Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: AIDS

World AIDS Day: 57% Indians don’t use contraception, Ahmedabad ranks lowest, survey finds

The survey findings come the same day UNAIDS warns of possible '7.7 million more AIDS-related deaths' in next 10 years.

Moderna backtracks to now open Covid vaccine trial to HIV-positive people

The move came after advocacy groups pushed Moderna, noting that people with health conditions are among the most at-risk from the novel coronavirus.

How decades of work on elusive HIV vaccine has given hope for a ‘quick’ Covid vaccine

A Washington Post report says with $14.5 bn funnelled into hunt for HIV vaccine, scientists today have access to infrastructure that has allowed them to aim for a Covid vaccine by 2021.

On World AIDS Day, we shouldn’t let homophobic and moralistic images of 1980s still haunt us

We must consider what AIDS meant to people in the 1980s and 1990s, and what HIV means today, at a time when antiretroviral therapies are being used successfully.

More HIV cases surface in Pakistan, 31 test positive in Sindh

Last month 215 cases of HIV, including 181 children, were reported in Pakistan's Ratodero district.

Most probable HIV cure is still far from being the ultimate one

The HIV virus, which infects about 1.8 million people worldwide annually, keeps surprising researchers. So it's best to keep up the fight on all fronts.

This new blue pill is stopping HIV like never before, study shows

An anti-viral pill cut new HIV cases among men by almost a third to the lowest on record, study published in Lancet shows.

India is winning the battle against HIV, but poor sex workers are slowing it down

India has registered a steep decline in new cases as well as HIV-related deaths, but a study has warned that sex workers remain vulnerable to the deadly virus.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.