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People observing World AIDS Day | Ashok Nath Dey

Mizoram reports highest number of HIV cases with 17,897 people testing positive

Officials said 2,557 fresh HIV cases were detected in 2018-19, which was "extremely high" as the state has a population of about 10 lakh.
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Communities have played critical role in fighting HIV. That must continue this World AIDS Day

From early 1980s, communities have fought for the rights and needs of those affected. For example, faced with stigma, gay communities in the US provided prevention advice, care and support.
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Scientists discover first new HIV strain in 19 years

The strain was identified using next generation genome sequencing and has been discovered in only three people so far.
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Drug-resistant HIV found in 12 countries in WHO survey, poses threat to India too

WHO says HIV resistance against efavirenz & nevirapine has surpassed acceptable levels in the 12 nations, including Nepal. Both drugs are used in India.
A scientist at work in a research lab in Bengaluru | Samyukta Lakshmi/Bloomberg

India pays more than any developing country on funding R&D for dengue, malaria, HIV

According to a new report, India accounts for nearly three quarters of the total public funding on R&D by low- and middle-income countries.
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On World AIDS Day, good news for India — fall in new HIV cases is helping overcome hurdles

India has seen a significant decline in new HIV infections due to public policy intervention. But the road ahead still has significant hurdles.
Trilochan Das

The ‘protein baba’ from outskirts of Delhi who claims to cure HIV and cancer

Trilochan Das claims his Whey protein has anti-ageing properties, while other drugs, he says, can cure terminal illnesses.
Trilochan Das

The Sikh business tycoon ‘godman’ who claims to cure HIV and cancer with his drugs

Trilochan Das claims his medicines have been classified under ‘alternate category’ by AYUSH ministry. But govt denies any such approval.
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Parliamentary panel asks govt to speed up on anti-retroviral treatment centres

The health ministry has been asked to take necessary steps to speed up the process of establishing and linking anti-retroviral treatment centres for the HIV-infected.

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Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

Defence

A pair of US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks. Sikorsky was later acquired by Lokheed Martin | Lockheedmartin.com

Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.