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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
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
'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
AIDS leads to increase in child-headed households in Mozambique

The spread of HIV/AIDS has led to an increase in child-headed households in Africa, particularly in Mozambique. An estimated 24 thousand homes in the country are made up entirely of children, according to UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund.

Published
20 October 2011
From
UN Radio
Help when you're troubled: getting the right psychological support

Gus Cairns looks at the new Standards for psychological support for adults living with HIV.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
51% of HIV-affected households in Cambodia live in hunger: UNDP

Some 51 percent of the HIV/AIDS- infected households in Cambodia are living in hunger, said a new UN survey released here on Thursday, calling for more attention to the need for HIV-sensitive social protection mechanisms.

Published
25 August 2011
From
Xinhuanet.com
The illusions of psychiatry

How objective is the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? Why is the pyschiatric profesison so dependent on the pharmaceutical industry for status? Why is the behaviour of  American children increasingly the trigger to medicate them?

Published
28 June 2011
From
New York Review of Books
Young adults who were infected at birth: the complexities of lifelong HIV are increasingly apparent

Although 85% of young adults who take antiretroviral therapy have an undetectable viral load, the complexities and complications of lifelong HIV infection are becoming increasingly apparent, researchers told

Published
11 April 2011
By
Roger Pebody

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