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Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim won 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for AIDS research

Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim, a globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple, has been honoured with a prestigious 2017 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. The researcher couple received the award from the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award ..

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Jayanta Kalita’s book “I am HIV positive, so what”

The book “I am HIV positive, so what?” has been authored by journalist Jayanta Kalita and published by Bloomsbury. The book is based on the life of Manipur’s acclaimed bodybuilder Khundrakpam Pradip kumar Singh, who is known for his struggle against HIV-AIDS. The book speaks of the incredible journey of the Pradip, who mended his ..

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Aishwarya Bachchan : Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been appointed as the new Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS. She will assist the agency to achieve its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. Bachchan will help spreading awareness on issues related to curbing new HIV infections in children and urge for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.

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Fall in fresh HIV-Infection cases among Children: UNAIDS Report

As per the latest UNAIDS Report, there is a steady decline in the newly contracted HIV infections among children. As per the UNAIDS Report: About 330000 children were newly infected in 2011, which implied a drop of 24 % in the new HIV case among children since 2009. Around 60 % of the 1.5 million ..

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Red Ribbon Express

What is Red Ribbon Express? Red Ribbon Express is an AIDS/HIV awareness campaign train by the Indian Railways. The ‘Red Ribbon Express’ is a special train being run in order to propagate information on primary prevention and services, developing an understanding the infection to reduce stigma and discrimination against the people living with HIV/AIDS, strengthening ..

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