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PrEP can help control the HIV epidemic in India: Experts

PrEP can help control the HIV epidemic in India: Experts

PrEP is a strategy that involves the administration of anti-retroviral medications that prevent HIV infection. The medications are quite effective for people who are at higher risk of acquiring HIV

01 December,2023 12:35 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Commemorating LGBTQIA community's contribution to fight HIV/AIDS

Commemorating LGBTQIA community's contribution to fight HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day is on December 1. Let's reflect on the progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, remember those lost to AIDS, and support those living with the disease.

01 December,2023 10:48 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
World AIDS Day 2022: Famous personalities we lost to the deadly disease

World AIDS Day 2022: Famous personalities we lost to the deadly disease

December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day. Today, we remember remarkable individuals who left their mark on the world before succumbing to AIDS-related complications

01 December,2023 09:50 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Mumbai HIV+ numbers stagnate; experts say it’s misleading

Mumbai HIV+ numbers stagnate; experts say it’s misleading

Severely hit amid pandemic, testing has bounced back to reach 4.5 lakh people but this is not enough for densely populated Mumbai

01 December,2023 07:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Eshan Kalyanikar
 Maharashtra: 141 HIV testing centres in state facing closure

Maharashtra: 141 HIV testing centres in state facing closure

State’s AIDS control society seeks to rationalise non-performing centres with low footfalls; health officials worried this may be part of central govt’s larger plan to close NACO, shift HIV control to state governments

29 November,2023 07:17 AM IST | Mumbai | Eshan Kalyanikar
‘AIDS has exited our consciousness. But it’s here’

‘AIDS has exited our consciousness. But it’s here’

Minors, especially from the queer community, are having early, unprotected sex, leading to the rising incidence of HIV reactive and HIV+ infections

20 August,2023 08:33 AM IST | Mumbai | Arpika Bhosale
'Progress in HIV care for kids, pregnant women nearly flat over past 3 years'

'Progress in HIV care for kids, pregnant women nearly flat over past 3 years'

Around 1,10,000 children and adolescents died from AIDS-related causes during 2021 while another 3,10,000 were newly infected, bringing the total number of young people living with HIV to 2.7 million

01 December,2022 02:35 PM IST | United Nations | IANS
3.8 million people living with HIV in South-East Asia region, says WHO

3.8 million people living with HIV in South-East Asia region, says WHO

An estimated 38.4 million people are living with HIV, globally. In 2021, an estimated 1.5 million people acquired HIV and around 650 000 people died from AIDS-related causes, according to the United Nations agency

01 December,2022 12:35 PM IST | New Delhi | ANI
World AIDS Day 2022: History, theme, and significance

World AIDS Day 2022: History, theme, and significance

The theme for World AIDS Day this year is "Equalize". It implies that everyone should try to end the injustices that, in the opinion of UNAIDS, are impeding the effort to eradicate AIDS

01 December,2022 10:02 AM IST | Washington | ANI
World AIDS Day: A new global alliance formed to end AIDS in children by 2030

World AIDS Day: A new global alliance formed to end AIDS in children by 2030

A UNAIDS report showed that globally only 52 per cent of children living with HIV are on life-saving treatment, far behind adults where 76 per cent are receiving antiretrovirals

01 December,2022 09:42 AM IST | Mumbai | IANS

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