THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
27 March 2017
Health : AIDS
AIDS AWARENESS
HIV-positive or not

Shoma A. Chatterji reviews Tamil film Sila Samayangalil, a touching film on AIDS directed by Priyadarshan.

Reviews Films

WORLD AIDS DAY FEATURE
Surviving stigma: HIV care and the aftermath Much has been said about India’s success in containing the spread of the AIDS epidemic. But can it build on the progress so far and ensure that survivors receive the dignity and social security they need? Pushpa Achanta’s conversations on the eve of World AIDS Day aren’t heartening.
Health Laws and Governance Health
OLDER PATIENTS
50+, and HIV-plus Those in the 50-plus age group form the second largest chunk of HIV infected persons. But this group is clearly not at the heart of the AIDS control programme. Puja Awasthi reports.
Health
CHILDREN WITH AIDS
Special support needed HIV-positive children in Assam and their families need more than the usual measures of state support for their economic, medical and social needs. Ratna Bharali Talukdar reports.
Health ASSAM
HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN
Going through with their pregnancies The risk to the unborn child from an HIV-infected mother is significant, but with advances in science and medical care, more women are hopeful about choosing to keep the child. Puja Awasthi reports.
Women's Health Women
HEALTH CARE
HIV and mental disorders While those with mental disorders are at increased danger for being infected with HIV, the onset of the virus itself gives rise to a number of mental illnesses. Puja Awasthi reports.
Mental Health Health
OPINION: SEX EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT
From awareness campaigns to real change Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal would do well to assess the learnings from two recent and major HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, before "looking into the ban on sex education", if he really wants to make change, writes Charumathi Supraja.
Education Health Guest Opinions
HEALTH/SOCIETY
Using popular culture to mainstream AIDS A new anthology AIDS Sutra has 16 renowned literary figures writing about the AIDS epidemic in India and how different communities across the country are grappling with it. Sumita Thapar has more.
Health Books Culture
WORLD AIDS DAY
HIV: Looking beyond numbers Debates on HIV estimates often take time away from the real issues - those that can only be shared by people infected and affected by the infection. The issue that is truly critical and demands everyone's attention is that of the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, writes Syed Mohammad Afsar, on World AIDS Day.
Health Society
WOMEN'S HEALTH
When it comes to HIV, all women are at risk The expression 'women at risk' can no longer be used to describe only those engaged in sex work, and that strategies to address women's vulnerability to HIV must therefore take into account their varied risks, writes Sumita Thapar.
Women's Health Health Gender Violence
PROSTITUTION
Community work making brothels safer In brothels of West Bengal, there is high awareness of the risk to HIV. Women are not taking any chances. Response to the newly introduced female condom is picking up. Sumita Thapar reports.
WEST BENGAL Gender Violence Women
HIV/AIDS CHILDREN
Their secret status and a risky schooling HIV-positive children are being thrown out of school in Uttar Pradesh by insensitive teachers and parents alike. Many parents are afraid to let schools know that their children are positive, and the state's machinery has failed to raise any awareness, as a major study has shown. Puja Awasthi sounds the warning bells.
Children Education U.P.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Linkages between HIV-AIDS and gender violence A six-month research study to understand violence against HIV affected women revealed key contours of pre-contractual and post-contractual threats and risks that women face. Shoma Chatterji reports on a workshop where the findings were discussed.
WEST BENGAL Gender Violence Women
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