Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicHIV AIDS

Topic: HIV AIDS

With hospital-based surveillance programme, ICMR looks to fix India’s big data gap on STDs

There is a lack of recent epidemiological data on STIs in India, with ICMR’s own 2002-03 estimate of a 6% incidence rate still the most quoted number.

Genetic code inherited from Neanderthals increases severe Covid risk but protects from HIV

The link was found when scientists looked into why a gene that made humans susceptible to a disease had survived thousands of years of evolution — unless it had a favourable impact.

Study on sexual habits of Indians shows more than 50% don’t use contraceptives

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Pakistan has a new public health deadline. And it’s all about syringes

Pakistan has been beset with blood-borne infections like HIV-AIDS and Hepatitis B and C since the 1980s. But that could soon change.

Unsterilised injections caused 2017 HIV ‘outbreak’ in UP’s Unnao, study finds

Study conducted between September and December 2018 in three UP districts looked at 33 cases against 125 controls.

Covid disrupted HIV care in Asia-Pacific, 46% dip in frequency of taking tests, survey finds

Survey by Gilead Sciences and AIDS Society of India attributes the reason for breakdown in HIV care to restricted travel options & change in high-risk behaviour amid Covid pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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