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Declining trend of HIV in Meghalaya: Patel

Although Meghalaya is not high prevalence with respect to the general population but there is definitely a rise in the high risk groups.

2,234 get HIV via blood transfusion; Govt claims ignorance

The information was made available by NACO when it replied to a right-to-information (RTI) request filed by activist Chetan Kothari earlier this year.

Centre notifies new rules for management of bio-medical waste

Centre notifies new rules for management of bio-medical waste

Under the new rules, bio-medical waste has been classified into four categories instead of the earlier 10 to improve the segregation of waste at source.

AIDS programme to continue as central scheme: Nadda

 Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday announced that the National AIDS Control Programme will continue as a central sector scheme, following concerns over the ability of some states on contributing their share to the programme.

AIDS preventive medicine available from December in Sonagachi

The medicine is designed to prevent sex workers from HIV infection.

Govt launches Mobile Blood Bank Locator App

On the occasion of World Blood Donors Day Sunday, the government has launched a Mobile Application for easy access of information regarding the nearest blood bank in the country.

Rural Development Ministry, NACO sign pact to aid HIV-affected people

In a bid to reach out to people affected by HIV/AIDS and those vulnerable to it, the Rural Development Ministry Wednesday inked a pact with NACO for mainstreaming these sections and bringing them under its schemes and programmes like MGNREGA.

NACO to formulate spl strategy to tackle HIV-AIDS in NE

After conducting its HIV Sentinel Surveillance, the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has agreed to formulate a special strategy to tackle prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the North East region.

'Non-prevalent' 10 states see rise in HIV patients, record 57 percent cases

The number of HIV patients has registered an increase in states where it was earlier being considered to be non-prevalent with 10 such states together accounting for 57 per cent of new infections in 2012.

2.1 million HIV-affected patients in India face shortage of critical HIV drugs

India, which is home to as many as 2.1 million HIV-affected patients, could run out of critical drugs in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling.

'NACO-NRHM integration will increase HIV infections'

Number of HIV infections in India will increase if the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is closed and its activities merged with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), activists and experts said Monday.

Social protection key to prevention of HIV/AIDS: NACO

Social protection for families affected by HIV/AIDS is one of the key strategies to prevent the spread of the disease, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) said Tuesday.

AIDS patients struggling to win battle against social exclusion

Usha Desai, a sex worker in Maharashtra`s Parbani district, has been successful in fighting AIDS, but it is the struggle against social exclusion and stigma related to the disease that has cost her more.

World AIDS Day: 57% drop in new HIV cases in India

A 57 percent drop has been recorded in number of new HIV infections in India during the past one decade, according to latest figures from National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).

NACO to open three more ART centres for HIV patients in MP

Three more anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centres for HIV patients would be set up soon Madhya Pradesh.

Health Min wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM

Concerns have been raised over the efficacy and outreach of the National AIDS Control Organisation`s HIV-AIDS related facilities if delivered through NRHM.

‘NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive’

The convergence of India`s AIDS control mission with the government`s flagship NRHM is not going to be insensitive for the communities and the vulnerable sections involved.

Over 50% of new HIV infections are among people below the age of 30

Experts on HIV and AIDS have warned that over 50 percent of HIV infections are among people below the age of 30.

High risk category still a major AIDS concern

India claims to have reduced the death toll rate because of AIDS among ordinary civilians.

High risk category still a major AIDS concern

India claims to have reduced the death toll rate because of AIDS among ordinary civilians.