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  • ‘Pakistan is high risk area for Aids due to lack of awareness’

    ISLAMABAD: Nayyar Bibi has had Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids) for almost 11 years now and has been prescribed medicines to relive her symptoms...

    “I got the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from a blood transfusion, because the hospital had not bothered to screen the blood,” she told Dawn on World Aids Day, which was observed across the country on Thursday...

  • AIDS-related deaths decline: UN report

    PARIS: AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that mar­ked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report on Thursday proclaiming “the scales have tipped”...

    Not only are new HIV infections and deaths declining, but more people than ever are on life-saving treatment, according to data published ahead of an AIDS science conference opening in Paris on Sunday...

  • Alarm over high incidence of HIV/Aids

    KARACHI: The metropolis is home to 47 per cent of HIV/Aids patients living across Pakistan, with a significant number of those affected by the deadly disease living in Saddar, Baldia, Korangi and SITE, said country director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) Marc Saba on Friday...

    He said UNAids understood the plight of Aids patients belonging to developing nations and was keen to be part of coordinated...

  • Muslim nations block gay groups from UN Aids conference

    UNITED NATIONS: Major Western nations are protesting a move to block gay and transgender groups from attending a high-level United Nations conference on AIDS...

    “Given that transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population, their exclusion from the high level meeting will only impede global progress in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic and achieving the goal of an AIDS-free generation,” the...

  • Sexual transmission of AIDS on rise in Iran

    TEHRAN: A senior Iranian health official warned on Wednesday that sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS was on the rise, in part because of taboos about discussing sex...

    “The pattern of AIDS transmission through sex is on the rise and people need to be openly informed about it if it's going to be controlled,” Sayari said at a press conference with Oleg Chestnov, a senior World Health Organisation official...

  • 6,188 HIV/Aids patients in Karachi

    KARACHI: There are at present as many as 8,752 people living with HIV/Aids in Sindh and of them a major chunk of 6,188 are in Karachi alone because of which the UNAIDS Programme has selected the metropolis to make it HIV/Aids drug addicts free by 2030...

    Mr Kraus said: “We have to enhance capacity building of medical staff, introduce opiate substitution therapy for rehabilitation of drug addicts and give people living with HIV/Aids...

  • Adolescent deaths from Aids tripled since 2000

    JOHANNESBURG: The number of adolescents dying from Aids has tripled over the last 15 years, most of them having acquired the disease when they were infants, according to figures released on Friday by Unicef...

    Aids is the number one cause of death among adolescents aged 10 to 19 in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally, the United Nations children’s agency said in its latest statistical update...

  • 2,184 HIV/Aids cases registered with Pims

    ISLAMABAD: As many as 2,184 cases of HIV/Aids have been registered at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) since 2005...

    Pims media coordinator Dr Waseem Khawaja told Dawn that although estimates suggest that over 100,000 people are suffering from HIV/Aids across the country, the majority are not registered...

  • AIDS patient in India allegedly killed by wife, in-laws

    Bhojipura police station Inspector JP Yadav said, "From the statement of the victim's family, it has become apparent that his wife and father-in-law were unable to bear the stigma of keeping an AIDS patient in their house, which perhaps may be the reason behind his murder...

  • Religious scholars to help SACP fight HIV/Aids

    KARACHI: Religious scholars and experts on Tuesday agreed that the former could play a vital role in reining in the growing challenges of HIV/Aids in the country by creating awareness among people vis-a-vis the lifelong consequences of the deadly disease...

    The consensus emerged during an orientation session organised by the Sindh Aids Control Programme (SACP) to mark World Aids Day...

  • HIV/AIDS and stigma

    However, aside from being spotlighted to some extent every year on Dec 1, World AIDS Day, HIV/AIDS barely registers a blip on the radar in Pakistan...

    This newspaper yesterday carried a notice placed by the Sindh government’s health department about its Enhanced HIV/AIDS Control Programme which was fairly informative and mercifully devoid of the overt political self-aggrandisement that such communiqués are wont to display...

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