HIV and AIDS Current Affairs - 2020

ICMR Study: India likely to miss AIDS target by 2030

The Indian Council of Medical Research has warned that India is likely to miss the national target of ending AIDS in the country by 2030. According to the council, this is mainly due to the halted progress of several health programmes due to COVID-19. Highlights According to ICMR, the annual decline of annual new HIV Read More…

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Anti-HIV drugs used against COVID-19 for the first time in India

India for the first time used Lopinavir and Ritonavir combination to treat Italian patients in India infected with COVID-19. The couple were on a tour to India and are currently being treated in Jaipur ICMR The Indian Council of Medical Research has been authorized to research on COVID-19 drugs. Also, the council has been approved Read More…

India participates at United Nations AIDS Programme at World Economic Forum

On January 21, 2020, India participated at the United Nations AIDS (UNAIDS) programme at the World Economic Forum (WEF). The theme of the programme was Theme: Access for all: Leveraging Innovations, Investments and Partnerships for Health Highlights The health needs, technologies and solutions to bridge economic inequalities in the health sector were discussed. India was Read More…

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Health Ministry launches Viral Load test for People Living with HIV/AIDS

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘Viral Load testing’ for all People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). The viral load test measures amount of HIV in blood number of copies of HIV RNA in millilitre of blood. Significance of Viral Load test Viral Load testing initiative for PLHIV will provide free of cost Read More…