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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.
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A prominent Russian lawmaker Friday called for public condemnation of a recent handout of condoms by AIDS activists at an monument in honour of soldiers who died in World War II.
Washington, May 24 (ANI): One fan of Leonardo DiCaprio has paid 1.5 million dollars for a trip into space with the actor, during a charity auction at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton wore Indian designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock's creation at the amFar (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved a proposal for the implementation of National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) at an outlay of Rs.2,550 crore, an official statement said.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is busy with the ongoing 66th Cannes International Film Festival, is extending her stay in the French riviera to attend a fashion show for amFar (The American Foundation for AIDS Research).
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) A NRI, running a NGO here for HIV-AIDS afflicted, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his rented accomodation here Monday, police said.
Imphal, May 20 (ANI): Imphal observed the 30th International AIDS Candle Light Memorial Day in memory of AIDS victims.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control.
Beijing, May 14 (Xinhua-ANI): More than 180,000 teenagers are living with HIV in Nigeria, the United Nation Children Education Fund (UNICEF) said here on Tuesday.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two wigs, a typed spy recruitment letter, a compass and an atlas of Moscow in the days of GPS and smartphones. These are some of the items Russian officials say they found when a US diplomat was caught allegedly attempting to recruit a Russian agent to spy for America's CIA.
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Although attitudes toward sex are slowly changing in China, they still remain ambiguous and the ongoing sexual revolution differs from that of the West in the 1960s, according to Richard Burger, author of "Behind the Red Door: Sex in China".
Students appeared for NEET UG 2013 exams held on May 5th 2013, can view their OMR sheets (answer sheets) at the official website of CBSE from last week of May 2013. The final results of NEET UG 2013 exams is expected in the first week of June 2013.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will honour 35 nursing professionals with the National Florence Nightingale Award on the occasion of International Nurses Day on May 12.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new biosensor that can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The US Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador, Eric Goosby, is on a three-day visit to India this week to recognise the successful health partnership between the two nations.
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) As many as 52 new AIDS patients have been registered in the first four months of this year at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) here in the capital.
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 16-month-old girl in Russia's St. Petersburg city was given an HIV-infected blood transfusion as a result of negligence of a hospital's staff, prosecutors said Friday.
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Phnom Penh, April 10 (IANS) The US Wednesday launched a $30 million initiative to support Cambodia's fight against HIV/AIDS, the US embassy here said.
Washington, Apr. 8 (ANI): Dozens of public schools that lease church-owned buildings will have to take students off site for sex education, as a result of a longstanding agreement between church and city officials.
Boao (China), April 7 (Xinhua-ANI): Microsoft founder Bill Gates has highlighted the innovations China is adept at that can benefit the world.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) An Academy Award nominated documentary tracking the history of the AIDS epidemic in the US was screened in Delhi Saturday.
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania have identified previously unknown properties of transmitted HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS.
Imphal, March 31 (IANS) For Rachel, 34, the journey from being an abandoned child to a widow, whose emaciated body battles HIV and cancer, has been a painful one. Rachel's only fault was that she unknowingly fell in love with a man who was an injecting drug user (IDU), contracted AIDS and infected her too with the incurable condition.
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) China is witnessing a rise in the number of registered HIV infected students, with homosexual transmission emerging as a major cause of new infections, a government official has said.
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 69,000 new cases of HIV were recorded in Russia last year, the country's top public health official said.
New York, Mar 23 (ANI): An artist from Milwaukee has sparked a controversy after she created a stunning portrait of former Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI out of 17,000 condoms.
Xi Jinping on Thursday became the new President of China, completing a once-in-a-decade crucial leadership change. He will also be the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC).
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Xi Jinping Thursday became president of China, the world's most populous and one of the most economically powerful nations, completing a once-in-a-decade crucial leadership change. He will also head its powerful military.
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) A total of 436 deaths were recorded during clinical trials in India in 2012, parliament was told Tuesday.
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers have found.
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Singer Elton John has raised over $6 million for charity, thanks to his celebrity guests.
Washington, March 6 (IANS) The report of an American toddler "functionally cured" of HIV has raised hopes of a breakthrough in the global fight to end the AIDS epidemic, but researchers suggest treating the development with caution.
London, Mar. 5 (ANI): Nobel Prize winning scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi - discoverer of HIV - has said that a cure for AIDS now "might be possible."
