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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

News [Read More]

  • Half this NGO’s staff is HIV-positive >>
  • HIV vaccine shows modest success for the first time >>
  • Experts gather in Bali to discuss AIDS fight >>
  • Screening in Tihar jail reveals large number of HIV-positive inmates >>
  • Gay sex ‘not criminal’: Delhi High Court >>
  • NACO teams up with TCI for HIV prevention among truckers >>
  • "Patent pool" idea mooted to bring down cost of HIV/AIDS drugs >>
  • Lancet article criticises Gates Foundation funding pattern >>
  • Sex education in schools leads to promiscuity says Rajya Sabha committee >>
Human Rights [Read More]
If the patients decide not to tell what can we do?

Partner notification is an important component of HIV counseling. However, counsellors are often frustrated by the reluctance of HIV-positive patients to voluntarily notify their sexual partners. Barnabas N Njozing, Kerstin E Edin, Miguel San Sebastian and Anna-Karin Hurtig report on interviews with TB/HIV counselors and legal professionals in Cameroon, to explore their perspectives regarding confidentiality and partner notification. >>

Living with HIV [Read More]

Duped and exploited: Orissa’s migrant workers

Close to 2 million people migrate out of Orissa in search of work every year. Only 50,000 of them are registered with the authorities, making it difficult to protect these desperate migrants from tricksters and exploitative employers

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HIV & Human Rights [Read More]

If the patients decide not to tell what can we do?

Partner notification is an important component of HIV counseling. However, counsellors are often frustrated by the reluctance of HIV-positive patients to voluntarily notify their sexual partners. Barnabas N Njozing, Kerstin E Edin, Miguel San Sebastian and Anna-Karin Hurtig report on interviews with TB/HIV counselors and legal professionals in Cameroon, to explore their perspectives regarding confidentiality and partner notification.

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Response [Read More]

Ethics in human resource management

Healthcare providers for people with HIV/AIDS are faced with the dual burden of the physical and the emotional risks of providing care. The physical risk is addressed to some extent by post exposure prophylaxis. But the emotional risk is largely left to the individual and there is little by way of institutional responsibility for minimising this

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Research [Read More]

A vaccine for AIDS – hope, caution and opportunity

Senior scientist Shahid Jameel says the partially successful HIV vaccine trial in Thailand has offered a direct opportunity to understand the correlates of protection in humans. The initial trial results, though modest, will surely energise HIV vaccine research towards a more complete analysis of the successful immune response

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Draft HIV/AIDS bill leaves out key provisions

Positive people's networks have protested the deletion of 38 key provisions in the latest version of the HIV-AIDS Bill which is being discussed by the law ministry and health ministry.
 
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