Author: Bobby Ramakant

Stop Water Privatisation And Strengthen Public Water Supply

Friday, December 12, 2014
A new report by Corporate Accountability International uncovers how the World Bank uses ponzi-style marketing tactics to sell privatization projects around the globe that it is also positioned to profit from. Water privatization has been a disaster, said Dr Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Awardee and ...

No Single Hiv Prevention Method Can End Aids: Combination Prevention Is Key

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical prevention research, that No single method of ...

Strong Tobacco Taxation Policy Adopted Despite Industry Interference

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Allies of tobacco industry had tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow earlier this week. But governments who have ratified the global tobacco treaty voted for public health and not corporate interests. Dr Margaret Chan, Director Gene ...

Indian Scientists Developing A Diagnostic Algorithm For Female Genital Tb

Friday, September 19, 2014
CNS: Genital tuberculosis TB is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that accurate and confirmed diagnosis of TB can ...

'homophobia Is A Choice, Not Homosexuality': Inter-faith Message

Monday, July 21, 2014
For believers of God, religious faith has a paramount influence on their lives. At XX International AIDS Conference AIDS 2014 in the inter-faith session the message was loud and clear from different religious leaders: homophobia is a choice, not homosexuality; and religious scriptures teach us ...

Regular Cervical Cancer Screening, Vaccination Save Lives

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Cervical cancer, a preventable cancer, continues to be the second most common cancer among women globally. Scientists and researchers from around the world brainstormed in sessions on cervical cancer management and control at the International Conference on Emerging Frontiers and Challenges in M ...

International Respiratory Societies To Assist In Finding The 3 Million “missed” Tb Cases

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
A major focus of this World TB Day is the 3 million TB cases that the World Health Organization WHO estimates are missed each year - that is, cases that go undetected, undiagnosed and untreated. Clearly, this must change if global TB control is to be achieved. The Forum of International Resp ...

Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk Of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Research published on 24 March 2014 provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis TB. Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB againa condition known as recurrent TB ...

Partners-in-crime: Hiv And Hepatitis B Virus (hbv)

Friday, December 20, 2013
AIDS is just one of the manifestations of HIV, said a veteran health advocate. A range of co-infections and co-morbidities also need as much attention as AIDS-related treatment and care. HIV and hepatitis B virus HBV co-infection was in spotlight at the 6th National Conference of AIDS Society o ...

Cardiovascular Diseases Threaten To Reverse Gains Made In Treating Hiv

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Although historic scale-up of antiretroviral therapy ART is keeping people living with HIV PLHIV alive, 1 in 10 of them succumb to cardiovascular diseases CVDs. The good news is that survival of PLHIV has improved, but CVD is increasingly becoming one of the important causes of morbidity a ...

Growing Thrust For Combination Hiv Prevention

Sunday, December 15, 2013
One size does not fit all. Likewise we need an expanded basket of evidence-based interventions and approaches to meet the unique needs and contexts of different key affected populations to prevent HIV. Deliberations on the first day of the 6th National Conference of AIDS Society of India ASICON ...

How Has India Done In Its Fight Against Aids?

Sunday, December 15, 2013
On one hand the new mantra of zero new HIV infections, zero deaths and zero AIDS-related stigma and discrimination by 2015 is increasing decibels and on another hand Indian AIDS response is dealing with a complex matrix of challenges impeding programme outcomes. To compound the situation there ...

Deploying Technology, Managing Treatment Well—makes The Difference!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
There is no doubt that research and development of new diagnostic technologies and effective drugs must go ahead with full thrust. But there is no single magic wand intervention and therefore deploying existing diagnostic tools optimally and managing treatment well are no less a priority to rea ...
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