Washington, Mar. 1 (ANI): Kindergartners in Chicago will be introduced to sex education within two years as part of an overhaul of the Chicago public schools sexual health program.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) There has been no increase in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in India, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Friday.
London, Feb 18 (IANS) A cutting-edge technology called synchrotron light is enabling scientists to analyse lethal viruses behind AIDS, Hepatitis and flu at the atomic and molecular level, potentially opening the way to better therapies.
Washington, Feb. 12 (ANI): A new protein has been identified that has broad virus-fighting properties which potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses like HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens."
Melbourne, February 11(ANI): A photo displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW showing a 15-year-old Kate Moss exposing her breasts has received mixed reviews from the visitors.
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) American scientists have zeroed in on a new strategy that holds promise for improved treatment of arthritis and other auto-immune disorders in people.
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated a new strategy for treating autoimmune disease that successfully blocked the development of rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Personalized health care will revolutionize 21st century medicine, an Indian-origin professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology has said.
Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has designed a bag to raise funds for US foundation of AIDS amfAR.
Johannesburg, Jan. 31 (ANI): Tennis legend Arthur Ashe's wisdom teeth will be auctioned on his 20th death anniversary, along with his estate and other personal possessions.
London, Jan 29 (ANI): A research team at the University of Pennsylvania, US, has claimed to have found a clever way to deal with cancer.
Washington, January 28 (ANI): The 1950s were not as prudish as they seemed on the surface, an economist has said.
Washington, January 25 (ANI): Researchers may have found an "Achilles heel" in a key HIV protein.
Johannesburg, Jan 23 (ANI): Charlize Theron has said that the world's business and political leaders need to do more in the fight to wipe out Aids.
London, January 23(ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a novel way to engineer key cells of the immune system so they remain resistant to infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) wants separate clauses on acid attacks and stalking of women in the the Indian Penal Code and stringent punishment for the crimes.
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The number of new annual HIV/AIDS cases in India have dropped by 57 percent in the last decade as against 20 percent globally, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the BRICS platform will contribute in the global effort towards strengthening health systems particularly in the public sector through specific actionable plans of collaboration.
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Independent cinema is under seige in India with multiplexes and studios taking over the production and exhibition of movies, a group of filmmakers said at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2013 here Wednesday.
Los Angeles, Jan 9 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who lost 38 pounds for his role as an AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club", says he is just five pounds away from his goal weight of 165 pounds.
Washington, December 28 (ANI): Researchers are developing a new class of malaria drugs that may prevent Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which is responsible for malaria, to exit their hosts and infect other cells.
Washington, December 19 (ANI): Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is thought to have originated from chimpanzees in central Africa that were infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a retrovirus.
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.11 (ANI): Artists in West Bengal's Siliguri district recently attended a workshop and displayed their paintings at an exhibition to generate money for the welfare of the people infected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Washington, December 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that bats with white-nose fungus sometimes suffer in the same way that humans with AIDS do.
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys paid tributes to chat show queen Oprah Winfrey for her philanthropic efforts.
London, December 6 (ANI): Nicki Minaj, who was chosen alongside Ricky Martin to front MAC's Viva Glam 2012 campaign last year, is now taking over the reigns solo.
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) In what could help predict one's susceptibility to various ailments, a new technique to detect genetic variations associated with diseases, including cancer, has been proposed by scientists at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) here.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The innovative Project Humsufar against HIV/AIDS been able to reach over 38,000 truckers to create mass awareness amongst them in high prevalence states like Rajasthan, Haryana, Pondicherry, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, its initiator says.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Nearly thousand people, including transgenders, sex workers and HIV positive people, ran for over three kilometres Sunday in south Delhi to create awareness and to support HIV-positive people.
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) The remote Lahaul and Spiti district, in Himachal Pradesh has no case of AIDS and HIV, a health official said here Saturday.
Suva, Dec 1 (IANS) Fijian President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has urged the citizens of his country to be sexually responsible and ensure reduction of the merciless disease AIDS.
Bhubneswar/Chennai, Dec 1 (ANI): The beach of Puri in Odisha is endorsing a gigantic red ribbon on the occasion of World Aids Day.
Los Angeles, Dec 1 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey has lost about 18 kg for a movie role, and despite the drastic weightloss he says he is "as healthy as can be".
