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Those who underwent surgery, transfusion before 2002 to be screened for Hepatitis C

Those who underwent surgery, transfusion before 2002 to be screened for Hepatitis C
“The population that would be focused include those who received blood transfusion or underwent surgery before 2002, injection drug users, people receiving repeated blood transfusions (thalassemics and hemophiliacs), those living with HIV and attendees of STI clinics, among others,” the official said.

Age 25 is Optimal for Screening Adolescents, Young Adults Without Identified Risk Factors for HIV

Age 25 is Optimal for Screening Adolescents, Young Adults Without Identified Risk Factors for HIV
- Although an additional one-time screening at any age between 15 and 30 yields important gains in HIV diagnosis rates and life expectancy for HIV-infected people, screening at age 25 would provide the most favorable clinical outcomes and the best value for money, according to a study in the Journal of ...

Uptake of hepatitis B-HIV co-infection screening and management in a resource limited setting

Uptake of hepatitis B-HIV co-infection screening and management in a resource limited setting
- WHO hepatitis B guidelines recommend testing all new HIV patients, treating them accordingly or providing immunization. At the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) following an audit done in 2012, only 46% patients had been screened for hepatitis B with variable management plans ..

90% decline in HIV among pregnant women in Mumbai, says study

90% decline in HIV among pregnant women in Mumbai, says study
- A decline of more than 90% has been witnessed in the number of pregnant women diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Mumbai in the past two decades, revealed a 25-year study. Even better: healthcare experts, citing the study and 2016-17 HIV/AIDS control programmme report of ...

Living positively with HIV

Living positively with HIV
- Even when I hear misinformation on HIV, I correct that information immediately,” she says. “Just the other day, one of the bus drivers passed a comment on HIV. He commented on a radio programme that was talking about ending HIV by 2030 and he said, 'Does that mean all those that are HIV positive ...

India's gay prince Manvendra Singh opens his palace to LGBT people

India's gay prince Manvendra Singh opens his palace to LGBT people
- Lakshya primarily works on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention among MSM (men having sex with men) and GBT(gay, bisexual and transgender) in three major cities of Gujarat State of India (Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot). Speaking to the International Business Times, the prince said he was keen to ...

High prevalence of emphysema in middle-aged HIV-positive smokers

High prevalence of emphysema in middle-aged HIV-positive smokers
HIV infection is associated with airway obstruction, French investigators report in AIDS. Middle-aged HIV-positive smokers were matched with HIV-negative smokers of the same sex and age. After controlling for potential confounders, the investigators found a significant association between HIV and ...

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