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UK Conservative Muslims Get ‘Halal’ Beauty Aids

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 26, 2010 @ 4:34 pm
image 'Halal' make-up has been launched in Britain by a Muslim who had been working on beauty aids that respected Islamic principles. The range contains plant extracts and minerals instead of pig fat and alcohol, and is made with strict regards for Islamic laws. "I wasn't comfortable praying with make-up on not knowing what was in there. When I researched what was in make-up I found there were a lot of animal products," The Daily Express quoted Samina Akhter as saying. b...

Funding Foe is Back Even as New Fronts Open Up in AIDS War

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image New fronts have opened up at the 18th council of war on AIDS in a nearly three-decade-old campaign but in the grim awareness that a battle-hardened enemy -- the money crunch -- is back. The 20,000 clinicians, policymakers and grassroots workers who attended the International AIDS Conference, which ended here Friday, were strengthened by the most encouraging news in years. Tests among volunteers in South Africa showed that a vaginal gel laced with an HIV-drug could help pr...

Study Explains That Circumcision Would Not Prevent HIV in Gay Men

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image Circumcision in gay men would have little effect on reducing HIV incidence, according to a new US study. Circumcision is thought to reduce the risk of HIV transmission by removing cells in the foreskin that are most susceptible to infection by the virus. Clinical trials conducted in Africa have found it reduces the risk of HIV in heterosexual men, yet there is little evidence that it can reduce transmission among American gay men. The study by the University ...

China, India Urged to be Generous in Funding Fight Against AIDS

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image China, India and other growing economies were urged to contribute to the funding of the world's war against AIDS by the head of the Global Fund at the 18th world AIDS conference. Speaking amid deepening concern about donations from western countries, Michel Kazatchkine said a looming funding gap could be bridged by innovative financing but also -- for the first time -- help from emerging giants. Until now, these countries have been recipients of AIDS funds, not donors. ...

Fashion Show by Sex Workers to Fight Against AIDS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News July 23, 2010 @ 9:04 pm
image A fashion show to highlight discrimination was organized by sex workers at the World AIDS conference on Wednesday. Strutting sexily -- or shyly -- down an improvised catwalk, sex workers and activists drew a large crowd at the Global Village where NGOs have set up booths for the week-long conference. The collection featured skimpy yellow shorts with thin braces, a mini-skirt over red fishnet tights and frilly dresses, with condoms in bright packaging sticking out of bodi...

‘Pragmatic Approach’ to AIDS Urged by Religious Leaders

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image A 'pragmatic approach' and greater involvement by different faiths in the fight against AIDS were urged by representatives of major religions on Wednesday. A document released on the sidelines of the 18th International AIDS Conference in the Austrian capital called for religions "to work unceasingly to end the stigmatisation and discrimination" suffered by those with the disease. The document, which had been agreed at a forum in Amsterdam in March, was signed by representa...

Comprehensive Adult Male Circumcision Services Initiated in South Africa

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image Bertran Auvert (INSERM) and colleagues describe the large-scale roll-out of adult male circumcision (AMC) in Orange Farm, South Africa in research published this week in IPLoS Medicine/I. The researchers studied the ''Bophelo Pele'' (Health First) project. The project, which follows the WHO/UNAIDS guidelines for AMC, aims to offer free, safe adult male circumcision services to all men aged 15 years or older living in the Orange Farm township in South Africa as part of a community...

Drive for Universal Access Needs Human Rights Protections

Filed under: Uncategorized — Medindia Health News @ 9:04 pm
image As delegates and local residents prepared for the HIV and Human Rights March through the streets of Vienna this evening, the call for human rights as a fundamental component of efforts to prevent new infections and provide treatment for people living with HIV pervaded the XVIII International AIDS Conference. Conference participants are giving voice to the conference theme of Rights Here, Right Now through a number of plenary presentations, sessions, and Global Village and Youth Progr...

Impose ‘Robin Hood’ Levy to Fight Against AIDS, Campaign Activists

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image To overcome the money crunch that is an obstacle in the fight against AIDS, activists are calling for a 'Robin Hood' levy which is just a part of a percent on financial transactions. "Robin Hood taxes are the answer to the question that everyone at this conference has been asking, which is: 'How can we keep financing a great scale-up in services against HIV/AIDS?'," Khalil Elouardighi of Coalition PLUS, a group of anti-AIDS organisations, told journalists. A micro-tax of ...

HIV Incidence High Among Prisoners Than General Population: UN

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image Prisons are excellent breeding grounds for HIV, enabling the AIDS virus to propagate swiftly and stealthily, yet many options exist for tackling the problem, the world AIDS conference heard. Incidence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) runs far higher among the 30 million people in the world's penitentiaries than in the general population, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Sex between inmates, injecting drug use and tattooing are the main trigg...
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