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India has recorded a 57 percent drop in number of new HIV infections during the last decade, say latest figures from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) A 57 percent drop has been recorded in number of new HIV infections in India during the past one decade, according to latest figures from National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Actor Bill Nighy has urged the British government to increase the aid for residents of Malawi, following his recent visit to the African country.
Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) Sex between men is on the rise in China, and was a major factor leading to the rise in new HIV/AIDS infections in the country, the health ministry has said.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Usha Desai, a sex worker in Maharashtra's Parbani district, has been successful in fighting AIDS, but it is the struggle against social exclusion and stigma related to the disease that has cost her more.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Over 25,000 postcards with a message appealing to the health ministry to offer insurance to HIV-positive patients was displayed here by a group of NGOs Friday.
Mysore, Nov 30 (IANS) Better healthcare and increased awareness have helped control the spread of HIV/AIDS, once feared as an epidemic, according to doctors attending to AIDS victims at the Asha Kirana Hospital here, Karnataka's only specialised hospital for treating the disease that has 6,400 registered cases from the state at present.
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday unveiled a blueprint for ending the deadly AIDS virus worldwide, a two-pronged plan that requires increased prevention efforts and greater access to treatment.
Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) The number of pregnant women testing HIV positive in Jharkhand is a cause of concern, a Unicef statement said Thursday.
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) Around 17,740 people have died in China this year due to AIDS, the country's health authority announced Wednesday.
Havana, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) The number of people diagnosed with AIDS in Cuba from 1986 to Oct 23, 2012 totals some 17,224, of whom 80 percent are still alive, official media said Monday.
Pretoria, Nov 27 (IANS) South African people with disabilities are also vulnerable to HIV infection, but are facing problems in accessing HIV/AIDS services, state?run news agency SA News reported.
London, November 26 (ANI): A new Thai restaurant in the UK is offering advice on family planning to its diners.
London, Nov. 26 (ANI): Princes William and Harry have expressed a desire to carry forward their mother's cause of supporting AIDS charities, saying that despite decades of work by campaigners and huge strides in the development of treatments, a stigma still blighted sufferers of the deadly disease.
London, Nov 23 (IANS) As the numbers infected with incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) keeps falling, experts are hopeful that AIDS could be eradicated in future due to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent it, according to a UN report.
Bhubaneswar, Nov.23 (ANI): Students from various schools in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, recently took part in an 'On-the-Spot' painting competition to spread awareness about the dreaded HIV-AIDS disease.
Harare, Nov 22 (IANS) An AIDS support organisation in Zimbabwe will launch a new and modified female condom after the first one launched in the country was discontinued as it "made a lot of noise during the act".
Johannesburg, November 21 (ANI): An aim to eventually end the worldwide AIDS pandemic is not "merely visionary" but "entirely feasible", a UN report has said.
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey is planning to gorge on fattening food such as cheese and butter once he finishes shooting for "The Dallas Buyer's Club".
Los Angeles, Nov 12 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey will reportedly start gaining all the weight he lost for role in movie "The Dallas Buyer's Club".
London, Nov. 11 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley donned a jaw-dropping frock that blended leopard print and sequins - featuring two daring thigh-high splits - to attend The Grey Goose Ball in London on Saturday.
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): Los Angeles County voters will be voting to choose whether or not they think porn actors should wear condoms on the set.
Los Angeles, Oct 10 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has been honoured with the LennonOno Peace prize for her contribution to promotion of peace.
Los Angeles, Oct 9 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey has reportedly lost 13 kg to play AIDS patient in his upcoming movie "The Dallas Buyer's Club".
London, October 8 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have discovered the smallest and fastest-known molecular switches made of RNA - the chemical cousin of DNA.
Beijing, Oct 8 (IANS) The presence of a rising number of foreigners having HIV/AIDS has become a concern for Chinese health officials, who want the country's citizens to be given priority over foreigners.
Moscow, Oct 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A private school in Kazakhstan has expelled two girl pupils who were found to be HIV-positive, local TV outlets reported.
London, Oct. 1 (ANI): Nearly eight years after his death, the body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed from a tomb to determine the cause of his death.
Tokyo, Sept 30 (ANI): Japanese researchers have increased hopes for the development of new medicines that could block HIV attacks, by identifying the structure of an immune-cell protein targeted by the virus.
Washington, September 28 (ANI): A commonly prescribed anti-retroviral drug that is used long term by patients infected with HIV may contribute to cognitive impairment by damaging nerve cells, a new Johns Hopkins study has suggested.