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865 new cases this year HIV infection in BD turns alarming

The Health Ministry has found a total of 865 people infected with immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the country during November 16 of 2016 to October 17 of this year. The ministry came up with the information marking the World AIDS Day held on December 1, with a slogan of “Amar sastho amar odhikar” (My health is my right) in ... Read More »

HIV cases 4143 and deaths 658 in BD – 2016 report

The World AIDS Day-2015 is being observed on Friday in the country as elsewhere across the globe, putting importance to the right to health and the challenges the people affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right. This year’s theme of the day is: “Right to Health”. The Ministry of Health and different NGOs have taken elaborate programmes across the ... Read More »

Shkreli convicted of fraud

Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of three counts of securities fraud. A New York City jury cleared him on five other counts after five days of deliberations. He was on trial in relation to a drug company he previously headed, Retrophin, and a hedge fund he managed. Read More »

Cows hold clue to beating HIV

Cows have shown an “insane” and “mind-blowing” ability to tackle HIV which will help develop a vaccine, say US researchers. In a first for immunisation, the animals rapidly produced special types of antibody that can neutralise HIV. It is thought cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system. The US National Institutes of Health ... Read More »

AIDS pandemic far from over: 37 million living with HIV

By Amina J. Mohammed UN, Jun 2 (IPS) – During the process of developing the Sustainable Development Goals it was clear to me how relevant and innovative the approach to ending AIDS had been and how important it would continue to be. Achieving our aims on AIDS is interlinked and embedded within the broader 2030 Agenda. Both are grounded in ... Read More »

578 new HIV cases detected: Minister

Dhaka – Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Thursday told Parliament that 578 HIV-infected patients were detected afresh in the country from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016. The HIV-infected patients were detected through 128 government and private testing centers, he said replying to a tabled question from Awami League MP M Abdul Latif (Chittagong-11). Read More »

587 new HIV cases 141 AIDS deaths noted in BD

The government has requested the UNAIDS not to leave Bangladesh as the UN agency is set to wind up Dhaka Office as part of its global ‘cost containment’ plan. “The office might be closed after August next year,” said Saima Khan, Officer-in-Charge of the UNAIDS Bangladesh on Thursday while attending the world AIDS day event in Dhaka. Read More »

Ending AIDS needs both prevention and a cure

By Lyndal Rowlands United Nations (IPS) – Eighteen million people, just slightly under half of the people living with HIV and AIDS globally, are now taking life-saving medication, but global efforts to end the disease still largely depend on prevention. While efforts to expand antiretroviral treatment have been relatively successfully, prevention efforts have been more mixed. With the help of ... Read More »

World AIDS Day Thursday: Over 9000 cases, 500 die in BD

Dhaka – The World Aids Day is being observed Thursday with the theme “Hands up for HIV Prevention” in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world with the theme “Hands up for HIV Prevention”. According to a report of UNAIDS, it was estimated that 8,900 people carried HIV in Bangladesh in 2014. There were 433 new infections detected in the year. ... Read More »

Sad plight of expat Bangladeshi at New York hospital

GreenWatch News Desk A expatriate Bangladesh community leader in New York has written to the City Council there about the plight of a Bangladeshi American who has been subjected to racist treatment by a black nurse of a hospital, and has demanded his proper attention and treatment. Given below is the copy of the letter. Read More »

New HIV vaccine to be trialled in South Africa

A vaccine against HIV will be trialed in South Africa later this year after meeting the criteria needed to prove it could help fight the epidemic in Africa.In 2015, 2.1 million new infections were reported — two-thirds of which occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.A small trial, known as HVTN100, took place in South Africa in 2015 to test the safety and ... Read More »

‘Target vulnerable groups for succeess of HIV programmes’

Dhaka – In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection among gay community, transgender ... Read More »

AIDS meeting was bold but disappointing, organisations say

by Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, (IPS) – Though the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS ended with the adoption of bold and life saving targets, many organisations have expressed their disappointment in its outcomes. During the meeting, the international community adopted a new Political Declaration that lays down the groundwork to accelerate HIV prevention and treatment and end AIDS by 2030. Read More »

Bangladesh hopes to achieve global HIV target by 2030

Bangladesh has assured the global community to continue its endeavours for achieving the global target set to end HIV/AIDS worldwide within the year 2030. The assurance was given at a high-level meeting held in New York on Friday, according to a message available here today. A three-member delegation represented Bangladesh at the meeting held at the United Nations headquarters, where ... Read More »

Mother-to-child AIDS transmission dealt a blow in zimbabwe

By Jeffrey Moyo Shurugwi, Zimbabwe (IPS) – With the battle to combat HIV/AIDS intensifying in Zimbabwe, the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission initiative (PMTCT) has increasingly become a success weapon in the war on transmission of the once dreaded disease to the country’s unborn babies, despite some mothers testing positive for the disease. At Chikwingwizha Catholic Mission Clinic in ... Read More »

No AIDS by 2030

‘Ending AIDS by 2030’ is ‘possible’ for Bangladesh, UNAIDS Country Director Leo Kenny has said.And for that, on the eve of the World AIDS Day, he suggested that HIV programmes stress on four key elements – focus, scaling up, innovation and sustainability.World AIDS Day will be observed on Tuesday in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the worldTuesday will be the first ... Read More »

Americans are still being imprisoned for being HIV positive

By Sydney Lupkin This World AIDS Day, VICE is exploring the state of HIV around the globe. Watch our special report, “Countdown to Zero,” tonight on HBO at 9pm ET, and to get involved visit and shop (RED). There has never been a documented case in which HIV was transmitted via saliva. But Willie Campbell, who is HIV positive, ... Read More »

Dhaka hosts 12th Int’l congress on AIDS in Asia-Pacific in Nov

Dhaka – The 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP12) will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 20 to 23 November 2015 under the theme: Be the Change for an AIDS Free Generation, Our right to health. This congress will be hosted by the government of Bangladesh in collaboration with Partners in Population and Development (PPD) ... Read More »