HIV and AIDS Current Affairs, GK & News

World AIDS Day: December 1

Every year the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. The day is being celebrated since 1988. It is celebrated to create awareness against the spread of HIV infection. It is one of the 11 official Global Public Health campaigns of World Health Organisation. The Other 10 campaigns are as follows World Blood Donor ..

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Anti-HIV drugs used against COVID-19 for the first time in India

India for the first time used Lopinavir and Ritonavir combination to treat Italian patients in India infected with COVID-19. The couple were on a tour to India and are currently being treated in Jaipur ICMR The Indian Council of Medical Research has been authorized to research on COVID-19 drugs. Also, the council has been approved ..

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India participates at United Nations AIDS Programme at World Economic Forum

On January 21, 2020, India participated at the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) programme at the World Economic Forum (WEF). The theme of the programme was Theme: Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnerships for Health Highlights The health needs, technologies and solutions to bridge economic inequalities in the health sector were discussed. India was ..

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Health Ministry launches Viral Load test for People Living with HIV/AIDS

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘Viral Load testing’ for all People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). The viral load test measures amount of HIV in blood number of copies of HIV RNA in millilitre of blood. Significance of Viral Load test Viral Load testing initiative for PLHIV will provide free of cost ..

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