Monday, 24 January, 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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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.