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Assam Sees Surge in AIDS/HIV Cases

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News June 12, 2010 @ 7:47 pm
image Assam has shown a quantum jump in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS, although the state is not yet categorised as a high risk region. As per latest figures released by the Assam State AIDS Control Society, there are 4,251 people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The jump in the number of people infected with the virus has increased from 364 in 2001 to 4,251 in April this year. "Assam may not be a high prevalent state, but the worrying par...

AIDS Meet Ignored by Eastern Europe, Central Asia Leaders

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News June 11, 2010 @ 8:05 pm
image Despite rising HIV rates in the two regions, few Eastern Europe and Central Asian leaders have said they would attend a major AIDS conference next month, organisers said Thursday. Former US president Bill Clinton tops the billing for the July 18-23 International AIDS Conference in Vienna organised by the International AIDS Society and described as the premier gathering for those in the field. But from Eastern Europe and Central Asia only the health ministers of Georgia, K...

Epigenetic Gene Silencing Held as Cause for Fatal Lung Vascular Disease

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News June 10, 2010 @ 3:37 am
image Recent American research suggests that epigenetic gene silencing may be the key to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal lung vascular disease. PAH, a syndrome characterized by gradual blockage of blood vessels in the lungs, has been linked to genetic causes in a small percentage of patients. But University of Chicago researchers have now found that a form of epigenetics - the modification of gene expression - causes the disease in an animal model and could con...

Study Aims to Prevent Smoking Among HIV Patients

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News June 5, 2010 @ 6:05 am
image Researchers have now decided to focus their attention on finding ways to kick the smoking habit amongst people suffering from HIV/AIDS. A research by Saint Louis University School of Public Health found that of the 1.1 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, between 40 and 60 percent are smokers - which is two to three times the rate of smokers in the general population. Jenine K. Harris, Ph.D., study author and associate professor of community health at ...

Namibian HIV-Positive Women Won’t Take Forced Sterilisations Lying Down

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News June 4, 2010 @ 9:50 am
image An HIV-positive woman Namibian woman has sued doctors in the country's top court, alleging that they removed her uterus without her consent. For the same reason, three other women launched a lawsuit against the state for alleged forced sterilisations. "I did not know about sterilisation and I did not know my uterus was removed until after the operation," one of the women, who is in her thirties, told the southern African nation's high court. The three women, all HIV-posit...

FIFA Slammed for Blocking Condoms at World Cup

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 9:50 am
image South African AIDS organizations on Thursday accused football's governing body FIFA of blocking access to condoms and HIV education materials at World Cup stadiums and fan parks. "To date FIFA has not permitted any civil society organization to distribute HIV or health related information," said the AIDS Consortium, the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society and several other organizations in a statement. "FIFA has not provided any written confirmation that condoms may b...

Nagaland Drug Users Oppose HIV Tests

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News June 3, 2010 @ 4:52 pm
image The move by "Project ORCHID" to go for 100% HIV testing has been opposed by north east India drug users' forum (NEIDUF), Nagaland drug users' network (NUN) and network of people living With HIV (NNP+). The Nagaland Post reports that NEIDUF (interim body) president Abou Mere, NUN general secretary Ruokozo Theyo and NNP+ general secretary Lanu expressed their rage at the perceived human rights violation and said in a note that "we are not guinea pigs just because we use drugs or availing...

In Andhra, HIV Patient Forced to Deliver Baby on Roadside

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News June 1, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
image In some shocking news, it has emerged that a HIV patient was forced to deliver her baby on the roadside in Andhra Pradesh. The 28-year-old woman delivered her baby in Suryapet in Andhra Pradesh's Nalgonda district. The woman had apparently visited a government hospital for the delivery on Sunday, but doctors moved her to an Observation room after they came to know her HIV status. Later on they refused to handle her case. The woman delivered on the roadside and was assisted by a...
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