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National AIDS Control Organisation was constituted as a division of the ministry of Health and Family Welfare govt. of India in 1992 owing to the scrutinisation of AIDS disease in 1986 in India for the first time. As it was the need of hour to check the disease from its very 1st appearance NACO took various measures to prevail awareness among the denizens of India like not to resort to those activities that will be the cause for the spread of the horrible disease. Such as it made aware the people how the disease spreads through unprotected sex, drugs etc. But later on it observed that unprotected sex is the chief cause to spread the tentacles of this disease mostly among the adults. To safeguard this it disseminated that before sex every body should go for various protective measures, opened infrastructure in hospitals to cure sexually transmitted diseases etc. Even NACO touted the govt. to commence sex education in the schools to make the students aware about the horrible effects of the disease and unsafe sex that may lead to annihilation of life.
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): Steve McQueen-helmed '12 Years a Slave' has topped the outstanding performances list of Screen Actors Guild awards with four nominations, followed by 'August: Osage County' and 'The Butler' with three nominations, it has been revealed.
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) As the Supreme Court Wednesday pronounced as criminal offence the consensual sex between adults of the same gender, activists and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community said they were dejected, but determined to continue their fight.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Social protection for families affected by HIV/AIDS is one of the key strategies to prevent the spread of the disease, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) said Tuesday.
Gangtok, Dec 10 (IANS) Seventy-one-year-old P.P. Bhandari from Samlick-Marchak in East Sikkim was for long suffering from frequent episodes of chest pain. In the absence of proper diagnosis and treatment for patients with coronary artery diseases and related problems, he had planned a trip to either New Delhi or Kolkata to get his heart back in shape.
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Adele and her fiance Simon Konecki enjoyed a rare date night at a secret Lady Gaga concert at member's club Annabel's in London.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) For long a neglected community, transgenders would now be the focus of a new campaign against HIV/AIDS launched by the health ministry, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Human Rights Watch and Pallium India Thursday wrote a petition to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking improved availability of pain relief medicines, and to press parliament to approve changes to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Kochi, Dec 5 (IANS) The first global health conference on social marketing (SM) and social franchising (SF) that ended in this Kerala city Thursday has recommended a national action plan on SM and SF in India.
Melbourne, Dec. 4 (ANI): The newest trend in the dental care industry is the age-old 'oil pulling therapy', which basically involves gargling with any type of oil for 20 minutes each morning on an empty stomach.
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) Beatrijs Janssen, a healthcare expert from the Netherlands, carries around female condoms on a belly tray, attracting much attention at a conference in this Kerala city.
Washington, Dec 04 (ANI): Researchers have used radioimmunotherapy (RIT) to destroy remaining human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells in the blood samples of patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, offering the promise of a strategy for curing HIV infection.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Issues faced by transgenders like HIV/AIDS and human rights violations would be among the topics to be discussed at a high-level meeting to be held here from Dec 5.
Kochi, Dec 3 (IANS) The first global health conference on social marketing (SM) and social franchising (SF) that began here Tuesday saw experts calling to scale up the use of these tools to address a wider gamut of health challenges in India, instead of limiting them to just family planning.
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers have identified a protein that causes loss of function in immune cells combating HIV.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) It is essential to educate oneself and understand that HIV-AIDS is like any other disease and should not be considered a taboo, health experts said at an event commemorating World Aids Day here Monday.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) People living with HIV, social activists and non-governmental organisations (NGO) organised a walk in the capital Monday, urging leaders to pass the pending HIV/AIDS bill.
Thane, Dec 2 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy J. Powell Monday visited the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Bhiwandi town on the occasion of the World AIDS Day, an official said.
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Sex workers, transgenders and people from certain other groups living with HIV/AIDS gathered here Sunday and demanded that society stop discriminating against them.
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) Around 70,000 new HIV cases were reported in China in the first nine months of the year, bringing the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS to 434,000.
