Hiv Positive

  • Society slowly changing, says Meerut man who adopted 12 HIV positive boys Yesterday

    In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple has adopted 12...
  • Goa CM Parrikar shares food plate with HIV-positive children August 17, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar shared a meal with HIV-positive children, to dispel the misconception that the dreaded disease is transmitted by a mere touch. The Chief Minister shared lunch on Saturday with more than 30 children at an orphanage where they are currently studying. These children were in the news...
  • How did HIV+ woman die in hospital, asks Bihar panel September 11, 2013

    The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Wednesday sought a report from the state health department after an HIV-positive woman died in a government hospital in Patna for want of proper treatment, officials said. Taking suo moto congnizance of the death of the 45-year-old woman in the Patna Medical College and...
  • Kerala: 8-yr-old infected with HIV virus; govt orders probe March 28, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A young life put in jeopardy, thanks to a blatant medical negligence. In Kerala, an eight-year-old girl's life is in danger, after she was given blood infected with HIV. The child had undergone several blood transfusions at the Calicut Medical College and the district hospital in Wayanad as she is...
  • Kerala: 8-year-old girl tests HIV positive after blood transfusion March 28, 2013

    Mananthavady: In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old girl in Kerala has been transfused with HIV infected blood. The state government claims they have a confirmation that the child was given infected blood at a government hospital. The child, a thalassemia patient, has undergone numerous blood transfusions over the past seven...
  • Rajasthan: HIV positive man and his family ostracised December 15, 2012

    Jaipur: A family of five has been socially ostracised in a Rajasthan village after the identity of an HIV positive member was disclosed in a letter sent by the state government, a social activist said. The family, comprising an HIV positive husband, his wife and three children, has been displaced...
  • 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...
  • Rajasthan: HIV-affected family forced to live at railway platform November 24, 2012

    Jodhpur: Evicted out of their home, miseries of a HIV-affected family did not end with their finding of a new house in a locality in Jodhpur as their neighbours, following discovery of their disease, beat them up and threw them out of the area. The family of six, including four...
  • Tamil Nadu hospital sacks 21 HIV+ employees July 6, 2012

    Madurai: Fighting the social stigma and isolation, they toiled to earn a living. They ignored illness to support their family, to raise their kids. But things took a shocking turn for 21 HIV positive women, who were working as sanitation workers in the Government Rajaji Hospital, were kicked out for...
  • Naked yoga, oral sex in Haryana shelter home June 14, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court probe panel report on the Rohtak shelter home, Apna Ghar, has made shocking revelations. It says that the children were forced to perform oral sex and naked yoga. The report also says that about 101 inmates of the home were subjected to various...
  • HIV positive driver victimised, seeks justice June 5, 2012

    Pune: The Maharashtra Health Minister has promised action after a CNN-IBN report on a bus driver with the State Transport Corporation who was sacked just because he was HIV positive. Interestingly, two decades since the government launched its battle against discrimination of HIV positive people with an iconic advertisement, crores have...
  • HIV positive driver sacked; Maharashtra to act June 5, 2012

    Pune: Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has promised to look into the case of a bus driver who was sacked by the state transport corporation last month for being an HIV positive. He said, "It is unfortunate if it is true. I will speak to the transport secretary about the...
  • HIV positive woman helps 20,000 others March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Kousalya Periaswamy was the first Indian woman to openly admit that she was HIV positive. Over the years, she has helped over 20,000 women across the country fight the stigma by supporting them financially and legally. Vimly, a HIV positive woman, says, "My biggest fear is that if people...
  • AP woman gets HIV after surgery December 14, 2011

    Hyderabad: A pregnant woman was allegedly transfused with HIV positive blood in Nellore after she underwent a caesarean operation. Angry relatives staged a day-long protest against the hospital and the Red Cross society. An inquiry has now been ordered. "She was healthy throughout her pregnancy. Even her baby is healthy. After...
  • CJ: Discrimination against HIV positive Children March 17, 2011

    CJ Sunita Gupta talks how HIV positive children are deprived of their basic right. ...
  • 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 HIV-positive girl refused treatment by the Ranchi Medical College. HIV-positive Vijay Ram is not alone in his misery. His...
  • Children test HIV+ after blood transfusion July 12, 2010

