Saturday, 21 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

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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