AIDS is a lifelong disease and can only be suppressed through effective medications. If you are HIV-positive and planning to conceive, consult a medical expert for the best plans starting from the conception till the breastfeeding and even lifelong.
“The important lesson that doctors, epidemiologists, public health experts, and virologists around the world fighting against AIDS have learned is that treatments and combination of medicines (triple drug anti-retroviral therapy) can be our most important weapon rather than concentrating all the resources towards developing vaccines,” Dr Mohammad Mubasheer Ali, senior consultant internal medicine at Apollo […]
Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that’s been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the new drug in a weekly newsletter, saying the long-term acting and injectable HIV drug has […]
On World AIDS Day 2020, World Health Organisation highlighted that 68% of adults living with HIV received lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2019 and while the world has made significant progress since the late 1990s, HIV AIDS still remains a major global public health issue that faces additional challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. In her […]
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Dr. Ranjana Becon, Gynecologist at Columbia Asia Hospital in Ghaziabad shared, “Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), can be transmitted through use of contaminated syringe for medical purposes or shared activities such as injecting drugs into the bloodstream, sexual intercourse not protected through a […]
In 2019, an estimated 1.7 million new infections were reported around the world, down 23 percent from 2.1 million in 2010, and recording a fall of 40 percent from its high of 2.8 million in 1998. An estimated 26 million people were taking treatment or accessing antiretroviral therapy for HIV as of June 2020.
“Death, combined with AIDS, is not the easiest topic to read about daily — if at all,” Stuart admits. “For those who keep supporting especially through these depressing and uncertain times, is a revelation to me. I mean, the AIDS pandemic is barely acknowledged, hence the existence of TAM. I believe that’s the reason why […]
The day is observed globally on December 1 to create awareness among the students and the public to unite in the fight against HIV and also to express solidarity for the people living with HIV. The current year’s theme is “Global solidarity, shared responsibility” and a programme was organised by the district wing of the […]
Despite our success in science and care delivery, the sad truths HIV has shown about the impacts of inequities across our health systems have not led to critical change. Amid the progress chronicled in the recent CDC data were numbers showing that HIV-related deaths remained highest among Black/African American persons and among people with HIV […]
“It was the dark, dark years. And it wasn’t a dark month, or two or three. They were dark years,” Fauci said. “It was something that shaped how I looked at medicine and success and failure in the subsequent years. I cannot believe it but I look back now and it was almost 40 years […]