    Eight Thalassemic children in Jodhpur have tested HIV positive after blood transfusion at a government hospital. ...
  • 8 kids test HIV+ after blood transfusion July 12, 2010

    Jaipur: Eight children suffering from thalassemia were found to be HIV positive and 43 children were infected with Hepatitis C after the blood transfusion in Jodhpur. A probe by the Thalassemia Society has revealed that 51 patients got infected during blood transfusion at the Ummed Hospital in Jodhpur. The glaring negligence...
  • HIV+ woman forced to give birth by roadside May 31, 2010

    Hyderabad: An HIV-positive woman was forced to give birth to her baby by the roadside after a government-run hospital allegedly refused her admission. The shocking incident took place Sunday evening in Suryapet town of Nalgonda district, about 170 km from here. According to delayed reports reaching the state capital, some women in...
  • Sickening figure: Over 2 mn in India have HIV July 31, 2009

    New Delhi: There were an estimated 2.3 million people living with HIV in India in 2007, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday. The minister said under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP)-3 for the period of 2007 to 2012 about Rs.22.62 billion has been earmarked for...
  • Latur school backs HIV+ve kids, villagers unrelenting July 12, 2009

    Latur: After CNN-IBN's sister channel IBN Lokmat exposed how a school in Maharashtra's Latur district had asked eight HIV-positive students to leave, the school administration was forced to reconsider its stand. But the attitude of villagers is something that has not been altered despite the developments. The school had asked the kids...
  • Impact: Latur school ordered to take back HIV+ kids July 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the school boycott of HIV positive students in Latur district. The District Collector has warned school authorities to take back the students or face the consequences. On Friday, CNN-IBN had reported how the education of some HIV positive children in...
  • HIV+ students shunned in Latur school July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Legalising homosexuality may help the fight against AIDS in India, but the education of some HIV positive children in Latur has been jeopardised. Not only are they HIV infected but they have also been victims of discrimination. Their school - Zilla Parishad School Hosegaon - is allegedly asking them...
  • Probe ordered after hospital labels woman HIV+ June 22, 2009

    Jamnagar (Hujarat): The Gujarat government has suspended the staff of a hospital and ordered a probe after a pregnant woman was singled out by the hospital by sticking a tape on her forehead and branding her HIV positive. The 27-year-old woman now wants those responsible for humiliating her to be...
  • Diabetics, HIV infected at more Swine flu risk June 8, 2009

    New Delhi: There's no question that the Influenza A H1N1 virus is extremely contagious and spreading rapidly. And there is also no doubt that some people could be at a greater risk than others. The World Health Organisation now warns that people with compromised immunity due to immuno-deficiency diseases like...
  • Caught in red-tape, HIV+ girl dies at airport | Fly safe October 30, 2008

    Kolkata: A 22-year-old HIV+ girl from Mizoram died at the Kolkata airport on Tuesday when she was not allowed to board a plane to Aizawal. The airports authority had declared her unfit to fly. Lalnun Mawii was terminally ill and wanted to spend her last days at home. She was undergoing...
  • Turned away from flight, HIV+ girl dies at airport October 29, 2008

    New Delhi: An HIV positive young woman died at the Kolkata Airport after airport officials refused to let her fly home. The 22-year-old HIV-positive girl was desperately trying to reach home to see her parents, before time ran out for her. She arrived at the airport on Monday morning on a wheel...
  • Seeking revenge, HIV+ man rapes minors in TN April 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu is in a state of shock. An HIV-positive man, Ayyappan, allegedly raped two minor girls aged 11 and 15 over the past one-and-a-half years. The incident came to light when the girls began to fall sick frequently. Forty-eight-old Ayappan was arrested on Saturday following...
  • Wedding bells bring hope for HIV+ people December 18, 2007

    Hyderabad: Their loved ones may have deserted them, but their hearts are still young. Many HIV-positive people in Andhra Pradesh are tying the knot, becoming one another's support till they breathe their last. Finding them socially isolated and traumatised, they have formed an exclusive group, Telugu Network of Positive People....
  • Mother HIV+, court asks daughter if she wants her October 26, 2007

    Jaipur: It's just a photograph of her nine-year-old daughter that a Jaipur-based HIV positive woman has seen for almost two years now. Infected by her husband, who died in 2003, she was forcibly separated from the child by her in-laws in 2005. However, the real blow for her came when a...