Dharamsala, Dec 1 (IANS) Thirteen HIV positive cases were reported in Tibetan settlements in India last year, a minister in the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Sunday.
Kochi, Dec 1 (IANS) Experts from 35 countries are expected to gather in this Kerala city for the high-profile global health conference on social marketing and franchising (SMF), the first time such a conference is happening here.
Pretoria, Nov 30 (IANS) South Africans will be encouraged to know their HIV status on the World Aids Day by getting tested and to follow the 'ABC' principles of abstaining, being faithful and condomising.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) At least 2,10,000 children died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2012, according to a report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Melbourne, November 30 (ANI): An Australian scientist has revealed that stem cell cures may be the solution to some of the most dreadful illnesses.
Melbourne, November 30 (ANI): An Australian scientist has revealed that stem cell cures may be the solution to some of the most dreadful illnesses.
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Basketball legend Magic Johnson has said that the black community in America is still in denial that the HIV virus can strike them, adding that he had done a wonderful job of raising the awareness level or educating their people.
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Civil society activists Friday demanded that the HIV/AIDS bill be tabled during the winter session of parliament, set to be held Dec 5 to 20.
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The union government has roped in the sports ministry to create more awareness about AIDS among the youth in villages, districts and at the state level.
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) India has achieved a reduction in overall HIV infections, but injecting drug users remain one of the most vulnerable groups in the country as far as contracting HIV/AIDS is concerned, said a report.
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Ritesh and Bhawana Godse (name changed), a couple from Nagpur living with HIV-AIDS for the past five years, claim it was carelessness on the part of a hospital in Gujarat that resulted in their being infected with HIV-contaminated blood.
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a recently discovered HIV strain leads to significantly faster development of AIDS than currently prevalent forms.
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Anushka Shetty and her "Singam" co-star Suriya have collaborated with TeachAIDS campaign, which aims to spread awareness about the disease among children. She says she wishes to follow the cause closely.
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who acted in low-budget movie "Dallas Buyers Club" without any trailers or lights, says the biopic is a labour of love.
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) American designer Kenneth Cole, who was in India for the debut amfAR gala and for his store opening in the capital, believes the country attracts him with its mix of social culture and progressive thinking. Also, if given a chance, he would love to style Bollywood's Bachchan family.
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) As the country heads for general elections in a few months, more than 300 children from 16 states, many of them from poor, Dalit or tribal families, came together Monday to urge political parties to consider their demands.
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander will Dec 1 be felicitated here with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to cinema by Raindropss, a youth-based social organisation.
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Bollywood's star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai are proud to have lent support to the inaugural amfAR gala to raise funds for the Foundation for AIDS Research programme.
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander will be felicitated with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to cinema here Dec 1 by Raindropss, a youth-based social organisation.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) American actress-producer Sharon Stone, currently in Mumbai for a fund-raising event, says she would love to be in a Hindi movie.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Actress and producer Sharon Stone who is in India for an amfAR fund-raising event says Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are very generous.
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With information and communication technologies (ICT) gaining wide acceptance as enabler of economic prosperity and sustainable development, key regional and global players in the industry will consider Monday in the Thai capital Bangkok a bouquet of projects that would improve the quality of life in the Asia-Pacific region.
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) American designer Kenneth Cole was here to mark the official launch of his namesake brand in the country Friday night.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Demanding social justice and empowerment, a group of transgenders from all over the country interacted with government stakeholders, media and international agencies here Friday.
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Hollywood actress-producer Hilary Swank will be here Sunday to be a part of amfAR's inaugural fundraising event to be attended by celebrated names from India and abroad.
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a molecular invisibility cloak that enables HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to hide inside cells of the body without triggering the body's natural defence systems.
