the disease, AIDS. One of the main reasons is that HIV is such a complex virus. There...
  • World AIDS Day: Survivor recounts his battle December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: December 1 is World AIDS Day and India has nearly 2.3 million HIV people living with HIV/AIDS. Shiba Phurailatpam, an HIV/AIDS survivor and activist for more than 20 years now said, "I have seen a family putting this guy in a small room in their house and pushing...
  • 30 years on, vaccine for HIV still a distant dream November 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first case of a person infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV was reported, there is still no realistic prospect of a vaccine for the disease. Records show that in these 30 years, almost 25 million people died of HIV. In 2011, 25 million...
  • Bangalore marches for AIDS awareness December 2, 2011

    BANGALORE:A large number of people including young women, students from various colleges, members of NGOs, communitybased organisations of women in sex work, sexual minorities, people living with HIV and general public took part in an event to observe the World AIDS Day here on Thursday at Freedom Park. The park...
  • Delhi hospital denies flouting waste disposal rules December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: On World AIDS day, CNNIBN exposed how Delhi's top tuberculosis hospital has been putting the lives of hundreds of people at risk with contaminated blood and syringes making their way into the garbage bin. CNNIBN exposed on Thursday that Patel Chest Institute dumps its medical waste like syringes in...
  • 30 years of HIV: Still no vaccine for AIDS December 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Thirty years since the first reported case of a person infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV and 25 million deaths later, there's still no realistic prospect of a vaccine against the disease, AIDS. One of the main reasons is that HIV is such a complex virus! There are...
  • AIDS victim teaches others to live without fear December 1, 2011

    Kolkata: Tarit Chakrobarty, secretary of Bengal Network of People Living with HIV AIDS, is a young crusader in West Bengal is spreading awareness across the state. An AIDS victim himself, Tarit is a fighters teaching others like himself how to fight pain, stigma and alienation they meet as they are...
  • India to avert 3 mn HIV cases: World Bank December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: India is expected to avert 3 million new HIV infections during the period 19952015 by using targeted interventions among vulnerable groups, according to a World Bank study released on Wednesday. The study, 'Impact of Targeted Interventions on Heterosexual Transmission of HIV in India', evaluated the impact of targeted interventions...
  • Rs 520 pension for HIVAIDS infected in Kerala November 30, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the eve of the World AIDS Day on Dec 1, the Kerala government on Wednesday announced a monthly pension of Rs.520 for all those infected with HIVAIDS. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters that this was the first such scheme being implemented in the state. "A monthly sum of...
  • HIV+ girl refused treatment by Ranchi hospital December 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Two days after the World AIDS Day was celebrated to generate greater awareness about the HIV virus, a shocking case of discrimination has surfaced. Here's a shocking story of a HIVpositive girl refused treatment by the Ranchi Medical College. HIVpositive Vijay Ram is not alone in his misery. His...
  • CNNIBN special: Surviving with AIDS December 1, 2010

    More than half of all HIV and AIDS patients die due to tuberculosis every year. But what's proving to be a bigger challenge is the lack of awareness. ...
  • AIDS Day: Condoms, balloons unnerve Railway officials December 1, 2009

    Mumbai: What does the HIV virus actually look like? A giant 65kg installation made up of 20,000 balloons and 12,000 condoms unveiled in the heart of Mumbai right outside the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus tries to give us an idea of what an HIV virus would look like under an electron...
  • Delhi art gallery set to raise funds to fight AIDS December 1, 2009

    The fight for AIDS has often been supported by charity raised through art works on an international level. But it's relatively unheard of in India. But a gallery in New Delhi is making that effort this year to fight the fatal disease in the world's third largest effected country. ...
  • Punjab's HIVinfected women fight for life's dignity December 5, 2008

    Behind the peace and serenity of Punjab, it hides a terrible loss and extreme desolation caused by the deadiest viral disease known to man, HIV AIDS. The women of Punjab, who are widowed by HIV AIDS, have been forced to live with the label and forgotten by society. However, there...
  • HIV bill to end discrimination sent back by Health Ministry December 1, 2008

    New Delhi: It's World AIDS Day on Monday and while the world over people living witth HIV AIDS are fighting for their rights, the Indian government it seems has closed the doors of hope for them. The Law Ministry has sent a draft bill to help patients battle discrimination back to...
  • Portugal PM leads student race for AIDS awareness December 1, 2007

    New Delhi: On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, who is currently on a visit to Delhi, took an initiative to spread AIDS awareness. 60odd students ran alongside the statesman from Raisina Hill to India Gate, early in the morning. They are all studying Portuguese in...
  • On a noble track, train ferries awareness on AIDS December 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The much awaited Red Ribbon express is finally ready to roll out on the tracks on Saturday, World AIDS day, with all information on AIDS. All one needs to do is hop on to the train to know all about AIDS. This colourful train will not be ferrying passengers...
  • Tamil Nadu politicians bat for a positive cause December 1, 2007

    Chennai: A quick run as Senthil and his team battle to win a match against Chennai's politicians. Senthil and his team members are all HIV positive. The 12 over match was organised by the NGO, ICWO, to mark the World AIDS Day on December 1. While Senthil's team lost, they...
  • Lovestruck Ash looks on as Abhishek talks charity November 29, 2007

    Mumbai: It was an evening to remember for HIV/AIDS affected children in Mumbai as star couple Abhishek and Aishwarya took time out of their packed schedules to be with them. The occasion fashion designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla's little gathering for the World Aids Day, which is celebrated...
  • Eunuch creating AIDS awareness within her community November 26, 2007

    New Delhi: According to the latest UN figures, nearly 2.5 million men and women in India are HIV+. But these figures have overlooked transgender people. "When I walk on the road, I don't want to be seen just as a eunuch. But I want an identity of my own," says Muskaan. A...
  • AIDS ignorant: Truckers, and MPs December 1, 2006

    New Delhi: As many as 5.21 million adults in India are living with HIVthat figure must make Indians assume that their lawmakers are working overtime to fight the AIDS crisis. They are probably not. Many MPs are shockingly as ignorant about AIDS as truck drivers, a highrisk HIV group. On World...