HIV Archive

HIV cases–Pakistan

Disease outbreak news 3 July 2019 On 25 April 2019, the local administration in Larkana district was alerted by media reports of a surge in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among children in Ratodero Taluka, Larkana district, Sindh province, Pakistan. A screening camp was initially established at Taluka’s main hospital. Later, screening was expanded to other

Abbott and YRGCARE Announce Unique Collaboration to Study HIV and Viral Hepatitis Patterns in India

  PARTNERSHIP COMBINES Abbott’s global expertise of tracking AND characterizing viruses and YRGCARE’s knowledge of HIV and ExTENSIVE REsEARCH NETWORK   INDIA becomes the newest addition to Abbott’s global viral surveillance efforts MUMBAI, 9 January 2018 – Strengthening India’s efforts in combating HIV and hepatitis viruses, Abbott has announced its partnership with Y.R. Gaitonde Centre

Over 70% Women in Haryana Lack Awareness on HIV: Doctors Call For Awareness on World AIDS Day

National Family Health Survey (2015-2016) of Haryana states only 30% of women (aged 15-59) is aware of HIV infection. National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) 2016-2017 reports that 1836 HIV infections are transmitted to Female Sex Workers and 786 IV drug users. Over 25 Lakh Indians are infected by HIV and 14 Lakh not aware of

Addressing legal barriers to fast-track the HIV and TB response in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 3 August 2017 – Six years after the first Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law and five years since the report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law was released, over 140 advocates are gathering this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, to take stock of progress on the

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, TB and cancer

6 JUNE 2017 | GENEVA – New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Model List of Essential Medicines for 2017. Other additions include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia. The updated

Medical Tourism – Thee nights and Four days for a new Knee: Chawm Ganguly

The first recorded instance of people travelling to obtain medical treatment dates back thousands of years and refers to Greek pilgrims travelling from all over the Mediterranean to the small territory in the Saronic Gulf called Epidauria. This territory was the sanctuary of Asklepios – the Greek God of medicine . Asclepius represented the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters being Hygieia (“Hygiene”, the goddess/personification of

Drought Increases the Spread of HIV in Africa

June 16, 2015, Washington, D.C.—Bad weather in Africa south of the Sahara increases the spread of HIV, according to a study published in the June 2015 issue of the Economic Journal. When the rains fail, farmers in rural areas often see their incomes fall dramatically and will try to make up for it however they