NATIONAL AIDS CONTROL ORGANISATION (NACO)

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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.

Health ministry wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Planning Commission's proposal to merge the two-decade-old AIDS control department with the flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has caused a stir in the health ministry, with some officials even saying it could reverse the gains made by India in bringing down HIV infections.

WHO calls for early treatment to stop HIV from spreading

April 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM

London, April 30(ANI): Any HIV infected person should be given immediate treatment to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus to his/her partner, suggests World Health Organization.

'NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive'

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities and the vulnerable sections involved, Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed said here Friday.

Airtel Nigeria to help fight AIDS (With Image)

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Abuja, April 27 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile services provider Airtel, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative to set up a call centre that would provide information on HIV/AIDS and help fight its spread in the West African country.

India urges UN member nations to continue financial support to health initiatives

April 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): India on Thursday urged the UN member nations to continue their financial and technical support to public health initiatives.

Scale up services for pregnant HIV-positive: UNAIDS

April 26, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As India's AIDS control department is working on its next AIDS control mission (2012-17), a top UN official Thursday said the country must scale up its treatment and care facilities for HIV positive mothers. India has nearly 2.5 million HIV positive, the third largest population across the globe.

Malaria resurgence 'caused by reduction of eradication programs'

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, a new study has claimed.

'Third world' teens facing lifestyle risks of 'first world'

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Melbourne, Apr 25 (ANI): The lifestyle risks including obesity and boozing faced by teenagers in the high-income world are rapidly spreading to counterparts in poorer countries, a new study has revealed.

Reduction of malaria-control programs could be behind disease resurgence

April 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Since the 1930s, there have been 75 documented episodes of malaria resurgence worldwide, most of which were associated with weakening of malaria control programs, a new study has suggested.

Neem tree can be effective for HIV treatment

April 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

A recent study by Indian origin researcher has revealed that the extracts of neem tree that are found in abundance in the tropical and subtropical areas can help to prohibit the multiplication of virus.

Neem tree may hold clues for HIV treatment

April 23, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): An Indian origin researcher has hinted that extracts from neem tree, profuse in tropical and subtropical areas, may thwart the virus from multiplying.

Matt Damon would 'kiss George W. Bush on the mouth' for his AIDS work

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

New York, Apr 22 (ANI): Matt Damon, who has urged Obama to create an emergency relief program for global water crisis, has said that he would willingly "kiss George W. Bush on the mouth" for his AIDS relief work.

Theron donates dresses to charity

April 17, 2012 at 2:55 AM

London, April 17 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron is auctioning off dresses from her closet to raise money for her charity fighting AIDS in Africa.

Common parasite linked to severe birth defects

April 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US.

Genetically engineered stem cell can kill HIV infected cells, claims US researchers

April 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Creating a ray of hope in the field of AIDS treatment, US scientists for the first time reportedly claimed to become successful to kill HIV infected cells through human stem cells that are genetically engineered........

70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive

April 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Abuja, April 13 (IANS) About 70,000 newborns in Nigeria are HIV positive, a top government official of the west African nation has revealed.

This time, Rongali Bihu to spread AIDS awareness

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Rongali Bihu, the most popular festival of Assam that will be celebrated this weekend, will see some leading singers and performers help generate awareness about HIV/AIDS which has affected 14,000 people in the state.

Teen mothers account for quarter of all births in Mexico

April 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Mexico City, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico's 2 million annual births, authorities said.

The Causes of Jaundice

April 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Jaundice is the disease which is mainly occurred from the liver problem or liver dysfunction which makes the patient vulnerable to be effected by the hepatitis virus. Though the viral cause of jaundice can be stated as the immediate source of the disease. Viruses which cause jaundice and liver and metabolic malfunctions which cause jaundice.

Ricky Martin dedicates prize to Chilean injured in homophobic violence

March 27, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Noted Singer Ricky Martin dedicated a prize he received from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to a Chilean gay man who got injured and is in critical condition after a group of neo-Nazis attacked him.

Ricky Martin dedicates prize to victim of homophobic violence

March 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM

San Juan, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin dedicated a prize he received from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to a Chilean gay man who is in critical condition after being brutally attacked by a group of neo-Nazis.

Marijuana-like chemicals hinder HIV in late-stage AIDS

March 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Marijuana-like chemicals set off receptors on human immune cells that can directly inhibit a type of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) found in late-stage AIDS, a new study has revealed.

Marijuana like chemicals: A new hope in treatment of AIDS

March 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Now there is good news in the treatment of HIV affected people.

Marijuana-like chemicals hinder HIV in late-stage AIDS

March 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Marijuana-like chemicals set off receptors on human immune cells that can directly inhibit a type of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) found in late-stage AIDS, a new study has revealed.

Why HIV cure remains elusive

March 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has shed light on why the researchers have failed to develop a cure and new treatments for HIV.

Over 50 pct of new HIV infections are among people below the age of 30: HIV/AIDS experts

March 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

NOIDA (Uttar Pradesh), Mar.16 (ANI): Experts on HIV and AIDS have warned that over 50 percent of HIV infections are among people below the age of 30.

