HIV/AIDS: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

World AIDS Day to be observed on 1st December

World AIDS Day is observed annually on 1st December 2019  since 1988. It is an international day, observed by all member states of the United Nations (UN) to create and raise awareness about the global pandemic by spreading knowledge about prevention and control of AIDS and mourning for those who have lost their lives of ..

India announces a contribution of $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria

India has recently announced a contribution of $22 million to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and malaria (GFTAM) for the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22). This is an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by the country in the 5th cycle. India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the ..

2019 edition of World AIDS Vaccine Day (WAVD)

The World AIDS Vaccine Day (WAVD) is observed every year on 18th May to spread awareness about the urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. The day is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. It is also a day to thank volunteers, researchers, scientists, community member, health professionals and everyone ..

Laurus Labs signed pact with Global Fund to supply ARV drugs

Pharma Laurus Labs of Hyderabad has signed an agreement with Global Fund, an organization working towards ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, for a period of three-and-a-half years. This agreement has a motive to supply Anti retro viral (ARV) combination medicine namely Tenofovir/ Lamivudine/ Dolutegravir of 300/300/50mg (TLD) in Sub Saharan African (SSA) region ..

India achieved 84% decline in TB deaths among HIV patients

India has attained an 84% decrease in tuberculosis deaths among the people living with HIV by 2017. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on the UNAIDS, this has become the highest recorded decline among 20 nations and it is also three years ahead of the 2020 deadline. UNAIDS has persuade countries to step up action to meet ..