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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Human T cell (blue) under attack by HIV (yellow), the virus that causes AIDS | Credits: www.nih.gov

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.
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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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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.