On World AIDS Day, we must heed the lessons from COVID

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 […]

‘Global problems need global solidarity’: UNAIDS Executive Director shares facts and figures on World AIDS Day 2020

 Byanyima concluded, “Women and girls must have their human rights fully respected, and the criminalization and marginalization of gay men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs must stop. As we approach the end of 2020, the world is in a dangerous place and the months ahead will not be easy. Only global […]

World Aids Day 2020: Diagnosis, Treatments And Management Of HIV Infection During Pregnancy

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.

World AIDS Day: Is India winning the fight against new HIV infections?

In India, around 23.49 lakh (17.98 lakh–30.98 lakh) people are living with HIV in 2019, with an adult HIV prevalence of 0.22 percent, according to India HIV Estimates 2019 report.  In 2019, over 69 thousand new HIV infections were estimated (nearly 190 new infections every day or eight every hour), which declined by 37 percent […]

On World Aids Day, here are some lessons from fight against AIDS for combating Covid-19

“A more individualistic, patient centric treatment approach has to be devised and implemented in treating Covid presently till the vaccine is available. We already know resistance to single drugs will bedevil Covid-19 treatments. We have seen resistance to single, anti-SARS-CoV-2 drugs develop rapidly in many studies,” he added.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa finds hope in new treatment

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 […]

World AIDS Day 2020: Know all about the history, significance and theme this year of the major global health issue of HIV

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 […]

World AIDS Day 40th Anniversary Marked As COVID Pandemic Recalls Darkest Days

“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 […]

Manforce launches awareness campaign on World AIDS Day

Manforce Condoms has launched a new campaign titled #StandTogether, urging people to protect themselves from HIV by using protection. The brand focuses on a larger responsibility of educating people to use condoms, no matter what brand, through this campaign. December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV and […]

See Glenn Close, Cynthia Erivo, John Lithgow, and More Read Monologue From ‘The Inheritance’ for World AIDS Day

“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 […]