Tag «HIV»

HIV cases–Pakistan

Disease outbreak news 3 July 2019 On 25 April 2019, the local administration in Larkana district was alerted by media reports of a surge in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among children in Ratodero Taluka, Larkana district, Sindh province, Pakistan. A screening camp was initially established at Taluka’s main hospital. Later, screening was expanded to other …

Abbott and YRGCARE Announce Unique Collaboration to Study HIV and Viral Hepatitis Patterns in India


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  PARTNERSHIP COMBINES Abbott’s global expertise of tracking AND characterizing viruses and YRGCARE’s knowledge of HIV and ExTENSIVE REsEARCH NETWORK   INDIA becomes the newest addition to Abbott’s global viral surveillance efforts MUMBAI, 9 January 2018 – Strengthening India’s efforts in combating HIV and hepatitis viruses, Abbott has announced its partnership with Y.R. Gaitonde Centre …

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, TB and cancer

6 JUNE 2017 | GENEVA – New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Model List of Essential Medicines for 2017. Other additions include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia. The updated …

Medical Tourism – Thee nights and Four days for a new Knee: Chawm Ganguly

The first recorded instance of people travelling to obtain medical treatment dates back thousands of years and refers to Greek pilgrims travelling from all over the Mediterranean to the small territory in the Saronic Gulf called Epidauria. This territory was the sanctuary of Asklepios – the Greek God of medicine . Asclepius represented the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters being Hygieia (“Hygiene”, the goddess/personification of …

Drought Increases the Spread of HIV in Africa

June 16, 2015, Washington, D.C.—Bad weather in Africa south of the Sahara increases the spread of HIV, according to a study published in the June 2015 issue of the Economic Journal. When the rains fail, farmers in rural areas often see their incomes fall dramatically and will try to make up for it however they …