Condom continues to be a ‘hush’ word

Misconceptions, embarrassment and a lack of awareness about condoms are leading to a rise in STIs. India has seen a rise in cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) mainly due to continued reluctance in using male condoms and lack of awareness about female condoms, say doctors.  Dr. Nupur, a Gynecologist at IBS Hospital, said, “A […]

Continue Reading

No PrEP for HIV susceptible people in India

WHO in its guidelines to eradicate AIDS by 2030 had recommended PrEP as a preventive medicine but India remains amongst those who didn’t adopt it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine that prevents Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection remains inaccessible to Indians who are susceptible to it. WHO says PrEP can reduce the risk of infection […]

Continue Reading

Pandemic Makes Lives of Sex Workers Worse

Sex Workers’ lives were badly hit due to Covid-19 making it harder for them to earn money to support their livelihood. Warangal: To enhance their business during the pandemic, a few sex workers are offering customers fully-sanitized rooms with mandatory masks. Around 130 sex workers in two areas i.e., Hasanparthy and Geesugonda of Warangal district, […]

Continue Reading

No Condom Vending Machines in the City

  The city continues to move with no condoms vending machines. Bangalore, Sept. 17, 2018: The number of AIDS/HIV cases has gradually increased in the city over the past year. The awareness program by the Karnataka State Aids Prevention Society (KSAPS) includes the monitoring of sex workers and their health check. The society provides free condoms […]

Continue Reading

Shortage of Medical Supplies at the Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) Center

Increase in HIV positive detected clients in ART Centers and few under second-line drug treatment. Bengaluru, Sept. 04, 2018 : Even after measures were taken by National Aids Control Organization (NACO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) trying to improve treatment facilities for HIV/AIDS patients, the community health center and patients claim they are not receiving proper medication […]

Continue Reading