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We Can #endAIDS Now If Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Becomes A Reality For All Persons Living With HIV

Sunday, 3 April 2022, 5:23 pm | Shobha Shukla

If every person living with HIV is aware of the positive status, is receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, and remains virally suppressed, then not only virus is undetectable but also untransmittable (U Equals U). Not only this will ensure optimal quality ... More >>

Moving HIV Prevention And Treatment Tools From The Lab To All Those In Need

Sunday, 8 August 2021, 4:23 pm | Shobha Shukla

Recent scientific advancements have brought to the fore the promise of more effective and long-term solutions to help people living with HIV to thrive and not just survive. Today we have a buffet of HIV prevention options (such as, oral daily PrEP, once-a-month ... More >>

One Size Does Not Fit All: Expanding The Buffet Of Choices For Preventing HIV

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 9:13 am | Shobha Shukla

Great strides have been made in HIV prevention, treatment and care, since the first case of the viral infection was reported 40 years ago. Thanks to the untiring efforts of the HIV community, activists, and medical fraternity, 74% (27.5 million) of the ... More >>

Tobacco Race: Where Quitters And Non-runners Are The Real Winners

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 4:28 pm | Shobha Shukla

According to a recent study published in the The Lancet smoking killed 7.69 million people globally in 2019, while the number of smokers rose to 1.14 billion as the habit was picked up by young people around the globe. It was also the leading risk ... More >>

Will Advances In TB Treatment Outweigh The Covid-19 Pushback?

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 5:20 pm | Shobha Shukla

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB diagnosis and mortality in 2020 has been frightening, to say the least. Recently released WHO data shows that 1.4 million fewer people got TB care in 2020 as compared to 2019- a 21% decrease. Also over 0.5 ... More >>

Are We Failing Children In The HIV Response?

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 4:19 pm | Shobha Shukla

The promise was that by 2020, no child will be born with HIV or newly infected with HIV during breastfeeding across the world. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic posed an unprecedented challenge to health systems, the progress towards the HIV-related ... More >>

HIV Science Has Advanced But Policies-programmes Have Been Slow To #endAIDS

Monday, 8 February 2021, 4:45 pm | Shobha Shukla

HIV science has advanced but policies and programmes have been slow to respond towards ending AIDS, said Mitchell Warren, co-chair of the global conference on HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) and Executive Director of AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention). ... More >>

Break The Silence: Ending Gender-based Violence Is A Human Rights Imperative

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:39 am | Shobha Shukla

"There is a global epidemic of violence against women - both within conflict zones and within societies at peace - and it is still treated as a lesser crime and lower priority" had said Angelina Jolie, actress and then UN Ambassador for ... More >>

Community-led Approaches Are Pivotal To Respond To HIV, SRHR And Covid-19

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:41 am | Shobha Shukla

Solidarity and accountability are the hallmarks of tackling public health problems, as well as health emergencies. We need integrated interventions that focus on people (and not just the disease), and address the needs of the individuals collectively, ... More >>

Marriage Is No Child’s Play

Monday, 2 November 2020, 7:45 am | Shobha Shukla

According to a report by UNICEF, India is home to the largest number of child brides in the world, accounting for more than one third of the global total of 650 million women and girls who were married as children. Of the country’s current total of ... More >>

An Effective COVID-19 Vaccine: Will You Take It Or Will You Not?

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 8:32 am | Shobha Shukla

A new study reveals that a large percentage of people globally are hesitant to take a COVID 19 vaccine if and when it is made available. Researchers from The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) conducted a survey in 19 countries that have ... More >>

Building Resilience Is Critical To Minimise The Impact Of Humanitarian Crises

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 7:57 am | Shobha Shukla

The number of people affected and displaced by conflicts and natural disasters has almost doubled over the past decade and continues to rise. Climate crisis is a major driver and amplifier of disaster risks and losses, even as armed conflicts compel ... More >>

Lifecycle Approach: A Panacea For Population Ageing And Gender Equality

Friday, 2 October 2020, 4:41 pm | Shobha Shukla

Shobha Shukla – CNS The world celebrated International Day of Older Persons on 1st of October. Sri Lanka also celebrates its Children's Day on the same day. What a beautiful coincidence, even though perhaps purely by chance (and not by design). ... More >>

It Is All In The Game: Sports, Gender Equality And Human Rights

Friday, 14 August 2020, 7:37 am | Shobha Shukla

Undoubtedly, sports and physical activities are essential for our mental and physical wellbeing. But how can a sport help in addressing sexual and reproductive health issues of the youth, and social ills like sexual and other forms of gender-based ... More >>

Gender Stereotypes Plaguing The Pandemic Response

Friday, 31 July 2020, 4:48 pm | Shobha Shukla

As per a recent news, a senior bureaucrat in Lucknow said, "The increase in female infection (of COVID-19) ratio is a clear indication that women are going out in the market and not following the precautions [for COVID-19 prevention]". ... More >>

Never Say Die: Disability Is Not About Inability

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 7:58 am | Shobha Shukla

They may be differently abled, but they do not lack in ability. Yes, I am talking about the more than one billion people in the world who live with some form of disability. They could be persons with impaired functions of the senses, mobility, cognition ... More >>

Beyond Tokenism: Accelerating Rights Of Women And Girls In A Post-COVID Era

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 7:09 am | Shobha Shukla

I am tempted to share this very recent photograph of a newly done up mural in a very prominent area of my city barely a stone-throw distance from the state parliament. It is a clear depiction of what our patriarchal society wants its women to be-meek ... More >>

How Will India Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine For 'Public Health Use' By 15 August 2020?

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:34 am | Shobha Shukla

The news gives us tremendous hope that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is aiming to introduce India's first indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 for "public health use" by 15 August 2020 (India's Independence Day). This could be a scientific ... More >>

Public Services Are Essential To COVID-19 Response And For Fairer And Equitable World

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:43 am | Shobha Shukla

The United Nations marked this year's Public Service Day online celebrations by honouring the women and men who are risking their lives and health to deliver essential public services amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. UN bestowed the UN Public Service ... More >>

Rise In Gender-based Violence During COVID-19 Warrants A Gendered Response

Monday, 25 May 2020, 7:26 am | Shobha Shukla

Preventing sexual and other forms of gender-based violence (SGBV) before it happens and meeting the needs of all survivors should always be a priority - but it becomes even more of a compelling priority during pandemics and other emergencies. Such crisis ... More >>





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