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California woman could be first to recover from HIV without drugs or surgery, study says

Loreen Willenberg, 66, is only the third patient ever to recover from HIV, but the first without drugs or surgery. Researchers say her body 'locked away' the virus in her genome.
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How Covid is making it tougher to tackle TB, AIDS, malaria and child health

All countries need to urgently tackle coronavirus, but not at the cost of existing health priorities, which have been hit badly by lockdowns.
Transgender persons observe physical distancing while they wait for food in Tamil Nadu (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Struggling transgenders, HIV patients, sex workers approach govt for shelter & livelihoods

Top official of NACO, under health ministry, writes to social justice ministry, asking for these people to be included in social protection schemes.
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Zero Discrimination Day 2020: Promoting empowerment for women in all their diversity

This year’s Zero Discrimination Movement seeks recognition of the political leadership of women, upholding human rights, economic justice and an end to gender-based violence.
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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.
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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.

On Camera

Dozens of Indian start-ups join hands to end dominance of Google, Facebook

About 56 Indian entrepreneurs are considering establishing alternative to Google Play Store & ending supremacy of large tech corporations such as Facebook.

Defence

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We are secular, says Indian Army on Pakistan’s ‘malicious campaign trying divide soldiers’

The Army said Pakistan has been carrying out a social media campaign for days now, trying to defame the institution.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.