Why HIV cure remains elusive

March 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has shed light on why the researchers have failed to develop a cure and new treatments for HIV.

Semi-nomadic 'Maasai Cricket Warriors' fighting for rights of women

March 14, 2012 at 9:33 PM

London, Mar 14 (ANI): Maasai Cricket Warriors - the semi-nomadic cattle herders - are intending to be role models in their communities by campaigning against traditional female circumcision and child marriages.

Semi-nomadic 'Maasai Cricket Warriors' fighting for rights of women

March 14, 2012 at 5:56 PM

London, Mar 14 (ANI): Maasai Cricket Warriors - the semi-nomadic cattle herders - are intending to be role models in their communities by campaigning against traditional female circumcision and child marriages.

Common bacterial STD more than doubles HIV risk in women

March 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Washington, March 11 (ANI): Women who initially had a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection were more than twice as likely to become infected with HIV, according to a new study in Africa.

Common bacterial STD more than doubles HIV risk in women

March 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Washington, March 11 (ANI): Women who initially had a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection were more than twice as likely to become infected with HIV, according to a new study in Africa.

Cancer drug helps flush hidden HIV virus

March 9, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Washington, March 9 (ANI): Using a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma, a type of cancer that begins in immune system cells called lymphocytes, researchers have successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding.

Cancer drug can help find a cure for AIDS

March 9, 2012 at 6:31 PM

There is a significant development in the fight against HIV infection. Researchers have effectively flushed latent HIV infection from hiding with the help of a drug that is used in the treatment of certain forms of lymphoma, a type of cancer that beg

Cancer drug helps flush hidden HIV virus

March 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Washington, March 9 (ANI): Using a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma, a type of cancer that begins in immune system cells called lymphocytes, researchers have successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding.

Joint action on HIV, TB 'saved 900,000 lives worldwide'

March 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Karachi, Mar 5 (ANI): Effective collaboration between health services to protect people from AIDS and tuberculosis, saved nearly 910,000 lives globally over six years, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Eight new diseases could be indicator of HIV

March 5, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Inclusion of some new diseases in the list of risk indicators for HIV has been suggested by a European HIV initiative.

New diseases that can indicate HIV risk revealed

March 4, 2012 at 9:59 PM

New Delhi, March 4 (ANI): A European HIV initiative has suggested that a number of new diseases should be included on the list of risk indicators for persons suspected of carrying the virus.

New diseases that can indicate HIV risk revealed

March 4, 2012 at 12:20 PM

New Delhi, March 4 (ANI): A European HIV initiative has suggested that a number of new diseases should be included on the list of risk indicators for persons suspected of carrying the virus.

Mizo youth rocking up music charts

March 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Aizwal, Mar 2 (ANI): Music is a way of life in the northeast. Over the years it has been used as an effective tool to promote unity in the region. Young Mizo boys and girls too dream of making it big in the world of rock music.

Kolkata sex workers demand legalisation of their profession

March 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Kolkata, Mar 3 (ANI): Sex workers in Kolkata took out a rally on Saturday to press their demand for the legalisation of their profession and registration of their names under labour laws.

Kolkata sex workers demand legalisation of their profession

March 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Kolkata, Mar 3 (ANI): Sex workers in Kolkata took out a rally on Saturday to press their demand for the legalisation of their profession and registration of their names under labour laws.

Educating Arunachal youth about HIV/AIDS through rock fest

February 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Itanagar, Feb 24 (ANI): To generate mass awareness on HIV/AIDS among the young Arunachalees between the age group of 15 and 35 years, Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy said that they want to educate the youths through a rock festival and ensure their commitment to fight the disease.

Educating Arunachal youth about HIV/AIDS through rock fest

February 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Itanagar, Feb 24 (ANI): To generate mass awareness on HIV/AIDS among the young Arunachalees between the age group of 15 and 35 years, Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy said that they want to educate the youths through a rock festival and ensure their commitment to fight the disease.

Nearly 16 million Chinese women married to gays: Expert

February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb.23 (ANI): An expert on AIDS and HIV has said that at least 16 million Chinese women could be married to gay men.

Nearly 16 million Chinese women married to gays: Expert

February 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM

New Delhi, Feb.23 (ANI): An expert on AIDS and HIV has said that at least 16 million Chinese women could be married to gay men.

Improper condom use becoming global health issue

February 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers have raised concern on the worldwide prevalence of improper condom use, such as not wearing it throughout sex or putting it on upside down.

Improper condom use becoming global health issue

February 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers have raised concern on the worldwide prevalence of improper condom use, such as not wearing it throughout sex or putting it on upside down.

L.A porn industry may move out of town over condom law

February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Porn film producers are weighing taking legal action or moving out of town when a Los Angeles measure requiring performers to wear condoms will come into effect from 5th March.

L.A porn industry may move out of town over condom law

February 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Porn film producers are weighing taking legal action or moving out of town when a Los Angeles measure requiring performers to wear condoms will come into effect from 5th March.

