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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.
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India and the African countries should mull forming a working group to explore healthcare cooperation, stakeholders and experts said here Monday.
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Stressing that India's pharmaceutical technology was appropriate for Africa, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said India is committed to making available to developing countries newer generation life-saving drugs also.
Washington, March 6 (IANS) US researchers have said that they have used gene therapy involving genetically engineered T-cells to successfully decrease the amount of the AIDS virus in several patients taken off the antiretroviral drug therapy (ADT) entirely, which included one patient whose levels became undetectable.
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment.
Washington, March 5 (IANS) A single injection of an experimental drug may someday protect people from infection with the AIDS virus for up to three months, a US study said Tuesday.
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor Jared Leto might have won an Oscar for his performance in the movie "Dallas Buyers Club", but he still hasn't seen the film.
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Singers Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne seems to have buried the hatchet as they posed together for shutterbugs.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Even after being praised for his performance in "The Wolf of Wall Street", actor Leonardo DiCaprio failed to win an Oscar this year and his loss has become a topic of discussion on microblogging website Twitter.
London, March 3 (ANI): Britney Spears was spotted flaunting her boobs at Elton John's annual AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party.
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey says that he will not return for the second season of crime drama series "True Detective".
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Space drama "Gravity" bagged awards in seven of the 10 categories it was nominated for at the 86th Academy Awards. It won the best director award for Alfonso Cuaron but best film title was clinched by real-life inspired "12 Years a Slave" here Sunday.
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Matthew McConaughey received Oscar for the best actor in a leading role for playing an AIDS patient in 'Dallas Buyers Club'. The award ceremony was held here Sunday.
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Jared Leto paid tribute to his mother, Constance Leto, while accepting the best supporting actor trophy for 'Dallas Buyers Club' at the Oscars.
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actor-singer Jared Leto, who plays a transgender AIDS patient named Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club", was
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Social media such as Twitter can be reportedly used for tracking HIV incidences and drug-related behaviors as well as for detecting and preventing outbreaks, according to a new UCLA-led study.
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) It seems actor Jared Leto's long and lustrous ombre locks are hard to manage.
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Victoria Beckham jetted to South Africa on Sunday to lend her support to a new health initiative to prevent the spread of HIV, it has been revealed.
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who has been associated with romantic-comedies for long, says he decided to play AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club" because he wanted to "shake up" his relationship with his "career".
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner says her co-star Matthew McConaughey's excessive weight loss for their Oscar-nominated film "Dallas Buyers Club" made her upset.
Udaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian actress Lilette Dubey is helping her "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2" co-star Richard Gere develop a taste for Rajasthani dishes, and he is said to be trying them with fervour.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite the recent dissonance over quality of drugs and trade practices, India has joined a US-led initiative to build a global system to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases which could be launching specific projects to secure a healthier world.
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Oscar-nominated actor Jared Leto, who plays a transgender AIDS patient named Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club", said he flirted with director Jean-Marc Vallée for the role in the film.
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner said she had no idea that her character Eve Saks in the award-winning film "Dallas Buyers Club" was not a real person.
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that chronic intake of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can protect critical immune tissue in the gut from the damaging effects of HIV infection.
Yangon, Feb 18 (IANS) The Myanmar government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will cooperate in poverty alleviation and expand HIV/AIDS control services to vulnerable groups in Myanmar's remote areas, official media reported Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday allocated Rs.30,145 crore to the health ministry in the interim budget for 2014-15, a move hailed as "positive" by the health sector.
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Oscar-nominated actor Jared Leto has said that he got the script of "Dallas Buyers Club" 15 years back, but he doesn't remember looking at it thoroughly.
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey was "floored" by the dialogues which he got to deliver in the film "Dallas Buyers Club".
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner says she didn't need elaborate make-up for her role of a doctor in "Dallas Buyers Club".
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Hollywood actor Richard Gere is reportedly set to join the crew of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2" in Udaipur in Rajasthan.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The government Wednesday launched the fourth phase of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) at a whopping cost of Rs.142.95 billion.
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A bill aiming to protect people with HIV/AIDS against discrimination was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.
Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) After following extreme diet for "Dallas Buyers Club", actor Jared Leto says he will never lose weight for a film role again.
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Jared Leto has revealed that he is considering taking another "five or six" years break from acting following his success with 'Dallas Buyers Club'.
Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey was so worried about the possibility of contracting HIV when he was a teenager that he spoke to three doctors about preventive measures.
Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who has been nominated in the best actor category in this year's Academy Awards along with Leonardo DiCaprio, has appreciated the latter's acting skills.
