HIV: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Government launches National Strategic Plan 2017-24 and Mission SAMPARK

Published: December 2, 2017

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Strategic Plan 2017-24 aimed at eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030. It was launched on the occasion of World AIDS Day (1st December). Mission SAMPARK was also launched to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under Antiretroviral therapy (ART) ..

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2017 World AIDS day (WAD)

Published: December 1, 2017

The World AIDS Day (WAD) is observed every year all over the world on December 1 to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Under the 2017 theme “Right to health”, the World Health Organization (WHO) will ..

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December 1: World AIDS Day

Published: December 1, 2017

The World AIDS Day is celebrated every year all over the world on December 1 to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It also seeks to remember those who have died of the disease by mourning. The theme selected by World Health Organization (WHO) for year 2017 is ‘Right to health‘. ..

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Moscow declaration adopted for co-ordinated action on TB, end of HIV co-infection deaths

Published: November 18, 2017

Health ministers, NGOs, and private sector representatives from 120 countries have adopted Moscow Declaration on the sidelines of the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference. The declaration calls for eliminating additional deaths from HIV co-infection by 2030 and achieving synergy in coordinated action against Tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). India is among signatories to the declaration. ..

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

Published: October 26, 2017

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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