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Leading researchers and clinicians united together at a conference to discuss recent findings that could bring hope to the estimated 35 million people world-wide who live with HIV and to identify what needs to be done before an AIDS-free world can go from dream to reality.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Ace designers Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani and duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla are set to dazzle the ramp with their creations celebrating gold at the country's inaugural amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) fundraising gala Nov 17.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Ace designers Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani and duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla will dazzle the ramp with garments celebrating gold at the country's inaugural amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Reserach) fundraising gala Nov 17.
Agartala, Nov 3 (IANS) Ostracised by their family and neighbours, an AIDS patient couple committed suicide in Tripura, officials said here Sunday.
Johannesburg, Nov 2 (ANI): Professional golfer Gary Player, who is widely regarded as South Africa's greatest ever sportsman celebrated his 78th birthday yesterday.
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Punjab, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar have become the new hot spots of injecting drug use. The practice was earlier largely confined to the north eastern states of Manipur and Nagaland, an expert said Friday.
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected individuals- with uninfected sexual partners to prevent viral transmission appears to make economic sense, along with meeting its clinical goals of helping infected patients stay healthy and reducing transmission.
Washington, Oct. 30 (ANI): Scientists analysed the genomes of thousands of HIV virus strains and produced the first map of human AIDS resistance
New York, Oct 29 (ANI): American boxing legend Mike Tyson has said that he was once out of control in his career, drinking, gorging on food and having sex with women.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Around 200 people from NGOs, those living with AIDS and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, protested here Friday demanding that China shell out $1 billion for a global fund to combat AIDS and other diseases.
Havana, Oct 25 (IANS) Cuban researchers are working on developing two cholera oral-vaccines, one of which is in advanced clinical trials, experts said here.
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Naz Foundation founder and executive director Anjali Gopalan will be awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honour, the highest French civilian distinction, Friday, an official statement said Thursday.
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Thanks to an overwhelming response Indian documentary "Fire In The Blood" is enjoying a successful run in Mumbai.
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Doctors have revealed that they may have put HIV into remission in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus.
Warsaw, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Sharon Stone has been honoured with the Nobel Peace Summit Award for her AIDS charity Work.
Washington, Oct. 23 (ANI): A Boston-based nanotechnology firm has reportedly created a mobile device that can accurately test for AIDS in under an hour.
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress-producer Jennifer Garner says she wanted to feed Matthew McConaughey a "big bowl of pasta" while shooting their new movie "The Dallas Buyers Club" because he lost 50 pounds for his role.
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey turned to actor Tom Hanks for advise on losing weight for his forthcoming movie "Dallas Buyers Club".
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Mumbai will host the country's inaugural amfAR fundraising gala, a black-tie dinner and auction event Nov 17 to be attended by Hollywood actress Sharon Stone.
London, Oct 15 (IANS) A paedophile, who groomed vulnerable adolescent boys across Britain along with an accomplice through social networking sites and later recorded their sexual abuse, has been found HIV positive.
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved budgetary support of Rs.8,632.77 crore for the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) Phase-IV which seeks to provide comprehensive care and support to all HIV/AIDS affected people.
Agartala, Oct 3 (IANS) The Tripura government has ordered a probe against an NGO which reportedly enrolled housewives as sex workers to manipulate funds sanctioned to campaign against AIDS, a minister said Thursday.
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) A new vaccine may help boost the efficacy of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG), currently the only tuberculosis (TB) vaccine available, researchers said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Blood deficit in the country is growing despite donation going up to twice the level that existed in 2007, said an official of the department of AIDS control Tuesday.
New Delhi, October 1 (ANI): Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and social activist Sanjana Jon visited the Tihar Jail and took a pledge along with the inmates to stop violence against women.
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Around 600,000 people in India may have been saved from becoming infected with HIV over ten years with the help of a programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a study.
Washington, Oct. 1 (ANI): Cocaine use could increase a person's vulnerability to HIV infection, a new study has suggested.
United Nations, Oct 1 (IANS) Myanmar has called for intensified efforts and accelerated actions to fully achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the next two years.
