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Who can pay for hepatitis C treatment ? #healthcare

  Author(s): Jyotsna Singh [1] Selling price of HCV drugs far higher than production cost, all because of pro-industry patent regime On occasion of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its alliance partners have called… Continue Reading →

India Health Minister Harsh Vardhan ‘Sex education in schools should be banned’ #WTFnews

, Durgesh Nandan Jha,TNN | Jun 27, 2014, NEW DELHI: After suggesting that to prevent AIDS fidelity in marriage was better than use of condoms, health minister Harsh Vardhan has generated another controversy – this time by stating in his website that… Continue Reading →

India Health Minister Questions Stress on Condoms in AIDS Fight #WTFnews

By MALAVIKA VYAWAHARE  JUNE 23, 2014  Piyal Adhikary/European Pressphoto AgencyA sex worker receiving a condom at a health clinic in Sonagachi, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. The head of the National AIDS Control Organization said condom promotion had… Continue Reading →

Is India’s HIV/AIDS success story a farce? #WorldAIDSday

Editorial Team December 1, 2013 at 11:08 am On the eve of World AIDS Day, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest US non-profit healthcare provider for HIV/AIDS in the US, questioned the efficacy and the claims of the National HIV policy… Continue Reading →

#India – Thiruvananthapuram tops in registered AIDS cases #Aidsday

    Thiruvananthapuram with 4,772 HIV infected patients registered in the Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) centres of the Health Department has been identified as the district with the highest prevalence rate of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the… Continue Reading →

Bombay High court rejects plea to direct his wife to undergo check-up for HIV #Womenrights

Rosy Sequeira, TNN | Jun 15, 2013, The HC said it was “absurd” for husband to say it was in the interest of his wife to go in for early HIV detection. MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday upheld a family court (FC)… Continue Reading →

Morning after’ pills legit for 15-year-olds in US #womenrights

TNN | May 2, 2013, WASHINGTON: The US government has lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after contraceptive pill without a prescription. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced to approve a contraceptive known as… Continue Reading →

#India 436 deaths recorded during clinical trials last year

  New Delhi |  March 12, 2013 5:06:02 PM IST   A total of 436 deaths were recorded during clinical trials in India in 2012, parliament was told Tuesday. While 438 deaths took place during clinical trials in 2011, 668… Continue Reading →

Child’s HIV cure won’t mean new treatments immediately #healthcare

Liz Szabo, USA TODAY6:38p.m.March 4, 2013 Doctors are thrilled with the cure of a 2½-year-girl infected with HIV at birth but say that extending that success to others will be a challenge. (Photo: Marco Sanchez, UCSF DMM) STORY HIGHLIGHTS The… Continue Reading →

Medicine, monopoly and malice: documentary on access to medicines ‘Fire in the Blood

  POSTED BY ARADDHYA MEHTTA ON FEB 20TH, 2013 IN ACCESS TO MEDICINES, HIV AND AIDS |  A new documentary film opening in UK and Irish cinemas this week tells the story of what its makers call “the Crime of the Century” – how available low-cost… Continue Reading →

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