Nicki Minaj launches makeup range with Ricky Martin

February 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Nicki Minaj has launched her own makeup range for Viva Glam MAC, along with singer Ricky Martin.

Sikkim AIDS control society holds music contest to promote HIV awareness

February 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Gangtok, Feb 14 (ANI): The AIDS Control Society of Sikkim organized a music contest and soccer tournament to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

New compound may disrupt HIV's hijacking of immune system

February 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Researchers are testing a promising compound that may counteract HIV's ability to hijack the immune system's protection mechanism.

How protein protects immune cells from HIV infection

February 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the immune system tries to halt the spread of HIV.

Warnie attends NY charity fashion gala with Liz Hurley

February 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): Shane Warne, who recently made headlines for his "metrosexual" makeover, made an unlikely appearance at the New York Fashion Week alongside Elizabeth Hurley and old pal Sarah Jessica Parker on Wednesday.

Warnie attends NY charity fashion gala with Liz Hurley

February 9, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): Shane Warne, who recently made headlines for his "metrosexual" makeover, made an unlikely appearance at the New York Fashion Week alongside Elizabeth Hurley and old pal Sarah Jessica Parker on Wednesday.

Adam Lambert's Queen's new lead singer

February 4, 2012 at 7:43 PM

New York, Feb 4 (ANI): 'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert has revealed that he will be the new frontman for the classic rock band 'Queen.'

Adam Lambert's Queen's new lead singer

February 4, 2012 at 5:08 PM

New York, Feb 4 (ANI): 'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert has revealed that he will be the new frontman for the classic rock band 'Queen.'

16 million Chinese women married to gays: Expert

February 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): At least 16 million women in China are married to gays, a leading expert has said.

16 million Chinese women married to gays: Expert

February 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): At least 16 million women in China are married to gays, a leading expert has said.

Sexually transmitted diseases reaching epidemic levels, Oz experts warn

January 29, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): The reckless behaviour of women is exposing some of them to sexually transmitted infections at record levels, with health officials saying Australia is in the middle of a chlamydia epidemic.

Historic law on condom use in porn films passed in Los Angeles

January 25, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed a historic new law on Monday, which will make it compulsory for porn performers to wear condoms while acting in areas requiring a city film permit.

Julia Roberts to star in 80s-set HIV drama

January 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Julia Roberts has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's upcoming adaptation of Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' alongside Alec Baldwin and Mark Ruffalo.

Pet love helps women cope with HIV/AIDS

January 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Having pets like dog or cat help women with HIV/AIDS manage their chronic illness and stay healthy, researchers say.

Pet love helps women cope with HIV/AIDS

January 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Having pets like dog or cat help women with HIV/AIDS manage their chronic illness and stay healthy, researchers say.

Julia Roberts to star in 80s-set HIV drama

January 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Julia Roberts has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's upcoming adaptation of Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' alongside Alec Baldwin and Mark Ruffalo.

Mouth spray developed from marijuana to treat severe cancer pain

January 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A British pharmaceutical company has developed a mouth spray from key ingredients of marijuana to treat severe cancer pain.

48,000 newly infected HIV cases found in China in 2011

January 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Beijing, Jan 22(ANI): An official publication on Saturday revealed that a total of 28,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in China last year, and another 48,000 were found newly infected.

Proteas cricketers spend time with HIV-AIDS inflicted kids to raise disease awareness

January 20, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Cape Town (S.Africa), Jan.20 (ANI): Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith and fellow players Faf du Plessis, Alviro Peterson, Wayne Parnell and members of the coaching staff, on Thursday met a group of children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS.

Proteas cricketers spend time with HIV-AIDS inflicted kids to raise disease awareness

January 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Cape Town (S.Africa), Jan.20 (ANI): Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith and fellow players Faf du Plessis, Alviro Peterson, Wayne Parnell and members of the coaching staff, on Thursday met a group of children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS.

Porn industry threatens to leave LA if city agrees to condom use

January 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Los Angeles porn vendors have threatened to leave the nation's porn capital if authorities carry through with their effort of condom use on adult film sets.

Porn industry threatens to leave LA if city agrees to condom use

January 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Los Angeles porn vendors have threatened to leave the nation's porn capital if authorities carry through with their effort of condom use on adult film sets.

Los Angeles makes condom use mandatory for porn actors

January 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to a city ordinance requiring porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots.

Afridi appointed UN anti-narcotics goodwill ambassador

January 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Islamabad, Jan 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations anti-narcotics agency.

Los Angeles makes condom use mandatory for porn actors

January 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to a city ordinance requiring porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots.

Afridi appointed UN anti-narcotics goodwill ambassador

January 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Islamabad, Jan 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations anti-narcotics agency.

James Franco to portray Robert Mapplethorne in new film

January 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM

London, Jan 15 (ANI): James Franco will reprise the role of a gay man as he has been cast as photographer and artist Robert Mapplethorpe in a new biopic.