Itanagar, Sep 29 (ANI): The sensitive border state of Arunachal Pradesh inhabited by culturally rich hospitable tribals would be focused in right perspective globally with the launch of North East Live, the first 24X7 satellite news channel from the state on September 30 next, said Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), including heart disease and stroke, cause 17.3 million deaths each year worldwide, and by 2030 it is expected that 23 million people will die from CVDs annually, a report released Sunday said.
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Frances Culpo Saturday praised the effort of India's Sulabh movement for helping restore human rights and dignity of those once involved in manual scavenging.
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The focus of the World Heart Day (marked Sep 29) this year is on women and children, as heart diseases have emerged as the number one killer for Indian women, according to doctors.
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Richard Gere and his wife and actress Carey Lowell have separated and are apparently planning to file for divorce.
New York, Sept 26 (ANI): Researchers at Rutgers' New Jersey Medical School have used Ciclopirox, an anti-fungal medicine, to eradicate the AIDS-causing virus from cell cultures by shutting down the cell's "powerhouse."
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Britain will contribute one billion pounds ($1.5 billion) to the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years, said Justine Greening, international development secretary at the UN.
London, Sept. 24 (ANI): The number of HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths has gone down from 2.3 million during its peak in 2005 to 1.6 million last year, according to a UNAIDS' report.
Geneva, Sep 23 (IANS) A UN report Monday said new HIV infections among adults and children were estimated at 2.3 million in 2012, down 33 percent from 2001.
Beijing, Sept. 20 (ANI): The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world business leaders to promote sustainable development worldwide.
New York, Sept. 19 (ANI): X-rated film stars and real life couple, Cameron Bay and Rod Daily, who were recently tested positive for HIV, have blamed their condition on the porn industry.
New York, Sept 19 (ANI): A group of Russian scientists claim that the Chaga fungus, which commonly grows on birch trees, could target the HIV virus.
Wellington, Sept. 17 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that a tree bark that is used in Samoa to make medicinal tea, could help treat AIDS.
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Anita Devi, 45, was admitted with intestinal problems in a government hospital in Patna on Sep 4. But tests soon revealed she was HIV positive. At that point, the doctor responsible for her care tore up the prescription and asked her to leave.
Washington, Sept. 12 (ANI): Researchers have developed a vaccine that seems to have the capability of completely clearing an AIDS-causing virus from the body.
Los Angeles, Sep 12 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey says he is not eyeing any Academy award for his work in "Dallas Buyers Club" and worked in it just for good experience.
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) International socialite Paris Hilton, who attended Indian designer duo Shane and Falguni Peacock's show at the ongoing New York Fashion Week (NYFW), says their line was full of "incredible" designs.
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) US researchers said there is a minimum of 320,000 viruses in mammals alone awaiting discovery, all with the potential to affect humans.
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Scientists has claimed that there are at least 320,000 viruses in mammals that are awaiting discovery.
Manila, Sep 2 (IANS) The Philippines recorded 449 new HIV-positive cases in July, the highest number in a month since the first case was reported in 1984, the health department said.
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) More awareness on sexual health can help reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among married women, a group of experts said Friday.
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Alicia Keys is pushing HIV-AIDS awareness into the limelight with her new project called Empowered.
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With inadequate data on the numbers of children trafficked for labour and sexual exploitation, India and Unicef are conducting a survey across the country to create a baseline for addressing these issues, a UN official said Friday.
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A total of 1,426 people died of infectious diseases in China in July, with AIDS killing the maximum people, the government said Friday.
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) There is a need for inter-regional action between various South Asian countries to tackle cross-border issues on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Friday.
In a bid to strengthen volunteer programmes in the forthcoming appraisal of the 12th Plan (2012-17) to address the issue of parent-to-child transmission of HIV, more resources would be dedicated.
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) More resources would be dedicated to strengthening volunteer programmes in the forthcoming appraisal of the 12th Plan (2012-17) to address the issue of parent-to-child transmission of HIV, Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed said Tuesday.