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AIDS: Why the pandemic outpaces us

... harsh reality, according to the report, is that a condom was used on average in only nine per cent of "risky" sex in the past year. Less than 10 percent of pregnant women with HIV have access to the relatively simple drug treatments that prevent mother-to-child transmission: the main reason why three milli...

One Lakh HIV Patients to get Free Anti-retroviral Drugs by 2007

...5,000. Rao said a campaign to promote the use of condom and safe sex would be further intensified and medicines would be made more accessible in the high prevalence states of Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. A recent report published by UNAIDS declared India as t...

Uganda Shows Increased HIV Discordant Couples

...rmidable challenge. Strategies such as abstinence, condom use, relationship cessation and separation of beds have been suggested as important....

Kenyan Women Six Times More Likely To Be HIV Positive Than Kenyan Men

...grams like advocating abstinence, faithfulness and condom use have proved successful. However UNAIDS offic...to abstain from sex, rely on fidelity or negotiate condom use," said Jane Kalweo, a UNAIDS program officer. The UNAIDS report said that practices like polyga...

US Teens turn Wiser to Risky Behavior

...05. Compared to the 46 percent in 1991 who used a condom during the last sexual intercourse, the percentage rose to 63 percent of sexually active students in 2005. However several racial and ethnic differences regulated this picture. It was found that Hispanic or black students were more likely to enga...

NHS Lothian Says "No" To Volunteers Distributing Condoms To Under-16s

... Crew 2000, which is one of the busiest of 65 free condom and sexual health centers in the Lothians said that they were forced to turn many volunteers away because of this rule, "We don't have enough full-time staff to run the center and we rely heavily on volunteers," he pointed out. "Young people have to ...

Sex Education In Schools Ineffective

...gh the students were stressed on the importance of condom use and refraining from sex (abstinence), these se...found to have any long-term effect with respect to condom use or sexual behavior. However increased use of the morning after pill was reported among students ...

Morning-After Pill At The Local Pharmacy Could Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies

... they had had a contraception failure – either the condom had split or they had missed taking the pill. "The UK currently has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe and the highest rate of live births among teenagers" says Dr Kay Marshall from the School of Pharmacy at the University of...

US Firm To Supply Female Condoms To India

...rts of India. "The initiation of the NACO female condom programme in India represents a major milestone in... feel highly confident that expansion of FC female condom use in India will help in empowering poor and vulnerable women to protect themselves from HIV and ot...

Dire need for sex education in UK schools

...at 53% of all women surveyed said they would use a condom with only a new sexual partner, compared to 39% of men. They also were not aware of the protection, condoms offer against STIs and HIV transmission. Hence the NAT chief executive Deborah Jack said that the government must ensure various steps to pro...

Female Condom – Confidom Launched in Indi

... years of research before being able to launch the condom in India. It is expected to sell approx. 500,000 u...and now the ‘Confidom’. The advantages of Female condom over the male condom are several- 1. Women can control the situation herself 2. Can be inserted m...

Vatican Vacillates on the Condom Ban

...eptability of Catholics to draw on the benefits of condom use //in exceptional cases, such as, in the event ...f events and Pope Benedict’s sobered stance on the condom issue. Austin Ruse, president of the Culture of Life Foundation, said "It's just hard to imagine t...

Young Men Treating Erection Problems without Doctors Prescription

...o had ever had lost an erection while putting on a condom were also more likely to use condoms infrequently. 6 percent of these participant revealed that they had used erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs, mostly from friends and other non-medical sources like the internet. The survey also found that only one ...

HIV incidence in India on the downward trend

...ll this is possible because India has been pushing condom use as key to its anti-AIDS strategy, along with loyalty to one's spouse. The study said the fall in new infections was seen across the rural-urban divide as well as among the literate and illiterate. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, the main author of the study...

India Can Become A Role Model In Combating HIV Infections

...rthern region,' said Jha. 'Our study shows with condom use and awareness programs, the country's AIDS epidemic is far from hopeless.' The study has tracked HIV prevalence among young women attending pregnancy or antenatal clinics as also men attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in southern ...

A Unique Train To Spread Awareness About AIDS

...ld be helped by feeder bus services. "Along with condom distribution, there would be artistes, doctors and counsellors on the train to provide preliminary sex education and counselling to the villagers. We want not only to create awareness about the disease but also to prevent it from taking the shape of ...

Ignorance about AIDS rampart in Third of College Students: Chinese survey

...virus is contracted through unprotected sex, which condom use can prevent. Sharing of infected syringes has also spread the disease among many drug addicts. About 57.8 per cent know the harm and risk of HIV/AIDS and 47.7 of the interviewees were aware of the simple test that can detect the disease. The ...

High Risk Sexual Behavior among Men Who Use Meth

...g received drugs or money for sex (16 % /4 %). The condom usage was also very low among the Meth users. Hence before the situation becomes worse and goes out of hand the States should consider enhancing HIV and STD prevention and treatment programs to included assessment for Meth users....

Ignorance in the Usage of Pill Persists Among Many Women

...show that about 44% of women use the Pill, 28% the condom but 26 % of pill users are not aware of the type of pill they are using. About 25% of the woman did not have a fixed time allotted for the pill and 85% of women were not aware that the specified time window for this pill is just three hours. Ne...

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...in settings where saying no to sex or insisting on condom use is not an option because of cultural factors, lack of financial independence, and even the threat of violence,” Fauci sai....

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