Kigali, Feb 6 (IANS) A Rwandan woman recently killed her husband after he inherited a widow whose husband is suspected to have died of the incurable AIDS, media reported Wednesday.
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, breezed through his confirmation hearing before a Senate panel even as several Republican senators expressed concern over his support for Obama's signature healthcare law.
London, Feb 4 (IANS) It is important for governments and aid agencies to quickly understand the risks related to high blood pressure (hypertension) as the lifestyle disease is fast spreading across the globe like HIV/AIDS once spread, says research.
Jammu, Feb 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said implications of science should be universal without any monopoly.
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The All India Network of Sex Workers (AINSW) and other sex workers' community-based organisations (CBOs) Monday demanded that their opinions be taken into account in policy-making across all fields.
London, February 2 (ANI): Matthew McConaughey has confessed that his sex life suffered when he lost a lot of weight for the film 'Dallas Buyers Club'.
London, February 2 (ANI): A San Francisco porn company has been fined 78,000 dollars for maintaining dangerous workplace conditions and allowing their performers to make films without using condoms.
Agra, Feb 1 (IANS) Just a few hundred metres from the Taj Mahal, there's another monument to love that few people know about or few tourists would care to visit. The Japanese-founded Jalma centre for leprosy treatment has completed more than four decades of service, treating thousands of ostracised patients, lepers, and has through research and investigations succeeded in bringing down the incidence of the debilitating disease.
Imphal, Jan.31 (ANI): Workers of Manipur State AIDS Control Society Employees' Association staged a protest in Imphal, supporting a call given by the All India AIDS Control Employees Association.
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study has found that extracts of the geranium plant Pelargonium sidoides inactivate human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and prevent the virus from invading human cells.
New York, Jan 29 (IANS) In a significant discovery, researchers have identified a new protein that holds promise for the next-generation of anti-HIV drugs.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Aware and engaged youth are the force that can transform India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday, urging people to be the change they wanted to see in society.
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has made immense contributions towards nation-building and the promotion of social harmony in the country.
Addis Ababa, Jan 24 (IANS) He'd been captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and escaped a bomb blast in Iraq. His bicycle's been stolen six times but Somen Debnath from the eastern Indian state of West Bengal is determined to complete his mission to pedal 200,000 km to 191 countries by 2020 and reach out to 20 million people to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. Now on his fourth foray, this time to Africa, he intends covering 40 countries on the continent.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) At noon on six days every week, Aryan, 8, makes a dash to a stall in his slum in north Delhi - and returns satiated and smiling. The reason? It is the only time he gets to enjoy a full meal for free, and is treated like the child that he is.
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Small screen actress Barkha Bisht will essay an AIDS victim in an upcoming episode of popular TV show "Yeh Hai Aashiqui".
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly want to extend their family and are planning to adopt again.
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for polio eradication, is happy that WHO has declared India polio-free.
Washington, Jan. 15 (ANI): A federal judge has ruled that Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that is behind the most common cancer among HIV-infected people.
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Crime-comedy drama "American Hustle" clinched awards in three of its seven nominations at the glitzy and star-studded 71st edition of the Golden Globe Awards, the first of the Hollywood awards season, here Sunday evening.
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Actors Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won the best actors in a motion picture drama at the 71st Golden Globe Awards for their films "Blue Jasmine" and "Dallas Buyers Club" respectively.
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Actor Jared Leto, who played an AIDS positive person in "Dallas Buyers Club", has won best supporting actor in motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills here Sunday evening.
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): A new study has found that people are likely to consider one's charitable actions less ethical when the do-gooder gets a reward from the effort.
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) Chinese researchers have claimed to have made a significant breakthrough in the study of HIV virus, offering hope of developing new medications to treat or even cure the disease.
Los Angeles, Jan 8 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who lost a lot of weight for his film "Dallas Buyers Club", says he is finding it tougher to gain the pounds back.
New York, Jan 4 (ANI): Rihanna shared an early look at her upcoming ad campaign for MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam collection, in which she goes blonde and topless, covering her chest with her hands.
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed a life insurance company to pay Rs.2 lakh to the kin of an army man who died of AIDS (Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome).
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) There has been a marked decline in number of HIV/AIDS cases in the three armed services, the forces top medical official said Friday.
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) My poems trace a journey of years of silence and repression, and experience of coming out of closet and finding love, says gay-rights activist Shaleen Rakesh on his collection of poems that are a reflection of his personal life.
New York, Dec 21 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, new research has identified how HIV infection causes mass suicide of immune cells and how an existing anti-inflammatory drug can block cellular self-destruction.
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Researchers have identified the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the immune system's CD4 T cells as an HIV infection leads to AIDS.
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.