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China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

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China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

Beijing:  Is China covering up an AIDS epidemic?  The news that China is going to get more HIV positive people on ‘traditional’ and ‘affordable’ traditional Chinese medicine is causing concern among the HIV-AIDS community worldwide. China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of […]

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Gay Man did not bring AIDS to USA says research

They blamed Gaeten Douglas (Patient Zero) as the one who brought the HIV virus to America. They demonised the Gay community because Douglas happened to be gay. Now research shows that Douglas was actually a scapegoat. One of the most demonised patients in history – Gaetan Dugas – has been convincingly cleared of claims he […]

AIDS bomb ticking in Pakistan

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AIDS bomb ticking in Pakistan

Pakistani media  have reported that Pakistan has the second largest number of HIV patients in South Asia. Pakistan has around 94,000 HIV positive patients, the second largest number in South Asia. According to the report of HIV /AIDs Control Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, around 157 children across the province were infected with HIV while Peshawar tops […]

Deadlier than HIV…

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Deadlier than HIV…

It’s deadlier than AIDS. Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, a report said on Thursday (July 7). And the price of many of the treatments are extremely expensive! Deaths from infection, liver disease and cancer caused […]

Attempt to ‘silence’ Lawyers’ Collective?

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Attempt to ‘silence’ Lawyers’ Collective?

New Delhi: Social organisations and a group of individuals have condemned the suspension of FCRA licence of ‘Lawyers Collective’, the NGO run by noted lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover, and termed the Home Ministry’s move as “malafide and motivated” and “blatant violation” of law.  In a statement, the organisations and individuals said there has […]

Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

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Assam hospital gives baby HIV transfusion!

A child undergoing treatment for burn injuries at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) has tested HIV positive after being  given contaminated blood at the hospital, claim the parents. The boy, who is three-and-half years old, had suffered 40% burns and was admitted to GMCH in April, 2015. He was kept there for more than five […]

Sri Lanka first in South Asia to protect HIV infected against school discrimination

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Sri Lanka first in South Asia to protect HIV infected against school discrimination

Sri Lanka will prohibit HIV discrimination in educational settings, says its Supreme Court. This is the first court  in South Asia to make a general pronouncement recognizing human rights of those living with HIV, and sets a precedent for future cases in Sri Lanka challenging HIV discrimination experienced in settings other than education. The court […]

Patna HC asks PMCH Super: Want to go to Jail?

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Patna HC asks PMCH Super: Want to go to Jail?

PATNA: Will Sohila Kunawar , the HIV positive person that Patna Medical College Hospital is harassing, finally receive treatment and respect? Patna high court on Tuesday rebuked the PMCH superintendent and ordered the PMCH to reimburse the expenses incurred by the widow. NEWSNET has been following the story. We reported how the Superintendent ignored the […]

Stop Punishing Drug Users: Patna Rally

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Stop Punishing Drug Users: Patna Rally

“Stop this counterproductive war on drugs,” that’s the message supporters of the ‘Support. Don’t Punish’ Campaign are shouting out on Friday Morning. Patna, the capital of Bihar joins activists across some 150 cities around the world, calling to ‘put an end to the expensive and counterproductive war on drugs.’ Activists, former drug addicts, and drug users are […]

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PMCH defies court to deny surgery to HIV positive woman

Patna, Bihar: Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) is a law into itself and the Patna High Court is far from pleased. On Tuesday, Justice Jyoti Saran held that prima fasciae a case for Contempt is made out against the Superintendent PMCH as the Petitioner (30 year old widow Sohila Kunwar, living with HIV) is made […]

Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

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Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

Gay men or MSMs are prevented from donating blood in England, even though a ‘lifetime ban’ on Gay men donating blood was lifted in 2011. In Northern Ireland, gay men may be also to get married, but they still cannot donate blood to their significant other! The National Health Service had recently indicated that blood […]

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

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Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Governments should ensure that they follow the WHO guidelines and give all HIV infected people access to uninterrupted supply of medicines.  The right to health for HIV+ people can only be ensured fully  if governments decriminalize gay sex and sex work, says an appeal from GNP+ As the World Health Organisation (WHO) gathers to discuss […]

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