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HIV prevalence down among high risk groups

HIV prevalence down among high risk groups | Health in the News | Scoop.it

HYDERABAD: There is a decline in the prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among three high risk groups like Men having sex with Men, Transgenders and Hijras (MTH).

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Statement in response to the Global Fund Board’s decisions on financing

Statement by Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership and Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Stop TB Department in response to decisions on the Global Fund’s funding model made at its 27th Board Meeting.

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Setting up Universal Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

Setting up Universal Health Care Pvt. Ltd. | Health in the News | Scoop.it

OP-ED: A Planning Commission draft document has made proposals that fail to reflect the case for expanding and improving public-funded medical services and reining in private operators.

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Incentives linked plan to detect TB cases

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CHENNAI: The national strategic plan for TB control for 2012-17 developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has raised the bar for tackling the fast-growing TB epidemic in the country. Its main goal is to provide universal access to early diagnosis and effective treatment.

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20 tribals diagnosed with symptoms of tuberculosis in Sathyamangalam

COIMBATORE: Amidst news reports that tuberculosis patients visiting state-run primary healthcare centres across Tamil Nadu for treatment are being given low dosages of the antibiotic rifampicin as there is an acute shortage of the drug, 20 tribal people from Makkampalyam forest village under Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary were diagnosed with symptoms of the acute disease on Thursday.

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India steps up TB fight as fears of drug-resistant strains mount

India steps up TB fight as fears of drug-resistant strains mount | Health in the News | Scoop.it

The discovery in India of a virtually untreatable strain raises alarm worldwide.

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To call the bluff

To call the bluff | Health in the News | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: Spurious medicines may soon become a thing of the past, if the strategy being chalked out for a strong ‘track and trace’ system for fakes takes root...

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Starting ART early prevents tuberculosis

Starting ART early prevents tuberculosis | Health in the News | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: That starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in discordant couples, where one of the two partners is HIV positive, results in 96 per cent reduction in sexual HIV transmission became clear after the HPTN 052 trial. The trial took place between 2005 and 2010 in 12 countries, and had an intervention group and a control group.

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Case of 'Untreatable' TB Echoes Globally

Case of 'Untreatable' TB Echoes Globally | Health in the News | Scoop.it

MUMBAI: Over the past six years, Mrs. Sheikh, 40 years old, mortgaged her family's rice fields, spent her father's and brother's life savings, and crisscrossed India in search of a cure for tuberculosis. Lasr year, she became one of India's first documented cases of tuberculosis that is resistant to virtually every medicine approved to treat it.

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Stepping up pace on the long road to TB control

Stepping up pace on the long road to TB control | Health in the News | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: Making tuberculosis a notifiable disease and banning serological tests are two major policy initiatives that will transform strategies used in treatment.

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