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  • Society slowly changing, says Meerut man who adopted 12 HIV positive boys 3 days ago

    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...
  • News 360: Meerut couple shows the way, adopts 12 HIV positive boys 3 days ago

    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...
  • Meerut couple adopts 12 HIV positive kids abandoned by their families 4 days ago

    Meerut: 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 have adopted...
  • 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...
  • 50 HIV-positive children win hearts with entertaining stage show July 28, 2014

    Some 50 HIV-positive children danced to a medley of Bollywood songs through the ages and staged an impressive play to a packed auditorium in Jaipur over the weekend, as their adopted home, non-profit Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, celebrated its annual day. The 45-minute satirical play, entitled "Muhammad Bhai ki Jootiyan"...
  • Condom that neutralises HIV virus gets clearance July 22, 2014

    Sydney: Australian authorities have approved a condom developed in the country which contains a substance that destroys AIDS-causing HIV and other sexually transmitted viruses almost entirely, media reported Tuesday. The biotech firm Starpharma has developed an antiviral compound called VivaGel that, according to laboratory tests, can render inactive up to 99.9...
  • Cancer therapy cures two Australian patients of HIV! July 21, 2014

    Sydney: In a piece of good news after the sad announcement a few days ago about HIV virus rebounding in the "Mississippi Baby", scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable. The two Australian men became apparently HIV-free after receiving stem cells to...
  • Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS counter-productive: Health minister July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS in India may scare "away a large number of suspected cases from getting detected and treated", the government opined on Tuesday even as it stated that the country has an estimated 7.77 lakh HIV/AIDS patients. "Considerable thought has been given to the issue. The government...
  • Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs July 5, 2014

    London: Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs. A team of researchers from KU Leuven, in Belgium, has developed a chemical reaction that yields fully functional 1,2,3-triazoles. Triazoles are chemical compounds that can be used as...
  • Condoms, abstinence needed to control AIDS: Harsh Vardhan June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday denied opposing promotion of condoms, and said a combination of condoms and abstinence was needed to fight HIV/AIDS. A day after reports said the minister spoke against promoting condoms for preventing the spread of AIDS, an official statement from Harsh Vardhan said that...
  • 24 cases of tuberculosis reported in Farrukhabad Central Jail June 9, 2014

    Twenty-four cases of tuberculosis have been reported till now among the inmates lodged in Central Jail in Farrukhabad, officials said. Of the 29 inmates who underwent medical examination recently, 24 have been found suffering from TB out of whom eight are at a critical stage, district TB officer Dr Rajbir Singh...
  • Make essential drugs affordable for all: Cipla May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid US firms' allegations of patent norm violations against Indian pharma companies, leading domestic drug maker Cipla has said that "essential" medicines be made available to people at affordable rates and should not be sold under "monopoly". "As a scientist I believe that an inventor or innovator of a...
  • Effective HIV vaccine comes closer to reality March 3, 2014

    Washington: Scientific have discovered how the immune system makes a powerful antibody that blocks HIV infection of cells by targeting a key site, paving way for an effective vaccine for the deadly virus. Researchers believe that if a vaccine could elicit potent antibodies to a specific conserved site in the V1V2...
  • SC issues notice on discrimination against HIV children March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre and all the states on a petition saying there should be no discrimination on admitting HIV positive children to schools. An apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan issued notice after NGO Naaz Foundation urged it to issue...
  • Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug-related behaviour: Study March 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours to help detect and potentially prevent outbreaks, a new study has found. The study, led by University of California Los Angeles, suggests it may be possible to predict sexual risk and drug use...
  • Indian government to spend more on AIDS control February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time, the funding for AIDS Control Programme from the Indian government will be more than the funds coming from International donors and agencies. The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) - Phase IV (2012-2017), which was launched said on Wednesday has a budget outlay of Rs...
  • Shocking: HIV-positive student secretly videotaped himself having unprotected sex January 20, 2014

    Twenty-two-year Michael Johnson had been charged with knowingly exposing partners to HIV in October, 2013. The police recently discovered multiple videos of Johnson having unprotected sex. The officials have said that Johnson's partners were unaware of the fact that the student of Lindenwood University, US, had been filming their sexual...
  • USA: Protein discovery to aid HIV vaccine development January 14, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have determined the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, an advance that brings an HIV vaccine closer to reality. HIV virus has many strategies to hide from the immune system. One of those strategies is a dramatic structural transformation that the virus undergoes when...
  • Hiware Bazar village becomes a model of development, economic progress February 18, 2014

    Pune: Pucca houses, clean roads, water supply at 7 am, lush green fields are sights such that are rare even in the most developed of towns, but Hiware Bazar near Pune is a unique and successful experiment. Its story is unique as it presents an alternate model of development based...
  • Wife rejects husband's health certificates, HC approves divorce November 15, 2013

    Bangalore: In a very interesting order, the Karnataka High Court has allowed a couple to divorce after the wife refused to accept her husband's medical fitness certificates. The wife had asked her husband to prove that he was not suffering from HIV, diabetes, heart diseases etc for the consummation of...
  • Woman denied of entering house for being HIV positive October 26, 2013

    The in-laws of a 21-year-old wife in Nadia district allegedly refused to allow the her enter the house with new born baby girl as she is HIV positive patient. According to police sources the woman, a resident of Tehatta Duttapara village in Nadia district had given birth of a baby girl...
  • New intra-vaginal ring may prevent HIV in women September 29, 2013

    A new easy-to-use intra-vaginal ring filled with an anti-retroviral drug could be extremely effective at preventing the deadly HIV in women, a new study has found. The ring is easy to use, long lasting, and recently has demonstrated a 100 per cent success rate protecting primates from the simian immunodeficiency virus...
  • 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...
  • 90 per cent condom machines at public places gone missing: CAG report September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost 90 per cent condom vending machines installed at public places by National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) for HIV/AIDS prevention have gone missing, a CAG report has said. In its report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the CAG has rapped NACO for failing to achieve the objective of...
  • Bombay High Court directs transport dept to reinstate HIV positive bus driver September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay high Court has directed the state transport department to reinstate a bus driver who was suspended for testing HIV positive. The 41-year-old bus driver from Pune was sacked from his job last year after he voluntarily disclosed his status. CNN IBN had reported on his suspension last year...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Identity of HIV/AIDS patients not to be disclosed: Gujarat HC August 23, 2013

    Ahmedabad: 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. In the judgement on a PIL, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala said, "Identity of patients who come...
  • Orphan, HIV, leprotic parents to get monthly allowance under govt's 'Parvarish' scheme August 21, 2013

    Seeking to reach out to helpless orphaned children and wards of HIV and leprotic parents, the Bihar government is all set to launch an ambitious welfare programme under which children of such categories would get monthly allowance. The Bihar Cabinet gave its approval to the new scheme named "Parvarish" at a...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. The shelter located in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area provides love and care to the mentally challenged, elderly, differently-abled,...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS get disputed land July 30, 2013

    Pratapgarh: In yet another case of insensitivity from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the five orphan children who were living near the graves of their parents, who had died after contracting AIDS, the state administration reportedly provided them a piece of disputed land. The children had been provided a 250 square metre...