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Delhi govt to give pension to HIV patients, orphans

The Delhi government plans to grant pensions to HIV patients, registered for treatment at (ART) centres. Announcing the new policy on World AIDS Day, Delhi Health minister said children who lost their parents to HIV but are not infected by the virus will also be covered under the scheme.

Published
01 December 2011
From
Indian Express
Michigan health depts targeting HIV-positive pregnant women unfairly, experts say

A new study reveals that local health departments have been applying state HIV disclosure laws in ways that jeopardize reproductive freedom and personal privacy.

Published
01 December 2011
From
The American Independent
Changing mindset: More Indians adopt kids of HIV parents

An encouraging trend is emerging in Pune where adoptive Indian families are showing greater willingness to accept HIV-affected children who are negative but had HIV-positive parents.

Published
30 November 2011
From
Daily News & Analysis
HIV-positive caregivers in the US often feed infants pre-chewed food, a possible mode of HIV transmission

Premastication of food for infants is a common practice among HIV-infected caregivers, US investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Overall,

Published
23 November 2011
By
Michael Carter
Battling HIV prejudice with Body & Soul

An estimated 100,000 people are living with Aids and HIV in Britain, many of them young people who face prejudice on a daily basis. But a series of celebrity portraits by Rankin and a powerful new film, Life in My Shoes, are challenging that stigma.

Published
19 November 2011
From
The Guardian
Treating HIV-Positive Teens At Pediatric Clinics Lowers Risk Of Therapy Discontinuation

Results from a recent study suggest that adolescents with HIV who are treated at pediatric clinics are less likely to discontinue antiretroviral therapy than adolescents treated at adult clinics.

Published
17 November 2011
From
The AIDS Beacon
What it means to be an HIV positive couple with a positive child

I am Innocent Bitandema, a 41-year-old peasant. I am married to Gloria Ahimbisibwe, a housewife aged 35 with four children. In 2004, I started coughing and I had on and off fever. When the cough became profuse, I went to the health centre where I was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). go →

Published
16 November 2011
From
Key Correspondents
Immunisation doesn't prevent mother-to-child HIV transmissions, but approach should not be abandoned, says expert

An experimental immunisation does not confer any addition protection against mother-to-child transmission of HIV compared to single-dose nevirapine, investigators report in the December 1st edition of the Journal of

Published
15 November 2011
By
Michael Carter
'We are humans, not animals': HIV positive children served eviction notice in Jaipur

In an upper middle class  neighbourhood in Jaipur, 19 children, all HIV positive,  have found a home of their own.  They're now in danger of losing it.  An eviction notice, based on complaints by neighbours, has been served by their landlord.

Published
10 November 2011
From
NDTV
US embraces treatment as prevention policy to achieve global 'AIDS-free generation'

The United States is now committed to a policy of creating the first AIDS-free generation by using antiretroviral treatment as the central tool in a strategy to

Published
08 November 2011
By
Keith Alcorn

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